Little London, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A charming detached period cottage with a wealth of character, beautiful fireplaces and many exposed beams, in a tucked away, private and quiet location with mature surrounding gardens
A detached period cottage constructed of mainly brick elevations beneath a thatched roof. The characterful accommodation comprises an enclosed entrance porch, sitting room with open fireplace and large wood burning stove, separate dining room/snug (also with fireplace), study area, dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with beech work surfaces and Rangemaster, three good size bedrooms and a bathroom. The surrounding mature gardens are well stocked, the front garden featuring a flint lined well whilst the main lawned garden with ornamental pond lies to the rear. There is off-road parking and a single timber garage.
Little London is a rural, quiet hamlet, which lies three miles to the north of Andover. The neighbouring village of Smannell, less than one mile away, has a primary school, public house and church, all within walking distance. The area is renowned for its natural beauty and undulating countryside and has some fine woodland walks. There are mainline stations at Andover and Whitchurch (six miles) with a fast service to London (Waterloo) as well as a station at Newbury, approximately twelve miles away, with a service to London (Paddington). There is also excellent road access with the M3, M4 and A303 all within easy access.
Overhead lantern style light.
Enclosed ENTRANCE PORCH Panel door into brick under tile porch with quarry tile flooring. High level window to side aspect. Internal panel door with step down into:
SITTING ROOM Attractive open brick fireplace with raised brick hearth housing a substantial wood burning stove. Exposed ceiling beam and joists. Exposed frame work. Small pane picture window to the front aspect. Wall lights. Radiator. Open doorway into study area. Latch door into:
DINING ROOM / SNUG Attractive inglenook fireplace with exposed timber over, raised brick hearth (currently not in use). Recesses to either side of the chimney breast, both with antique hand carved doors, one giving access into deep cupboard with shelf also housing meter and fuse box. Two windows to front aspect. Exposed framework, ceiling beam and joists. Radiator. Latch door leading into:
REAR HALL Staircase (one) ascending to first floor. Low window to rear and side aspect. Exposed framework. Wall light point. Door into deep cloaks cupboard with automatic light, extending into recess on the other side of the dining room fireplace. Wide opening and step descends into study area. Latch door at opposite end with steps rising into bathroom.
STUDY AREA Part high profile ceiling. Exposed framework. Low window to side aspect. Panel door into:
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM (Light and airy dual aspect room) Ceramic sink unit with drainer and mixer tap. Beech butcher block work surfaces with ceramic tiled splashback. Shaker style high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating high level glazed display cabinets and wine racking. Rangemaster with two large ovens, separate grill, warming areas and five ring Calor gas hob with decorative ceramic tiled splashback and extractor fan with light over. Integrated dishwasher. Recess and plumbing for washing machine. Integrated fridge/freezer with shelf over. Engineered oak flooring. Part glazed door leading to outside. Small pane windows to either side aspect. Turning staircase (two) rising to the first floor with low door to understairs storage. Space for small breakfast table. Two ceiling light points with spotlights. Radiator.
BATHROOM White suite comprising a short four claw roll top bath, free standing mixer tap/hand shower attachment to one end with overhead mounting. Shower curtain rail. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Window to front aspect. Exposed timbers. Engineered oak flooring. Down lighters.
FIRST FLOOR (Via staircase one)
LANDING AREA Access to loft space via hatch. Ceiling light point. Double doors into airing cupboard with slatted shelving. Antique pine latch doors leading to:
BEDROOM TWO (Good size double bedroom) Exposed chimney breast with recess to either side, one with built-in wardrobe cupboard and the other providing space for dressing table/desk. Window to front aspect. Ceiling light point with spotlights. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE (Double bedroom) Window to front aspect. Exposed framework. Ceiling light point with spotlights. Radiator.
(Via staircase two)
Door opens immediately into:
BEDROOM ONE (Spacious triple aspect double bedroom) Window to side aspect affording views towards countryside and woodland. Further window to rear and opposite side aspect overlooking gardens. Deep wardrobe cupboard with automatic light. Ceiling light point. Radiator.
Access off lane onto gravel/grass driveway providing parking for two to three vehicles. Neighbouring property to one side with shrub border to the other side. Deep bark border. Raised oil tank. Trees. Stepped gravel path with lavender to either side leads beneath pergola with climbing plants and honeysuckle into:
FRONT GARDEN Gravelled areas with shrub and rose borders. Access to front entrance. Impressive flint lined well with metal grate, surrounding brick work and topiary hedging.
DETACHED SINGLE GARAGE Timber clad elevations. Double doors to front. Light and power connected.
SIDE GARDEN Deep flower and shrub borders interspersed by gravel plants and mature roses. Aluminium frame green house. BBQ / Sitting area. Path leading to:
REAR GARDEN Reasonably sized lawned area with timber edge well stocked shrub borders and ornamental pond. Variety of trees including an old apple and plum, two ash, two yew and a laurel. Well screened on all sides by timber fencing with views towards farmland between the trees.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
From Stockbridge proceed on the A3057 to Andover. From Andover take the A343 road northbound towards Newbury, passing under the brick arch of the railway bridge and continue along the A343 and through Enham Alamein. Proceed round the sharp right hand bend then turn right at the staggered cross roads to Smannell and Little London. Continue along the lane, through Upper Enham and into Little London. Turn left into Ridges View, then right opposite a telephone box. At the top of the short hill there is a turning on the left hand side which leads to the property.
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