Longstock, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
A unique period stable conversion offering spacious light and airy accommodation together with a private south westerly facing rear garden, quietly situated on the edge of the town within a few minutes walk of the High Street, enjoying without doubt one of the best views in Stockbridge
An exciting opportunity to acquire the major portion of a period stable conversion linked at one end to one other dwelling in an idyllic setting with simply stunning views to the front over water meadows traversed by the River Test and towards St Peter’s Church. The whole plot extends to over a third of an acre with plenty of off-road parking and an attractive secluded rear garden with the great benefit of a south westerly aspect. The accommodation extends to over 3,000 sq ft and comprises four reception rooms, large kitchen/breakfast room Aga and adjoining utility. On the first floor there are three spacious double bedrooms and two bathrooms. A large loft area extends over the kitchen and utility and offers scope for conversion (subject to any planning consents). Apart from the exquisite views the other salient feature of this property is its superb location within such close proximity and a short walk of Stockbridge High Street, yet distant from the hustle and bustle of the town and main roads.
The property is situated on the outskirts of Stockbridge within the village of Longstock, home to the renowned Longstock Water Gardens (with its nursery and farm shop) which has a public house with notable restaurant, church and village hall, and is surrounded by miles of riverside, country walks and close to Danebury Iron Age Fort. Stockbridge High Street is just a short walk away and offers a variety of shops, a Post Office, hotels and public houses, coffee and tea rooms, churches, a doctor’s surgery and primary and secondary schools. It is also home to the Houghton Fishing Club, renowned worldwide as one of the oldest clubs in England, which was founded in 1882. The cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury and the abbey town of Romsey are all within a twenty minute drive, and the A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country. There are also mainline railway stations in Winchester and Andover (both about fifteen minutes’ drive away) as well as Grateley (about ten minutes’ drive) with fast trains to Waterloo.
Leaded ENTRANCE PORCH Lantern style light. Timber panel door into:
RECEPTION HALL Coir mat at threshold. Oak effect flooring. Window to front aspect. Turning staircase with two half landings and exposed balustrade rising to first floor. Understairs cupboard. Coving. Down lighters. Small pane bevel edge glazed double doors opening into drawing room. Similar doors opening into formal dining room.
DRAWING ROOM (Large dual aspect reception room) Two floor to ceiling windows to front aspect with stunning views towards the River Test, water meadows and countryside beyond. Further window to rear aspect. Glazed double doors leading onto the terrace. Open brick fireplace housing log burning stove on stone heart, oak sill above. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with panel door into an inner hallway. Built-in display unit with illuminated shelving, cupboard beneath. Detailed coving. Lamp ring with dimmer switch.
DINING ROOM (Large reception room) Bay window to front aspect with glorious views across The River Test and Test Valley. Detailed coving. LED down lighters. Alcove with concealed lighting. Small pane bevel edge glazed double doors opening into kitchen/breakfast room.
INNER HALLWAY Six panel external door with coir mat at threshold. Turning spiral staircase rises with turret to first floor featuring a curved window with fabulous views over the Test and water meadows. Understairs cupboard. Arched double bevel edge glazed doors opening into sitting room. Panel door into kitchen two/potential study (former fishing room).
SITTING ROOM (Large dual aspect reception room) Open fireplace with inset marble surround, hearth and pine mantelpiece. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with display shelving, the other with dresser style unit comprising display shelving and cupboards below. Wide bay window to front aspect with views across the Test and Valley. Further window to rear aspect overlooking the landscaped gardens. Detailed ceiling coving. Display shelving.
KITCHEN TWO / POTENTIAL STUDY (Formerly The Fishing Room) Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Roll top work surfaces with ceramic tiled splash back. Range of high and low level cupboard and drawers. Recess and plumbing for washing machine. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Under counter oven/grill with four ring ceramic hob over, extractor hood above. Large window to views over the rear terrace. Coving. LED down lighters. Plinth heater. (New oil fired boiler to be installed).
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM 1½ bowl sink unit with drainer and mixer tap. Roll top work surfaces with ceramic tiled splash back. Range of oak fronted high and low level cupboards and drawers with pelmet lighting. Four oven oil fired Aga with traditional double hob, warming plate and hood above with light and utensil hooks. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Recess and plumbing for washing machine. Ceramic tiled flooring. Coving. Down lighters. Glazed doors opening onto terrace and rear garden. Two windows to side aspect. Doors into large utility and side hall.
LOBBY Part obscure glazed door to driveway. Ceramic tiled floor. High and low level cupboards, one with fuse box. Window to side aspect. Pendant light point. Panel door into:
SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising wash basin with tiled splash back, glass shelf, light and shaver socket above, cupboard beneath. Low level WC. Glass/tiled shower enclosure. Ceramic tiled floor. Coving. Ceiling light point. Window to side aspect.
LARGE UTILITY / FREEZER ROOM Ledged and braced door to driveway. Glazed door with full height glazing to either side opening onto rear terrace and garden. Fluorescent strip light. Space and plumbing for washing machine, with room above to stack dryer. Stainless steel sink unit in roll top surface, cupboard above. Grant oil fired boiler. Large hatch into spacious boarded loft space (with potential for conversion into additional accommodation). Broom cupboard.
MAIN LANDING (Approached via the main staircase) Balustrade continues overlooking stairwell. Window to front aspect with glorious views over the Test Valley. Further window to rear aspect. Space for desk. Panel doors to bedroom two and inner landing.
BEDROOM TWO (Split level, substantial double bedroom) Vaulted ceiling and exposed framework. Picture window to front aspect with views of the River Test and beyond. Linen cupboard. Raised area for dressing table. Spot lights.
INNER LANDING Panel doors to bathroom and bedroom three. Folding mirror fronted doors into cupboard with slatted shelving. Two pendant light points.
BATHROOM White suite comprising pine panelled bath, cupboard to end and tiled surround. Wash hand basin set into tiled sill, cupboard beneath, mirror and light above, shaving socket and mirror to side. Low level WC. Glass/tiled shower enclosure. Window to front aspect with stunning views. LED down lighters. Chrome towel radiator.
BEDROOM THREE (Substantial double/twin bedroom) Exposed framework and purlins. Dormer window to rear aspect. Velux light to side aspect. Built-in wardrobe cupboards. Two pendant light points. Shelving. Panel door leading to landing two and principal bedroom suite.
LANDING TWO (Approached via the spiral staircase) Exposed framework. Ceiling light point. Panel door (currently locked) giving access into bedroom three. Further panel door into:
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM SUITE
Large Double Bedroom Bay with exposed framework and purlins with space for double bed and bed side tables. Dormer window to front aspect with wonderful views over the Test, water meadows and towards Stockbridge church. Ceiling light point. Built-in wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and shelving. Panel door into en suite bathroom.
Dressing Area Dormer window to rear aspect. Exposed framework. Ceiling light point. Alcove into eaves.
En Suite Bathroom White suite comprising panelled cast iron bath with mosaic tiled surround, mixer tap/hand held shower attached and overhead wall mounting and glass screen. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Dormer window to rear aspect. Mirror fronted cabinet. Dormer window to front with views over the Test. Exposed framework. Ceiling light point. Airing cupboard housing Ariston pressurised hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.
Substantial tarmacadam driveway providing comprehensive parking for numerous vehicles. Sandstone terrace area with surrounding flower, rose and shrub border opening onto a level lawn, enclosed on the front boundary by wrought iron and low brick walling affording glorious views. Laurel and mixed hedging to the side boundary. Old apple tree. Access to front entrances.
MAIN REAR GARDEN Glorious split level stone/Cotswold gravel terrace with brick retained rose and shrub borders, ideal for entertaining with a south westerly aspect. Substantial timber garden store. Upper tier of terrace has steps with curved walling to either side rise onto the upper lawn area with inset shrubs borders and specimen trees, screened by hedging plants and walling with gate and herb beds.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
POST CODE SO20 8DJ. From our office in Stockbridge, turn left and proceed along the High Street, turning right immediately after the bridge over the River Test. The property will be found after a short distance on the left hand side.
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Tel. 01264 810702
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