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Longstock, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20

3 bedrooms

A 1930s semi-detached family house cleverly extended by the present owners to provide spacious open plan living together with good size front and rear gardens, an external studio/home office and open country views, situated in a small rural close within walking distance of Stockbridge high street

Property Details


A semi-detached three bedroom house constructed of brick elevations beneath a tiled roof with the benefit of double glazing and oil fired central heating.  The extended ground floor accommodation comprises a porch, entrance hall and spacious living area featuring a well fitted kitchen opening into a large family dining area with profile ceiling, Velux sky lights and double doors opening onto the garden, which in turn opens into the living room with fireplace and log burning stove.  There is also a family bathroom on the ground floor.  To the first floor there are three bedrooms, en suite cloakroom and access from the landing into a boarded loft area with Velux window.  Outside there is off-road parking and good size front and rear gardens.  

Considerable improvements have been made in recent years:
•    New extension and replacing the kitchen
•    Replacing the boiler
•    Complete rewiring throughout
•    First floor re-plastering and fitting of new carpets
•    Insulation of Velux window in loft area
•    Replacing bathroom
•    Installation of a Jack & Jill en suite cloakroom
•    Conversion of the block garage into an insulated studio/home office


The property is situated in a small close on the southern fringe of Longstock, within a short walk of Stockbridge High Street.  Longstock is home to the renowned Longstock Water Gardens (with its nursery and John Lewis farm shop) 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, traversed by the River Test, offers a variety of shops, a Post Office, hotels and public houses, tea rooms (one of which is named after Lillie Langtry),  churches, a doctors 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.


Wide covered ENTRANCE PORCH  Lantern style light.  Painted wood panelled door with high level fan light leading into:

ENTRANCE HALL    Original exposed painted floor boards.  Staircase rising to first floor.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Radiator.  Pine panelled door into living room.  Solid core oak door into family bathroom.

LIVING ROOM   Open fireplace housing Yeoman log burning stove on brick hearth, stone hearth to front and white washed mantelpiece.  Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with double cupboard and shelving above, the other with comprehensive display and media shelving.  Original exposed painted floor boards.  Wide picture window providing views down the front garden to rolling farmland and countryside beyond.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Coving.  Radiator.  Antique pine part glazed door into passageway leading into kitchen.  Large opening into:

SPACIOUS DINING / FAMILY ROOM   Rustic oak flooring.  Picture window to rear aspect with views over the landscaped garden.  High profile ceiling with Velux sky light and two pendant light points.  Two radiators.  Full width opening into:

WELL FITTED KITCHEN  Ceramic Belfast sink unit with mixer tap, tiled splash back and oak drainer.  Range of pastel colour washed Shaker style high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating tall shelved larder style cupboard.  Solid oak butcher block work surfaces with ceramic tiled splash back.  Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Integrated dishwasher.  Recess and plumbing for washing machine/dryer.  Space and Calor gas point for free-standing cooker with solid oak work surface to either side, tiled splash back, extractor fan and light within stainless steel hood above.  Shelving.  LED down lighters.  Part coving.  Part high profile ceiling with down lighters.  Velux sky light, high and low windows to the side aspect.  Part small pane glazed double doors leading to steps rising to main garden.  Opening into:

INNER HALL  High level cupboard concealing meter/fuse box.  Oak flooring.  Display shelving.  Radiator.  Blackboard door opening into larder/store cupboard beneath stairs with space for dryer.

FAMILY BATHROOM  (Recently refitted)  White suite comprising deep cast iron bath with fully tiled surround, power shower with overhead and hand held attachments and folding glass screen.  Alcove with Burlington wash hand basin, ceramic tiled splash back, double cupboard beneath.  Low level WC.  Obscure glazed window to front aspect.  Down lighters.  Extractor fan.  Heated towel rail/radiator.


LANDING  Low window to rear aspect overlooking main garden.  Access via ladder into a fully boarded loft room with Velux light to rear aspect.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Radiator.  Dado rail.  Panelled doors to:

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM  (Double bedroom)  Window to gable end.  Two built-in double wardrobe cupboards with storage above.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Radiator.  Bi-fold door into:

CLOAKROOM   White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and low level WC.  Ceiling light point.  Shelf.  Door into bedroom two.

BEDROOM TWO  (Main access from landing)  Picture window to front aspect with attractive views over the surrounding countryside.  Pendant ceiling light point. Shelving.  Radiator.  Door into cloakroom.

BEDROOM THREE  Window to rear aspect with views over rolling farmland and countryside.  Pendant ceiling light point.  Radiator.


The property is approached along a narrow ‘no through’ lane serving only Southside Cottages.  Access off lane onto a herringbone block paved driveway that continues to the side of the property and through a five bar gate to an additional parking space and into the rear garden.

Comprises a lawned area with lavender and rose border to one side, raised herb/shrub border to opposite side.  There is an additional large area of garden on opposite side of the lane, laid mainly to grass with two raised vegetable borders, well screened on either side by mature shrubs and specimen/fruit trees.  The far front boundary is enclosed by post and wire fencing where there are glorious views across the Test Valley.  This is south facing and a lovely place to sit out.

MAIN GARDEN  Extends to the rear of the property and is laid to lawn.  Well stocked rose/shrub borders.  Quince tree.  The garden is well screened on either side by brick walling/fencing and to the rear by a tall brick and flint panelled wall.  Stepping stone path leads from the rear of the house to:

STUDIO / HOME OFFICE   Painted weatherboard elevations beneath a felt roof.  Fully insulated with power and light and internet available.  Part glazed double doors to front with door mat, windows to side.  Fully plastered walls internally.  Oak effect flooring.  Two electric radiators.  LED down lighters.  Comprehensive shelving.  

Garden shed.  External oil fired boiler concealed at the side of the property.  Trellis screening heavy duty oil tank.


Mains electricity, water and drainage.   Note:  No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.

Tel.  01264  810702


1.  These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.  All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Evans & Partridge or the vendors or lessors.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
3. No person in the employment of Evans & Partridge has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

Evans & Partridge is the trading name for Armstrong Partridge Limited (Company no. 10437262)

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