Middlecot, Quarley, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A beautifully presented extended period house featuring a stunning open plan kitchen, light and airy reception rooms and six bedrooms, standing in mature gardens and grounds of about 3.4 acres in a rural situation surrounded by farmland and with no immediate neighbours
A large detached thatched cottage, understood to have been built in the early 20th Century and largely extended in recent years by the current owners. The tastefully presented and well-appointed accommodation is ideal for families, complimented by the extensive garden and woodland area. The property is situated in a rural setting surrounded by farmland, yet close to the A303 with easy access to London via the M3 and to the West Country, with Grateley mainline railway station only 3 miles away.
The property is situated in Middlecot, on the outskirts of the rural hamlet of Quarley which has a village hall, church and bus service. The nearby village of Grateley has a primary school, public house, church, village hall and main line railway station providing fast services to London Waterloo (1 hour 20 minutes). The picturesque town of Stockbridge, traversed by the River Test, is 15 minutes’ drive away and has local shops, a Post Office, doctor’s surgery, schools and an abundance of pubs and restaurants. Andover, approximately 7 miles away, offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities, and also has a mainline station. The cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury and the town of Basingstoke are all within 30 minutes’ drive and the A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country.
SCHOOLING AND RECREATION There is excellent schooling (private and state) in the area. Stockbridge has primary and secondary schools; Kings and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College are located in Winchester and there are Grammar Schools in Salisbury. Farleigh Preparatory School is within a short drive; other local public schools include Winchester College and St Swithun’s in Winchester, Godolphin, Chafyn Grove and the Cathedral School in Salisbury. There is excellent fishing on the River Test and a golf course in Leckford as well as two in Andover.
Wide ENTRANCE PORCH Exposed oak posts and leaded roof. Solid oak panel door leads into:
LARGE RECEPTION HALL Coir mat at threshold. Rustic oak flooring. Solid oak open tread staircase with half landing and substantial rear window rising to the first floor. Further window to front aspect. Glazed double doors opening into open plan sitting room with adjoining drawing room, family room/study and part glazed double doors into substantial open plan kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining family dining/living area.
OPEN PLAN SITTING ROOM WITH ADJOINING DRAWING ROOM
Sitting Room (Dual aspect) Large picture window to front aspect with glorious uninterrupted views over farmland towards Quarley Hill. Part glazed double doors with shutters opening onto rear terrace and formal garden. Oak flooring. Central dual aspect Jetmaster fire on granite hearth.
Drawing Room (Triple aspect) Picture window to front aspect with views over farmland towards Quarley Hill. Two windows to rear aspect. Part glazed double doors with shutters opening onto terrace and formal garden. Dual aspect Jetmaster fire on granite hearth. Oak flooring.
FAMILY ROOM / STUDY (Dual aspect) Picture window to front aspect with distant country views. Further window to side aspect. Oak flooring.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM WITH ADJOINING FAMILY DINING / LIVING AREA
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (Kitchen by Daulby & Tickle Ltd) Twin Corian/stainless steel sinks with mixer tap, Quooker instant boiling water/filtered drinking water tap and Corian drainer. Extensive range of handless matt finish high and low level cupboards and drawers. Twin integrated Siemens ovens, each with grill and warming drawer (one with steam oven and microwave). Central island with Corian top and sides, deep drawers, power points and breakfast bar. Siemens induction hob. Dresser style unit with integrated drinks fridge to one side, oak topped work station to other side. Space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer, larder style cupboards to either side, shelf above. Windows to front and rear aspect. Extractor fan. Porcelain tiled floor.
Family Dining/Living Area High vaulted ceiling with pegged oak framework with contemporary pendant lighting. Aluminium folding doors the full width of the room leading into the formal garden. Porcelain tiled floor. Contemporary rolled steel log burning stove with exposed flue. Picture window to front aspect. Oak door into shelved larder cupboard with cold shelf, wine rack, light and oak flooring. Further oak door into:
SIDE HALLWAY / BOOT ROOM (Useful dual aspect room) Alcove with quartz work surface. Inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, cupboards beneath. Recess and plumbing for dishwasher. Window to side aspect. Porcelain tiled floor. Half glazed oak door to driveway. Oak doors into utility and cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM Ceramic basin with wall mounted mixer tap on rustic wash stand. Low level WC with concealed cistern, storage area to one side. Window to front aspect. Extractor fan.
UTILITY / BOILER ROOM Window to rear aspect overlooking formal garden. Polished quartz work surface with recess and plumbing beneath for washing machine, space beside for dryer. Porcelain tiled floor. Grant oil fired boiler. Range of high level cupboards.
LANDING Oak balustrade continues. Oak door into airing cupboard housing pressurised hot water tank with slatted shelving, oak flooring. Three windows to side aspect. Oak doors into:
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Large dual aspect double bedroom) Picture window to front aspect with glorious open views towards Quarley Hill. Further window to side aspect. Built-in wardrobe cupboards. Oak door into:
Luxury En Suite Bathroom White suite comprising contemporary double ended bath with central taps and retractable hand held shower attachment, porcelain tiled end wall and display sill. Contemporary wash hand basin with tiled splash back, mirror and light above, drawers beneath. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Window with shutters to front aspect. Extractor fan. Towel radiator.
BEDROOM TWO (Double bedroom) Window to rear aspect. Oak door into:
En Suite Shower Room White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled splash back, mirror with light and shaver socket above, drawers beneath. Frameless glass screen into tiled wet area with overhead and hand held shower attachments. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Chrome towel radiator. Porcelain tiled floor and walls. Extractor fan. Window with shutter to front aspect.
BEDROOM THREE (Small double bedroom) Window to front aspect with view towards Quarley Hill.
BEDROOM FOUR (Double bedroom) Window to front aspect overlooking farmland. Corner shelving. Built-in wardrobe cupboard.
BEDROOM FIVE (Double bedroom) Window with view towards Quarley Hill. Wardrobe cupboard with sliding mirror fronted doors.
BEDROOM SIX (Dual aspect double bedroom) Windows to front and side aspect.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled splash back, mirror with light above, drawers beneath. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Frameless glass screen into porcelain tiled wet area with overhead and hand held shower attachments, bottle recess. Chrome towel radiator. Window with shutter to rear aspect. Porcelain tiled floor.
Gardens and grounds amounting to about 3.4 acres
The house and outbuildings are situated centrally within the long plot, accessed via a gravel/grass track that runs along the southern boundary. Substantial gravel driveway to front of the house providing ample parking for numerous vehicles.
TRIPLE GARAGE BLOCK Profile roof. Three pairs of barn style double doors to front.
Garden shed. Oil tank.
Kitchen Garden Area Path with lavender borders. Soft fruit cage to one side, vegetable garden to opposite side with seven raised beds. Space for poly tunnel.
FRONT GARDEN Comprises a large area of lawn with magnificent mature trees, hellebores and spring bulbs, well screened on either side by fencing. Tree house.
Wooded area with mature beech trees. Open views are enjoyed to either side.
REAR GARDEN Beautiful formal garden area comprising a central level lawn surrounded by a wide paved Indian sandstone terrace. Pergola. Slate retaining walls and rosemary hedge. Central stone steps with rose and flower borders to either side rise to the main rear garden area, laid to gently sloping lawn interspersed with an interesting variety of shrubs. Views to either side of the surrounding farmland. Access at rear boundary with further ornamental trees including magnolia and paperback birch trees, leads into an adjoining wooded area with beech and yew trees. Field gate leading onto track.
Outbuilding Constructed of weatherboard elevations beneath a pitched corrugated roof. Light and power. Mezzanine storage area. Chicken coup.
Agent’s Note: It is understood from the present vendor that none of the trees within the curtilage are protected and areas of grazing could potentially be created.
Mains electricity. Water supplied by the Cholderton Water Company. Private drainage to septic tank. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
DIRECTIONS POST CODE SP11 8PS.
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