North Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
A pretty semi detached Victorian cottage that has been cleverly extended to provide spacious family accommodation with open plan living space and four bedrooms together with a good size garden, parking and new detached double garage/workshop, rurally situated between Stockbridge and Houghton
A semi-detached cottage with attractive brick elevations beneath a slate roof complimented by a large single storey barn-style extension standing in a good size enclosed garden with useful outbuilding and a hot-tub. Another large area of land is located on the opposite side of the lane which provides ample off-road parking, a substantial recently built double garage block with an allotment/kitchen garden area to the side. The accommodation comprises reception hall, large living/garden room with vaulted ceiling and dual aspect fireplace with wood burning stove and a central kitchen/dining room with sitting area located on the other side of the fireplace. There is also a double bedroom with large en suite wet room and a fourth double bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. Two further bedrooms and a second bathroom are situated on the first floor. The property is highly efficient to run with the benefit of air source heat pump central heating, photo-voltaic panels and attractive hardwood double glazed windows and doors.
The property is situated in North Houghton on the outskirts of Stockbridge which offers a variety of shops, Post Office, hotels, restaurants and public houses, churches and a doctor’s surgery as well as both junior and secondary schooling. The nearby village of Houghton has an excellent public house/restaurant (The Boot Inn), church and delightful walks traversing the River Test and on to the renowned Test Way. Further facilities can be found in Andover (10 miles) and also in the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester, both within a twenty minute drive. The A303 allows good access to London and the West Country, with access to the South and Midlands via A34.
Hardwood/glazed door with full height glazed panels to either side opening into:
RECEPTION HALL Exposed brick wall. Slate effect ceramic tiled floor. Central lantern. Panel door into bedroom four. Curtain concealing the staircase rising to first floor. Wide opening into:
SUBSTANTIAL OPEN PLAN KITCHEN / DINING ROOM Belfast sink unit with filtered drinking water tap. Solid oak work surfaces with slate splashbacks. Range of low level cupboards and drawers. Aga Companion with two ovens and four ring ceramic hob, Zanussi extractor hood above. Shelving with utensil hooks beneath. Space for upright fridge/freezer with larder cupboards to either side. Recess and plumbing for washing machine. Slate effect ceramic tiled floor. Large ceiling lantern. Window overlooking rear garden. LED down lighters. Central dining area with space for large table. Wide open fireplace housing dual aspect cast iron log burning stove on slate hearth. Sitting area with space for dresser. Pendant light point. Ceiling lantern. Panel doors into living/garden room, bedrooms and family bathroom two.
LIVING / GARDEN ROOM Vaulted ceiling and exposed collar beams. Full glazing to rear elevation and corner with rustic oak frame and inset hardwood full height glazing and wide central glazed doors open onto the decked area overlooking the rear garden. Slate flooring. Window to side aspect. Opposite side of dual aspect log burning stove with exposed flue. Pendant light point.
BEDROOM SUITE THREE (Large double bedroom) Hardwood picture window to front aspect. Chimney breast with recess to either side. Understairs storage cupboard. Pendant light point. Ceramic tiled floor. Antique pine latch door into:
LARGE WET ROOM Ceramic tiled floor and walls. Wall mounted shower. Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror above. Low level WC. Tiled alcove/former fireplace with shelving. Window to rear aspect. Space for washing machine with space above for dryer. Sheila maid. Ceiling light point.
BEDROOM FOUR (Double bedroom) Ceramic tiled floor. Window to side aspect. Pendant light point.
FAMILY BATHROOM TWO White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, mirror fronted cabinet and glass shelf over. Panelled bath with tiled surround and mixer tap/hand held attachment. Low level WC. Tiled floor. Pendant light point. Obscure glazed window to side aspect. Hatch into loft void.
CENTRAL LANDING AREA Window to side aspect. Pendant light point. Hatch into boarded loft room with light and power connected and sky light. Exposed painted floor boards. Panel doors to bedrooms one, two and family bathroom one. Pine book case/secret door into cupboard housing lagged copper cylinder with fitted immersion.
BEDROOM ONE (L-shaped double bedroom) Hardwood picture window to front aspect with views towards farmland. Open fireplace (not in use). Pendant light point. High ceiling. Alcove.
BEDROOM TWO (Good size double bedroom) Window to rear aspect with views over the garden to meadow land beyond. (In the winter months Marsh Court is visible across the Valley). Pendant light point. Chimney breast with recess to either side.
FAMILY BATHROOM ONE White suite comprising roll top four claw bath with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment with overhead shower and curtain rail. Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror fronted cabinet above with light. High level WC. Window to rear aspect. Pendant light point.
Oak and iron double gates off village road onto a sleeper edged sandstone path leading to the front entrance porch. Lawned areas to either side. The front garden is well enclosed by privet and beech hedging and decorative oak fencing. Rockery area. Wood storage with cedar shingle roof. Air source heat pump. Flower borders.
The side garden is laid to lawn with attractive herbaceous and rose border to one side enclosed by stone. Brick path leads across the lawn into:
MAIN REAR GARDEN Well enclosed on one side by tile capped rendered walling and to the other side by high timber fencing with photinia shrubs. Gently sloping lawned area. Paved terrace, ideal for entertaining. Raised herringbone brick paved terrace area with hot tub. Flower borders.
Timber garden shed, fully insulated with light and power connected and offering ample space for storage. Log store. Glass fronted workshop with corrugated roof with storage area to side at the rear boundary.
On the opposite side of the lane there is a large additional area of allotment garden and substantial driveway providing comprehensive off-road parking.
TWIN BAY GARAGE / WORKSHOP (Recently constructed) Brick plinths supporting timber weather boarded elevations beneath a slate roof. Light and power connected. Water tap.
One side of the driveway is enclosed by post and rail fencing with open views over the adjoining countryside. To the opposite side there is a small lawned area with a monkey puzzle tree. Picket fencing and gate leading into:
ALLOTMENT GARDEN Comprises two raised beds, timber garden shed, cutting garden area and greenhouse. Well enclosed by fencing.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (shared with neighbour). Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
POST CODE: SO20 6LF.
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