North Hougthon, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
A Victorian terrace cottage offering surprisingly spacious and beautifully presented characterful accommodation together with off-road parking and a well enclosed garden, rurally situated on the edge of Houghton, within a short drive of Stockbridge High Street
A mid terrace Victorian cottage constructed of brick elevation beneath a slate roof with a garden room extension to the rear. The characterful accommodation comprises an enclosed porch, large sitting room with fireplace house a log burning stove and exposed floorboards, beautifully presented open plan kitchen with separate dining area and good size garden room. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. To the front of the cottage there is a recently constructed block paved driveway with parking for two cars. The main garden extends to the rear of the cottage where there is a decked area, beautifully stocked borders, lawn and garden shed.
The property is situated in North Houghton, between Stockbridge and the highly sought after village of Houghton, which has delightful walks traversing the River Test and on to the renowned Test Way. There is also an excellent public house/restaurant (The Boot Inn) and a church, both within a short stroll. Further facilities can be found in the neighbouring town of Stockbridge (two miles) which offers a variety of shops, a Post Office, hotels, restaurants and public houses, churches and a doctor’s surgery. The cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are both within a twenty minute 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. There are junior schools in Nether Wallop and Broughton (rated ‘good’) as well as Stockbridge which also has as secondary school; 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.
Painted door with glazed panel and chamfered brick reveals to either side. Lantern style light and apex stained glass window above leading into:
ENTRANCE PORCH Brick floor with coir mat. Coat hooks. Vaulted ceiling with pendant light point. Internal panel door leads into:
LIVING ROOM (Large impressive reception room) Open brick fireplace housing a rolled steel log burning stove on brick hearth, oak beam over. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with shelving and media shelves, the other with decorative arch and shelving below. Large window to front aspect. Exposed floor boards. Staircase with chamfered oak balustrade to side rising to first floor. Understairs cupboard and open area below staircase with brick floor. Pendant light point. Panel door into:
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN WITH SEPARATE DINING AREA
Kitchen Ceramic Belfast style sink with mixer tap and drainer. Solid oak butcher block work surfaces with duck egg coloured metro-tiled splash back. Smeg two oven range with separate grill and five ring gas hob built into alcove with display sill above and down lighters. Range of cream shaker style high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating open fronted storage and herb rack. Integrated dishwasher. Wall hung Glow Worm LPG fired boiler. Ceiling light point with LED spot lights. Window to rear aspect with view through garden room. Ceramic tiled floor.
Dining Area Duck egg coloured panelling to walls. Space for table with pendant light point above. Recess for upright fridge/freezer with full height double larder cupboard to side. Ceramic tiled floor. Window to rear aspect. Cupboard with meter and fuse box. UPVC/glazed door into:
GARDEN ROOM Full height glazing to rear and part of side elevation overlooking decking and rear garden. Exposed pine floor boards. Profile ceiling with two pendant light points. Glazed door and steps descending onto decking and garden.
LANDING High ceiling with pendant light point and access to loft via hatch with ladder. Panel doors to bedrooms, bathroom and shelved cupboard.
BEDROOM ONE (Large double bedroom) High ceiling. Pendant light point. Picture rail. Tall built-in double wardrobe cupboard. Large window to front aspect with glorious views across the lane toward farmland.
BEDROOM TWO (Good size double bedroom) Window to rear aspect with far reaching views across the Test Valley. High ceiling. Pendant light point. Picture rail. Corner cupboards, one housing lagged copper cylinder with fitted immersion, airing cupboard above and storage over.
LARGE BATHROOM White suite comprising large panelled bath with fully tiled surround, mixer tap with wall mounted power shower above and glass screen. Wide wash hand basin within wash stand, cupboard beneath. Low level WC. Painted exposed floor boards. Decorative T&G panelling to walls. High ceiling with pendant light point. Picture rail. Window to rear aspect.
Wide access off road onto an excellent driveway with parking for two large vehicles, side by side, and granite sets marking the front boundary. Wrought iron railings with sandstone steps descend to the entrance porch with patio area and log store to side. Space for bin storage.
MAIN REAR GARDEN This comprises a generous decked area, ideal for entertaining and barbecues, screened by shrubs and fencing. Latch gate to a pedestrian right of way through the neighbour’s garden round to the lane. Decked steps descend to the main lawn with attractive well stocked colourful borders to either side with specimen trees and soft fruit bushes. Shingle patio area with power point to rear boundary, ideal for the evening sun. Timber garden shed in opposite corner boundary. The garden is well enclosed on all sides by high fencing and trellis.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
POST CODE SO20 6LQ.
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