Rookery Lane, Broughton, Stockbridge, So20
A handsome and characterful house standing within a large well-stocked mature garden, quietly situated on the edge of this highly sought-after village. It is understood that this beautiful home has only once before been offered to the market since about 1650
A detached Grade II* Listed character house standing within a beautifully landscaped mature garden which has been used to exhibit professional contemporary art. The attached collage of summer shots includes professional photographs by © Marianne Majerus. It is understood that the house was built in the mid 1600s by the Steele family - remarkably the property was retained and passed through descendants who made various alterations over the centuries until 1970. The present owners since 1994 acquired the property privately from great friends and as part of the transaction, swapped their central village cottage for Grandfathers.
The property is quietly situated on the southern edge of the village along a lane that is generally only used by its residents. Broughton offers everyday amenities including a Post Office/store, doctors’ surgery, village hall, church, public house, Thai restaurant/second pub and a primary school. Situated on the Clarendon Way footpath, there is excellent walking in the surrounding countryside and on the renowned Broughton Down. The picturesque town of Stockbridge is about 4 miles away and provides a range of shops, hotels, restaurants, churches and a secondary school. The cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are 12 and 13 miles distant respectively. There is convenient access to London and the West Country by road (M3 and A303) and rail, with main line stations at Grateley and Winchester.
SCHOOLING AND RECREATION There is excellent schooling (private and state) in the area in addition to the primary school in Broughton. 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.
Attractive leaded ENTRANCE PORCH on gallows brackets. Hardwood panel door leading into:
IMPRESSIVE DOUBLE HEIGHT RECEPTION HALL Central pendant light (ideal for chandelier) Period features and exposed framework. Galleried landing/display area beneath ornamental archway. High window to front aspect. Opening beneath gallery into inner hallway. Panel doors to formal dining room and drawing room.
DRAWING ROOM (Dual aspect reception room) Open fireplace with granite inset surround, hearth and oak mantelpiece. Recess to one side of chimney breast with display shelving, spot lights above. Two leaded windows to front aspect. Wide leaded bay window with central double doors to side aspect with opening onto the landscaped gardens. Exposed ceiling beams and timbers.
FORMAL DINING ROOM (Large dual aspect reception room) Parquet flooring. Open fireplace with granite hearth, inset surround and oak mantelpiece. Feature alcove to one side of fireplace with display shelving, cupboard beneath. Low level decorative panelling to all walls. Lockable corner cupboard. Two leaded windows to front aspect. Wide leaded bay window to side aspect with view over the driveway and door to outside. Ceiling light point and spot lights.
INNER HALLWAY Attractive turning staircase rising to first floor with understairs storage cupboards. Two ceiling light points. Half obscure glazed door into kitchen. Further doors into study/snug and cloakroom. Double doors into broom cupboard with shelving.
STUDY / SNUG Picture window with leaded lights to side aspect overlooking the gardens. Open fireplace (not in use) with shelved recesses to either side of chimney breast. Painted ceiling beam and timbers. Pendant light point and wall light. Book shelving.
CLOAKROOM Wash hand basin. Low level WC. Window to rear aspect. Cupboards.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM Large ceramic Belfast style sink unit with mixer tap and polished granite drainer. Granite work surfaces. Range of high and low level cupboards and drawers. Neff combination oven, oven/grill beneath and warming drawer below. Integrated fridge and freezer. Recess and plumbing for dishwasher. Circular iroko breakfast bar. Terracotta tiled floor. Down lighters. Large picture window overlooking rear garden. Alcove with leaded light to side aspect and serving hatch to dining room, range of cupboards/shelving, down lighter. Ledged and braced door with glazed panel leading into:
REAR LOBBY / LAUNDRY AREA Split level terracotta tiled floor. Recess and plumbing for washing machine, shelf and cupboard above. Two casement windows to side aspect. Coat hooks with boot storage area beneath. Window with glazed panel leading into rear garden.
Staircase with wall light and cupboard rises to main landing.
MAIN LANDING Further turning staircase with exposed turn style balustrade to either side rises to second floor. View through arch over reception hall through window to front aspect toward water meadow. Ceiling light point. High ceiling with exposed timber. Velux light. Door to cupboard housing insulated copper cylinder with slatted shelving. Panel doors to bedrooms one, two, three, family bathroom and family shower room.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Large double bedroom) Two large leaded windows to front aspect with views across water meadow toward Broughton Downs in the distance during the winter months. Exposed framework to one wall. Magnificent built-in double wardrobe cupboard with hand carved detailing, believed to date back to the 17th Century, (the back of which is visible in the reception hall). Pendant light point. High ceiling.
BEDROOM TWO (Large double bedroom) Two leaded windows to front aspect with views toward water meadow, Large built-in double wardrobe with sliding doors and shelving to one wall. Exposed wall timber. Ceiling spot lights.
BEDROOM THREE (L-shaped double bedroom) Leaded window to side aspect. Pendant light point. Bedside reading lights.
FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, spot lights and shaver socket above. Panelled bath with tiled surround. Low level WC with cupboard above. Large curved glass/tiled enclosure with overhead and hand held power shower fitments. Heated towel radiator. Leaded window to side aspect overlooking main garden. Ceiling light point.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with wide mirror above and tiled surround. Low level WC. Sliding door into frameless glass/tiled enclosure with overhead power shower. Contemporary radiator with towel rail over. Leaded window to side aspect overlooking garden. Ceiling light point.
High level leaded window to rear aspect.
LANDING Exposed purlin and floor boards. Panel doors to bedrooms four and five. Deep alcove to side of chimney breast housing cold water header tank.
BEDROOM FOUR (Double bedroom) Leaded window at gable end overlooking main garden. Built-in wardrobe cupboard with storage to side, book shelving to one end. Pendant light point.
BEDROOM FIVE (Double bedroom) Window to opposite gable end. Pendant light point.
A stunning mature garden of great interest
Splayed shingle access off Rookery Lane with five bar gate opening onto a generous shingle driveway extending to the front and one side of the house providing parking and turning space, screened to the front boundary by tall mixed hedging. Raised curved brick retained border with ornamental tree. Pedestrian gate onto village lane. Brick and tile outbuilding housing oil fired boiler. Stone edged lavender/rose borders to front and side of property. At opposite end of the house the driveway opens into:
STUNNING BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED MATURE MAIN GARDEN Situated to the side and rear of the house comprising large lawned areas interspersed with diversely stocked flower and shrub borders and ornamental trees, well screened on all boundaries by mature hedging. Feature timber frame gazebo at the rear boundary. Large mature yew tree to side boundary. Compost area. Oil tank. Ample space for garden shed next to existing greenhouse.
Beautifully Designed Italian Style Garden Situated at the rear of the property, enclosed on one side by yew hedging and to the opposite by beech and box hedging, separate sitting areas surrounded by a magnificent selection of flowers and shrubs and specimen trees. Wildlife pond with surrounding cobbled areas with brick edging, block paved seating areas and abundance of shrubs and roses.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
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