St Mary Bourne, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A unique single storey barn conversion featuring attractive open plan living, vaulted ceilings and a good size south westerly facing mainly walled garden, situated in a very quiet and elevated setting on the edge of the Bourne Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
An attractive single storey barn conversion constructed of mainly brick and flint elevations with weatherboard elevations to one end beneath a slate roof standing within a generous level garden which whilst well enclosed by attractive brick and flint walling, enjoys distant country views to the south west. The property has the benefit of a car port with storage and ample communal parking. The characterful accommodation comprises a large reception hall with cloakroom and built-in laundry cupboard, superb central open plan hand built oak kitchen with adjoining dining and sitting areas, and a separate living room that could also be used as a fourth bedroom, if required. There are three good size bedrooms and a large bathroom.
Agent’s Note: In 2015 planning permission was granted for a single storey extension off the living room which would provide a fourth bedroom with en suite shower room and separate study (this is likely to have now lapsed).
The property is situated in a quiet, elevated rural setting overlooking farmland on the outskirts of the village of St Mary Bourne, renowned for its many period houses and cottages and the surrounding undulating countryside. The village has a primary school, doctor’s surgery, church, modern village hall, a Post Office and shop, as well as two public houses. An excellent rail service to Waterloo is available from Whitchurch, just under three miles away. The nearby towns of Andover (about five miles) and Newbury also offer fast mainline rail services to Waterloo and Paddington respectively, together with a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities. The cathedral city of Winchester is approximately twenty minutes’ drive away. The A34 and A303 roads and M3 and M4 motorways are all within easy reach.
Outside light. Half glazed stable style door leading into:
LARGE RECEPTION HALL Vaulted ceiling. Attractive full height exposed brick and flint work to one wall. Travertine tiled floor. Coat hooks with box shelving above. Double doors into large utility/storage cupboard with recess and plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer above and ample space for fridge/freezer etc. Radiator within decorative case. Pendant light point. Open doorway into substantial open plan kitchen/dining room with adjoining sitting area. Folding oak frame glazed double doors into living room/bedroom four with white washed exposed king post truss above. Solid oak door into:
CLOAKROOM White suite comprising wash hand basin with ceramic tiled splash back and low level WC. Porcelain tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to side aspect. LED down lighter. Oak display sills. Extractor fan.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN / DINING ROOM WITH ADJOINING SITTING AREA
(Impressive and substantial barn style room divided into three areas by large white washed timbers supporting king post trusses above with clasped visible purlins)
KITCHEN Ceramic 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap, drinking water tap and drainer. Beautiful hand built solid oak kitchen with solid oak work surfaces with decorative ceramic tiled splash back. Long peninsular unit dividing kitchen from dining area. Wine racking. Belling Kensington stainless steel range cooker comprising two large ovens, separate grill and five ring ceramic hob, with extractor fan and light within stainless steel hood above. Integrated dishwasher, under-counter fridge and freezer. Range of solid oak fronted high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating high level glazed china display cabinets and corner shelving units. Floating oak display sills with cupboards above. Conservation roof light to front aspect (south west). High vaulted ceiling with central pendant light point. Oak flooring. Long picture window with fitted shutter to rear aspect. Open entrance into:
DINING AREA Space for large table. Book/display shelving and cupboard at back of peninsular unit. Radiator within decorative oak topped case. High vaulted ceiling. Conservation roof light to front aspect (south west). Pendant light point. Long picture window to rear aspect with fitted shutter. Oak flooring. Opening into:
SITTING AREA Rolled steel wood burning stove standing on glass hearth with exposed flue. Small pane glazed double doors with full height glazed panels to either side opening onto front terrace and main garden with attractive views beyond towards rolling countryside. Vaulted ceiling. Conservation roof light to front aspect (south west). Pendant light point. Picture window to rear aspect with fitted shutter. Oak flooring. Oak latch door into inner hallway.
LIVING ROOM / BEDROOM FOUR Vaulted hipped roof with spot light. Small pane glazed double doors with full height glazing to either side opening onto terrace and main walled garden with far reaching views. Large window to side aspect. Radiator.
INNER HALLWAY Three picture windows to rear aspect with fitted shutters. Oak flooring. High profile ceiling. Inset LED lights. Radiator. Attractive solid oak panel latch doors into bedrooms and family bathroom.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Large double bedroom) Two small pane windows to front aspect. Further window to rear aspect. High vaulted ceiling with exposed purlins. Pendant light point. Built-in furniture comprising a six drawer unit, wardrobe cupboard with box shelving to side. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO (Double bedroom) High vaulted ceiling. Conservation roof light to front aspect (south west). Exposed purlin. Pendant light point. Small pane glazed double doors leading onto main terrace and garden. Two large built-in double wardrobe cupboards with storage above, drawers and box shelving to side. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE (Single bedroom) Two small pane windows and Conservation roof light to front aspect (south west). High vaulted ceiling. Pendant light point. Exposed purlin. Built-in double wardrobe cupboard with cupboard above. Radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM Contemporary white suite comprising substantial panelled deep wide bath with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment and separate overhead Aqualisa shower, fully metro-tiled surround and glass screen. Pedestal wash hand basin with metro-tiled splash back and mirror fronted cabinet above. Low level WC. Shelving. Picture window to front aspect with distant views. High vaulted ceiling. Ceiling light point. Exposed purlin. Porcelain tiled floor. Chrome towel radiator.
The small complex of barn conversions is approached off a wide shingle driveway.
CAR PORT Timber construction beneath a slate roof. Light and power connected. Comprehensive additional communal parking is available within the development.
Stone paved path flanked by brick and flint walling leads to a timber gate providing access into the substantial mainly walled garden extending to one side and the front of the barn with the tremendous benefit of a south westerly aspect. Flagstone paved terrace extends to one side and along the full length of the property, ideal for entertaining and ‘al fresco’ dining. Good size level lawned area, well screened at one end by mixed hedging and on the front and other side by attractive brick and knapped flint walling. Further gate gives access into the communal parking area.
Lean-to lockable storage with profile slate roof.
The current owners have fenced off a small area in the corner boundary, ideal for chickens.
Mains electricity. Shared private water supply. Shared septic tank drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
Post code SP11 6DS. In the centre of St Mary Bourne at the George Inn, take the turning into Egbury Road and proceed out of the village for about one mile. The entrance to Jamaica Farm will be found on the right hand side.
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