St Mary Bourne, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
An attractive semi-detached cottage in a rural elevated setting with open country views to the front, situated on the outskirts of this highly sought after village, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
A semi-detached cottage, constructed of mainly brick/white washed elevations beneath a slate roof featuring large windows that afford glorious views to the front aspect. The accommodation comprises a useful entrance porch, inner hall, sitting room with open Victorian fireplace, separate dining room with larger brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove and a useful pantry located beneath the stairs. The kitchen is well fitted with integrated appliances and door leading to the rear garden. There are original exposed pine floor boards throughout the majority of the ground floor and also a useful laundry/boiler cupboard off the entrance hall. To the first floor a central landing gives access to two double bedrooms, both with front facing windows and one with a Victorian fireplace. There is also a good size bathroom. Outside the property benefits from off-road parking and landscaped front and rear gardens with a choice of sitting areas.
The property is situated 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, about three miles distant. 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.
Half glazed front door leads into:
ENTRANCE PORCH Slate roof. Decorative Ceramic tiled floor. Windows to front and side aspect. Lantern style light. Panelled/obscure glazed door leading into:
ENTRANCE HALL Original exposed pine floor boards. Down lighters. Turning staircase rising to first floor. Radiator. Antique pine part glazed doors to sitting room and dining room. Pine panelled door into:
LAUNDRY / BOILER CUPBOARD Space and plumbing for washing machine. Boulter Camray 5 oil fired boiler. Ceramic tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to front aspect. Pendant ceiling light point. Meter/fuse box.
SITTING ROOM Large window to front aspect affording distant views over part of the Bourne Valley, countryside and woodland. Decorative cast iron fireplace with ceramic tile inserts, quarry tiled hearth, timber surround and mantelpiece with mirror above. Recess to either side of chimney breast, both with double cupboards with display sills over and shelving above. Central pendant ceiling light point with rose. Coving. Exposed pine floor boards. Radiator.
DINING ROOM Open brick fireplace housing decorative cast iron wood burning stove on stone hearth with display sill over. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with desk and shelving. Exposed pine floor boards. Sash window to rear aspect. White washed T&G panelled ceiling with central ceiling light point. Pine door into understairs pantry with shelving and light. Radiator. Pine/glass door into:
KITCHEN (Well fitted) Stainless steel sink unit with central mixer tap and drainer. Range of high and low level gloss finish cupboards and drawers with brushed chrome handles. Roll top work surfaces with travertine tiled splash back. Zanussi under-counter oven with grill. Zanussi ceramic hob with stainless steel splash back, extractor fan and light within curved glass/stainless steel hood above. Integrated fridge and freezer. Pine shelving. T&G white washed panelled ceiling with central light with six spot lights. Exposed pine floor boards. Half glazed door with window to side opening onto rear garden.
LANDING Balustrade overlooking stairwell. Down lighters. Large access via ladder into spacious boarded loft space with Velux light to rear aspect. Stripped pine panelled doors into bedrooms. Pine/obscure glazed door into bathroom.
BEDROOM ONE Large feature window to front aspect with glorious open views over countryside and woodland. Decorative cast iron fireplace with stone hearth. Recess to either side of chimney breast (ideal for free-standing/built-in furniture). Exposed pine floor boards. Pendant ceiling light point. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO Large window to front aspect with glorious views over part of the Bourne Valley. Exposed floor boards. Pendant ceiling light point. Shelving. Radiator.
LARGE BATHROOM White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, overhead wall mounting, fully tiled surround and circular shower curtain rail. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Sash window to rear aspect. Wall light point. Down lighter. Part low level distressed painted T&G panelling to walls. Double doors into cupboard with recess housing lagged copper cylinder with fitted immersion, slatted shelving and storage. Radiator.
FRONT GARDEN Wide open access off village lane onto a gravelled hard standing providing parking for two vehicles. Sleeper retained borders, one with privet hedge, the other with flowers and shrubs. Sleeper/shingle steps rise to timber edged bark path leading to front entrance porch. Rockery, shrub and herb border to one side with roses. Shaped lawn with surrounding herbaceous border. Further rockery border with space for bench. Roses, shrubs, laurel and specimen tree. Crazy paved patio area immediately in front of entrance porch with space for small table affording open views towards countryside. Path continues round the side of the property. Heavy duty raised oil tank. Timber gate and path opening into rear garden. Timber storage shed.
REAR GARDEN Comprises an Indian sandstone terrace. Door into:
EXTERNAL WC Low level WC with wooden seat. Small wash hand basin. Obscure glazed window. Shelf. Ceramic tiled floor.
Sleeper/shingle steps rise from patio to a further sandstone patio area and lawn with rockery border. Brick built barbecue. Timber storage shed with windows on two aspects beneath a corrugated roof. The rear garden is well enclosed on either side by fencing and box hedging.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
From Stockbridge proceed in a northerly direction on the A3057 to Andover. Once in the town, take the A343, passing under the railway bridge, proceed through Enham Alamein and continue down the hill into Hurstbourne Tarrant. At the bottom of the hill turn right, continue through the village of Stoke and on to St Mary Bourne. Proceed through the village and continue along the road. After passing the Bourne Valley Inn the property will be found on the left hand side, indicated by an Evans & Partridge ‘For Sale’ board.
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