The Orchards, Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
A stylish modern semi-detached two bedroom house, quietly situated within an exclusive small development with the benefit of ample off-road parking and a well enclosed southerly facing level garden,
situated in this highly sought after Test Valley village, just 2.5 miles from Stockbridge
A modern semi-detached house constructed in 2017 with brick/Siberian larch clad elevations beneath a tiled roof. There is plenty of off-road parking, a well-built garden store and a good size level southerly facing rear garden featuring a large period wall at the rear boundary. The well-presented accommodation has the benefit of double glazing throughout and an air source heat pump supplies the central heating via radiators. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall and cloakroom, good size open plan living/dining room with glazed doors opening onto the main garden and a kitchen with integrated appliances. To the first floor there is a master bedroom with en suite shower room, a further double bedroom and a well fitted bathroom.
The property is situated in 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.
Tile covered ENTRANCE PORCH Exposed supports on brick plinths. Automatic overhead LED light. Grey door with tall casement glazed panel leading into:
ENTRANCE HALL Dark oak effect flooring. Pendant light point. Radiator. Panel doors into large open plan living/dining room, kitchen, cloakroom and deep cupboard housing pressurised unvented hot water cylinder and Daikin heat exchanger for the air source heat pump, meters and fuse box.
CLOAKROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splash back. Low level WC. Ceramic tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to side aspect. Ceiling light point. Extractor fan. Radiator.
KITCHEN Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Range of high and low level white high gloss finish cupboards and drawers with chrome handles. Roll top work surfaces with similar upstand. Indesit under-counter stainless steel/glass oven with grill. Indesit four ring hob above with glass splash back, extractor fan and light within curved glass/stainless steel hood. Integrated fridge, freezer, slim-line dishwasher and washing/drying machine. Ceramic tiled floor. Space for dresser. Large window to front aspect. LED down lighters.
LARGE OPEN PLAN LIVING / DINING ROOM Glazed double doors to rear aspect with full height glazed panels to either side opening onto the patio with views over the garden. Turning staircase with exposed balustrade to one side rising to first floor. Low oak door to understairs storage cupboard. Central pendant light point. Area to side of stairs, ideal for dining table. Two radiators.
LANDING Balustrade continues over the stairwell. Long casement window to side aspect. Access to loft space via hatch. Pendant light point. Radiator. Oak doors to bedrooms, bathroom and high level airing cupboard over stairwell with slatted shelving and electric bar heater.
MASTER BEDROOM (Large double bedroom) Dormer window to front aspect. Double wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail, storage above and beneath. Pendant light point. Radiator. Oak panel door into:
LARGE EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splash back. Low level WC. Quadrant curved glass/tiled enclosure housing shower with both overhead and hand held attachments. Ceramic tiled floor. Part tiled walls and tiled display sill. Velux sky light to front aspect. Shaver socket. Down lighter. Radiator. Extractor fan.
BEDROOM TWO (Good size double bedroom) Large window overlooking rear garden. Door into deep built-in wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and shelf above. Pendant light point. Radiator.
BATHROOM White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment with overhead wall mounting and folder glass screen. Pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Long tiled display sill. Ceramic tiled floor. Part tiled walls. Chrome towel radiator. Velux sky light to side aspect. LED down lighters. Extractor fan.
The property is part of a small exclusive development set back from the village lane and approached over a private block paved driveway with large lawn and orchard areas to either side.
FRONT GARDEN Brick edged paved approach leading to entrance porch. Shrub borders to either side. Small area of lawn. Block edged gravel driveway to side of property with grass verge to side providing ample off-road parking, screened to the side by close boarded fencing and some rustic chestnut post and rail fencing.
REAR GARDEN Good size with a southerly aspect. Paved patio area with shrub border to side opening onto good size level lawn. Two large flowering cherry trees. The garden is well screened to either side by tall feather edge fencing and to the rear by an attractive tile capped cob wall with buttresses (It is understood that the wall is not the responsibility of Braeside).
DETACHED GARDEN STORE Constructed of larch clad elevations on brick plinths beneath a pitched tiled roof with lockable door to side. Air source heat pump is located at the rear of the store.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. We understand BT Superfast Broadband is currently available and Virgin will also be available shortly. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
MANAGEMENT COMPANY The communal spaces and private drainage in The Orchards is run by a non-profit limited company, for which the contribution is currently £734.22 per annum.
From Stockbridge proceed in a westerly direction (towards Salisbury) along the High Street. After passing over the River Test, turn left, signposted Houghton. Continue through the village until reaching a bend and the entrance to The Orchards will be seen on the right hand side.
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Tel. 01264 810702 www.evansandpartridge.co.uk
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Evans & Partridge is the trading name for Armstrong Partridge Limited
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Registered in England at Agriculture House, High Street, Stockbridge SO20 6