Tidworth, Hampshire Sp9
A substantial detached six bedroom family home with four reception rooms and a farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, standing in mature gardens and grounds in excess of one acre situated in a rural setting on the southern outskirts of the town, just off the A338
Grateley main line railway station 5.5 miles – London Waterloo in 75 minutes
An imposing detached former rectory, believed to have been built during the 1930s, constructed of brick and part tiled hung elevations beneath a tiled roof with the benefit of UPVC glazed windows and doors (virtually throughout). The impressive spacious accommodation that is ideal for a larger family comprises an entrance porch, large reception hall with fireplace, pew, grand staircase and cloakroom, four reception rooms, good size kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, pantry and larder and an adjoining utility/boiler room as well as a separate freezer room/store. To the first floor there are six bedrooms and two bathrooms. The current owner has used the sixth bedroom adjoining the principal bedroom as a dressing room. Outside the property which stands in a generous mature plot amounting to 1.13 acres is well enclosed and features mature trees and a thatched gazebo. There is a good size driveway providing ample parking, garage/workshop with mezzanine area (with telephone line and which has been used as a home office in the past) and adjoining garden store.
Agent’s Note: This superb country house enjoys privacy with no immediate neighbours, however due to its situation on the A338 (with easy access to the A303 and M4) there is road noise.
The property is situated on the southern outskirts of Tidworth, a town on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border and close to Salisbury plain, set within beautiful countryside offering walking, cycling and horse riding. The town offers good amenities including two supermarkets, a pharmacy, dental surgery and medical centre. There are also three primary schools and an infant school as well as the Wellington Acadamy with its sixth form college, all weather sports pitch and combined Cadet Force facilities. The A303 is nearby allowing easy access to the West Country and to London via the M3. Salisbury is 14 miles away, whilst Andover and Marlborough are 12 miles with Swindon 24 miles to the north. There is a mainline railway station at Grateley (5.5 miles) with fast trains to London Waterloo in 75 minutes.
Step up between black washed pegged oak framework into:
Wide covered ENTRANCE PORCH Brick floor. Overhead light point. Wood panelled front door with leaded slit windows to either side leads into:
SPACIOUS RECEPTION HALL Open brick fireplace housing ‘Jetmaster’ fire. Old solid oak pew with storage beneath. Grand turning staircase with attractive barley twist spindles rising to first floor. Exposed upright timbers and timber framework to walls with plate rack above. Two radiators. Two wall light points. Doors to living room with adjoining conservatory, formal dining room, sitting/family room, kitchen/breakfast room and step descending into:
CLOAKROOM ‘Heritage’ pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, bevel edged mirror above. Alcove with high level WC. Coat hooks. High ceiling with pendant light point. High level window to side aspect with quarry tiled sill. Radiator.
DRAWING ROOM Open fireplace housing ‘Jetmaster’ fire with decorative inset slate/tiled surround, slate hearth and pine mantelpiece. Wide bay window to front aspect overlooking countryside beyond. Pendant ceiling light point. Dado rail. Three wall light points. Two radiators. UPVC glazed double doors opening onto veranda (south) with views over the garden.
DINING ROOM Open brick fireplace with pronounced tiled hood above, brick edged hearth. Bay window to side aspect (south) with views over the gardens. Small pane glazed double doors open into conservatory with views beyond. Picture rail. Two wall light points. Pendant ceiling light point. Radiator.
CONSERVATORY Constructed of brick/rendered plinths supporting timber frame double glazed elevations beneath a pitched thermoplastic roof. Ceramic tiled floor. Part glazed double doors into garden.
SITTING / FAMILY ROOM Brick fireplace housing rolled steel wood burning stove on ceramic tiled hearth, display sill over. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with door leading to inner hall, the other with full height shelving. Picture rail. Leaded effect picture window to front aspect. Ceiling light point. Radiator.
FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM Deep tiled alcove housing reconditioned oil fired Aga with double hob and oven. Range of solid oak fronted high and low level cupboards and drawers. Ample roll top polished black granite work surfaces with similar upstand and ceramic tiled splash back. Belfast style ceramic sink. Recess housing ‘Tricity/Bendix’ cooker with double oven and grill, four ring ceramic hob and extractor fan and light concealed within hood above. Ceramic tiled floor. Space for dresser and large dining table with pendant ceiling light over. Panelled doors into shelved pantry, dry store/larder with cupboard above and further cupboard housing insulated copper cylinder with fitted immersion, slatted shelf beneath. Leaded windows with views over the rear garden to farmland/woodland beyond. Down lighters. Two radiators. Door into:
UTILITY / BOILER ROOM Long butcher block solid beech work surface with Belfast sink, mixer tap to side and high level shelving, cupboard beneath. Recess and plumbing for washing machine and recess dryer. Ceramic tiled splash back. Newly installed oil fired boiler. Ceramic tiled floor. Ceiling light point with three spot lights. Leaded effect window to rear aspect. Opening into passageway. Panelled door into:
STORE (Currently used as a wine store) Clay pipe wine racking with shelving above. Window to rear aspect. Ceiling light point.
INNER PASSAGEWAY Ceramic tiled floor. Ceiling light point. Door into sitting/family room. External door into rear porch and wood store. Panelled door into:
FREEZER ROOM Ceramic tiled floor. Space for two to three fridge/freezers. Window to side aspect. Alcove with shelf. Radiator.
SPLIT LEVEL LANDING Leaded effect picture window to front aspect with views towards countryside.
MAIN LANDING Barley twist oak balustrade continues overlooking the staircase. Ceiling light point. Picture rail. Radiator. Panelled doors to bedrooms, family shower room, family bathroom and WC.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Large dual aspect double bedroom) Attractive wide bay window to front aspect with views towards countryside. Two small high level windows to side aspect. Picture rail. Central pendant light point. Basin with tiled splash back. Two radiators. Panelled door into bedroom six (used currently as a dressing room)
BEDROOM SIX / DRESSING ROOM L-shaped range of full height fitted wardrobe cupboards. Basin with splash back and mirror above, light over. Leaded effect picture window to front aspect with view towards farmland. Ceiling light point. Radiator. Door to landing.
BEDROOM TWO (Large dual aspect double bedroom) Wide bay window to side aspect with attractive views over the landscaped gardens and grounds. Further window to rear aspect. Wash hand basin set in mosaic tiled surround, cupboard beneath, mirror and light over. Range of full height double wardrobe cupboards. Picture rail. Two radiators.
BEDROOM THREE (Large double bedroom) Leaded effect picture window to front aspect. Basin with tiled splash back on wash stand, cupboard beneath. Picture rail. Pendant ceiling light point. Built in cupboard with cupboard above. Radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR (Double bedroom) Picture window to rear aspect with views over the main garden to countryside/woodland beyond. Built-in cupboard with cupboard above. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, mirror and light over. Radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE (Part skeiling ceiling) Window to rear. Pendant light point. Radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, deep sills to either side, cupboard beneath. Large double ended ‘Jacuzzi’ bath with corner mixer tap. Part tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Heated towel rail. Window to rear aspect. Ceiling light point with four spot lights.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC with wooden seat. Large glass/tiled enclosure housing overhead and hand held shower. Part ceramic tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Upright heated towel rail/radiator. Door into airing cupboard with slatted shelving and radiator.
CLOAKROOM Low level WC. Window to rear aspect. Pendant ceiling light point.
Mature gardens and grounds amounting to about 1.13 acres
Splayed entrance off main road through twin five bar gates within brick walling onto block paved driveway with curved beech hedging to either side opening onto a large gravelled area extending to the front of the property and garage providing plenty of parking.
GARAGE Brick construction beneath a flared hipped tiled roof. Electric up and over door to front. Plastered walls. High ceiling. Folding ladder rising to mezzanine storage area. Light and power connected. Obscure glazed window to side aspect. Telephone point. Panelled door to rear into:
Lean-to garden store with ledged and braced door. Window. Light and power.
CAR PORT Lean-to construction to side of garage.
Twin decorative gates open onto paved patio/hard-standing between house and garage. Access to side porch and wood store
FRONT GARDEN Lawned area to one side with spring bulbs and meadow flowers enclosed by feather edge fencing, to the other side a large area of landscaped garden with spring bulbs, plants, laurel bushes, and mature trees including horse chestnut and ash.
MAIN GARDEN Extending on the south and east side of the house, laid mainly to lawn with an abundance of shrubs. Gravelled and paved patio area at side of house beneath a tiled veranda supported on brick piers, window to either end.
Timber storage shed. Thatched gazebo on paved base, ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining. Numerous mature trees. Large enclosed vegetable garden screened on two sides by laurel hedging and comprising soft fruit cage, raised vegetable beds and greenhouse. The garden enjoys privacy as well as an open aspect over the adjoining countryside with woodland beyond. Mature hedged boundaries.
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: SP9 7TE. Proceed along the A338 and through the village of Shipton Bellinger. Continue along the main road and the property will be found on the right hand side, set back from the A338, before reaching Tidworth.
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Tel. 01264 810702
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