Upper Chute, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A detached character cottage tastefully renovated and modernised offering beautifully presented and well-appointed accommodation featuring a substantial open plan live-in kitchen with dining area standing within attractively landscaped quarter acre gardens with plenty of off-road parking and double garage
A detached Grade II Listed period cottage, believed to be the oldest remaining home within the village, constructed of whitened part brick/flint elevations beneath a thatched roof with a substantial rear extension beneath a rolled lead roof. The present owners have recently renovated and modernised the property which is now extremely well-presented throughout. The surrounding gardens which amount to in excess of a quarter of an acre have also been tremendously improved, the rear garden now featuring a large split level sandstone entertaining area. The cottage which also has the benefit of a generous driveway and detached double garage, is set well back from the lane and enjoys a peaceful setting in this rural elevated village within the North Wessex Downs.
The property is situated in the peaceful elevated hamlet of Upper Chute which has a church, village hall and bus service and is surrounded by most beautiful rolling countryside; there is a public house in the neighbouring hamlet of Lower Chute. The Chutes are a wonderful area for country walks and cycling - Chute Causeway with its stunning views is within walking distance. Newbury is 14 miles to the north, whilst Andover is also within easy reach and offers a comprehensive range of shopping, and educational facilities as well as a mainline railway station providing fast services to London Waterloo in 75 mins. Great Bedwyn (6.7 miles) also has a train station with a services to London Paddington in 63 mins. There are also local primary schools at Appleshaw, Vernham Dean and Hatherden, and the A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country.
Ledged and braced front door with lantern style light to side leading into: thatched ENTRANCE PORCH White washed timber clad ceiling and light. Decorative tiled floor. Windows to either side aspect. Part glazed stable style latch door into:
LARGE ENTRANCE HALL / SITTING ROOM White washed brick inglenook fireplace with exposed beam above and rolled steel Contura log burning stove on quarry tiled heart and curved brick front. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with coat hooks and open doorway leading into living room, the other has a ledged and braced door into deep shelved cupboard. Exposed ceiling beams and framework. Wall lights. Carpeted oak faced staircase with exposed upright timber rising to half landing with stairs leading in three directions; ascending into a large open plan kitchen with dining area; two further staircases rising to landings and bedrooms. Opening with exposed framework to side leads into:
SNUG (Dual aspect cosy room) Part T&G pastel colour-washed panelling on to walls. Exposed ceiling timber. Wall light. High window to side aspect. Cottage window to front aspect. Cupboard housing meter/fuse box. Low cupboard beneath landing.
LIVING ROOM (Good size triple aspect reception room) High ceiling with exposed timbers. Two windows to front aspect, cottage window to rear aspect and high window to gable end (all with decorative ceramic tiled sills). Open fireplace with substantial chimney breast, decorative wrought iron back plate and ceramic tiled hearth (fireplace not in use) Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with oak shelving. Wall lights. Ledged and braced door to garden.
LARGE OPEN PLAN KITCHEN WITH DINING AREA (Substantial dual aspect room with high profile ceiling and exposed chamfered oak timbers)
Kitchen Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Range of cream Shaker style high and low level cupboards and drawers. Ample hardwood work surfaces. Two oven oil fired Aga with double hob. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Under-counter Bosch oven/grill. Bosch two ring ceramic hob. Integrated dishwasher and washing machine. Polished travertine tiled flooring. Ceiling down lighters. Space for free-standing island/breakfast bar. Latch door into family bathroom. Two windows to rear aspect (one with travertine tiled sill). Full width opening into:
Dining Area Ample space for table and dresser. Corner hardwood bar area with space beneath for drinks fridge, drawers and glazed cabinet above. Polished travertine flooring. Glazed double doors with glazed panels to either side opening onto rear terrace and garden. Further window to front aspect. Part glazed door to front aspect. Down lighters.
FAMILY BATHROOM (Well appointed) White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap, tiled surround, integrated Aqualisa power shower and glass screen. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Low level WC. Chrome towel radiator. Obscure glazed window to rear aspect. High profile ceiling with pending light point. Latch door into cupboard housing lagged copper cylinder with fitted immersion and slatted shelving.
LANDING ONE Panelled latch doors to bedrooms one and two.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Large yet cosy double bed/sitting room) Low cottage window to front aspect overlooking part of the garden. Exposed chimney breast with low storage to one side. Wall light points. Two doors into cupboard with hanging space and shelving. Further door into:
En Suite Shower Room White site comprising wash hand basin with cupboard beneath set into roll top sill with tiled splash back. Low level WC. Step up into tiled enclosure with Aqualisa shower. Extractor fan. Ceramic tiled floor. Part tiled walls. Cottage window to front aspect with tiled sill.
BEDROOM TWO (Double bedroom) Cottage window with ceramic tiled sill to front aspect. Built-in double wardrobe to side of chimney breast. Further high cupboard with header tank. Wall light point.
LANDING TWO Wall light point. Latch door into:
BEDROOM THREE (Compact double bedroom) Cottage window to front aspect. Wall light point.
Wide splayed gravelled entrance off Forest Lane. Large yew tree to front corner boundary. Twin five bar gates open onto substantial gravel driveway with shrub border to front boundary, tall hedging to either side. Ample parking for several vehicles.
DOUBLE GARAGE Prefabricated construction. Personnel door to side. Light and power connected.
Picket gate with beech hedging to either side opening into the front garden comprising a large lawn area dissected by brick paved curved path leading to front entrance porch. Shrub border with Apple tree. Two topiary yew trees. Oil tank screed by trellis. Septic tank screened by low box hedging. Paved terrace to the front boundary with impressive lavender border to side.
Sleeper edged wide gravel steps rise to the door leading into the dining room, lantern style light to side. To the opposite side of the cottage a picket gate opens onto a path that leads round the gable end of the cottage with curved flint retaining wall to side.
REAR GARDEN Steps rise at the rear of the cottage onto an impressive split level sandstone terrace area, also accessed via the door from the kitchen/dining room. Lower sheltered terrace with sleeper style retaining walls and well stocked borders. Wide sandstone step rise to a larger sandstone terrace ideal for entertaining. Step up onto the main garden which is laid to lawn and well screened on all sides by mature hedging. Mature walnut tree to rear corner boundary.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
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