Wherwell, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A charming and most attractive brick and flint cottage situated in the heart of this highly desirable Test Valley village.
An attractive Grade II Listed brick and flint end of terrace period cottage with characterful accommodation comprising a side entrance hall/boot room, attractive sitting room with open fireplace and wood burning stove, family room with vaulted ceiling and exposed trusses and kitchen/dining room. There is also a laundry area, cloakroom and small front vestibule on the ground floor. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and a good size family bathroom. The attractively landscaped garden extends to the side of the cottage and features an ornamental gazebo on a circular terrace. The rear garden slopes up towards the rear boundary and is planted with shrubs and vegetables. Current planning consent exists for the creation of a home office/studio at the top of the rear garden with far-reaching views. The property also currently benefits from fibre-to-the-home (BT or Virgin) with speeds of up to 1Gbps available.
The property is situated in the centre of the village of Wherwell, renowned for its many period properties and which also has a church, village hall, playing fields and reputable primary school. There are charming country walks nearby including one along an unspoilt lane to the fine old church, and another across a long footbridge to The Common and neighbouring village of Chilbolton. The nearby town of Andover offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities, as well as a mainline railway station providing fast services to London (Waterloo) in about an hour. The A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country, and the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are approximately 15 minutes and 25 minutes distant respectively.
PORCH Ledged and braced door leading into:
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Ceiling light point. Meter/fuse box. Coat hooks. Internal panel latch door into:
SITTING ROOM (Attractive reception room) Open brick fireplace with log burning stove standing on slate hearth. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with hand-built unit comprising media shelf with display shelving above, cupboards beneath. Panel latch door concealing turning staircase rising to first floor. Wall lights. Small pane window to front aspect. Open doorway into:
KITCHEN / DINING ROOM Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Timber edged ceramic tiled work surfaces with decorative tiled splash back. Range of high and low level cupboards and drawers. Eye level Neff combination oven with further Neff oven beneath. Four zone induction hob. Integrated slim-line dishwasher. Former fireplace now housing a recycling drawer with tiled sill above, storage to side. LED light panels. Display shelving with cupboard beneath. Herb racks. LED down lighters. Two windows to side aspect overlooking main garden. Internal window with latch door to side leading into:
HALLWAY / BOOT ROOM Half glazed door to main garden. Quarry tiled floor. Cupboard with boot storage beneath. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Latch door into cloakroom. Broom cupboard with LED light. Opening into laundry area.
CLOAKROOM White suite comprising corner wash hand basin with ceramic tiled splash back. Low level WC. Quarry tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to rear aspect. Ceiling light point.
LAUNDRY AREA Small pane window to side aspect with tiled sill. Roll top work surface with cupboards above, recess and plumbing beneath for washing machine and dryer. High ceiling with pendant light point. Latch door and step up into:
FAMILY ROOM Vaulted ceiling with two exposed king post trusses. Sheila maid. Small pane window to side aspect. Velux sky light to rear aspect. Built-in unit to one end with space for TV, shelving and cupboards beneath. Wall lights.
CENTRAL LANDING Large hatch into boarded loft space. Ceiling light point. Alcove with high and low level cupboards. Panel latch doors to bedrooms and bathroom.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Double bedroom with dressing area)
Bedroom: Small pane window to front aspect. Painted T&G panelling to internal walls. Alcove with shelf and hanging rail. Pendant light point. Dressing area: former fireplace (not in use) with display sill over. Built-in cupboard with storage above.
BEDROOM TWO Small pane window to side aspect overlooking main garden. Exposed chimney breast. Shelving. Pendant light point. Loft hatch (no longer in use).
BEDROOM THREE Window to side aspect overlooking main garden. Pendant light point. Shelf.
FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising bath with tiled sill and mixer tap/hand held shower attachment to one end, wall mounted shower and curtain rail. Pedestal wash hand basin with glass shelf, light and extractor fan over. Low level WC. Towel radiator. Built-in cupboard and shelving in eaves space. LED down lighters. Obscure glazed Window to rear aspect. Patterned ceramic tiled floor.
Brick edged sandstone steps rise from the village lane through picket gate and mixed hedging into the front garden area. Sandstone terrace with inset flower and shrub borders leading to front entrance porch. Picket gate to side leads into:
MAIN GARDEN Located at the gable end of the cottage. Sandstone paving leads to the side entrance with well stocked lavender and herb border retained by reclaimed sleepers. Steps rise onto the main lawn area, well screened to the front by mixed hedging. Well stocked herbaceous border with two apple trees. Brick edged raised circular patio area to rear of lawn with feature iron gazebo with table, seating, light and heater. Timber garden shed with 32A supply. (This supply could also be extended up the garden to the new home office/studio, if constructed). The rear garden slopes up towards to the rear boundary. Vegetable garden. Brick steps rise to further area with timber shed and bunded oil tank enclosed around a purpose built iron surround. The rear boundary is retained by gabions with fencing above. The side boundaries are screened by mature privet hedging and fencing.
Agent’s Note: Planning permission has been granted for the creation of a home office/studio at the rear boundary. (18/03276/FULLN)
OFF-ROAD PARKING There is separate title for the ‘old chalk pit’ just along the road by the telephone box and the owner of no.32 has the use of three off-road parking spaces as well as flood lighting and a 100A 3 phase supply installed that could be used for fast charging electric vehicles. The parking rights and maintenance of this area is shared with other neighbours.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
POST CODE SP11 7JG. From the War Memorial, continue along the High Street and the cottage will be found on the right hand side, just before the sharp right hand bed in front of the White Lion pub.
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