Wherwell, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A beautifully styled and spacious semi-detached Victorian family house with an attractive secluded south easterly facing garden enjoying a quiet elevated position set back from the road along a no-through track
Wherwell, a highly sought after village and Conservation Area within the Test Valley with stunning walks on Cow Common, traversed by the River Test
A semi-detached Victorian house of mainly brick elevations beneath a tiled roof. The accommodation comprises a reception hall, living room with fireplace and wood burning stove, sitting room (also with fireplace and wood burning stove) opening into a stunning open plan kitchen with a separate dining area featuring a pyramid lantern roof. There is also a bathroom and rear lobby/boot room leading to the garden. To the first floor there are three bedrooms (two doubles) and a cloakroom. The principal bedroom with its vaulted ceiling is located on the second floor. Attractive distant views are enjoyed from the first and second floor front and side facing windows across the Test Valley. Outside there is off-road parking as well as a brick garage that has been divided into a garden store/utility area with an office to the rear and potting shed. The main garden is a particular feature, enjoying privacy and a south easterly aspect. We understand there is also Ultrafast Fibre 2 Plus broadband (guaranteed 150mb/s) available at the property.
Agent’s Note: There is potential to extend over the garage to enlarge the first floor accommodation (STPP).
The property is quietly situated in an elevated setting in the village of Wherwell, a Conservation village renowned for its many period properties, which has a public house, hair salon and primary school. There are many charming country walks nearby, in particular along Cow Common which is traversed by the River Test. The picturesque town of Stockbridge just a short drive away, offers a good selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels, and junior and senior schools; whilst Andover 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 Waterloo. 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.
Tile covered ENTRANCE PORCH Timber support on brick wall. Lantern style light. Wood panelled door leads into:
RECEPTION HALL Window to side aspect. Limestone floor with inset door mat. Two high internal casement windows looking through to dining area with lantern. LED down lighters. Turning staircase with shelving to one side rising to first floor. Panelled doors to kitchen and:
SITTING ROOM Attractive open brick fireplace with wood burning stove on brick hearth. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with built-in cupboards. Exposed floor boards. LED down lighters. Panelled door into living room. Open doorway into inner hall. Wide opening with step up into dining area.
LIVING ROOM Attractive open fireplace with wood burning stove on slate heart, oak beam over. Recess to either side of chimney breast with high level ‘floating’ shelving. Picture window to rear aspect with views over the main garden and across the valley towards the church spire and beyond. Window to side aspect. Deep alcove (ideal as a study area). Wall lights. Exposed ceiling joists and floor boards. Decorative panelling. Door to rear lobby and outside.
DINING AREA Space for large table. Feature central pyramid lantern with spot lights. Polished limestone flooring. Space for dresser. Two internal windows to reception hall. Opening into:
KITCHEN High ceiling with exposed trusses and purlins. Alpha oil fired two burner range (also supplying the central heating and domestic hot water) with two ovens and traditional hob built into herringbone tiled alcove/former chimney breast with display mantel over. Recess to side (ideal for upright fridge/freezer). Matt effect granite work surfaces with oak edging. Range of hand-built pastel colour washed high and low level cupboards and drawers. Double doors into large corner pantry cupboard. Integrated dishwasher. Bosch four ring ceramic hob. Polished limestone flooring. LED down lighters. Space and power supply for central island with pendant light above. Windows to front and side aspect. Sky light. Wall lights.
INNER HALL Double doors into understairs storage cupboard. Shelving. Pendant ceiling light point. Floor boards. Door into:
BATHROOM White suite comprising bath with central taps, fully tiled surround, wall mounted shower and glass screen. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Window to front and rear aspect. Ceramic tiled floor and walls. Down lighters. Electric bar heater. Radiator with towel rail over.
REAR LOBBY / BOOT ROOM Quarry tiled floor. Cloaks hanging and shoe storage. Wall light point. Door to rear porch and garden.
LANDING Window to side aspect. Shelf. Pendant ceiling light point. Turning staircase with exposed balustrade to one side rising to second floor. Doors to bedrooms two, three, four and cloakroom.
BEDROOM TWO (Double bedroom) Picture window to front aspect. Cast iron Victorian fireplace (not in use). Recess to either side of chimney breast, one with cupboards, the other with shelving. Pendant ceiling light point.
BEDROOM THREE (Double bedroom) Picture window with glorious distance views over the valley to the church spire and rolling countryside beyond. Recess to either side of chimney breast with built-in cupboards and shelving between.
BEDROOM FOUR (Small single bedroom) Window to side aspect with distant views across the Test Valley. Pendant ceiling light point. Full height built-in wardrobe cupboards.
CLOAKROOM White suite with corner wash hand basin with decorative tiled splash back. Low level WC with concealed cistern and rustic oak shelf above. Pendant ceiling light point. Extractor fan. Shelf.
LANDING Window to side aspect with glorious views across roof tops over the Test Valley with Chilbolton Observatory visible to one side. Built-in double cupboard. Panelled door into:
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (Good size dual aspect double bedroom) High vaulted ceiling with exposed purlins. Three Velux roof lights to front aspect, one to rear aspect. Tall built-in wardrobe cupboard, dressing table alcove to side, double cupboard beneath. Access into eaves storage. Two pendant ceiling light points. Shelving.
The property is approached over a short (no through) unmade track serving a small parade of Victorian semis opening onto a gravelled area with parking for three vehicles. Access to the garage/store. Flower and herb borders.
Steps descend from the rear porch onto a block paved terrace running the full width of the property, south easterly facing and ideal for barbecues and ‘al fresco’ dining. Climbing plants and shrubs. Central steps descend onto the main garden. Log store. Lean-to brick potting shed with door and windows on two aspects. Brick steps ascend to:
GARAGE Part glazed door to rear elevation. Divided into two areas.
Rear Office: Fully plastered walls with light, power and internet connected. Window through to potting shed. Wood laminate flooring. Shelving. Radiator. Internal door into:
Front Utility Area/Storage: Double doors to front. Work surface with inset sink unit with mixer tap and tiled surround. Plumbing for washing machine. Storage areas. Shelving. Fluorescent strip lights. Power points.
MAIN GARDEN Enjoys a south easterly aspect and is laid mainly to lawn with well stocked surrounding herbaceous borders and specimen trees including Contorted Hazel. The garden enjoys a good degree of privacy and is well enclosed by tall hedging plants, trees and fencing to one side.
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 (via Leckford). Cross over the River Test beside ‘The Mayfly’ public house, cross the next bridge, and turn right into Fullerton Road, signposted Wherwell. In the centre of the village, turn left at the junction, pass the pub and proceed straight ahead. At the next bend turn right onto a track and Fairpiece will be seen on the right hand side.
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