Wherwell, Andover, Hampshire Sp11

House with 5 bedrooms

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£1,500,000

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Wherwell, Andover, Hampshire Sp11

A unique opportunity to acquire a particularly well-situated individual 3,000 sq ft home, including studio apartment, standing in a mature plot of about 1.4 acres with a quiet elevated setting at Wherwell
** The property offers excellent scope including an exciting potential building plot (STPP) **

DESCRIPTION

A unique detached house extending to almost 3,000 sq ft, designed and constructed by an architect as his family home in the late 1970s with a contemporary feel featuring large rooms, high profile ceilings, substantial windows and an ornamental pond.  The property is approached over a private drive serving a handful of detached houses and enjoys privacy, peace and excellent views over the Test Valley from the first floor accommodation and large balcony terrace garden, accessed from the first floor main reception room. The accommodation is versatile and could be used in a number of ways to suit different requirements.  There is also scope for reconfiguration and extension (STPP).  Outside, the main house has a good size garden area to the north eastern end of the house including a formal garden with swimming pool, summerhouse and kitchen garden.  To the other side of the property there is a 0.4 acre orchard garden that has potential for a building plot (STPP).  To the front of the house is a pond with decking and gravelled areas.  LED lighting and double-glazing throughout.

LOCATION

The property has an excellent quiet secluded and elevated setting in the village of of Wherwell, renowned for its many period properties and which also has a church, village hall, playing fields and reputable primary school.  There are many charming country walks from the door including one along an unspoilt lane to the fine old church, and another across a long footbridge to Cow 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 attractive small town of Stockbridge, with its independent shops, small supermarket, restaurants and hotels is 10 minutes away, and is linked by the Test Way in the field above Lynchet.  The A303 can be easily reached allowing convenient access to London and the West Country, and the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are approximately 20 minutes and 25 minutes distant respectively.

ACCOMMODATION

ENTRANCE PORCH  Split level block paved floor and lantern style light.  Solid oak panel door with full height glazing to side leading into:

RECEPTION HALL  Three sided window with floor to ceiling glazing giving views over the ornamental pond and garden.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Four ceiling light points with dimmer switch.  Double doors into cloaks cupboard with rail and shelf above.  Opening into double height inner hall.  Panel doors into kitchen/breakfast room, self-contained ground floor apartment, cloakroom and corridor to internal garage.  Underfloor heating.

CLOAKROOM   White suite comprising contemporary wash hand basin on tiled sill, cupboard beneath and wall lights above.  Low level WC.  Textured porcelain tiled walls.  Painted brick wall.  Obscure glazed window to side aspect.  Shelving for shoes.

INNER HALL  Spacious double height central area with staircase rising to first floor with balustrade to side, contemporary rafters in ceiling.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Glass panel door into dining room.  

FORMAL DINING ROOM   Space for large table and dressers.  Three full height windows to rear aspect. Pine clad ceiling and light point with dimmer switch.  Glass panel door to kitchen.  

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM  Twin stainless steel circular sinks with mixer tap.  Under sink Sadia electric water heater.  Roll top work surface.  Range of high and low level cupboards and drawers.  Eye level Bosch double oven with grill.  Smeg five ring gas hob, extractor fan and light above.  Tiled splash backs.  Space for table.  Recess for under-counter day fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.  Picture window to side aspect.  Ceiling lights with dimmer switch.  Wall spot lights. Arched alcove/display area.  Door returning into reception hall.  Large shelved larder/pantry.  

CORRIDOR TO INTEGRAL GARAGE   Meters, fuse boxes.  Space for utilities/recycling.

STUDIO APARTMENT  (Easily self-contained.  Presently used as a sitting room/single bedroom for main house.  Located under the terrace)
Bedroom/Living Room:  Alcove for single bed.  Picture window to front aspect.  Wall lights.  Double wardrobe cupboard.  Obscure glazed door into:
Kitchen:  Roll top work surfaces.  Stainless steel sink with drainer.  High and low level cupboards.  Free-standing cooker with extractor hood.  Tiled splash backs.  Pine clad ceiling with down lighter.  Wall spot lights.  Alcove for day fridge unit, work surface above.  Obscure glazed window to front aspect.  Opening into:
Reception Hall:  Ceiling light point.  UPVC door and obscure glazed panel to side leading to front driveway.   Door into:
Bathroom:  Matching suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath and low level WC.  Mainly tiled walls.  Pine clad ceiling.  Mirror with light and shaver socket above.  Down lighters.  Obscure glazed window to front aspect.

REAR LOBBY  Full width and height glazing to rear aspect with door opening onto secluded decked area.  Double louvre doors to understairs cupboard.  Door into:

REAR CORRIDOR   Door to bedroom three/study, bedroom four/office, utility/kitchenette, bathroom and storage cupboard.  Two full height windows to rear aspect.

BEDROOM THREE  (Spacious and versatile dual aspect room, currently used as a study)  Impressive full height bay window to front aspect with attractive views over the ornamental pond and Italian style garden beyond.  Fireplace with stone surround and hearth.  Ceiling spot lights and wall lights.

BATHROOM   White suite comprising cast iron pine clad bath with tiled surround.  Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back with mirror fronted cabinet above, cupboard to side, light and shaver socket.  Low level WC.  Towel radiator.  Picture window to front aspect overlooking pond and Italian style garden area.

UTILITY ROOM / KITCHENETTE  (Potential en suite to bedroom four)  Circular stainless steel sink unit with drainer set in work surface, cupboard beneath.  High and low level cupboards.  Free-standing Creda Cavalier cooker with extractor hood above.  Breakfast bar area.  Cork tiled floor.  Tiled splash backs.  Window to front aspect.  Pine clad ceiling with down lighter.

BEDROOM FOUR  (Double bedroom, currently used an office)  Picture window to front.  Ceiling light point.  

FIRST FLOOR

GALLERIED LANDING  (Approached via stairs from reception hall)  Picture windows to front and rear aspect with views of terrace and garden respectively.  Door into:

UPPER CORRIDOR  Two full height windows to rear aspect.  Pendant light point.  Panel doors into principal bedroom suite, bedroom two, shower room and cupboard housing lagged copper cylinder twin immersion hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.  Ceiling light point.

LIVING ROOM  (Impressive and substantial reception room, ideal for entertaining)  High profile pine-slatted ceiling with exposed pine beams and concealed down lighters with dimmer switch.  Open fireplace with beam above, display areas, alcoves and slate hearth.  Substantial aluminium frame glazed door with similar glazed panel to side opening onto the balcony terrace garden with glorious views over the Test Valley to farmland and countryside beyond.  Large patio awning.  Further picture windows to front and side aspect.  Hardwood flooring.  

TERRACE   Estimated project for renovation available.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM  (Substantial double bedroom)  Featuring a high profile clad ceiling with exposed pine beams.  Full height glazing to rear aspect.  Substantial full height bay window to front aspect overlooking ornamental pond, Italian style garden and beyond across the Test Valley.  Bed area with recess to either side screened by curtains for free-standing furniture with galleried display area above.  Hanging rail and shelf above screened by curtain.  Panel door into:
En Suite Bathroom:  Curved feature ceiling.  White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, louvre panelled bath, bidet and low level WC.  Ceramic tiled walls.  Picture window to front aspect.  Mirror with light/shaver socket above.  Integrated shelved cabinets.  Towel radiator.  Infra red wall heater.

SHOWER ROOM  Large curved glass/tiled shower enclosure.  Low level WC.  Alcove with wash hand basin and mixer tap.  Towel radiator.  Tiled walls.  High ceiling with rafters.  Infra red wall heater.

WALK-IN AIRING CUPBOARD   Dual zone hot water cylinder.

BEDROOM TWO  (Spacious double bedroom)  Profile white washed slatted ceiling.  Pelmets with concealed down lighters.  Picture window to front aspect.  Vanity unit comprising white basin, cupboard beneath.  Large concealed hatch into loft space.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached via a long private tarmacadam drive, initially serving a handful of properties then leads on to Lynchet House, with one further neighbour beyond.  Splayed entrance with granite setts.  Decorative steel gates with railings on both sides give access to a sweeping, gravelled driveway providing ample parking.  Holly tree and shrub borders to either side of front entrance porch.  Access door to apartment.  Door to integral garage/workshop.  
High conifer trees screen an Italian style front garden which is laid to shingle with raised brick beds of lavender, pots and shrubs.  Central circular paved detail with fountain.  Raised deck adjacent to a long brick edged architectural ornamental pond extending along part of the front of the house.  A level lawned area beyond the pond is screened by laurel and evergreen hedging.  

The property sits roughly in the middle of its plot and has extensive grounds on all sides, giving maximum quiet and privacy.

NORTH EASTERN GARDEN  Divided into two areas by a central raised brick retained bed with hedging (a loading ramp, a reminder of the sidings now forming the Lynchet plot, for the nicknamed ‘Nile Valley’ line which ran along the present access road and connected to the former Sprat & Winkle railway).  The front area is level with a lawn leading to the kitchen garden with raised beds dissected by gravel and paved paths.  Timber garden shed.  Close boarded fencing to side boundary screening compost area with mixed hedging to front.  The back portion is a formal area of garden:
Swimming pool:  6’ at deep end, electrically heated with liner.  Paved surround.  
Pool/Summerhouse:  Timber frame elevations with double doors, windows to side.  Surrounding lawns, shrubs, topiary and specimen trees to rear bank.  Garden continues round rear of property with raised chalk bank, hardy plants, trees and shrubs.  External power points and lighting.  Rear path leading behind the house to the decked area opening into:

ENCLOSED GARDEN  Gravelled seating area near kitchen window with box hedging, firs, stepping stone path.  Aluminium frame greenhouse.  Extending to rear of garaging.

SOUTH WESTERN GARDEN  Level and partly laid to lawn, enclosed by laurel hedging on one side, attractive steep bank to rear boundary. Specimen trees.  Ornamental weeping cherry.  Wild flower meadow with path. Vehicular access over gravelled area from driveway through gate/further parking.  Steps rise up bank to long, flat, grassed plateau and even more extensive south easterly views of Test Valley. Hedging along field boundary. Two fruit trees.

ORCHARD GARDEN / POTENTIAL BUILDING PLOT / POSITIVE PLANNING CONSULTANT’S OPINION  Level and laid to lawn, banking steeply to the rear boundary enclosed by laurel hedging.  Specimen trees, Ornamental cherry. Wild flower meadow.  Stone steps rise up the bank to an area with views over the Test Valley.  Vehicular gate onto driveway beside pine tree.

SERVICES  

Mains electricity and water.  Private drainage.   Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.

DIRECTIONS   

To be obtained from Evans & Partridge.


VIEWING IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT
Agriculture House, High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6HF
Tel.  01264  810702          www.evansandpartridge.co.uk

DISCLAIMER

1.  These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.  All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Evans & Partridge or the vendors or lessors.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
3. No person in the employment of Evans & Partridge has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

Evans & Partridge is the trading name for Armstrong Partridge Limited
(Company number 10437262)   
Registered at Agriculture House, High Street, Stockbridge SO20 6HF

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