Wildhern, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
A substantial and versatile family house in an excellent rural setting
4 Reception rooms. Kitchen & breakfast room. Cellar. Utility room & Store. Family room/bedroom 6. Roof terrace. Master bedroom. 4 Further bedrooms. 3 bath/shower rooms. 3,738 sq ft. Garage. Garden
Mileages: Andover 3.5 miles. Newbury 14 miles. A303 6 miles
The property is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a quiet rural setting on the edge of the popular village of Wildhern which lies north west of Andover in some of the area’s prettiest countryside. Wildhern has a recently installed village tennis court. There is an Award winning village shop with post office in the village of Enham about 3 miles away and the villages of Hatherden (1 mile) and Upton (3 miles) provide infant and junior schools as well as public houses. Andover offers a wide range of shops and services including Waitrose and a mainline railway station providing a regular service to London Waterloo in approximately 75 minutes. The A303 provides excellent communications to the West Country and London via the M3. The towns of Newbury, Hungerford and Stockbridge are approximately 20 minutes’ drive.
Originally a period thatched cottage, the house has been improved and extended over the years to provide a substantial family house of about 3,738 sq ft. The accommodation layout offers great versatility which can provide a total of six first floor bedrooms or alternatively be adapted to create a self-contained annexe with wet room and its own private roof terrace overlooking the adjoining farmland. One of the many other improvements that have been made is the addition of an impressive south and west facing drawing room with an open fireplace and glazed doors opening onto the terrace. From the majority of rooms there are views of the adjoining farmland which lies to the front (across the lane) and to the rear of the house.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The garden lies on the south and west of the house and is laid to lawn with herbaceous borders, shrubs and trees. There are 2 terraces, a summer house, and fruit trees at the bottom of the garden. The garden is screened from the lane by mature hedging and conifers. The west boundary has been treated deliberately lightly to take advantage of the fine views of over 20 miles across the farmland. To the front the property is screened by mature hedging and approached via an ‘In and Out’ drive with parking and access to the garage, front door and side lobby. There is a raised border with shrubs, flowers and a mature Scots Pine.
Mains water, electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating. Fibre Optic Broadband.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Test Valley Borough Council
POST CODE SP11 0JF Follow satnav
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