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Wildhern, Andover, Hampshire Sp11

4 bedrooms

A large highly attractive detached cottage with surprisingly light and spacious reception rooms standing in a quarter acre plot featuring an ‘in and out’ driveway and a beautifully landscaped westerly facing private garden with summerhouse/home office



Property Details

DESCRIPTION

A handsome and imposing detached Grade II Listed cottage constructed of attractive brick and flint elevations beneath a thatched roof, formerly a row of three cottages believed to date back to the 16th Century.  The property is set well back from the road and there is ample parking as well as a detached brick under tile garage/workshop.  The accommodation features two light and airy reception rooms, both with inglenook fireplaces, there is also a good size kitchen/breakfast room, separate utility/boiler room as well as a bathroom and shower room on the ground floor.  There are three separate staircases rising to the first floor where there are four good size bedrooms as well as a newly created shower room which is shared by two of the bedrooms.  The westerly facing well established landscaped garden extends to the rear of the property and features an excellent summerhouse that the present owners use as a library/garden room.


LOCATION

The property is situated in the sought after village of Wildhern.  The nearby villages of Hatherden (approximately 1 mile distant) and Upton (approximately 3 miles distant) provide infant and junior schools and public houses.  Further facilities including a post office/store, church and public house are available in nearby Charlton. Andover (approximately 3.5 miles to the south) offers a comprehensive range of educational, shopping and leisure facilities and a main line railway station to London (Waterloo) in about an hour.  The A303 provides first class road communications to the West Country, and to London via the M3 motorway.  The towns of Hungerford and Newbury to the north are also within approximately twenty minutes’ drive.


ACCOMMODATION

Thatched covered entrance.  Outside lantern style light.  Wood panelled door with decorative glazed panel leading into:

ENTRANCE HALL  Exposed brick walls.  Coat hooks.  Coir matting.  Lantern style ceiling light.  Open brick arch leads into:

FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM  Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer to side.  Extensive range of high and low solid oak fronted cupboards and drawers incorporating high corner display shelving.  Ample granite effect work surfaces part with tiled splash back.  ‘Rangemaster’ with two large ovens, grill, four ring hob and griddle/hot plate with decorative ceramic tiled splash back.  Recess and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine.  Alcove with space for day fridge, double cupboard to side, work surface over and cupboards above.  Upright exposed timber.  Exposed ceiling beam and joists.  Former fireplace with brick chimney breast and hearth, beam over and inset display shelving.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Two windows to front aspect.  Small pane picture window to rear aspect overlooking main garden.  Part glazed door to terrace and garden.  Ceiling spot lights.  Access between two brick piers to turning staircase (three) rising to first floor.  Oak door to understairs cupboard.  Two radiators.  Ledged and braced panelled doors into sitting/dining room and steps rising into:

UTILITY / BOILER ROOM  Profile ceiling.  Work surface with space for tumble dryer beneath and ‘Worcester’ oil fired boiler.  Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Range of oak fronted cupboards and drawers with roll top work surface over.   Space for dresser.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Ceiling light point.  Window to rear aspect.  

SITTING / DINING ROOM  (Large dual aspect L-shaped room)
Sitting Room:  Impressive inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and smaller internal brick fireplace.  Cast iron bread oven door to one side (oven now removed).  Door to side of fireplace leading into formal dining room/family room.  Exposed ceiling beams and timbers.  Deep picture window to front aspect.  Low window to rear aspect.  Small pane glazed door opening onto terrace and garden.  Display shelving (within former doorway).  Ledged and braced panelled door into bathroom at the foot of staircase two.  Two radiators.  Opening into:
Informal Dining Area:  Deep window to front aspect.  Exposed ceiling beams and timbers.  Corner display shelving.  Radiator.

FORMAL DINING / FAMILY ROOM  (Large dual aspect room)  Two deep windows to front aspect.  Low level window and small pane glazed door opening onto terrace and garden.  Exposed ceiling beams and timbers.  Impressive brick inglenook fireplace with brick hearth and exposed beam over.  Three radiators.  Access to staircase (one).  Ledged and braced panelled door into:

SHOWER ROOM (One)  ‘Heritage’ wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboard beneath.  Low level WC.  Glass screen separating fully tiled wet area with overhead shower and extractor fan.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Part tiled walls.  Window to rear aspect. Ceiling and wall light point.  Chrome heated towel rail.  Door to understairs cupboard.

BATHROOM  White suite comprising wood panelled bath with tiled splash back.  ‘Heritage’ wash hand basin.  Low level WC.  Window to rear aspect with deep display sill.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Down lighter.  Strip light.  Heated towel rail.  Turning staircase rising to panelled door into bedroom four.

FIRST FLOOR   

LANDING AREA  (From staircase one)  Balustrade overlooking stairwell.  Exposed framework and principal rafter.  Wall light point.  Doors to bedroom one and three.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM  (Spacious dual aspect double bedroom)  Window to rear aspect with beautiful view over the garden.  Wide eyebrow window to front aspect.  Exposed chimney breast with low door to side into shelved cupboard.  Exposed purlins, wall plate and framework.  Two built-in bedside cupboards with shelving to either side.  Down lighters.  Access to loft space via hatch.  Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO  (Good size double bedroom)  Eyebrow window to front aspect.  Exposed framework.  Down lighters.  Two built-in double wardrobe cupboards.  Radiator.  Ledged panelled door onto landing and staircase (three) descending to kitchen.  Door to shower room (shared with bedroom four).

BEDROOM THREE  (Large dual aspect double bedroom)  Window to gable end.  Wide eyebrow window to front aspect with deep shelved alcove to front.  Built-in double wardrobe cupboard with low level cupboards to either side, shelving above.  Down lighters.  Two radiators.

BEDROOM FOUR  Eyebrow window to front aspect.  Exposed framework.  Access to loft space.  Down lighters.  Radiator.  Ledged and braced panelled door into shower room (shared with bedroom two).

SHOWER ROOM (Two)  Wash hand basin set in roll top surround and sill behind.  Low level WC.  Wet area with tiled surround, glass screen and overhead shower.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Heated towel rail/radiator.  Down lighters (one concealing extractor fan).  


OUTSIDE

FRONT GARDEN  Access off village road through twin five bar gates onto spacious shingle ‘in and out’ driveway with further exit to other side boundary.  Border to front of cottage.  Gate between garage and cottage gives access into rear garden.  The garden is well screened to one side by brick/part rendered walling, to the other by tall brick walling.  Generous gravelled parking area.  Flint edged area to front boundary.  Herbaceous borders and crazy paved pathways enclosed by mature hedging.  Five impressive topiary Yew trees and central Holly tree.  

LARGE GARAGE / WORKSHOP  Constructed of brick elevations beneath a tiled roof.  Electric remotely operated up and over door to front.  Light and power connected.  Window and personnel door to rear.  Further windows to either side aspect.

MAIN GARDEN   This is westerly facing, extends to the rear of the property and comprises a large paved terrace extending the full width of the property with a paved path leading to the summerhouse.  The garden is mainly laid to lawn with three circular herbaceous borders, one containing an Acer.  Wide borders containing a colourful variety of spring bulbs, flowers, shrubs and specimen trees.  Enclosed on either side by brick/rendered walling and to the rear by tall laurel hedging, Yew and conifers.  Screened oil tanks.

SUMMERHOUSE (Currently used all year round as a library and ideal as a home office)  Constructed by ‘Crane’ of colour washed timber clad elevations beneath a hipped cedar shingle roof with windows on three elevations and double doors to front.  Fully insulated floor, walls and roof.  Double glazed.  Light and power connected.  Exposed pine floor boards.  Vaulted ceiling with spot lights.  White washed T&G walls.  Electric wall mounted heater.


SERVICES  

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


VIEWING IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH EVANS AND PARTRIDGE
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 no. 10437262)



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