Longstock, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
An attractive linked four bedroom period cottage, formerly two properties, providing well presented and characterful accommodation standing in a large garden set well back from the lane in the heart of this highly sought after Test Valley village near Stockbridge
An attractive linked period cottage, formerly two cottages within a terrace of just three in an elevated position set well back from the lane with views over the Test Valley. The cottage is constructed with attractive brick and flint elevations beneath a slate roof with a small 1980s lean-to extension to one side and there is considerable scope to extend the property further, if required (STPP). The well-presented and characterful accommodation comprising entrance hall, living room, sitting room with fireplace housing a log burning stove, dining room with exposed brick wall, kitchen and utility/cloakroom. To the first floor there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate shower.
The property is situated in the heart of Longstock with views over the Test Valley towards the river, whilst also being within a short walk of the Peat Spade public house with its cosy atmosphere and reputable restaurant. Longstock also benefits from a village hall, and local beauty spot called ‘The Bunny’ overlooking the renowned River Test as well as being home to the renowned Water Gardens (with its nursery and John Lewis farm shop). Stockbridge is within a very short drive and offers a variety of shops, a Co-op with Post Office, hotels and public houses, cafes, churches, a doctors surgery and primary and secondary schools. It is also home to the Houghton Fishing Club, renowned worldwide as one of the oldest clubs in England, which was founded in 1882. The cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury and the abbey town of Romsey are all within a twenty minute drive, and the A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country. There are also mainline railway stations in Winchester and Andover (both about fifteen minutes’ drive away) as well as Grateley, all with fast trains to Waterloo.
Paved steps with dwarf brick walling to either side rising to:
PORCH Slate roof supported by gallows brackets. Bespoke part glazed hardwood door with fanlight above depicting ‘29’ leading into:
ENTRANCE HALL Pendant light point. Pitch pine panel door to living room. Pine ledged and braced door intro utility/cloakroom.
UTILITY / CLOAKROOM Oak block work surface with shelving and hanging above. Recess and plumbing for washing machine with space for dryer. White suite comprising contemporary wash hand basin with brass mixer tap on stand with double cupboard. Low level WC with concealed cistern. T&G panelling to three walls. Limestone tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to side aspect. Spot lights. Fuse box. Profile ceiling.
LIVING ROOM (Featuring a high ceiling) Window to front aspect with views across the Test Valley. Exposed floor boards. Open fireplace (currently not in use). Recess to one side of chimney breast, archway to opposite side leading through to sitting room. Turning staircase with exposed pine chamfered balustrade to side rising to first floor. Storage area beneath. Pendant light point. Pitch pine panel door into dining room.
SITTING ROOM (Featuring a high ceiling and picture rail) Two windows to front aspect with views over the Test Valley. Brick fireplace housing Jøtel log burning stove on brick hearth. Recess to either side of chimney breast, one ideal for built-in furniture, the other with pine door into cupboard. Exposed pine floorboards. Radiator concealed with decorative cover. Pendant light point. Open doorway into kitchen.
DINING ROOM (Feature brick wall) Aluminium frame door with windows to either side leads onto terrace and garden. Three ceiling spot lights. Vinyl flooring. Radiator concealed with decorative cover. Open doorway into:
KITCHEN Ceramic 1½ bowl sink unit with brass mixer tap and drainer. Oak block work surfaces with metro tiled splash back. Range of high and low shaker style cupboards and drawers with brass handles. Zanussi two oven cooker with four ring induction hob, extractor hood above. Recess and plumbing of for dishwasher. Space for fridge/freezer. Shelving. Three windows overlooking rear terrace and garden. Vinyl flooring. Ceiling light point with four spot lights.
LANDING Balustrade continues overlooking stairwell. Window at gable end. Two hatches to separate loft areas. Two pendant light points. Cupboard housing lagged copper cylinder with immersion, pump for shower and slatted shelving. Pitch pine panel doors to:
BEDROOM ONE (Double bedroom) Two windows to front aspect with fabulous views over the Test Valley. Range of built-in wardrobes. Contemporary tall radiator. Picture rail. Pendant light point.
BEDROOM TWO (Long bedroom) Window to front aspect with far reaching views. Bulkhead above stairs. Pendant light point. Cupboard with hanging rail and shelf.
BEDROOM THREE (Long bedroom) Two windows to rear aspect. Built-in wardrobe cupboard. Study area to end comprising oak desk with panelling behind. Pendant light point. Shelving.
BEDROOM FOUR Window to rear aspect. Pendant light point.
BATHROOM (Recently refitted) Contemporary white suite and brass fixtures comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, drawers beneath, electric mirror and light above. Contemporary free-standing bath with mixer tap/hand held attachment. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Metro tiled walls. Large glass enclosure with overhead and hand held attachments. Towel radiator. Tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to rear aspect. LED down lighters. Extractor fan.
Hardstand and private parking for two to three vehicles along the front boundary bordering the lane. Estate railings and gate onto stepped path rising to the front entrance porch, dissecting a large area of front garden laid to gently sloping lawn interspersed by shrubs and trees featuring a central Yew tree. Side gate and path bordered by bamboo leads round into:
REAR GARDEN Comprises a split level hard-standing, ideal for the creation of an entertaining terrace area with block and brick retaining wall to rear. Lawn areas and sleeper retained wall. Lawn enclosed by beech hedging. Timber garden shed/store. Line of mature yew trees to rear boundary.
Mains electricity. Private water supply from the Leckford Estate. Private drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
POST CODE SO20 6DR.
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