5 bedroom detached house for sale
Heckfield, HOOK, Hampshire
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Tenure: FreeholdFormerly the lodge to Heckfield Place, Winchfield Lodge stands in a plot approximately 1.5 acres. Exceedingly well presented throughout, the reception rooms are well proportioned and with five bedrooms the property offers versatile living space on all levels. The mature gardens and grounds include an orchard, paddock and vegetable plot, bordering onto open fields and countryside for fantastic views. Perfectly located for access to M3 and M4 and nearby mainline train stations the towns of Basingstoke and Reading are approximately eight miles distant. Schools nearby include Daneshill, St. Neots and Sheffield. Primary schools can be found at Rotherwick and Hartley Witney.
Ground Floor Accommodation
This beautiful property has the advantage of three principal reception rooms all of which have open fire places with the dining room featuring its original Victorian surround. In addition to these there is also an office, a games room/conservatory and when the kids come in dirty from a day’s play, there is also the convenience of a ground floor shower room which is adjacent to the ground floor fifth bedroom.
The superbly equipped kitchen / breakfast room makes the perfect heart for the home. It includes a range cooker for that traditional British country kitchen feel, a built-in wine cooler for those Continental lunches, space for an American-style fridge / freezer, central island, French doors providing access to outside patio and a feature Lantern window. From the kitchen there is also a separate utility room with space and plumbing for laundry appliances and a cloakroom.
First Floor Accommodation
The first floor has a central landing with a large, walk-in airing cupboard. The master bedroom has an en suite with a double shower cubicle while the other three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes as well as access to eaves storage in two of them. The family bathroom has a stylish corner bath with wall mounted power shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C and a heated towel rail.
A real feature of this property is its extensive gardens and grounds. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn and is accessed via a large patio which boarders onto open countryside. Upon the lawn is a children’s play area and boule pit. Further into the garden is an established orchard with pear, apple, plum and damson trees. There is also a range of soft fruit bushes including gooseberry. Boarders are well stocked with plants, shrubs and specimen trees. At the rear of the garden is a paddock which allows vehicular access and is studded by mature oak trees.
To the front there is an electrically operated gate that provides access to the private driveway which in turn leads to the double garage, double car port, paddock and gardens.
Hook is a large village situated in North Hampshire approximately six miles east of Basingstoke. Initially a very small settlement the construction of Hook railway station in 1883 saw the village grow with an influx of railway workers and commuters. The village is surrounded by swathes of countryside and farmland with smaller villages and hamlets nearby such as Nately Scures, Rotherwick and Newham.
There is a significant business community in the town, with the large Bartley Wood Business Park situated less than a mile from the village centre. Direct links to Waterloo and Southampton via the village’s rail station, with indirect routes to Reading and Salisbury, and easy access to the M3, make this an ideal commuting location with good local schools, amenities and surroundings.