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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Bucks Head Hill, Meonstoke

Withdrawn from Market £725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Cottage
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Charm & Character
  • 16ft Drawing Room
  • Mature Rear Garden
  • Off Road Parking
  • Garage
  • Large Outside Office

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

"VILLAGE LIVING AT ITS FINEST!" A rare opportunity to view this endearing detached period home. This Grade II listed property sits within an attractive and generous plot. We believe the property dates back to the 17th century and has been lovingly restored whilst still retaining many of its striking features. This beautiful cottage is located within the sought after village of Meonstoke, in the heart of South Downs. Take a stroll through this envious village location and enjoy the breath-taking views overlooking the River Meon and surrounding countryside.

This impressive property has been carefully maintained by the present owner, still oozing an abundance of character throughout including exposed beams, wall timbers, natural brickwork and fireplaces. The main house briefly comprises a charming entrance hall, cloakroom, drawing room with large open fire, dining room with working fire providing convenient access to the kitchen and utility room. The first floor accommodation includes a master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, two further bedrooms and a large bathroom, which was previously a bedroom. Outside within the grounds sits a charming thatched summer house currently used as a study. Additional benefits include a driveway, garage and attached office which could be converted into an annexe (subject to the relevant consents). 

MEONSTOKE This picturesque village lies within the heart of the Meon Valley. The village offers a strong and vibrant community which includes the village hall and stores shared with the neighbouring village of Corhampton. The 13th century St Andrews' Church is ideally located along with the 19th century village school and 16th century Bucks Head public house with bed and breakfast facilities. Meonstoke cuts through the middle chalk of the South Downs offering excellent leisure facilities such as fishing breaks, superb cycling terrain, bridle and hiking paths and of course, wonderful scenery. Meonstoke village provides convenient access to the neighbouring historic villages of Wickham and Bishops Waltham with their designer shops, restaurants and bars. The historic Cathedral City of Winchester is only 25 minutes away providing mainline railway connections to London Waterloo. There are motorway links joining the M27 and M3 to Portsmouth Harbour, Southampton Airport, Bournemouth and London. 

INSIDE The property is approached via a timber framed, pitched tiled entrance porch with solid oak front door which opens to the reception hall which has a paved floor, display niche with windows overlooking the front garden. The hall also provides access to the cloakroom, drawing room and dining room. Stepping into the drawing room with its impressive open fire, there are exposed beams, double aspect windows to the front and glass doors opening to the rear garden. The dining room features an exposed flint stone wall, large fireplace, window overlooking the front garden and convenient access to the cottage style kitchen which has a Butler sink, granite worktops, ample storage facilities, recess breast for the inset AGA, built-in appliances, double aspect views, stable door to the garden and access to a useful utility room equipped with washing machine, sink and hanging space for boots and coats.

The first floor landing benefits from access to the storage loft via a ladder and doors through to the master bedroom, third bedroom and bathroom. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, views over the rear garden and two sets of wardrobes. Bedroom two is accessed from the third bedroom and is a dual aspect room with two windows overlooking the rear garden and a window to the front. Bedroom three, currently used as a dual purpose room, has an open fire, original oak flooring, exposed beams, a vaulted ceiling and dual aspect views over the garden. The large bathroom features a roll top bath with ball and claw feet, exposed flint stone wall, wooden beams, a separate shower cubicle, WC and an attractive fireplace with inset wood burning stove. 

OUTSIDE Enclosed by a waist height stone wall, the front garden is approached via a small wooden gate with brick pathway leading to the main entrance. The front garden features lawned areas with an attractive array of mature flowers and shrubs. Further gated garden areas to both side elevations provide access to the large and attractive rear garden. To the rear of the house is a brick paved patio area, ideal for an attached garden room (subject to the relevant consents). The extensive lawned areas are divided by a brick pathway leading to the L-shaped garage with wine store and attached versatile office/garden room. There is also a charming detached, thatched summer house which is currently used as a study, benefitting from heating and Wi Fi access. The garden has feature stone walls with well stocked beds and borders. The GARAGE can be accessed via a driveway leading to the remote controlled garage door and further doors to the garden and a temperature controlled wine store. The attached and versatile GARDEN ROOM/OFFICE features a vaulted ceiling, air conditioning, heating and double doors opening onto the decking area. Although it is currently set up as an office, this room could be adapted as a multi-functional room or as part of an annexe (subject to the relevant consents). Additional features include TV and music wiring to all main rooms, two wood stores, a garden shed and Wi Fi for both business and leisure facilities.  

DIRECTIONS From our office in Bishops Waltham proceed in a northerly direction along the B3035 Corhampton Road. Continue for some distance and at the mini roundabout take the second exit onto the A 32 Warnford Road and take the first left into Bucks Head Hill where the property can be found on the left hand side as identified by our 'For Sale' Board.  

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18 January 2017


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