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2 bedroom detached house for sale

Tunworth, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Guide Price £825,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 Reception rooms
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Garage
  • 1,218 SqFt

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Old School Cottage is believed to date from the mid-17th century with mellow brickwork set to a Flemish bond pattern and a thatched roof. In the 19th century the house was extended with a village school room and now provides a rare balance between its high vaulted ceiling, large windows under a tiled roof and the original thatched cottage with its casement windows and exposed beams.

The cottage is approached through a five-bar gate and set behind split chestnut fence and hedging. This opens to an expanse of gravel drive leading to the detached brick garage. A brick path leads around to the front door. Beyond is an attractive pitched covered porch protecting the separate door into the school room.

The accommodation retains many original feature but would benefit from modernisation and extension. A door from the dining room, with its fine inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, opens to the rear of the cottage and the basic kitchen, lobby and shower room.

The useful cellar is accessed from here with plumbing for the washing machine. The former school room which can be accessed separately from the lane is an exceptionally light room with windows on three elevations. There is a fireplace with wood burner on a raised stone hearth, appealing mellow timber flooring and feature brick wall.

On the first floor are two bedrooms with fine rural views and a bathroom beyond which is an extensive area of loft for storage.

Odiham 6 miles, Basingstoke 5 miles (mainline station to Waterloo in 44 minutes), Alton 10 miles, Farnham 16 miles, M3 (Junction 5) 5 miles, M3 (Junction 6) 4 miles (All distances are approximate)

The village of Tunworth is one of Hampshire's best kept secrets tucked away along a narrow country lane and set within unspoilt rolling countryside between Upton Grey and Mapledurwell.

A small rural parish with the 12th century All Saints Church, the village borders Herriard Park with The Old School Cottage lying within a Conservation Area.

Upton Grey is about a mile away where there is a village hall with shop/post office attached and a public house. Further day to day amenities are available at nearby Odiham or Old Basing with the larger towns of Basingstoke, Alton and Farnham providing more extensive shopping, recreational, business and educational facilities.

The cottage is set in a charming garden which is mainly to the rear and side. Beyond the expanse of brick paved sitting area is the lawn broken by mature fruit and specimen trees including a walnut currently surrounded by wild cyclamen. A particular feature of the garden are the outstanding country views.

The good-sized brick and tile garage has stairs which lead up to a loft space ideal for home office or games room.

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Added on Rightmove:
13 October 2016

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