4 bedroom detached house for saleThe Street, Crookham Village, Fleet, Hampshire
The Forge House is an attractive Grade II listed house arranged over three floors. The main part of the house (recorded as being built in the 1600s) has exposed beams and timbers with a later single storey extension. Throughout the house many period features remain and will enhance the updating which would likely to be required by a new owner. The detached Forge, which is adjacent to the main house, was operational until only about two years ago.
Set well back from The Street with open fields to the rear, the house is approached via a gravel drive leading past the Forge to the extensive garage and workshop beyond.
The house is entered through a lobby opening to the sitting room. An attractive room with inglenook fireplace housing a gas fired grate and in a corner, a shelved cupboard. The reception room in the extension with dual aspect windows has a tiled fireplace. A spacious pantry opens off the practical kitchen. On the ground floor is a modern shower room and off the vine clad conservatory a bathroom.
The main and second bedrooms on the first floor are over 18ft. with exposed ceiling beams and wall timbers. Stairs lead up to two further bedrooms on the second floor.
The Forge, Grade II listed separately from the house, has double doors opening to a large vaulted room with two funaces/fireplaces. The original leather bellows and wooden operating handle, seen in the photograph on the following page, are included in the sale.
Crookham Village has a rich local history and enjoys rural surroundings yet with convenient access to local road and rail link. The village has a local shop with post office, newsagent, public house and popular bar/restaurant.
The Basingstoke Canal flows through Crookham Village and crosses the River Hart on a high embankment. Coal and timber were once shipped at Crookham Wharf where there is now a car park and picnic area.
More comprehensive shopping facilities can be found in nearby Fleet (both Sainsburys and Waitrose) and a Morrisons Supermarket a short drive away at Elvetham Heath.
There are a number of schools within the local area including two Infant Schools, a Junior School and St Nicholas Independent Day School.
The area is well served for the commuter with main line stations at Fleet, Hook, Winchfield and Basingstoke all providing a scheduled service to London Waterloo; also the M3 at Junctions 4a and 5 within easy driving distance.
The garden is mainly to the side and rear of the house and there is ample evidence of its productivity. The lawn is broken by a sunken herbaceous border, fruit trees, a soft fruit cage and a majestic conifer. The property is enclosed by mixed hedge and the view to the rear is of open fields.
In addition to the Forge building is a large L-shaped timber framed and clad garage/workshop with both double doors and a stable door, adjacent is a further store.
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