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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Lower Farringdon, Alton, Hampshire

Withdrawn from Market £305,000

Property Description

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A circa Victorian terraced cottage of great charm and appeal in a South Downs National Park village with particular features being its superb condition, extensive rear gardens and front car space.

Lovingly modernised and presented to a high standard, this adorable cottage nestles within a slightly varying terrace of 6 cottage homes and is set back from the Meon Valley road, the A32. Alton High Street is easily accessible within 3.3 miles drive. Notable characteristics are the sitting room with a log burner, an ingeniously designed kitchen diner, luxurious bathroom with a Victorian twist, and exposed joinery including architraves and skirting boards and several stripped pine doors. The uPVC double glazing with trickle vents, gas heating system with radiators, floored loft with a Velux style window and the outbuilding within the rear garden are further useful attributes. The foot of the garden borders paddocks.

Lillian Place is set back in Lower Farringdon village, which has historic connections with the long closed Meon Valley railway. The immediate village surroundings provide country walks, bridleways and byways, the Golden Pheasant Inn and access via the A32 to Alton and further towns to the North, and the Meon Valley and coast to the South. Upper Farringdon includes a fine array of period and individual properties, the parish church and the Rose & Crown Inn among its landmarks. Jane Austen's much admired village of Chawton has a primary school, specialist library and cricket club. Alton, an old market town, has individual and national retailers including Sainsbury's, Waitrose, M&S, Boots, Iceland, Aldi and Wickes, a commuter service to London Waterloo (minimum journey time 67 minutes), senior and Alton Convent schools, a further education college, sports centre, 2 outlying golf courses, a programme of open air events and an intriguing Saxon, civil war and hop...

Ground Floor 
Lantern light and external gas meter box. Panelled effect multi-bolt locking front door with top windows to:-

Entrance Lobby 
Front aspect. Oak effect laminated floor, light, panelled wall and ceiling, coat hooks. Ledged and braced pine door to:-

Utilty Area 
5' 7'' x 4' 1'' (1.70m x 1.24m)
Off rear lobby via slatted panelled door. Plumbing for washing machine, fitted pine worktop, single glazed rear aspect and door to garden. Double wall cupboard. Light.

First Floor 
From kitchen diner, ledged pine door with enclosed stairs and hand rail to:-

Sitting Room 
11' 4'' x 10' 8'' (3.45m x 3.25m)
Front aspect. Morso log burner stove fitted in delightful chequered tiled fireplace with raised hearth and pine pillared mantelpiece. Oak floor. Radiator, phone socket. Corner cupboard housing electric consumer unit and meter.

Kitchen Diner 
11' 3'' x 10' 5'' (3.43m x 3.17m) overall
Rear aspect. Refitted to a country cottage theme with recessed panelled units, chrome finished door knobs, oakblock worktops and integrated Ignis ceramic hob and stainless steel electric oven with vented and illuminated stainless hood and back, slimline Beko dishwasher and Prestige fridge/freezer both in stainless steel style finish. Ingeniously affording multiple floor cupboards, top and pan drawers and tall wall cabinets with under pelmet lighting. Also inset circular stainless steel sink with mono mixer, tiled splashbacks. Space for dining table and chairs, strip pine panelling to stairway, cupboard below. Slate effect laminated floor, radiator,. Doorway to:-

Rear Lobby 
Slate effect laminated floor, thermostat, coat hooks, high shelf, light.

11' 0'' x 4' 6'' (3.35m x 1.37m) overall
Luxuriously refitted in white livery to Victorian theme with chrome fittings presenting rolltop clawleg double ended bath with central taps and separate raindrench shower fitting, pedestal wash stand basin and WC with high level cistern. Bevelled tiling to visible walls, downlighting, slate style ceramic tiled floor, tubular radiator/chrome heated towel rails, utensils shelves, automatic extractor fan. Soft closing fitted corner linen unit concealing wall hung Worcester 28i Junior gas combination boiler. Side window.


Bedroom One 
11' 3'' x 10' 8'' (3.43m x 3.25m)
Front aspect. Including charming cast iron fireplace, mantelpiece. Oak effect laminated floor, radiator, TV aerial lead.

Bedroom Two 
10' 6'' x 8' 10'' (3.20m x 2.69m) excluding recess
Rear aspect towards open fields. Radiator, fitted shelving. Hinged hatch fitted with fold down wooden ladder to:-

Floor area 10' 5'' x 9' 10'' (3.17m x 2.99m) including gallery
Rear aspect with views to open countryside from timber framed roof window. Oak effect laminated floor, light, multiple power points, 2 built-in pine eaves cupboards.


On Site Car Space 
In herringbone block pavioured area immediately to the front. Also providing bin storage area.

Are extensive and lie mainly to the rear, the front having a small plant border and path. Immediately adjoining the rear of the cottage is a good sized courtyard garden centred on a raised paved sun terrace with flower borders, paved and peashingle paths, floodlight, outside tap and log store. Trelliswork with rear gate leading via outbuilding to main rear garden, which measures 97' 0'' x 12' 0'' (29.54m x 3.65m). Full of seasonal colour , there is a paved sun terrace with steps and grey stone path progressing via strawberry and vegetable beds to well stocked flower gardens with creeper clad archway and angular/island beds. Bark area leading to a verdant bank with stone path continuing to the picket fenced foot of the garden which enjoys a paddock outlook.

12' 0'' x 11' 4'' (3.65m x 3.45m) externally
Incorporating wide paved walkway and 2 sets of double doors with feather boarded storage/bike areas with open loft above.

From Alton, take the A31 towards Winchester. At the Chawton roundabout, take the second exit onto the A32 towards Fareham. Upon entering the 30mph speed limit in Lower Farringdon, the cottage is shortly set back on the left directly opposite The Golden Pheasant Inn.


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06 August 2016


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