4 bedroom detached house for saleUp Somborne, Stockbridge, Hampshire
Under Offer £825,000
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Boot room & utility
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Driveway parking
Rookley Cottage is a delightful multi-layered partly thatched cottage with the original parts believed to date back to the 17th and 19th centuries.
The property has a wealth of period features
typical of a cottage of its age. The current owners have sympathetically extended with a versatile architect-designed extension using traditional materials to echo the original building. This offers a very adaptable living space, with two ground-floor bedrooms, a bathroom and a garden room/study with a wood burning stove, offering the possibility of semi-independence for, say, teenage children, students or elderly relatives.
Also on the ground floor is a boot room, utility,
kitchen/ breakfast room with Rayburn, a good size dining room with a large inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and also access to the cellar. A stepped hallway leads through to the large sitting room with a wood burning stove. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms with a family bathroom.
The majority of the rooms are double aspect with views over the garden and the orientation sets the house away from the line of the road, making it feel peaceful and secluded.
The Sombornes are a small collection of villages
in the beautiful Test Valley, gathered around
Kings Somborne and including Little Somborne,
Up Somborne and Ashley. Rookley Cottage is situated in the heart of the hamlet of Up Somborne just to the east of the well known
River Test valley. There are excellent amenities
within the local village of Kings Somborne, and
the Test valley market town of Stockbridge, just to the northwest, with its excellent range of shops, doctor's surgery, well known restaurants, hotel and public houses.
The Cathedral city of Winchester lies to the east
where there are many schools, recreational and
cultural facilities and a station with trains taking
from 57 minutes to London Waterloo, whilst to
the west is the Cathedral city of Salisbury (about
Just beyond Winchester is the M3 motorway
which connects London, the south coast and the M27 coastal motorway; there are international airports at both Southampton and Bournemouth and Channel ports in Southampton and Portsmouth.
The surrounding countryside is renowned for its
natural beauty in which there are many lovely
walks and rides, together with a number of golf
courses, racing at Salisbury and Newbury, point
to point at Larkhill, polo at Tidworth, motor racing at Thruxton and first class chalk stream trout fishing on both the Rivers Test and Itchen. There is also sailing on the south coast.
There is an excellent selection of private and state schools within the area including Farleigh prep school, Winchester College, St Swithun's, Pilgrims, Princes Mead, Peter Symonds Sixth Form College and Twyford near Winchester, and Godolphin in Salisbury. In Romsey there is Stroud prep school which feeds into King Edward's School and the Hampshire Collegiate.
The property is approached from the village
road into a leafy driveway with parking/turning
space at the top. The large secluded garden of approx. 2/3 of an acre has many mature trees, including fruit trees, and an extraordinary variety of cultivated and wild plants. There are also productive vegetable areas, wildlife pond, greenhouse and several sheds. The garden is
unusually rich in birds and other wildlife, which have been encouraged by making wild areas
ranging from small meadows to woodland
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