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4 bedroom character property for sale

Binsted village, Alton, Hampshire

Withdrawn from Market £550,000

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A fine intriguing hop kiln conversion offering versatile accommodation including a dining kitchen and 3 bath/shower rooms located in the centre of an historic village within the South Downs National Park. CHAIN-FREE SALE.

Leave Alton town centre North Eastwards on Normandy Street becoming Anstey Road and then London Road. After Anstey Park on the left, turn left at the traffic lights and proceed through Holybourne village continuing to Binsted. At the crossroads just inside Binsted, turn left and very shortly turn right onto the shingle drive for Inwood Kilns, number 2 being the second on the right.


Bedroom Three 
15' 9'' x 10' 7'' (4.80m x 3.22m)
Featuring wide expansive gabled window with view over garden to neighbouring farmland. Built-in corner shelved wardrobe. Radiator, telephone and TV aerial points (subject to connection). Store cupboard with display tops and curved stairs leading to:-

Crow's Nest Study 
11' 3'' x 10' 8'' (3.43m x 3.25m)
Velux rear window overlooking garden with wide ranging views over rolling Hampshire farmland and countryside. Radiator. Ceiling hatch.


There are level lawns with shrubbery, screening evergreens and fruit beds with rhubarb patch. Westerly facing brick path with outside light leads to a part walled further lawn with climbers, flower/lavender borders and shrubs. Steps descend to herringbone brick pavioured barbeque terrace with feature stone and brick wall. Lower level adjoins front door and has tap and external meter boxes.

Double Garage 
17' 7'' x 17' 5'' (5.36m x 5.30m)
Pair of metal up-and-over doors of wooden weather boarded, blockwork and pitched pantiled roof construction. Single glazed rear window, light, double power point, fusebox, part open loft area. Outside light with pea shingle drive/parking via five bar gate leading to main drive accessed off Isington Road.

Whilst the property is a freehold tenure, there is a nominal service charge for the upkeep of the approach drive to the rear and of certain other parts. Further details upon request.

Bedroom Two 
10' 4'' x 9' 10'' (3.15m x 2.99m)
Rear garden aspect. Radiator, dimmer switch.

First Bathroom 
10' 1'' x 6' 1'' (3.07m x 1.85m)
White suite of panelled bath with mixers/hand cradle shower attachment, vanity wash basin with double cupboard and WC. Part tiled surrounds, beech effect laminated floor, radiator, shaving light, automatic extractor fan.

Second Floor 
From upper hall, matching staight staircase to:-

9' 7'' x 6' 7'' (2.92m x 2.01m) including stairwell
L-shaped gallery. Roof 'light'. Built-in airing cupboard - replacement hot water cylinder, immersion heater.

Master Bedroom 
16' 8'' x 15' 9'' (5.08m x 4.80m) overall
Velux window. Built-in range of cupboards providing wardrobes and shelved space. Radiator, TV aerial and telephone points (subject to connection). Fitted bookcase, dimmer switch.

En-suite Shower Room 
8' 1'' x 6' 0'' (2.46m x 1.83m)
White four piece suite of glazed and tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa fitment, pedestal wash basin, bidet and WC. Part tiled walls. Roof 'light', beech effect flooring, radiator, shaving light.

Second Bathroom 
9' 10'' x 6' 3'' (2.99m x 1.90m) overall
White suite of panelled bath with mixers/hand cradle shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and WC. Part tiled walls, roof 'light', beech effect flooring, radiator, shaving light, fitted shelves and storage recess.

Family Room / Bedroom Four 
14' 3'' x 9' 11'' (4.34m x 3.02m) overall
Garden aspect. Radiator, fitted bookshelves, telephone point (subject to connection).

Utility Room 
6' 8'' x 6' 2'' (2.03m x 1.88m)
Stainless steel single drainer sink, base cupboard, laminated worktop, tiled splashbacks. Bosch washing machine and Harvey water softener included. Oak finished floor, radiator.

White dual flush WC and vanity wash basin, double cupboard, part tiled surround, automatic extractor fan, oak finished floor.

First Floor 
From reception hall, wood spindle balustraded straight stairs to:-

Galleried Upper Hall 
20' 4'' x 6' 1'' (6.19m x 1.85m) including stairways
Fitted bookcase, radiator, thermostat. Half glazed door to:-

With wooden balustrade, quarry tiled floor and lantern light.

Drawing Room 
21' 3'' x 17' 4'' (6.47m x 5.28m)
Pair of windows overlooking The Street. Including natural brick fireplace with cast iron style decorative fire and pillared wooden mantelpiece. 4 fitted uplights, 1 picture light, radiator, TV aerial and telephone points (subject to connection).

The kilns are believed to date from the 1860s and were converted into four splendid period homes in 1990. With great character and versatility, the main accommodation is spread over three floors and lends itself to some updating. The accommodation provides 3/4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an en-suite shower room, a particularly fine sized drawing room and dining kitchen, the fulchrum of the house, a utility room, cloakroom and galleried halls. There is also a crow's nest study with far reaching country views across the Wey Valley to the North Downs. A balcony surveys the gardens whilst internal characteristics range from the dark oak joinery to the deep silled windows. Externally there is exposed stonework, brickwork and weather boarding to the elevations. Rich in charm and space, the property also has smooth finished ceilings, the majority of which are coved, double glazing, a gas heating system with most of the radiators incorporating thermostatic controls, a...

Inwood Kilns occupies a landmark location just within the Conservation Area adjacent to the centre in the charming village of Binsted, which affords a C of E primary school, Holy Cross Church, an inn, sports field and a series of footpaths and lanes traversing the surrounding undulating Hampshire countryside intertwined with ponds and streams.  The neighbouring village of Bentley has a commuter rail service to London Waterloo whilst Alton (within 4 miles) and Farnham town centres provide varied shops, stores and supermarkets, schools, colleges and sports centres.  Additional local facilities include Alice Holt Forest and Blacknest Golf Club.  The A31 Winchester-Guildford axis is within 1.8 miles. 

Ground Floor 
Lantern light. Half glazed panelled front door to:-

Entrance Lobby 
Coats hooks, alarm control panel. Built-in cupboard housing wall hung Potterton Netaheat Profile gas boiler, digital programmer, fuseboxes. Glazed door to:-

Reception Hall 
17' 10'' x 6' 1'' (5.43m x 1.85m) including stairway
Oak finished floor, radiator, coat hooks.

Dining Kitchen 
20' 9'' x 17' 3'' (6.32m x 5.25m)
Village street aspect. Including gas AGA in fireplace with wooden mantelpiece, island unit and dedicated space for dining suite and easy chairs. Terracotta style ceramic tiled floor, dado rails, recessed lighting. Kitchen units fitted to a cream framed scheme with extensive floor cupboards, drawers, integrated Zanussi series of gas hob, hood and concealed fridge and freezer, automatically lit corner larder, wood trimmed laminated worktops including white twin bowl single drainer sink, tiled splashbacks and arched series of open wall units. Plumbing for dishwasher. Telephone/breakfast bar with point (subject to connection). TV aerial socket, radiator.

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