4 bedroom detached house for saleLittle Somborne, Hampshire
Guide Price £1,500,000
- Drawing room, sitting room
- Dining room, study
- Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom
- Four bedrooms, two bathrooms
- Oak framed 3-bay building - double garage, boiler/garden store and space for oil tank
- Further garden shed
- Mature hedged gardens
- Orchard and paddock
- In all about 2.55 acres (1.03 ha)
18th Century listed farmhouse, comprehensively restored in an unspoilt peaceful country setting, close to Stockbridge and good access to Winchester and mainline communications.
The farmhouse is situated in a wonderful unspoilt peaceful country setting approached off a quiet lane from the Winchester to Stockbridge road which leads through to the tiny hamlet of Little Somborne and on to Up Somborne and Kings Somborne, and historically formed part of the John O'Gaunt Deer Park.
Close by is Stockbridge Down, designated SSSI, perfect for walking. Stockbridge is only one mile to the west, famous for its excellent High Street and the River Test. It has an exceptional range of shops, restaurants, doctors' surgery and primary school. Winchester, 9 miles to the east, has a wider range of shops, restaurants, theatre, cinema and mainline station with fast trains to London Waterloo, whilst to the north, there is good access on to the A303, A34 and M3.
Old Farmhouse is Grade II Listed, was originally built circa 1736 and finished being a working farm in 1973. The current vendors bought the property in 2007 and carried out an extensive two year programme of renovation and extension to create the wonderful house that is in existence today. It has the most attractive brick and flint elevations, enhanced by honeysuckle, roses, schizophragma and variegated clematis.
The property has inset painted wood casement windows under a mainly tiled roof. The weather boarded lean-to study has a slate roof. At the eastern end there is a rather attractive feature, an open fronted building houses the workings of the original well. From the driveway a gravel path edged with box hedging, roses and shrubs, leads across to a pitched tiled entrance porch on oak supports. The main front door opens into the entrance hall, vaulted with exposed timbers and a staircase rises to the west end of the house. There are three principal reception rooms, dining room, sitting room and drawing room; all three have fireplaces, one with a wood burning stove. There are shelved glass and china cupboards and further walled storage cupboards. From the dining room there is a secondary staircase hall, vaulted and the two bedrooms at the eastern end use a ground floor bathroom which has been superbly finished. The utility room, kitchen and study are all laid with English limestone tiled floors. The kitchen/breakfast room has bespoke hand painted units, honed granite worktops, an Aga with an adjoining Aga Companion and various integrated appliances. There is a utility room with matching units, a cloakroom and the study has a range of fitted bookshelves and cupboards. The first floor is approached by two staircases. Three of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobe cupboards and drawers. There are two access points into the lit and boarded roof space with ladders which provide excellent storage.
The current main drive will be conveyed to Old Farmhouse, it has automatic gates and the gravel driveway sweeps around to the house and garaging. The vendors will give an undertaking to create their own separate driveway within six months of completion. There is a detached oak frame 3-bay garage, two bays are open fronted garaging, the third bay houses the oil tank and a lockable store room where the Worcester oil fired boiler is situated.
Surrounding the farmhouse are mature gardens, principally lawned, studded with a variety of flowering trees including a mature apple and various shrubs. A gate leads through to the orchard and beyond is a post and rail fence where the vendors again will provide an undertaking to create a gated entrance on to the lane. The gardens and grounds extend in all to 2.55 acres.
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