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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Great Shoddesden, Andover, Hampshire SP11

Sold by Us £545,000

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A detached period house, sympathetically extended over the years to provide versatile, well presented accommodation with great charm and character with nearly all rooms having views over the surrounding countryside.  The accommodation briefly comprises, hall, cloakroom and separate utility area, two reception rooms (both with fireplaces), an excellent farmhouse kitchen/dining room with island, slate flooring and space for large table, a separate study that could alternatively be used as a ground floor bedroom being adjacent to the cloakroom which could be extended to incorporate a shower.  To the first floor there are two large double bedrooms (one with en suite), two smaller bedrooms and a family bathroom.  The walled garden, which lies to the front of this striking brick and flint property, has been well stocked by the present owners with a great variety of interesting shrubs and trees. At the rear of the house there is a long gravelled driveway providing parking and access to the double garage.


The property is rurally situated in the hamlet of Great Shoddesden, located near the village of Kimpton which has a public house and church.  Further facilities are available in the neighbouring village of Weyhill which has a garage with well stocked store, public house, restaurant, craft centre and village hall.  Andover, approximately 6 miles to the east provides a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities, as well as a mainline railway station with fast services to Waterloo.  There is also a mainline railway station in the nearby village of Grateley (Waterloo in about 75 minutes).  The A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country.


Rear covered  ENTRANCE PORCH  Accessed from the driveway.  Outside lantern style light.  Wood panelled stable style door with window to side opens into:

ENTRANCE HALL   Slate flooring.  Panelled door into farmhouse kitchen/dining room.  Half glazed panelled door into large living room.  Open entrance and step up into:

PASSAGEWAY  Slate flooring.  Alcove with shelving.  Ceiling light point with three directional spot lights.  Panelled door into cloaks cupboard with coat hooks, room for shoes/boots beneath.  Door into inner hall with curtain screening open doorway into:

BOILER / LAUNDRY ROOM  Quarry tiled floor.  Window to side aspect.  ‘Worcester’ oil fired boiler with oak sill above, recess and plumbing beside for washing machine with space to stack dryer above.  Wall light point.

INNER HALLWAY   Ceramic tiled flooring.  Two halogen down lighters.  Meter/fuse box concealed within high level case.  Fully shelved cupboard/dry store. Access to small loft storage void.  Half glazed panelled door into study.  Ledged latch door into:

CLOAKROOM  White suite comprising corner pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, both with tiled splash back.  Quarry tiled floor.  Wall light point.  Radiator.

SITTING ROOM   Large feature open fireplace with exposed work and chalk block work internally housing a ‘Charnwood Island’ dual fuel burning stove standing on a raised flagstone hearth, exposed timber over.  Exposed ceiling beam and timbers.  Deep recess to one side of chimney breast with low level media shelving, deep built-in shelved cupboard to other side.  Two windows (both with exposed lintels and quarry tiled sill) enjoying views over the main garden to countryside beyond.  Ledged door into deep understairs storage cupboard with shelf and light.  Double radiator.  Ledged and braced latch door into:

FRONT HALLWAY  Stable style panelled door with window to front garden.  Staircase rising to first floor.  Ceiling light point.  Smoke alarm.  Open doorway leading into:

LARGE LIVING ROOM Open fireplace (formerly housing wood burning stove but not currently in use).  Recess to either side of chimney breast, one ideal for piano/dresser, the other with panelled door beneath exposed lintel into farmhouse kitchen/dining room.  Central ceiling light point with dimmer switch and choice of settings.  Two windows with deep display sills to front aspect overlooking the main garden.  Double radiator.

Kitchen:  Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with drainer to either side, mixer tap and retractable jet.  Separate deep ‘Belfast’ sink unit with corner mixer tap.  Range of high and low cream washed cupboards and drawers incorporating open fronted display shelving.  Solid oak butcher block work surfaces with oak and decorative ceramic tiled splash back.  Large stainless steel range style oven with five ring ceramic hob with extractor and light within stainless steel hood above.  Central island with semi-circular butcher block breakfast bar to one end, cupboards and drawers below.  Exposed ceiling timbers.  Halogen ceiling down lighters.  Two ceiling light points, both with three directional spot lights.  Slate flooring.  Two windows to front aspect, both with terracotta tiled sills.  Small window to rear aspect.  Opening to either side of island into:
Dining Area:  High profile ceiling with exposed timbers and Velux to rear aspect.  Space for family dining table.  Slate flooring.  Dresser style unit with display shelf over and space for two upright fridge/freezer units with full height cupboard to side.  Two wall light points.  Double radiator.

STUDY   Window to side aspect with open views toward farmland.  Comprehensive range of book shelving to one wall.  Ceiling light point with four directional spot lights.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Shelved alcove.  Radiator.


LONG LANDING  Three windows to rear aspect.  Two ceiling light points.  Low double radiator.  Smoke alarm.  Access to large mainly boarded loft space with aluminium ladder, light and power connected, providing excellent storage.  Panelled doors to:

MASTER BEDROOM  Exposed chimney breast to one wall.  Deep recess to either side, one with low level window, the other with display shelving and built-in wardrobe to side.  Further double wardrobe.  Picture window and further window (both with quarry tiled sills) to front aspect with attractive rural views over the main garden toward rolling farmland and countryside beyond.  Central ceiling light point.  Low double radiator.  Latch door into:

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM  White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap.  Low level WC.  Curved glass door into enclosure housing shower with light/extractor fan above.  Ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating.  Part decorative ceramic tiled walls.  Recessed ceiling down lighters.  Heated towel rail/radiator.

BEDROOM TWO   Two windows with quarry tiled sill enjoying views over the front garden to countryside beyond.   Comprehensive range of fitted furniture comprising two double wardrobe cupboards with range of drawers to side, further wardrobe with low cupboards, drawers and dressing table.  Exposed ceiling timber.  Two wall mounted bed side light points.  Ceiling light point with three directional spot lights.  Double radiator.

BEDROOM THREE  Window to front aspect with open country views.  Built-in double wardrobe cupboard with cupboard above.  Ceiling light point.  Radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR  (Small L-shaped single bedroom)  Window to front aspect with open views.  Ceiling light point.  Radiator.

MAIN BATHROOM  White suite comprising ‘bell-ended’ bath with central mixer tap, fully tiled surround and wall mounted shower.  Pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC with wooden seat (both with decorative ceramic tiled splash back).  Obscure glazed window to side aspect.  Double radiator.


Shoddesden House lies perpendicular to the village lane with space to park one vehicle at the gable end.  Opening off lane onto long gravelled driveway leading directly behind the house providing parking for three or four vehicles, well screened to the rear boundary by tall feather edge fencing.  Driveway gives access to the rear entrance porch and leads onto the double garage/workshop.

DOUBLE GARAGE  Timber frame and weather boarded elevations beneath a slate roof.  Two pairs barn style double timber doors to front.  Light and power connected.
Linked timber storage shed  Timber construction beneath a slate roof.  Door to front.  Double glazed window to side.  Light and power connected.
Gravelled path leads to storage area/yard at end of house and screened oil tank.  

MAIN WALLED GARDEN  Extends to the front of the property and enjoys a south easterly aspect.  Decorative wrought iron gate from further parking bay on village lane gives access to pathway leading to front door and round the side to the property.  Brick/paved patio area, ideal for barbecues, with covered well to side, from where there are attractive views over farmland, screened from the road by a brick capped walling.  The garden is attractively landscaped and comprises a level shaped lawn with large inset/surrounding borders planted with a great variety of flowering plants, mature shrubs and interesting variety of specimen trees.  The garden is well enclosed by walling and some feather edge fencing above.  Timber workshop with door to side, window to end, work bench, light and power connected.


Mains electricity.  Private metered water supply to hamlet.  Private communal drainage.  Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.


1.  These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.  All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Evans & Partridge or the vendors or lessors.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
3. No person in the employment of Evans & Partridge has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

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20 October 2016


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