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5 bedroom detached house for sale

6, The Street, Old Basing

Sold STC £750,000

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Garrison Gate Cottage-The best curb appeal possible, is one way to describe this highly Imposing, historic home. It would be easy to get carried away describing this house which will be noticeable to you when walking up to the impressive solid wood front door of this property. Wandering around the extensive interior further thoughts will emerge, those of character, charm, space and homeliness.The property is set on an elevated plot, overlooking The Street in the sought after village of Old Basing, befitting its position adjoining the 16th Century Garrison Gateway (to which you will hold your very own key!) to the ruins of Basing House, one of the finest houses of the Tudor, demolished during the English Civil War.The location of this home is ideal for many a reason, It sits right in the heart of Old Basing village, which has an attractive core of historical buildings, a range of small shops, three pubs with restaurants and infant and junior schools (both rated as outstanding in their latest 'Ofsted' reports). The major town of Basingstoke lies around two miles to the west and this has a mainline rail service into London Waterloo of around 45 minutes. The M3 motorway is easily reached at junctions 5 or 6.The house is Grade II listed and, according to an inscription on the rear elevation, was 'Destroyed 1646. Rebuilt 1907'. It was subsequently extended in the 1960's and offers room for further extension, subject to consents.A noticeable and very attractive characteristic of this home are the 'Gothic' styled leaded light windows in the original part of the building. These feature prominently in the drawing room on the ground floor where the twin aspect draws in plenty of natural light, with a window seat centred where the front door existed prior to the extension of the house. At one end of this room is a gas fired coal effect stove, inset into a fireplace. The character is enhanced by exposed beams, which are on show throughout the older parts of the building.

The kitchen sits to the rear and has room for a breakfast table. There are plenty of cupboards with work surfaces and built-in appliances include a gas 'five-ring' hob, oven and dishwasher. There is also a pleasant view up the garden from the kitchen and a delightful braced and latched timber door leading outside that complements the windows perfectly.

Stairs lead down from the kitchen and open out into a very grand dining room that has enough space for a very long table and a very long list of dinner guests! This is a wonderful room in which to entertain. There is a raised display shelf at one end, ideal for wine racks and even a timber topped ledge along one wall, a nice place to sit back from the table, stretch out and continue the fun.

The newer part of the building has a sitting room, which is a great place to escape and relax with a book, and a large study looking out over the approach to the house. Completing the ground floor is a rather large shower room with a tiled and screened shower cubicle and period styled sanitary ware.

The stairs leading to the first floor are concealed behind a door in the kitchen and there is a pretty stained glass circular window at the foot of the stairwell. There are four principal bedrooms upstairs with a smaller nursery or occasional fifth bedroom. The sloping roof lines and abundance of windows at varying heights provide well lit, interesting rooms that have good space, well suited for guests and children of all ages. The main bedroom is set at one end and has a triple aspect, providing lovely views over the garden and down over the village. It also has fitted wardrobes and drawers with a comfortable looking window seat. The family bathroom has a coloured suite and is a very decent size offering plenty of potential.

The house is surrounded by gardens on three sides and is well enclosed with a combination of walls, hedging and fencing. There is a paved terrace close to the kitchen for outside dining with a path and steps leading up to a terraced lawn that extends to the side of the house, interspersed with flower and shrub beds and borders. Attached to the side of the house is a workshop/garden store with power and doors to the front and rear. The front garden is wide and deep and has a large lawn plus a driveway with parking for a couple of cars.

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