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A Detached House and Detached Bungalow on a 1.5 Acre Plot, in Whitchurch

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Tenure: Freehold

Two homes on a 1.5 acre plot!
Clapgate Cottage, a substantial four bedroom family home and The Old Tollhouse, a refurbished, two/three bedroom bungalow are located in Whitchurch, approximately two miles from the centre of town,
The plot is entered through wooden gates, beyond which a gravel driveway leads to the two properties. There is parking for many vehicles, and the plot is surrounded by lawns which feature Hampshire flint walls, patios for entertaining and a flint lined well/bore hole which acts as a private water source for the site. Additionally there is a garage and outbuildings. There is an upper area of woodland copse, accentuating the sense of being amongst nature in this superb, semi-rural location.

Nestled in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, Whitchurch is reputedly the smallest town in the county and straddles the famous River Test. This charming town has an excellent range of local shops and amenities which include a doctor’s surgery, dentist, bakery and petrol garage, as well as a primary and secondary school. Centred between Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover and Newbury, the town enjoys excellent communications with convenient access to the A34, A303, M3 and M4 corridors, with the main line railway station provides a direct service to London Waterloo.

Clapgate Cottage
Clapgate Cottages, as it was called in the 1700s, was originally a small hamlet of up to 5 dwellings. The site is now home to two properties; Clapgate Cottage and The Old Tollhouse, which marks the beginning of The Portway, a Roman road which used to run directly to Silchester. The Old Tollhouse was there to collect tolls and to provide shelter, food and tobacco in clay pipes to travellers and pilgrims travelling to Silchester, and is now a two/three bedroom bungalow which was refurbished ten years ago. Clapgate Cottage, the "main house", is a substantial four bedroom family home, originally a small worker's cob cottage which has been extended over the years. As the property ran close by the original Great Western Railway line (which was closed in the 1960s), there are a couple of interesting covenants in the deeds. These allow full abstraction rights of water, meaning you never pay water rates, and that the owners are allowed to sell water to travellers, but not cream teas to railway travellers!
The properties both have their own water supply sourced from a flint lined well, which was converted into a bore hole and is dipped every month by Basingstoke and Deane. Clapgate Cottage has central heating throughout which is driven by a Rayburn range which runs on bottled gas, and there is also a back-up electricity generator on site.

Entrance Hall
Stable door into entrance hall, two radiators, cupboard housing control box for generator and well pump, stairs to first floor, doors to living room, dining room and cloakroom, with archway to kitchen.

Living Room
A south facing, triple aspect room with double glazed windows to side, front and rear. Radiator and separate wall mounted gas heater, four wiring points for speakers, wall light points and a stable door to side aspect. Exposed ceiling beams, glass window into entrance hall and feature brick fireplace with alcoves, brick and tile hearth and wooden mantle.

Dining Room
Sliding, double glazed doors to rear patio, dado rail, radiator, exposed ceiling beams and feature fireplace with brick surround, tile hearth, wooden mantle and recessed back boiler.

With double glazed window to rear aspect, tiled flooring, part-tiled walls, dado rail, WC, hand wash basin and exposed ceiling beams.

Double glazed window to front aspect, wooden base and eye level units with contrasting granite effect worktops, Rayburn cooker, electric oven with four ring gas hob on top with extractor hood and inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. Space for washing machine, dishwasher and freestanding fridge/freezer, exposed ceiling beams, tiled flooring and door to:

Pantry/Utility Room
With stone flooring, double glazed windows to front and side aspects, door to rear garden and space for utilities.

First Floor
Front aspect double glazed window providing light to the landing, doors to all bedrooms and family bathroom, two radiators and airing cupboard housing immersion heater with shelving.

Master Bedroom
Front aspect double glazed window, quadruple sliding mirrored wardrobe and double sliding mirrored wardrobe with hanging and shelving, radiator and exposed ceiling beams.

Bedroom Two
Rear aspect double glazed window, double built-in wardrobe with storage cupboards above and radiator.

Bedroom Three
A dual aspect room with double glazed windows to front and side, wall light points, radiator and built-in cupboard with access to loft via hatch.

Bedroom Four
Double glazed window to front aspect, radiator and exposed ceiling beams.

Double glazed window to rear aspect, part-tiled walls, five piece suite comprising WC, bidet, bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal hand wash basin and walk-in shower cubicle. Wall-mounted cupboard, exposed ceiling beams and radiator.

Rear Garden
A patio sits to the rear of the main house, providing entertaining space with a brick built BBQ, which leads around to the original front entrance to the property.

The Old Tollhouse
Entrance Hall
Stable door into entrance hall, which has two radiators, access to loft via hatch, doors to all living room, bedrooms and bathroom, with arches through to kitchen and bedroom three/dining room.

Living Room
Double glazed window to front aspect, radiator and feature electric wall-mounted fire with marble surround and hearth, and wooden edging.

Double glazed window to front aspect, base and eye level units, wall-mounted boiler and inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer. Space for washing machine and fridge/freezer, electric oven with gas hob and extractor hood over, part-tiled walls and spotlighting.

Master Bedroom
Double glazed window to side aspect, wall light and radiator.

Bedroom Two
Double glazed window to rear aspect, wall light and radiator.

Bedroom Three/Dining Room
Stable door and additional door to rear and radiator.

Double glazed window to front aspect, WC, pedestal hand wash basin and panel-enclosed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Cupboard housing immersion heater and shelving, radiator and wood effect flooring.

Rear Garden
There is ample potential for a private rear garden; to the rear of the bungalow is an area ideal for patio/decking/lawn, beyond which is woodland that could also be utilised.

Access to the properties is through large, double wooden gates which are lockable from both inside and outside, and has an intercom system which is connected to the main house. A gravel drive leads from the main gates to both properties, where there is ample parking for multiple vehicles. A well/bore hole sits at the front of the plot which provides free water for the properties, the controls for which are in the main house. Stone steps lead up to the main house past a flint pond, flanked by flint walls which retain the upper lawns. To the rear of the properties is a slight incline in the lawns, which lead up to woodland.
The entire plot is bordered by mature trees, including a 300 year old Oak tree which was planted as a landmark for The Portway, and a woodland copse.

There are several outbuildings in the grounds, including a concrete log store, shed housing back-up generator, a flint-built apple store and a concrete garage to the side of the main house. There is also a wooden log store for immediate use to the side of the front door, with a tile roof to protect the wood.

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07 July 2016

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