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5 bedroom detached house for sale

East Cholderton, Andover, Hampshire SP11

Sold by Us £1,100,000

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A substantial detached house believed to have been built in the 1920s, constructed of brick elevations beneath a hipped slate roof and featuring many interesting and attractive windows.  Additional benefits include a large driveway providing plenty of parking, a large detached five car garage block with workshop and beautiful gardens and grounds, all enjoying a high degree of privacy and extending to about two acres including paddock areas (with separate access to the road), the main garden surrounding the house and also a secret garden.  The property has not been placed on the market since early in the 1960s and whilst it has been well loved and maintained over the years there is now scope for modernisation, improvement and even extension if required (subject to obtaining the necessary consents).  In brief the accommodation includes a large entrance porch, reception and inner halls, cloakroom, three reception rooms (all with fireplaces) and kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, pantry, rear lobby and boiler room.  To the first floor there are five double bedrooms (three substantial large rooms), a family bathroom and separate shower room.


The property is situated adjoining countryside in the picturesque hamlet of East Cholderton located between the villages of Thruxton and Amport (both of which have a primary school and public house), and is within convenient reach of the A303 which allows easy access to London and the West Country.  The White Horse public house in Thruxton is within a short walk of the property and there are also many delightful walks nearby amongst the water meadows, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Andover offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities, and there are mainline railway stations in both the town and the nearby village of Grateley (both providing fast services to Waterloo).  The cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are both within 30 minutes’ drive.


Quarry tile step and small pane glazed door leading into:

Large ENTRANCE PORCH  Constructed with timber frame glazed/brick elevations beneath a slate/rolled lead roof.  Quarry tiled floor.  Display shelf with storage beneath.  Overhead light.  Obscure glazed door leading into:

RECEPTION HALL  Quarry tile floor.  Picture rail.  Central ceiling light point.  Radiator.  Staircase with exposed balustrade to one side rising to first floor.  Opening into:

INNER HALL  Quarry tiled floor.  Coat hooks.  Open recess beneath stairwell with low door into understairs storage cupboard. Wall light point.  Radiator.  Panelled door into:

CLOAKROOM   White suite comprising large wash hand basin with tiled splash back.  Low level WC.  Quarry tiled floor.  Window.  Wall light point.  Radiator with towel rail over.

DRAWING ROOM  Open brick fireplace with raised granite hearth, inset surround and decorative wooden mantelpiece.  Recess to either side of chimney breast.  Wide bay window to front/south aspect with views over the grounds.  Part glazed double doors opening into lean-to greenhouse.  Strip oak flooring.  Picture rail.  Three radiators.

FAMILY ROOM  Open brick fireplace with quarry tiled sill above.  Recess to either side of chimney breast.  Wide bay window with low level shelving to front/south aspect overlooking the gardens.  Further window to side aspect.  Picture rail.  Three wall light points.  Wood laminate flooring.  Three radiators.

FORMAL DINING ROOM  Impressive open stone fireplace with raised hearth and recess to either side of chimney breast.  Glazed door to rear elevation with window to either side.  Further large window to side aspect.  Wood laminate flooring.  Four wall light points.  Two radiators.  Serving hatch to kitchen.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM   Large window to side aspect.  White oil fired two oven Aga set in former fireplace with exposed beam over, fully tiled splash back behind.  Range of colour washed high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating open fronted shelving.  Ample roll top work surfaces with tiled splash back.  Twin sink unit with drainer to side, mixer tap and drinking water tap.  Under-counter ‘Neff’ oven and grill with four ring electric hob with extractor fan and light above. Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Quarry tiled floor.  Ceiling down lighters.  Pendant light point over dining area.  Open doorway into rear lobby.  Panelled door into:

PANTRY / LAUNDRY ROOM  Ceramic tiled walls and floor.  Window to rear aspect.  Shelving.  High level case concealing meter/fuse box.  Plumbing for washing machine.  Ceiling light point.
REAR LOBBY  Quarry tiled floor.  Shoe shelving.  Space for chest freezer.  High level double cupboard.  Coat hooks.  Window to side. Door into boiler room.  Glazed door to outside, garaging and driveway.  External door from driveway into WC with window.

BOILER ROOM  Housing ‘Worcester Danesmoor’ oil fired boiler.  


HALF LANDING   Large picture window to side aspect.  Radiator.  Steps ascend to main landing.  

LARGE L-SHAPED LANDING  Balustrade continues overlooking stairwell and half landing.  Two ceiling light points.  Access to loft space via hatch.  Twin built-in deep wardrobe cupboards with shelving.  High ceiling.  Radiator.  Doors to:

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM   (Large dual aspect double)  Windows to rear and side aspects (overlooking garden toward paddock).  Victorian fireplace (blocked off).  High ceiling.  Ceiling light point.  Double radiator.

BEDROOM TWO   (Large dual aspect double)  Wide picture window to front aspect with views over the attractive grounds.  Small pane window to side aspect.  High ceiling.  Fireplace (blocked off), recess to either side of chimney breast.  Double radiator.  Panelled door connecting bedroom five.

BEDROOM THREE  (Large dual aspect double)  Wide picture window to front aspect with views over the attractively landscaped grounds.  High ceiling.  Small pane window to side aspect with view down the drive.  Fireplace (blocked off) with recess to either side of chimney breast.  Pedestal wash hand basin with large mirror and strip light above.  Mirror fronted cabinet.  Towel rail.  Double radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR   (Double)  Large window to side aspect.  Cast iron Victorian fireplace.  Recess to either side of chimney breast.  Ceiling light point.  Double radiator.

BEDROOM FIVE  (Double)  Large window to front aspect overlooking gardens.  High ceiling.  Ceiling light point.  Picture rail.  Door connecting bedroom two.  Double radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM Suite comprising panelled bath with tiled surround, mixer tap/shower attachment and wall mounting to one end.  Pedestal wash basin with tiled splash back, cabinet above.  Low level WC.  Part tiled walls.  Fluorescent strip light.  Long high level window to rear aspect.  Radiator with heated towel rail.  Wall mounted ‘Glen’ hot air heater.  Panelled door into large walk-in airing cupboard with insulated copper cylinder, high level cabinet, small pane window to side aspect, ceiling light point and access to loft.

FAMILY SHOWER ROOM  White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with ceramic tiled splash back, mirror fronted cabinet with shaver socket over.  Low level WC with wooden seat.  Corner tiled/obscure glazed enclosure housing shower.  Window to side aspect.  Corner display sill with coat hooks below. Ceiling light point. Radiator with towel rail.  Wall mounted bar heater.  

Attractively landscaped secluded gardens and grounds extending in all to about two acres
Wide flint edged access off village road onto tarmacadam approach, bordered on one side by mature hedging and trees screening the neighbour, to the other by post and rail and stock fencing.  Five bar gate gives access to a small side paddock fronting the village road and laid to grass, bordered by a variety of mature trees including some large oak and ash trees as well a specimen flowering cherry.  Grass track leads along the side boundary to the main paddock which lies to the rear boundary.  Five bar gate onto main driveway which continues around the property and features a large circular parking/turning area with central border stocked with flowering plants and mature shrubs.  

GARAGE BLOCK  Located at the rear of the property with ample space for five cars.  Constructed of whitened elevations beneath a flat roof and comprising two double garages (both with up and over door to front) with further single garage and workshop to side, also with up and over door.  Light and power connected.  Timber garden shed to one end with raised vegetable border to side.  Further garden shed.  

MAIN GARDEN  Attractively landscaped and comprises gently sloping lawns with an interesting variety of trees including mature conifers, fir trees and an Acer.  Parterre garden immediate in front of the house featuring box hedging with central gravelled area, ideal for statue/fountain.  Flower borders.  The gardens are well enclosed by mature mainly beech/copper beech and part yew hedging.  

SECRET GARDEN  Accessed through archway within beech hedging.  Crazy paved path gives access onto a paved area, ideal for entertaining and ‘al fresco’ eating.  The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn with well stocked borders containing a variety of flowering shrubs and roses and is well screened on two sides by timber fencing and to the other side by tall yew hedging.

UPPER GARDEN  Bordered to either side by beech hedging.  Central large soft fruit cage containing a great variety of soft fruit bushes.  The reminder of the area is laid to lawn with apple trees, pear trees.  Chicken run.

PADDOCK  Laid to grass and well enclosed by post and wire fencing.  Field shelter (poor condition).  Surrounding trees (including oak and ash) also offer some shelter.  This is accessed from both the upper garden through gates and also via the grass track, giving a separate access down to the village road.


Mains water and electricity.  Private 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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