3 bedroom detached house for saleSouthwood Road, Shalden, Alton, Hampshire, GU34
Sold STC £700,000
- Entrance Hall
- Sitting/Dining Room
- Utility Room
- 3 Bedrooms
- Gardens and Grounds of about 0.465 of an acre
- Detached Double Garage
- Oil Fired Central Heating
A very interesting detached period house of great character and history standing in an exceptional village location with far reaching rural views. The house is believed to date from the 18th Century and has a number of distinctive period features including a wealth of exposed beams and a lovely inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove in the sitting/dining room. Large glazed doors open from here into an exceptionally well positioned conservatory which in turn has double doors out to the terrace and garden. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of cream fronted cabinets together with an electric hob with extractor over, double oven, integrated dishwasher and refrigerator. There is also a utility room. There are three bedrooms with the second bedroom enjoying amazing views over the adjoining countryside. The bedrooms are complemented by a modern and stylish ground floor bathroom. This is a home of considerable character standing in an exceptional edge of village location with magnificent rural views.
The rural yet convenient village of Shalden has a strong community with a hall and church and is set amidst fine Hampshire countryside just to the northwest of Alton between the villages of Bentworth and Lasham. The larger village of Bentworth is about three miles distant with two public houses, primary school and church. The overriding feature though is the immediate surrounding countryside, ideal for many country pursuits. Alton provides a good range of individual shops together with weekly and specialist markets, cinema, sports centre, two secondary schools, 6th form college and station to London Waterloo.
The garden is very well tended and provides a wonderful setting with very long views over open countryside. The grounds are approached via a pair of five bar gates leading onto a shingle driveway providing parking and access to a detached double garage with sliding doors to the front. A shingle brick edged pathway leads to the house and has areas of lawn to either side and a broad central border well stocked with a wide variety of flowering plants and shrubs. There is a perfectly positioned terrace set immediately off the conservatory providing an ideal outside seating area together with an adjoining rose border. The gardens continue to the rear of the house and are mainly laid to lawn bordered by mature mixed hedging. Oil tank. Timber shed. There is a further area of garden beyond the driveway being mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and a detached tractor/wood store.
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