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Clapgate Cottage, Newbury Road, Whitchurch

Sold STC £475,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Clapgate Cottage is a substantial four bedroom family home 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 property. There is parking for a number of vehicles, and the property has lawns to the side and rear which feature Hampshire flint walls and patios for entertaining. Additionally, there is a garage and 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 bungalow.. Clapgate Cottage, is a 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 don't pay water rates and that the owners are allowed to sell water to travellers, but not cream teas to railway travellers!
The two properties 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 running on bottled gas. 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.

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

KITCHEN
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
LANDING
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.

BATHROOM
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.

OUTSIDE
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.

OUTBUILDINGS
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.

LOCATION
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