4 bedroom detached house for saleLongstock, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20
Sold STC £699,950
- Four bedrooms
- family bathroom
- three reception rooms including sitting room with Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove
- entrance hall with spiral staircase
- kitchen/breakfast room
- ground floor wet room and w/c
- detached double garage
- low maintenace garden
Thought to date back to the 17th & 18th century with a later 20th century addition, the cottage boasts a wealth of period features, including exposed beams and cross timbers, Inglenook fireplace, and wooden latch doors. Within the original cottage are a dining room, sitting room and adjoining 3rd reception room. The latter encompasses a secondary staircase to the 4th bedroom and would allow for a variety of uses such as a study, playroom or occasional guest room. A double height entrance hall with spiral staircase connects the original cottage to the newer section of the property comprising a ground floor wet room with w/c and a well appointed kitchen breakfast room complete with Aga.
On the 1st floor, a galleried landing gives access to 2 double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom. Accessed from the main bedroom is a 4th room with separate staircase which, if not required as a bedroom, would make an ideal dressing room and/or additional study.
Set within the desirable village of Longstock lying on the River Test and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village has a strong sense of community and boasts a church, well regarded public house, playground and allotments. Stockbridge town centre is approx. 1.5 miles away with an excellent range of local facilities including public houses, restaurants and a good range of independent retailers. The area is well served with schooling for all age groups, whilst within approx. 10 miles, the cathedral city of Winchester offers a comprehensive range of cultural and leisure amenities along with rail links to London Waterloo (about one hour). Country pursuits are well catered for with many opportunities for walking, fishing and shooting in the area.
The property enjoys an attractive, predominantly west facing low maintenace garden offering a high degree of privacy. The garden has been landscaped to include a sandstone patio, a raised lawned area edged by well stocked flower beds, shrubs and trees and a water feature. To the side of the property is a gravel driveway with 5 bar gate providing off road parking and leading in turn to the detached garage.
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