5 bedroom detached house for saleAxford, Basingstoke, Hampshire
With original fireplaces and solid oak floors and doors, this loving restored property is a treasure that needs to be viewed to be fully appreciated. Sitting at the top of the Candover Valley, it offers easy access to Basingstoke and Winchester, whilst retaining its place as a countryside haven.
The Crown, a former public house, has been cleverly converted to a private house in a delightful hamlet with stunning views of the Hampshire countryside. The original property was believed to have been built around 200 years ago and has been extended to create spacious and characterful living accommodation and five bedrooms.
The use of oak in the property is extensive. Features include oak board flooring, doors and skirting boards in the dining room and the snug, where there is a Clearview wood burning stove housed in an original brick fireplace.
The sitting room, with French windows opening onto the terrace at the back of the house is a well-proportioned room, with plenty of space for the grand piano (not included). The kitchen (with a breakfast area) again has continued the oak timber theme with handmade units and worktops. To one side is a butler sink set in granite and doors open to a utility room. There is a boot store by the rear entrance. Below the dining room is a cellar. There is also a study.
On the first floor the main bedroom is particularly bright with a sky light and two full length windows. There are handmade purpose built solid oak wardrobes along one wall. En suite shower room. Off the landing is the family bathroom and a shower room with a Jack & Jill door with additional access for bedroom 2. There are three further bedrooms.
Basingstoke 7 miles, Alresford 9 miles, Alton 9 miles, Winchester 20 miles, mainline rail stations at Basingstoke 7 miles and Micheldever 7.5 miles, M3 (Junction 7) 3 miles.
(All distances are approximate)
The village of Axford is conveniently located at the top of the Candover Valley surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside with a wealth of public footpaths.
Nearby Preston Candover provides a good range of day to day amenities including a Church, shop with post office, Public House and a very good Church of England primary school. The secondary school from Preston Candover is Perins in Alresford. More comprehensive shopping, recreational and educational facilities can be found in the nearby centres of Alresford, Basingstoke, Winchester and Alton.
For those with outdoor interests there is gliding at Lasham and golf at Dummer Golf Club, as well as opportunities for country pursuits.
Communications in the area are excellent with easy access to the M3 (Junction 7), A303 and A30.
Mainline stations to London Waterloo can be found at Basingstoke and Micheldever.
The Crown is approached through gates to an expanse of gravel drive with steps leading up to the oak front door.
The attractive garden and well stocked grounds surround the house. From the extensive drive, paths lead past a paved patio partly enclosed by a low wall. From here steps lead up to a further paved area and the lawn is surrounded by young fruit trees. Mature shrub borders lead on towards a level croquet lawn bounded by mature lime trees. At the back of the house is a tile roofed store, as yet unrestored. There is also Planning Permission granted for a double garage.
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