7 bedroom detached house for sale

Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20

Guide Price £2,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully proportioned reception rooms
  • 6 Bedrooms and 4 Bath/shower rooms
  • Separate 2 bedroom cottage
  • South-facing gardens
  • Swimming pool and Tennis court
  • Double garage and stores
  • Fantastic village location
  • About 1 Acre
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine period village house of classical proportion with beautiful gardens and a separate cottage situated in this sought after Test Valley village.

Location

Houghton is a village located close to Stockbridge in the highly desirable countryside of the Test valley. The village has a public house, village hall and church, with nearby Stockbridge offering a wide range of local amenities including restaurants, shops, art galleries, doctors’ surgery and the renowned butcher, John Robinson. The cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury together with Andover are within driving distance and offer regular train services to London Waterloo, also accessible from nearby Grateley. The A303 to the north provides excellent road communications to the West Country, London via the M3, and the A34 leads to the south coast and the north.

There are a number of good schools in the area including a primary school and secondary school in Stockbridge, Peter Symonds Sixth Form College in Winchester; independent preparatory schools include Prince’s Mead, Pilgrims, Twyford, and Farleigh, not to mention Winchester College and St Swithun’s in Winchester. Also nearby are Godolphin in Salisbury and Hampshire Collegiate near Romsey.

Description

Snail Creep is an exceptionally attractive detached period family house of rendered elevations under a slate roof with fine architectural details including an attractive turret with ornate brickwork detail, castellated parapet and fine chimney stacks. The house offers classical proportions, typical of the era during which it was built, a time when the Test Valley was gentrified.

The accommodation within the house is of equal quality. The beautiful and welcoming reception hall, with panelled walls and door leading out to the rear garden, opens up into a most attractive panelled dining room with open fire and ornate ceiling. The drawing room is exceptionally elegant with fine ceiling cornicing and a large open fireplace providing a focal point to the room, there is also a large walk-in bay with leaded light windows overlooking the garden to the rear. The sitting room is also extremely attractive, again with an open fireplace and a range of fitted bookshelves to one wall.

A significant feature to the property is the large kitchen/breakfast room; with its stone floor and timbered ceiling, it provides a generous space for cooking and preparing food
along with an attractive breakfast area. The kitchen is fitted with a range of attractive units with an Aga and separate electric oven with gas hob over, there is a central island and a large walk in larder. From the kitchen a door leads out to the south-facing
terrace. Beyond the kitchen via a small lobby is a cloakroom, beyond the lobby is a boot room which in turn provides access to the utility room, ground floor store and the garaging. Stairs from the boot room provide a secondary access to the first floor and the guest suite.

On the first floor the superb master bedroom suite overlooking the rear garden benefits from an adjoining bathroom with separate shower. There are 4 further bedrooms, a family bathroom, separate shower room and a small hobby room/bedroom 7. A guest suite can be accessed from the secondary staircase, a most attractive vaulted room which could be used as a studio or games room, with its own separate cloakroom and
shower room.

The property is bordered from the lane by mature hedgerow and delightful flower and shrub beds. An in-out driveway provides a large area for parking and continues around to the side of the house to the cottage and the garaging.

Directly adjacent to the rear of the property is a large predominantly south-facing terrace with a vine covered pergola and brick retaining walls, with steps leading up to the south facing lawns. The gardens are a significant feature to the property, having been beautifully tended over the years and stocked with a wide variety of specimen trees and shrubs that provide such an idyllic environment. The gardens are partly walled, and to the southern end a gate through brick pillars within a mature hedgerow provides access to the swimming pool area. This again is partially walled and provides a safe and secure environment for the magnificent swimming pool with its paved terrace and attractive pool house. The pool house has its own shower room. There is an external plant room and outside shower.

The tennis court is on the eastern side of the garden. This too is beautifully protected from the main lawns with the use of beautiful trees and mature hedgerows. To the eastern side of the house is a potting shed and store room and a useful area for garden waste, etc.

OUTBUILDINGS

Attached double garage with roll-up electric door and boarded storage space over.

SNAIL CREEP COTTAGE

Snail Creep Cottage is a detached 2-bedroom cottage featuring a sitting room and kitchen on the ground floor, 2 bedrooms and a
bathroom on the first floor.

Square Footage: 4,639 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres

Directions

From Stockbridge take the left-hand turning, having crossed the River Test, signposted to Houghton. Continue to drive through north Houghton and into the village itself, where at a memorial cross turn right into Church Lane. Snail Creep will be found on
your left-hand side after a short distance.


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24 May 2018

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  • Mottisfont & Dunbridge (4.2 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Mottisfont & Dunbridge (4.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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01962 460041 Local call rate

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