A delightful detached period cottage of great character occupying a tranquil rural location in grounds of about 0.6 of an acre. The cottage has been sensitively extended by the existing owners whilst still retaining all of its inherent character including the careful fitting of double glazed windows. The feeling of space is immediate with an airy reception hall / sitting area opening into the dining room and a well-proportioned twin aspect sitting room with a fireplace and a wood burning stove. Of note, each of the principal rooms enjoy southerly views over the garden. The vaulted kitchen/dining/sitting room is a very special feature of the cottage with an exposed oak frame and French doors to the garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of cabinets, work surfaces, integrated dishwasher, electric hob and oil fired Redfyre range. The cottage also has the benefit of a study and ground floor shower room. There are three bedrooms to the first floor including a family bath / shower room.
The property occupies an idyllic setting within the small rural hamlet of Burkham amidst rolling Hampshire countryside. The village of Bentworth is about 1.5 miles distant and has a strong and active community with a public house, church, hall and primary school. The popular market town of Alton provides a good range of individual shops together with weekly and specialist markets, Waitrose food shop and M & S Simply Food, cinema, sports centre, two secondary schools, sixth form college and railway station to London Waterloo. The Cathedral city of Winchester to the south and the large regional town of Basingstoke provide a wider range of facilities, mainline railway stations and access to the M3.
The cottage originally formed part of the Burkham Estate and stands within attractive landscaped south-facing grounds providing a beautiful setting with well stocked borders, vegetable garden and a variety of young and mature trees including chestnut and birch. An ideally positioned octagonal summerhouse provides an ideal outside seating area and views over the garden. The property is approached via a shared track and via a five bar gate to a private driveway providing ample parking and access to the double garage/work shop/log store with utility area and loft room over. There is potential to convert the loft room to create additional accommodation, subject to any necessary consents. SERVICES: Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
In all Gardens and Grounds of about 0.6 of an acre
Reception Hall / Sitting Area
Detached Double Garage & Workshop & Loft Area