Dating back to 1550 this enchanting Grade II listed property was formerly the gardener's cottage to the neighbouring Exton House and is steeped in history and brimming with period details. Having been recently updated and redecorated it now represents an exciting purchase for a discerning buyer. The property is entered via a vestibule area with ground floor w/c. The spacious 18'9 L shaped sitting room, situated to the front of the property, centres on an exposed brick chimney breast with wood burning stove. Ceiling and cross timbers prevail, as they do throughout the house and windows to both the front and side flood this generous room with light. To the rear of the cottage is a well equipped contemporary kitchen with modern large format floor tiles. The tiling continues in the vaulted dining room, a later addition that, along with the modern touches, sit well against the character of the original house. An original turning staircase leads to the first floor where there are two bedrooms including the master which is almost 19ft and features fabulous panelled walls, a feature fireplace and views over the water meadows. On the second floor there is a third attic bedroom and a bathroom with panel bath and separate shower.
Set in the Meon Valley and South Downs National Park, the cottage has a stunning position with views over the water meadows to the front and a wealth of footpaths and bridleways on the doorstep. The village has a strong community spirit, an excellent pub, church and village store at Meonstoke. Petersfield and Winchester (11 & 12 miles respectively) offer comprehensive shopping, recreational facilities and mainline rail links to London Waterloo (about 1 hour) whilst the A272 is also readily accessible linking to the A3 and M3. There is a state primary school at Meonstoke, a secondary school at Swanmore, both of which are very well regarded and a number of excellent private schools in the area.
The wonderful rear garden is over 67ft in length and includes a lovely sandstone terrace providing a super outdoor entertaining area beyond which is a lawn edged by well stocked flower beds. To the side is a small courtyard accessed via a front gate or the dining area.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Winchester City Council
SERVICES: Mains electricity & water, private drainage, oil fired central heating.
Ground Floor W/C
Vaulted Dining Room
Lovely Rear Garden