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Dating from the late 1760s and thought to have been built on the site of two cottages dating from the 1550s, this charming Grade II listed double-fronted Georgian townhouse is located in a central position in the popular market town of Alresford and set in 0.272 acres with carriage doors giving access to the side driveway leading to a detached garage, outbuilding (an old forge and occasional accommodation) and delightful south-facing walled garden to the rear. The house retains many character features such as the bay windows and teak panelled front door on the front façade, wooden floor boards and many fireplaces throughout the property as well as various curiosities from a previous owner who was an ironmonger. The main rooms are of elegant proportions with high ceilings on both the ground and first floors and many windows retain casement shutters. Arranged over three floors, the layout is well suited to both entertaining and comfortable family living. While there is plenty of scope to update and modernise the property, it has been carefully maintained by the current family who have owned the property for over 40 years.
The reception hall leads to the principal ground floor rooms. The drawing room is a very comfortable room with working fireplace and double doors onto the rear patio garden and looks over the stepped patio area towards the old forge. A large dining room to the front of the property retains original high skirting boards, ceiling rose, fireplace and built-in display cabinet. The kitchen has access to the side driveway and another door to the patio and offers potential to extend to the rear subject to the usual permissions. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom and stairs to the cellar.
The first floor comprises three double bedrooms, a long bedroom above the carriage entranceway (which has potential to become a spacious en suite bedroom) and a family bathroom and the top floor offers a further two bedrooms, open plan seating area, a kitchen area and shower room. There are views from the upper floors over the street and towards the Alresford pond and to the patio garden and outbuildings at the rear.
The property is situated on East Street in the heart of Alresford, famed for its pretty streets lined with 18th century houses, cottages, boutique shops, independent retailers, cafes, pubs and everyday stores. The River Arle flows through the town and on into the River Itchen with a number of beautiful riverside walks and the watercress meadows nearby. A wider and more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in the nearby Cathedral city of Winchester (7.5 miles). There are a number of excellent educational facilities including Winchester College, St. Swithun’s School, Peter Symonds and Sun Hill primary and Perins secondary schools locally. Winchester mainline railway station offers direct rail access to London Waterloo (about one hour) and junction 9 & 10 of the M3 motorway gives road access to London and the south coast.
A main feature of the property is the carriage doors to the side of the property which afford complete privacy from the road, whilst allowing full and easy access. To the rear of the property is the detached brick garage with a loft area above which has a full timber floored loft space, windows and a hayloft door upstairs. Directly to the rear of the house is a stepped brick and slab patio surrounded by flint walls with borders housing shrubs, trees and a wisteria trained along the back of the rear façade. The outbuilding has 2 entrances, one to the old forge with mezzanine level halfway up the chimney and the second entrance offers studio room with basic kitchen and bathroom facilities and connects to the mezzanine area above the old forge. Just beyond the old forge there is the entrance to the partially walled garden – a delightful and charming garden which is very secluded and south-facing and has been planted with fruit trees, shrubs and a large lawn. There is also a large garden shed or workshop and summer house as well as green house and compost area.
All mains services connected.
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