Guide price £495,000
Monxton is regarded as one of Hampshire's prettiest villages. It lies about three miles east of Andover and south of the A303 in the north western corner of the Test valley. Flowing through the village is the Pill Hill Brook, a chalk stream which is a tributary of the River Anton which in turn flows in to the River Test. The lanes in Monxton are lined with pretty listed buildings and thatched cottages and it has a public house and church. There is a village shop/post office in Abbotts Ann, primary school in Amport, whilst everyday facilities are available in Andover which also has a mainline station on the London Waterloo Line, journey time about 70 minutes. The A303 to the north provides access to the West Country, the M3 for London and the A34 northwards for the M4 at Newbury. Other large centres within easy driving distance include Marlborough and the Cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester. The cottage is an enchanting detached Grade II Listed cottage in the heart of the village with origins dating from the 17th century with later 19th century additions, built in a vernacular Hampshire cob and thatch. Great attention has been lavished by the current owners to the ongoing maintenance which has been done sympathetically by using traditional materials and artisan craftsman to maintain the property. From the exterior the true extent of the living accommodation is not apparent although the south facing faade has hints of the character within. The hall links the principal family rooms where a feature has been made of the original oak frame and inglenooks. There is a magnificent double sitting room/family room located to one side with an adjoining bathroom, and a door leading onto the rear garden. There is a separate dining room with steps leading up to the vaulted farmhouse kitchen furnished in a shaker style with Rayburn, and a door leading on to the garden terrace, which enhances the flow of the reception rooms and the garden for al fresco entertaining. There are two staircases that lead to the first floor with separate landings, enhancing the privacy of the bedrooms, with bedroom one having an en suite bathroom. The cottage represents a charming, homely yet intimate space. There is a small enclosed paved entrance to the cottage at the front. The majority of the gardens are at the rear which is level, with lawns stretching out from the terrace and leading down to the bank of the stream. There are rose and herbaceous beds and the gardens are enclosed by a picket fence. There is a further small area of garden beyond edging the stream with an outlook down towards Monxton Mill.
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