Guide price £975,000
A pretty late 18th century Listed village house with a converted former coach house, lovely south west facing walled garden, situated within the village conservation area The cottage lies in the heart of the village of Appleshaw, opposite the village green in the Conservation Area. Appleshaw lies in north west Hampshire at the top end of the Test Valley, close to the county boundary, between Hampshire and Wiltshire, to the west of Andover, and north of the A303 and the A342 Devizes Road. The village typifies the very best of Hampshire, it is a peaceful village and has a strong and friendly community with a church, public house, and primary school at Ragged Appleshaw, whist in Weyhill, there is a garage which has an integral shop and there is a farm shop. Andover, about 5 miles to the south east, has an excellent shopping centre. The village is also perfectly placed for the A303 for fast access westwards, or via the M3 motorway to London. Andover has a mainline railway station on the Waterloo line and within reasonable driving distance are several major centres including the two cities of Salisbury and Winchester which have their own special attributes. The Cottage is a classical late 18th Century Grade II Listed village house, originally one of the village shops. The front elevation is typically Georgian and symmetrical. It is colour washed, brick with dentil eaves, inset sash windows with a large bow at ground floor level under a hipped tiled roof. On the south western side, the house has been extended, but designed and built to complement the original period house, and comprises the drawing room and guest bedroom suite above. The accommodation is beautifully proportioned, well presented, and has great charm and character, so typical of the era. The former coach house has been converted providing garaging and a home office/studio over but, subject to planning, if the ground floor was also converted, it would provide separate ancillary accommodation. There is a canopied porch, and front door opening into the dining hall, off which is a sitting room with inglenook fireplace. The inner staircase hall has a study area, the drawing room is beautifully proportioned and has French doors to a terrace and the walled gardens. Off the hall is a cloakroom and fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a larder and rear porch/boot room. The main staircase rises up to the first floor landing, main bedroom and adjoining shower room, two further bedrooms and a bathroom. A further staircase from the drawing room gives access to bedroom 4 and bathroom 2. From the village road, double gates and a gravel driveway, which provides additional parking, gives access to the former coach house, brick and flint under a slate roof. There is a single garage. At the rear a utility/laundry room and a staircase rises up to the converted hayloft which is now used as a home office/studio. The building could simply be converted (STP) into a self-contained annexe. The walled garden lies entirely to the south west. It has been planted as the epitome of the English country cottage garden. Adjoining the French doors to the drawing room is a brick terrace, beyond is lawned with shaped borders, fully stocked with shrubs, herbaceous plants, herb garden, roses and flowering trees, and there is a garden shed. There are two further terrace, one being adjacent to the wall at the end of the garden. The gardens are extremely private and make an enchanting setting for this very special village house.
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