Guide price £1,200,000
A fine Grade II Listed 17th century village house, with the most beautiful south and west facing partly walled gardens The house fronts the High Street in the Conservation area in the centre of the village of Broughton which lies to the western side of the Test Valley, south of the A30 between Stockbridge and Salisbury. The village has excellent amenities including a village shop/post office, church, two public houses, Doctors' surgery and school. Close by for everyday facilities is the pretty small Georgian town of Stockbridge and the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are both within easy driving distance. Mainline communications in the area are excellent for London with stations at Andover and Winchester and access on to the A303 to the north which links with the M3 and A34 north to the M4. The house is a fine detached two storey Grade II listed period house. It has a 17th century core which is timber framed encased in brick, the front rendered when bays were added, under an old plain hipped tiled roof. The house was remodelled and extended in the 18th and 19th centuries, it retains all of its inherent character, the rooms are remarkably well proportioned, for some it does require very careful updating and modernisation. The front door opens into a fine sitting room with inglenook fireplace. There is a charming drawing room, its fireplace has a special ornate carved surround, bay window and French doors to the patio and the walled garden. The formal dining room has an inglenook fireplace, bread oven, china and glass cupboard. The study has a wood burning stove, and the fitted kitchen opens into a conservatory/breakfast/family room, its glazed roof smothered in an old vine and it overlooks the initial part of the charming gardens. There is a cloakroom/utility room and useful cellar. A wide staircase rises to the first floor, where there are five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room. Outside The house owns the block paviour driveway in its entirety. It provides ample parking and there is side access into the main gardens. The Gardens The beautiful plantsman's gardens are partly walled and lie to the west and southern sides of the house. They are the epitome of the English country garden. In the first ''room' there is a paved area adjoining the house, steps lead up to the central lawn and there are shrub and flower borders edged with box hedging. Wisteria and roses are intertwined through some of the mature shrubs and trees. Steps and a path lead through an archway in a fine old yew hedge into the most amazing piece of garden, a real surprise. An ideal position for a croquet lawn or swimming pool. Within this part of garden there is a summerhouse, small pond, workshop, two sheds and a greenhouse. A gated entrance gives access through to the playing fields and recreation area, perfect for a young family. The property has the benefit of occasional vehicular access to this gated entrance. The gardens are an utter delight, a very special feature of this unique period village house. They extend in all to about 0.330 Acres (0.133 hectares).
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