Guide price £1,050,000
An absolutely charming Grade II listed 16th/17th century house in the old part of the village close to the city of Winchester and its excellent amenities Abbots Worthy is a small village which lies about three miles to the north of Winchester in the Itchen Valley between Kings Worthy and Martyr Worthy on the B3047. The Itchen Way, which is a 31 mile long distance footpath, passes through the village and the River Itchen lies just to the south. In adjacent Kings Worthy there is a local shop/post office and a public house. The city provides a comprehensive range of shops, cultural and recreational facilities and a wide choice of restaurants and wine bars. Travel and communications are excellent with the A33, A34 and M3 giving access to London, the South Coast and A303 for the West Country. Winchester also has a mainline station to London Waterloo. A most attractive Grade II listed house, 16th/ /17th century and early 19th century - Timber framed encased in colour washed elevations, flint and brick under a thatched roof, re-thatched ten years ago, re-ridged one year ago. The extension at the northern end is rendered, colour washed, has horizontal weather boarding on the front elevation, inset casement windows, many of which have secondary double glazing under a hipped tiled and in part flat mineral felted roof. The house, unlike many thatched properties is extremely well proportioned, extending to about 2899 sq ft including the garage. The rooms have good ceiling heights and much of the architectural detail and character remains. From Park Lane the house is set behind a flint and brick wall. There is a canopied porch and panelled front door opening into the entrance hall, charming drawing room, wide bay window, fireplace, Jetmaster grate, shelved display alcoves to either side, study and formal dining room both with oak floors. Useful cellar housing the boiler and hot water tank. Off the inner hall is the kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a wide range of units, many bespoke, bleached worktops, Belfast sink, cooking range and other integrated appliances. There is a side hall with door to the terrace and gardens, cloakroom, utility room, and access into the double garage. The first floor is approached by two staircases. At the southern end there are two double bedrooms with wardrobe cupboards and a bathroom. At the northern end two further double bedrooms, one with a balcony, and both use a shower room which was replaced this year. At the northern end of the house is access to the integral double garage and it has parking in front for two further cars. The Gardens There are beautiful mature gardens surrounding the house. At the southern end, overlooked from the drawing room, is the formal garden, where there is a terrace, low arched brick wall with central steps leading up to the main lawn which has herringbone pathways on either side. It is a very private area of garden enclosed by mature hedging, much of which is evergreen and there are mature shrubs. Concealed behind the house on the western side and ideal for outside entertaining, is a long herringbone patterned brick terrace, a well, raised beds, fully planted with shrubs, and behind a flint wall smothered in ivy and alpine plants with clipped hedging above. At the northern end and accessed from the drive, a pathway leads through to a lawned garden with greenhouse and various flowering shrubs and hedging. The garden extends in all to about 0.185 acres (0.075 hectares).
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