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PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Reception hall
  • First floor vaulted drawing room, roof terrace
  • Dining room, kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • Conservatory, boot room
  • Office/study area, utility room
  • Cloakroom, five bedrooms, bathroom
  • Two shower rooms, dressing room
  • Double garage, beautiful mature gardens
  • In all about 0.355 acres (0.144 hectares)

THE PROPERTY

The picturesque and ancient village of Ovington is approached by narrow tree-lined lanes ''well hidden from the outside world'. It is situated about 2 miles to the west of the small Georgian town of Alresford, just south of the neighbouring village of Itchenstoke, the famous River Itchen and the valley road, B3047. To the north lies the village of Tichbourne and the A31. Ovington has the church of St Peter and the well known Bush Inn on the banks of the river. Every day amenities are readily available in Alresford with the cathedral city of Winchester (6 miles) renowned for its High Street, cultural, educational and sporting facilities, numerous eateries and excellent communications either by road or rail. The house was the former village hall, built in 1920, subsequently converted and has been re-furbished and re-modelled over the years. The house has colour washed pebble dashed elevations with inset double glazed windows and French doors under a slate, dormered roof. The orientation of the house is such that the majority of the principal rooms take full advantage of the views over the adjoining countryside, parkland and the church. The frontage to the house is screened by a beech hedge and a paved path leads up to the front door. This opens into a part double height reception hall with a curved staircase rising up to the galleried landing and directly into the drawing room. Wide archway into the dining room, double height, two pairs of French doors to garden. Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room, bespoke painted units, granite worktops, island unit, twin Belfast sinks, various integrated appliances, limestone travertine floor, French doors to garden, pantry, boot room, office/study area, conservatory, bi-fold doors to private walled garden, utility room. There is a ground floor bedroom wing at the eastern end of the house. This is arranged as three bedrooms, bathroom and a cloakroom. On the first floor there is a galleried landing, part vaulted drawing room with picture windows overlooking the surrounding countryside and church. Double doors lead out onto a wonderful roof terrace, perfect for entertaining. The principal suite comprises bedroom 1, dressing room and adjoining shower room. There is a guest suite, bedroom 2, and adjoining shower room. The house is approached by a long driveway owned by the house. Two neighbours have full rights of way. There is a detached double open fronted garage with bin store, lockable store and a roof space. In front of the garage there is additional car parking space. Surrounding the house are beautiful mature gardens. The main garden is raised and gently rolls into the adjoining paddock. Principally lawned, with a circular terrace, herbaceous borders, mass of climbers, and many varieties of specimen trees. The gardens extend in all to about 0.355 acres (0.144 hectares).