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PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Sitting room, family room
  • Office/playroom, dining Room, study
  • Kitchen, pantry, utility room, boot room
  • Six bedrooms, dressing room, bathroom
  • Three shower rooms (3 suites), double garage
  • Store/workshop, studio/home office
  • Large garden shed/workshop
  • Hedged gardens overlooking open countryside
  • About 0.436 acres (0.176 hectares)

THE PROPERTY

A fusion of New England and the Hamptons, in the beautiful and unspoilt Test valley The house is situated at the northern end 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 community shop, 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 rather fine edge of village house built in 1972 but completely remodelled some twelve years ago and could loosely be described as a fusion of American New England and the Hamptons. It has extremely attractive stuccoed and colour washed elevations. The first floor is clad with painted horizontal weather boarding and inset picture windows under a tiled roof. The accommodation is remarkably spacious, extending to just under 4000 sq ft. It flows perfectly for entertaining and family life. Quality fittings have been used throughout including oak panelled internal fire doors, oak flooring in some of the main reception areas, well fitted kitchen and bathrooms, and the house is cabled for CAT5. From the drive steps lead up to an oak front door which opens into a part panelled hall. The dining room opens directly off the hall, French doors open to a side terrace, and it combines with a fully fitted kitchen which has panel fronted units, granite worktops, integrated appliances and an Aga. From the adjoining vestibule there is a walk in pantry, utility room, boot room area and a back door leading out to a covered way and the separate building which is currently an artist's studio. Other principal rooms include the sitting room, part panelled, inglenook style fireplace, wood burning stove, sliding double doors open through into the family room, a library recess. Stairs lead down to an office/playroom, which has fitted cupboards, and French doors directly out to the drive. The double bedrooms are arranged off a spacious landing. There are three suites, the principal also has a dressing room and a family bathroom serves the other three bedrooms. Entered from the village street by a driveway which is initially shared, it leads through a five bar gate with pedestrian side gate and has been laid to Cotswold stone. It gives access to a double open fronted garage and attached to the house is a workshop/store. The established gardens have been cleverly laid out in various areas, linked by paths, terraces and steps. The frontage is concealed by yew hedging and hornbeam trees. There are sweeping expanses of lawn, well stocked beds with choice plants, bamboo and flowering shrubs, and the side terrace off the dining room is illuminated. The small lawn has box hedging, shrub and herbaceous borders. The main lawn ideal for croquet and the family. There is a large timber garden store/workshop with power and light. The art studio would make a perfect home office and has 30 amp cabling laid on for a sauna. Attached to the rear is a log and wood store and it houses the oil tank. To the side of the front door is a pretty area of garden which has a circular brick edged lawn, colourful shrub borders and a hard landscaped sitting out area. The gardens extend to about 0.436 acres (0.176 hectares).