Guide price £745,000
'Offered for the first time on the open market in 30 years' Exceptional village house, wonderful setting with uninterrupted views over the adjoining farmland and countryside The house lies in the small rural village of Kimpton, close to the Hampshire/Wiltshire borders about five miles west of Andover between the Bourne and Test valleys. Kimpton has a church, public house and primary school with further facilities in the small town of Ludgershall (3 miles) or Andover (5 miles) with its mainline station on the Waterloo line. Within easy driving distance are Hungerford, Marlborough, Southampton and the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester. It is also ideally placed for the A303, about one mile, which provides fast access to the West Country or the A34 north to the M4 or east on the M3 for London, the M25 orbital motorway and the airports. Recreational facilities include golf courses at Andover and Tidworth; chalk stream fishing on the River Test and its tributaries, wonderful walking and riding countryside within the area. The property is a detached two storey house, potentially three storey. It would be very simple, subject to planning, to complete the converted roof space into an additional bedroom/living accommodation. The house was built to a very high specification some thirty years ago by the local builders, Bullock Brothers, and it has never been offered to the open market subsequently. It is a very light house with plenty of windows overlooking the lovely gardens with wonderful views over the adjoining countryside. It has attractive mellow brick elevations enhanced by a number of climbers, inset wood effect upvc double glazed windows under a hipped tiled and dormered roof with the central section of the roof being a flat roof. The house has a great deal of character, well proportioned and presented. Within the entrance hall there is useful understairs storage cupboard, cloakroom, drawing room, working fireplace, French doors to the garden. The former dining room is now used as a sitting room/reception room. The former integral garage provides a larger than average study/home office. The kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted with solid wood panel fronted units, polished granite worktops, and there are integrated appliances. Overlooking the mature gardens and open countryside is the conservatory which is laid out as a dining room and family room, and there is a fitted utility room. On the first floor currently accessed via a pull down ladder is a ''Hobby Room' which would very simply, subject to planning, and building regulations be converted into additional bedroom or living accommodation. There are four good bedrooms, three have wardrobe cupboards. The main bedroom has an adjoining shower room and there is a family bathroom. The house is approached from the village street by a Cotswold stone driveway providing ample parking and turning space, and access to the detached brick and tile double garage. Attached to garage at the rear is a lean-to greenhouse. Growing up the house are various climbing shrubs including clematis and roses. There are very fine south facing private gardens, laid to lawn, extremely well stocked with numerous flower and shrub beds, raised vegetable beds. There is a most attractive rose and honeysuckle archway. The gardens back on to farmland and open countryside.
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