Guide price £925,000
An extremely pretty semi-detached Grade II listed period cottage with excellent accommodation, long views, situated in the heart of this most sought-after village. Lasham is a charming village in East Hampshire, about three and a half miles north west of Alton, and one and a quarter miles north of Bentworth, just off the A339 Alton to Basingstoke Road. The village lies some 560 ft above sea level. It is grouped around St Mary's Church and retains much of its original character with thatched cottages and other traditional village buildings. The church of St Mary was constructed in 1866 on the site of an older church some of which went back to Saxon times. The Royal Oak is an independent country pub and Lasham Gliding Club is a major centre for the sport of gliding. The nearest railway station is Alton (3.5 miles south east of the village) and there is fast access to the north onto the M3 for the West Country, A34 to the Midlands, M25 orbital motorway and London. 2 Fern Cottages is Grade II Listed dating from the early 19th Century, and has most attractive mellow brick elevations, enhanced by various climbers, including hydrangea, honeysuckle, cotoneaster and pyracantha, part tile hung, with inset small pane windows under a tiled and dormered roof. The well planned accommodation is full of character, extremely well proportioned, light and airy. From the entrance porch the front door opens into the entrance hall and a turned stairs rises to the first floor. Opening straight off the hall is the rather special sitting room with inglenook fireplace. There is a study and cloakroom and double doors lead into the dining room/kitchen which has a pine boarded floor, French doors to the conservatory and the kitchen is fitted with hand built old pine units, laminated worktops, and various integrated appliances. Off the kitchen is a flagstone floored conservatory which overlooks the garden and adjoining countryside. French doors lead to the terrace. There are automatic opening roof lights and a wine store. Further double doors also lead off the kitchen into a utility room. On the first floor landing there are fitted wardrobe cupboards and a linen airing cupboard. The main bedroom has an adjoining bathroom, bedrooms 2 and 3 use the second bathroom and bedroom 4 has an adjoining shower room. The gravel driveway provides parking for 2-3 cars. Surrounding the cottage are the most beautiful gardens, a real plantman's garden, shaped lawns, fully stocked herbaceous and shrub borders, a mass of bulbs, climbers, specimen trees, including apple and plum, and acacia. There are many varieties of roses, clematis and other choice plants including tree peonies. Off the conservatory is a sunken terrace, vegetable garden, greenhouse, concealed oil tank, and a brick garden shed which houses the boiler. The boundaries are well-defined and the gardens adjoin and overlook superb open countryside to the horizon.
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