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PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Drawing room/dining room, family room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Cellar
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Garage and log store
  • Additional off road car parking space
  • Mature cottages gardens
  • About 0.3 of an acre

THE PROPERTY

A well proportioned Grade II listed thatched cottage, retaining a wealth of character in the old part of the village conveniently placed for Winchester and mainline communications. The cottage is situated in the old part of the village of Kings Worthy which lies between Headbourne Worthy and Abbots Worthy, part of a cluster of villages known as ''The Worthys' in the Itchen valley about 2 miles to the north of the cathedral city of Winchester. Village amenities close by include shop/post office, two churches, St Mary's and St Swithun's, village hall, playing field, The Winchester Coffee Roaster, and Cobbs Farm Shop, Deli and Café. There is a bus service into Winchester or a rather pleasant walk through the water meadows via the Kings Way. Nearby there is access on to the A33 to Basingstoke or the bypass to Junction 9 of the M3, northwards for London and the M25 orbital motorway or southwards to the 27 coastal motorway. Winchester city centre is only two miles and has an excellent High Street, varied cultural amenities including a cinema and the Theatre Royal, Sports Centre, a fine selection of private and state schools and a mainline station to London Waterloo. The cottage is a classic Grade II cottage reputedly dating back to circa 1580, albeit the Listed Building Register describes it as 18th century. The cottage has colour washed brick elevations, inset small paned casement windows under a thatched and eyebrow dormered tiled roof. Some thirty years ago the cottage was extended and it now has well proportioned accommodation of some 2200 sq ft. The front door enters the cottage on the northern side into a staircase hall. The double length drawing room and dining room has an inglenook fireplace, wood burning stove, polished wooden floorboards and exposed beams. The family room has a travertine stone floor and French doors leading out onto the terrace and gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of units, granite worksurfaces, gas fired Aga, and a pantry. There is also a cloakroom, utility room, and a small cellar which has been a children's ''den'/ tv room and is currently used as a music room. On the first floor, which is mainly vaulted, there are four bedrooms, the main bedroom has a dressing area and the wardrobe cupboard is fitted with French walnut doors. There are two bathrooms, and there are other useful eaves storage cupboards. The cottage is approached off Church Lane through tall double gates onto a gravel driveway which provides additional parking and access to the garage which has an adjoining loggia/log store. A plantsman's garden surrounds the cottage, laid to lawn with shrub and herbaceous borders, various mature trees including apple and pear trees, and a small vegetable garden. There is a chicken run, trellis smothered in roses and honeysuckle, and vine.