- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 3 receptions
A charming attached Grade II listed village cottage in a beautiful enclosed garden
Church Cottage is a pretty Grade II listed semidetached family cottage in the heart of the village adjacent to the parish church. The accommodation is extremely well presented with many period features including ancient beams and casement windows.
The house is approached past a fine copper beech hedge via a five-bar gate opening to an expanse of gravel drive. To the side the front door opens to the hall and the elegant drawing room with French windows opening to the terrace and with a free-standing Clearview wood burning stove. Beyond is the sitting room with the fireplace also housing a wood burning stove. The back door opens to the high ceilinged and light recently extended utility and dining room with timber flooring and French windows opening onto the extensive terrace.
Beyond is the kitchen with oak worktops and a gas-fired 3 door AGA. To the side a door opens to wide brick steps down to the substantial cellar with an opening window and good head-height. From the landing, the double aspect main bedroom has a fitted wardrobe. The three further bedrooms overlook the gardens (bedroom 3 has a flying freehold). A family bathroom and separate shower room completes the first floor accommodation.
The garden is cleverly planted and is screened from the entrance by a cordon of apple trees. Beyond, the expanse of lawn is broken by mature and young fruit trees, a densely planted herbaceous border and productive vegetable area. To one side is a greenhouse and timber garden shed. The whole is enclosed by a mature brick wall, post and rail fencing and, running beside the churchyard, a mature mixed hedge.
There is a rose clad trellis enclosing a paved terrace with steps leading down to the back door. The vendors have obtained planning permission to connect the utility room to the brick barn and considerably extend the accommodation of the cottage.
Church Cottage, as its name suggests, flanks the north-western boundary of St Andrews Church in the heart of the village. South Warnborough lies a few miles south of Odiham and has a village shop with post office, public house, village hall with Montessori nursery school, recreation ground and church.
The local area is renowned for its expanse of Hampshire countryside and provides excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and access to the network of bridleways for riding. More comprehensive shopping and educational facilities are available at nearby Odiham including Robert Mays secondary school. The local primary school is close at hand in Long Sutton together with the Lord Wandsworth College and other renowned schools within the area.
The market town of Alton has an excellent range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities including Waitrose, Sainsburys, M&S Food and a leisure centre.
The area is well served for the commuter with the A31/32 and M3 all providing good road links to London and the south coast. Mainline stations at Hook and Alton provide regular services to London Waterloo.
From Odiham proceed up the High Street (west) turning left at the mini roundabout signposted towards South Warnborough and Alton. Continue along this road passing RAF Odiham and enter the village of South Warnborough. Proceed into the village and after passing the crossroads (war memorial on left hand side) Church Cottage will be found after a short distance on the left by the entrance to St Andrews Church.
This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows and door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the plan, please check all dimensions, shapes and compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.