55 Northbrook Street
Binley Cottage offers extensive accommodation in excess of 3,500 sq ft making it an ideal family house. Of particular note is the large kitchen/ breakfast room measuring almost 26 x 123, with adjacent utility room, whilst the drawing room is a spectacular 369 x 18; making the property an attractive choice for those who enjoy entertaining. The drawing room and dining room are also of good proportions. Upstairs accommodation provides 4 double bedrooms, including the master bedroom which has an ensuite bathroom and dressing room, a guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom and family bathroom. The property exudes period charm, having character fireplaces, areas of exposed brickwork and beams throughout. The northern aspect of the house in particular, is very imposing. In addition to the main house, there is a useful and attractive one bedroom cottage of over 1,150 sq ft, which is ideal for use by extended family, guests or to generate income by letting. Attached to the cottage is a double garage and further, single garage.
Agent's note: It is understood that Little Cottage is listed Grade II, but Binley Cottage is not.
This property has 6 acres of land.
The formal gardens lie to the south of Binley Cottage, and are mostly laid to lawn, with a large terraced area next to the house. The southern elevation is adorned by a mature Wisteria and the flower beds are well stocked with shrubs and plants. The tennis court, and paddocks are accessed via pathways leading through the garden and either side of the house. Beyond the cottage are productive vegetable and fruit gardens which also feature a number of mature specimen trees. This area leads to the garden shed/workshop and garden room, and paths lead to the swimming pool area. The paddocks can be found next to the tennis court and swimming pool, and total approximately 3.91 acres. There is a useful separate access from the village road. Beyond the paddocks is a small copse. A footpath runs along the western edge of the wooded area to the north of the paddocks.
Binley is a hamlet situated in the sought after Bourne Valley, and about 2.5 miles north of the village of St Mary Bourne. The area is extremely pretty and is interspersed with charming hamlets and villages and the Bourne a small stream winds through the valley. The ancient town of Whitchurch is about five miles away and provides a range of facilities to meet day-to-day requirements including shops, pubs and schools. More extensive leisure, retail and educational amenities can be found in the nearby towns of Newbury, Andover, and Winchester. Access to major road and rail networks is excellent with direct rail services to London Waterloo and Paddington stations via Whitchurch and Newbury respectively. The south and south westcan be accessed easily via the A303 and M3 whilst the north and south can reached via the A34. There are many good schools to choose from in the area including Cheam, Farleigh, Horris Hill, St Swithuns, Winchester College, Downe House and Marlborough College.
From Newbury head south on the A34 to Whitchurch. At the mini roundabout take the turning marked for St Mary Bourne. Continue under the A34 and railway bridge. At the 1st junction, turn right signed St Mary Bourne. Continue into the centre of the village turning right by the George Inn and continue on the B3048. After about half a mile turn right signposted to Binley and proceed for another 3/4 mile into the hamley. Binley Cottage will be found on the right hand side.Read all