Spacious four-bedroom period property
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Broad View offers a rare opportunity to buy a little piece of local history and a garden offering sustainable living alongside all the benefits of modern life. Built in 1909 by the first owner (Elisha Ward, retired jockey), the house and garden remained in the same family for 90 years until sold by the last owner in 1999 (Donald Jack London, also a retired jockey and husband of the late Dora Ward). During the war years, the house was rented as a productive cottage garden known for a time as Eves Stores.
The current owners have cherished the property as a wonderful family home for the last 19 years, retaining much of the original cottage and features while extending and modernising the space. Some of the original features retained within the property are the front door, the front parlour room with Baxi grate and open chimney, the floorboards, door locks & doors, the pantry and staircase,
The ground floor accommodation includes three lovely reception rooms and the kitchen. The cosy sitting room has a bay window with views to the front and an open fire with fitted shelving on either side. The dining room on the opposite side of the hall has double doors opening onto the patio and garden, as well as a set of double doors through to the kitchen. The kitchen with a black tiled floor has a range of fitted units with stainless steel effect doors and space for a cooker, washing machine and dishwasher. The family room to the rear of the house has two sets of double doors to the garden and a wood burning stove. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms, one with exposed ceiling beams, a family bathroom and a separate shower room.
With lovely views across the fields to the front, the house is approached via a gravel drive with plenty of parking space. The main garden is to the rear of the house and as well as an extensive vegetable plot (now a wild flower meadow), the garden retains old orchard varieties of pear, plum and apple, two walnut trees, hazelnuts and a frog pond regularly visited by hedgehogs and birds.
There are still several original features in the garden including the old wrought iron front gate, a wrought iron rose arch, garden shed and the original kitchen windows reassembled in the lean-to by the garage. There is a good size patio outside the family room and an original tool shed can be found at the far end of the garden.
Broad View is situated in this popular Hampshire village which lies about 2.5 miles to the north-west of Winchester. The village has a church, public house and recreation ground with a Waitrose, Aldi, post office and doctors surgery in nearby Weeke. Winchester provides a more comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities including a theatre, cinema, tennis and squash club, a number of restaurants and bars together with a mainline railway station serving London Waterloo in about 1 hour.
With access to first-class local schools, excellent road, rail and airport links, stunning countryside, Winchester, and of course the local pub The Running Horse, the mediaeval church of St Catherine and successful Littleton Stud Farm, it is a gem of a property. Horses remain part of the spirit of Broad View and many horseshoes are dotted around. Road communications are excellent, the M3 can be joined on the north-eastern side of Winchester (J 9). To the south, the M3 links with the M27 coastal motorway and Southampton Airport and to the north the A303 and A34 providing access to the West Country and the Midlands respectively.
There are a good selection of state and private schools in the area including Sparsholt Primary, The Westgate, Kings and Henry Beaufort as well as Twyford, Pilgrims, Princes Mead, King Edward VI, Winchester College, St Swithuns and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College.
From Winchester head out of the city on the Stockbridge Road B3049 and after passing Waitrose, turn right on to Main Road towards Littleton. Continue along this road and turn left on to Deane Down Drove and the property will be found after a short distance on the right hand side.Read all
- 1872 sq ft
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Garage, Log store/garden store
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