Fabulous 19th century former school house which has been enlarged to create a desirable family home
The Old School House was formerly a village school house built in the mid 19th century and converted to a home in 1936. The present owners bought the property in 2006 and have sympathetically enlarged and enhanced it further to create a home with a pleasing blend of period features, including high ceilings, lattice windows and a gabled entrance porch, whilst creating a modern everyday living space. The property is approached from a driveway through established hedging with a pathway leading to the front entrance. The front door opens into the hallway with doors into the kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a range of cupboards and appliances. A door leads through to the utility room, study and cloakroom. The sitting room is accessed from the hall and opens in to the garden room which has French doors opening onto the terrace and into the garden. The staircase ascends from the hallway to the first floor landing which has a beamed ceiling and is currently utilised as an informal sitting area. The accommodation comprises a large master bedroom with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite shower room, 2 further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also useful eaves storage accessed from the landing.
Old School House is approached from the lane through a very pretty and mature front garden with planted flower beds and shrubs. At the rear of the house an attractive paved terrace leads on the lawned area of the garden which is bordered by mature planting and shrubs. The flower beds are interspersed with seasonal planting and are very well-maintained. The gardens are a most attractive feature of the property and offer a degree of seclusion and privacy. There is also an attractive gazebo. Please note that part of the garden is rented from the Stratfield Saye Estate.
Old School House is situated in the small rural hamlet of Hartley Wespall which has a Church and public house. There are numerous footpaths over the surrounding countryside for walking. Everyday shopping can be found at nearby Hook which has a Tesco supermarket, post office, doctor's surgery, dental surgery and veterinary surgery. Nearby Chineham has a shopping complex which includes a Marks and Spencer Foodhall. More comprehensive shopping, educational and recreational facilities can be found in the regional centres of Basingstoke and Reading. The area is well served for the commuter being within easy reach of the A33 to Reading and Basingstoke and Junction 5 of the M3. There are mainline stations at Hook to London Waterloo in under an hour. The area is well served for schooling with a number of independent schools such as Daneshill, St. Neots, Lord Wandsworth College, Bradfield College and Wellington College nearby.
From Junction 5 of the M3 take the B3349 towards Hook. Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout, proceed over the next two roundabouts following signposts to Rotherwick, Mattingley and Heckfield. After the Hook Garden Centre turn left to Rotherwick and proceed into the village, turning right at a t-junction to Hartley Wespall. Follow this lane for a few miles into Hartley Wespall. Turn right onto Turgis Green Lane where the property will be found on the left hand side with parking on the right.Read all
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