A charming and versatile period house in the centre of this highly regarded village
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This delightful, late 18th century, Grade II listed property sits centrally within this charming village. Once two dwellings that were brought together as one, the elegant rooms offer great versatility and scope to modernise to suit individual lifestyles. The rendered elevations give the house stature and as the accommodation is arranged over just two floors where the upper floor is reached by an easy rising staircase, this is an easy house to live in. Given how centrally situated the house is in the village, there is a high degree of privacy.
Notable are the reception rooms, all of which are orientated towards the wonderfully mature and beautifully maintained gardens. An elegant dining room benefits from an inglenook fireplace, with wood burner, giving the room a striking focal point. A family room has a central position in the house and from the large sash window, a view across the garden to an impressive copper beech tree. A sitting room and a conservatory garden room also interact strongly with the garden. An efficiently fitted kitchen/breakfast room has an oil fired AGA and from here one can easily reach the utility room across an appealing quarry tile floor.
A significant feature throughout the house is the amount of natural light and this is particularly evident on the first floor where 3 of 5 generously proportioned bedrooms also enjoy an aspect over the gardens. A large landing provides opportunities to either create another bedroom or further bathrooms.
This property has 0.54 acres of land.
The gardens of just over half an acre are truly magical with various enclaves of colour and productivity, and a lawn. The variety of shrubs, plants and trees is extensive with gingko, wild cherry, judas, ash and beech to name only a few and then bearing fruit are plum, greengage, damson and various apple trees. The lawns weave through the gardens giving access to all areas. A greenhouse helps to support the productive kitchen garden.
The garage building, once stables, comprises two garages, a workshop and then from the workshop there are stairs up to a very generously proportioned attic room which is fully boarded. Subject to the necessary consents we could imagine that this would become secondary accommodation such as an annexe or alternatively, a home office. There is a good size log store on the flank wall of the garage.
Hutchens Cottage lies in the very pretty Hampshire village of Monxton. Within the village there is a church and a village hall, with a well-regarded gastro pub The Hawk Inn, in nearby Amport. More comprehensive amenities are readily available in Andover including a range of shops and access to the A303 which connects the West Country with London. The larger centres of Salisbury and Winchester are also close by and there is a mainline railway station at both Andover and Grateley (London Waterloo from 72 minutes and 79 minutes respectively). To the south are Southampton and Bournemouth airports together with ferry ports at Poole, Southampton and Portsmouth.
The area offers plenty of recreational activities including footpaths and bridleways and the River Test, which is renowned for its chalk stream fishing. There are numerous golf courses including Leckford & Longstock, Tidworth and Winchester and a first class range of water sports including sailing off the south coast and racing at Newbury, Salisbury and Goodwood.
There are a good selection of schools in the area including the very good Amport CE Primary & Junior Schools leading to John Hanson Community School and the first class Peter Symonds 6th Form College in Winchester. Public schools include Farleigh, Rookwood, Horris Hill, Godolphin, St Swithuns, Winchester College and Marlborough College.
From Winchester take the A34 and A303. Exit the A303 towards Andover/Newbury/A343 Devizes and continue on Monxton Road. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit and continue into the village. Hutchens Cottage is the 4th house on the left hand side after the turning to Chalkpit Lane.Read all
- 4 RECEPTION ROOMS
- KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
- UTILITY AND 2 CLOAKROOMS
- 5 BEDROOMS
- 2 BATHROOMS
- DOUBLE GARAGE, WORKSHOP AND ROOM ABOVE
- PRETTY GARDENS
- ABOUT 0.5 ACRES
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