Exquisitely presented thatched cottage
The property Halfway Cottage is a beautiful thatched cottage that has been a wonderful family home for the current owners for a number of years. The house is very well set in its superbly maintained gardens and has lovely views over the Test Valley.
The ground floor has a mixture of both informal and formal reception areas. The large drawing room with open fireplace, is perfect for entertaining, a spacious conservatory provides additional recreational space. The kitchen/breakfast room at the heart of the house is fitted with John Lewis of Hungerford cupboards and an integrated Aga. Stairs lead up to an upper storage and working area plus a utility room with butlers sink, there is also a cloakroom and wc. The dining hall with a central fire place links through to a snug and more informal seating space. Beyond the snug is a study, ideal for working from home.
Upstairs there are five double bedrooms and two family bathrooms, both of which have showers and baths as well as separate WC. The back bedroom has direct access to a bathroom and its own staircase into the study.
The house also allows for any incoming purchaser the opportunity to work from home with two studies in the house as well as a separate studio above the garage with both water and electricity supply.
This property has 0.9 acres of land.
Outside The garden is a real feature of the property at just under 1 acre The house is approached by a gravel drive way with a double garage with studio above. There is a swimming pool with summer house and a secluded lawn and vegetable garden.
Location Halfway Cottage is situated between Stockbridge and the popular village of Longstock which overlooks the Test Valley. Longstock has a well-regarded pub, The Peat Spade, church and village hall.
Nearby, Stockbridge offers a wide range of shops, places to eat, a small supermarket, deli and a butcher. Winchester and Salisbury together with Andover are within reasonable driving distances and there are regular train services from Winchester, Grateley and Andover on the Waterloo line.
The A303 just to the north provides excellent road communication to the West Country and to London via the M3 motorway and the A34 for links to the north and south coast.
The area is best known for its chalk stream fishing with the River Test running down through the valley. Sailing and other water sports are available on the River Hamble, Southampton Water and the Solent. There is an excellent network of footpaths running through the local countryside, giving access to Stockbridge marsh and several golf courses in the area including, The Hampshire Golf Club, Royal Winchester and South Winchester.
Schooling The property is in the catchment for Stockbridge Primary School which feeds into the equally well-regardedTest Valley School with Peter Symonds College at sixth form.
At independent preparatory level there is Princes Mead, Pilgrims, Twyford, Stroud, Rookwood and Farleigh, whilst at senior level, St Swithuns and Winchester College, Hampshire Collegiate and Godolphin.
Directions Head out of Winchester on the Stockbridge Road (B3049). Upon reaching Stockbridge continue along the High Street and shortly after The Greyhound on your right, turn right onto Longstock Road where the property will be found after about ½ a mile, on the left hand sideRead all
- 2995 sq ft
- 4 Receptions, Conservatory
- Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms, 2 cloakrooms
- Garden just under 1 acre
- Double Garage with studio above
- Swimming Pool
- Map & Street View
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