A delightful Grade II Listed village house
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Ivy Cottage is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed property which has been meticulously renovated and extended to create a clever mix of modern living and period charm. The original house is believed to date back to the 17th Century and was originally a butcher and bakery. The contemporary tiled extension was added by the current owners in 2010. The property is ideally situated in the centre of the popular village of Preston Candover. The house offers five good bedrooms and a wealth of entertaining space with the added benefit of an outbuilding and garage and ideally designed for modern family living.
The oak framed entrance area leads to the character sitting room which has exposed brick work, beams and an open fire. The open plan kitchen/dining area has high ceilings throughout and is lovely and light from bi-fold doors that open onto the terrace and garden. The country-style kitchen has wooden painted units, granite worktops, a double Butlers sink, integrated dish washer and range cooker with tiled splashback. There is also a kitchen island unit and ample space for a large dining table. The drawing room has a feature inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and leads into the beamed family room with a wood burner and historical bread oven. Adjacent is a partially glazed garden room/study, with underfloor heating, and stairs up to the mezzanine level. There is also a convenient utility room and rear access door. Access to the cellar, bathroom and two double bedrooms is off the drawing room.
A second staircase leads to a spacious master bedroom with garden views, integrated storage and a modern tiled en suite with a shower plus two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
A cobbled driveway leads through a wooden gate into the generous garden with a parking area, outbuilding and garage. A large paved terrace wraps around the kitchen/dining area, great for al-fresco dining and the remainder of the garden is laid to lawn with mature shrubs, trees and hedging.
Preston Candover is in the desirable Candover valley, an area renowned for its fine rolling countryside, picturesque hamlets and small villages. The village unusually offers a great deal of amenities. There is a highly regarded pre-school and primary school, (Ofsted outstanding), shop/post office (soon to be a community shop), village hall, tennis club and The Purefoy Arms gastro-pub. The larger Georgian market town of Alresford is approximately 6.8 miles away providing most everyday needs with a number of boutique shops, restaurants and pubs.
Winchester and Basingstoke both provide a more extensive range of facilities and access to the railway network, Micheldever Station is also nearby.
Preston Candover CE Primary School leads into Perins Community School in Alresford with good local sixth form at one of the UKs top colleges, Peter Symonds in Winchester. Independent schools include Princes Mead, Twyford and Pilgrims Prep Schools followed by Churchers, Alton Convent, Daneshill, Lord Wandsworth, St Swithuns and Winchester College.
Recreational facilities nearby include golf at Test Valley, Alresford, Dummer and Winchester. Chalk stream fishing is available on the Rivers Itchen and Test. The area is criss-crossed by footpaths and bridleways whilst the south coast provides an abundance of good sailing on the Solent and Southampton Water.
From Winchester take the A33 heading towards Basingstoke past Kings Worthy until you reach a small section of dual carriageway. After about 200 yards turn right towards Northington. Go under the M3 and head for the Candovers until you get to the T-Junction (Woolpack Inn). Turn left onto the B3046 and continue along the road through Brown Candover and Chilton Candover and once in Preston Candover, just after the school the house will be found on the right hand side.Read all
- 2649 sq ft
- 3 Reception rooms
- Garden room/study
- Kitchen/dining area, utility
- 5 Bedrooms, 1 en suite
- 2 Bathrooms & cloakroom
- Wine cellar
- Garage and outbuilding, garden
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