Delightful character cottage in this sought after village
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Full of period charm and generous proportions, Corvus Cottage is a beautifully presented cottage believed to date back to the early/mid-19th Century. The cottage is in a peaceful position within the conservation area with excellent amenities close at hand including a church, first-class primary school, village hall, shop, recreation ground and sports pavilion.
The warm and welcoming entrance hall has a wood-burning stove and staircase to the upstairs and could be used as an additional reception room. The cottage has a lovely bespoke country kitchen with a mix of natural and painted wood fitted cupboards, including an antique baker's bench with a butler's sink and a copious amount of storage. At the far end of the kitchen is the breakfast area with a vaulted ceiling and stairs leading down to a cosy study/playroom with fitted storage cupboards and a bar. Also accessed from the breakfast area is a utility room with door to the garden and a downstairs bathroom.
The bright and airy double aspect sitting room has French doors leading out into the garden and an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.
Up on the first floor there is a lovely double aspect master bedroom, three further bedrooms and the family bathroom.
The garden provides a superb feature to the cottage, accessed through wooden gates a gravel driveway leads to the garage and potting shed, with plenty of parking for up to 5 cars in total. The pretty front garden has a gravel path leading to the front door with lawned areas, flower beds, shrubs, pond and a patio. To the rear of the house there are numerous raised beds and a patio.
The nearby Georgian market town of Alresford provides a good range of shops and restaurants as does Alton with its mainline station (Waterloo from 68 minutes) and Petersfield (Waterloo from 68 minutes). More comprehensive amenities can be found in the cathedral city of Winchester with its excellent educational, recreational, leisure and cultural facilities, as well as a mainline railway station (Waterloo in just under an hour).
Access to London by car can be gained either via the A31/A3, or the M3 which can be joined just to the east of Winchester or Basingstoke (17.1 miles), which in turn links the A34 and A303 giving access to the wider motorway network.
The surrounding countryside is renowned for its natural beauty with extensive walks and hacking. There are several golf courses in the area at Alresford, Basingstoke, Dummer and Winchester. Chalk stream fishing is available on the Rivers Itchen and Test and sailing at Hamble or the Solent, all within easy reach.
The village is served by Ropley Primary School that leads to Perins Community School in Alresford. Good local sixth form education includes one of the UKs top colleges, Peter Symonds in Winchester. For independent schooling, the area offers Princes Mead, Dunhurst, Twyford, Pilgrims and St Swithuns Junior School followed by St Swithuns Senior School, Alton Convent, Bedales, Churchers College and Winchester College. .
Leave Winchester on the A31 (Alresford Road) towards Alresford and Ropley. Follow the A31 for about 7.2 miles before turning right, just after the Shell garage, onto Petersfield Road. Proceed for 0.9 miles then turn left into South Street where the property will be found on the right hand side.Read all
- 1524 sq ft
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Garage, workshop/potting shed
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