Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
An excellent very recently built detached house providing stylish light, airy and well appointed accommodation on a quarter acre plot with car barn, stunning landscaped gardens and a bespoke summerhouse
A most impressive modern house within a small recently completed exclusive development of just six properties by Metis Homes, constructed of brick and Siberian larch clad elevations beneath a tiled roof with the benefit of a spacious driveway, double car barn and useful adjoining store room with boarded loft. The plot extends to about a quarter of an acre and the gardens have been beautifully landscaped with the recent addition of a high quality summerhouse. The well-appointed stylish light and airy accommodation that extends to about 2,200 sq ft, comprises a reception hall with cloakroom, dual aspect drawing room and superb open plan kitchen with dining and garden room areas. There is also a utility room on the ground floor - which benefits from under floor heating throughout. To the first floor there are four bedrooms (two with en suite) and a large family bathroom.
The property is situated in the highly sought after village of Houghton, which has delightful walks traversing the River Test and on to the renowned Test Way. There is also an excellent public house/restaurant (The Boot Inn) and a church, both within a short stroll. Further facilities can be found in the neighbouring town of Stockbridge (two miles) which offers a variety of shops, a Post Office, hotels, restaurants and public houses, churches and a doctor’s surgery. The cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are both within a twenty minute drive, and the A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country.
SCHOOLING AND RECREATION There is excellent schooling (private and state) in the area. There are junior schools in Nether Wallop and Broughton (rated ‘good’) as well as Stockbridge which also has as secondary school; Kings and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College are located in Winchester and there are Grammar Schools in Salisbury. Farleigh Preparatory School is within a short drive; other local public schools include Winchester College and St Swithun’s in Winchester, Godolphin, Chafyn Grove and the Cathedral School in Salisbury. There is excellent fishing on the River Test and a golf course in Leckford as well as two in Andover.
Covered ENTRANCE PORCH Overhead light and sensor. Front door with inset glazed panel and full height casements windows to either side leads into:
LARGE CENTRAL RECEPTION HALL Inset door mat. Turning staircase with oak balustrade rising to first floor with wide half landing and window overlooking the rear garden. Pendant ceiling light point. Glazed double doors into drawing room. Panelled door into open plan kitchen with dining and garden room areas. Opening into:
INNER HALL LED down lighters. Panelled doors to utility, cloakroom and three sliding doors into storage cupboard with automatic light, rail and meter/fuse box.
CLOAKROOM Contemporary white suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap and low level WC with concealed cistern. Part tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Corner window to front/side aspect with bespoke shutters. LED down lighters. Extractor fan.
DRAWING ROOM (Large dual aspect room, original designed to be two separate rooms) Open fireplace housing a Dean Forge Sherford 5Kw wood burning stove on stone hearth. Sliding glazed door with full height glazing to either side opening onto the terrace with views over the landscaped garden. Further window to front and corner window to front/side aspect (both with bespoke shutters). LED down lighters.
LARGE OPEN PLAN KITCHEN WITH DINING AND GARDEN ROOM AREA
KITCHEN Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Extensive range of high gloss finish high and low level cupboards and drawers. Quartz work surfaces with similar upstand. Integrated Neff oven with grill, Neff combination oven above. Integrated full height larder style fridge and freezer. Integrated dishwasher and bin storage. Large central island with quartz top and breakfast bar to one side, storage beneath, integrated Neff 3 zone induction hob with retractable Neff extractor fan and light, under-counter double wine cooler, deep pan drawers and cupboards, pop-up power points and phone chargers. LED down lighters above. Window to side aspect. Porcelain tiled floor.
DINING AREA Space for large table. Porcelain tiled floor. Down lighters. Opening into:
GARDEN ROOM AREA High vaulted ceiling. Two pendant ceiling light points. Full width glazing to rear and side aspects with central sliding double doors opening onto the terrace and garden. Porcelain tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOM Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer set in long roll top work surface, double cupboard beneath with recess to side with plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Porcelain tiled floor. Window to front aspect with bespoke shutter. LED down lighters. Part glazed door to outside. Panelled door into:
BOILER ROOM Wall hung LPG fired boiler. Large mains pressure unvented hot water cylinder and expansion tank.
CENTRAL GALLERIED LANDING High ceiling and four Velux lights to the rear aspect. Oak balustrade continues over the stairwell and half landing. Pendant ceiling light point. Access to loft space via hatch. Radiator.
INNER LANDING Double doors into airing cupboard. Door into master bedroom and bedroom four. Ceiling light point.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE (Dual aspect double bedroom)
Entrance Hall/Dressing Area: White glass sliding doors concealing comprehensive storage. Opening into:
Bedroom: (Large dual aspect double bedroom) Windows to front and side aspect. Pendant ceiling light point. Door into:
En Suite Shower Room: Contemporary white suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboard beneath and low level WC with concealed cistern. Sliding glass door into large tiled enclosure with overhead and hand held shower attachments. Tiled floor and walls. Obscure glazed window to side aspect. Chrome towel radiator. LED down lighters. Extractor fan.
BEDROOM TWO / GUEST SUITE
Bedroom: (Large dual aspect double bedroom) High dormer window to rear aspect with views over the main garden Further window to side aspect with view towards the Orchard. Pendant ceiling light point. Door into:
En Suite Shower Room: White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, drawers beneath, mirror above, and low level WC. Sliding glass door into large tiled enclosure with overhead and hand held shower attachments. Tiled floor and walls. Obscure glazed window to side aspect. Chrome towel radiator. LED down lighters. Extractor fan.
BEDROOM THREE (Double bedroom) Window to front aspect. Double wardrobe cupboard. Pendant ceiling light point. Radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR Window to front aspect. Pendant ceiling light point. Radiator.
LARGE FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising contemporary wash hand basin with mixer tap on floating stand, mirror above with inset lighting. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Double ended bath with central taps, wall mounted controls, integrated overhead rain shower with glass screen and retractable hand held shower jet. Marble tiled floor and walls. Velux sky light. Chrome towel radiator. LED down lighters. Extractor fan.
The exclusive development is set back from the village lane and approached over a private block paved driveway with large lawned and orchard areas to either side. The driveway continues to twin five bar gates with rustic post and rail fencing to either side opening onto a generous brick edge gravelled driveway providing parking and turning space. Wide paved path to front entrance porch with lavender borders to either side. The front garden is level and laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub borders. Magnolia tree. The garden is well screened by rustic post and rail fencing. Further lawn and Hornbeam tree.
DETACHED DOUBLE CAR BARN WITH WORKSHOP / BIKE STORE Constructed of mainly larch clad elevations beneath a pitched tiled roof.
Double Open Fronted Car Barn (about 6.3m x 5.8m) Exposed oak framework. Two generous parking bays with storage area to rear. Light and power connected.
Workshop/Bike Store: (about 5.8m x 2.3m) Double doors to gable end. Light and power connected. Aluminium ladder gives access to boarded loft space above.
Paved path continues to the side of the property to:
SIDE GARDEN Raised vegetable bed with sleeper edging, lawned areas with borders containing flowers, shrubs and specimen trees.
MAIN GARDEN Extends to the rear of the property is a particular feature and comprises a long paved terrace accessed from the main reception rooms and opens onto a large level lawn enclosed on all sides by mature hedging/timber fencing, some with trellis above. The surrounding borders are well stocked with a variety of flowers, shrubs, specimen and fruit trees, herbs and conifers.
LUXURY SUMMERHOUSE (About 2.5m octagonal by Malvern Garden Buildings) Pastel colour washed timber clad elevations beneath a hipped cedar shingle roof. Sealed double glazing, fully insulated, double doors to front. Porcelanosa special wood effect floor. Light and power connected. T&G clad walls and ceiling.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. We understand BT Superfast Broadband is currently available and Virgin will also be available shortly. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
MANAGEMENT COMPANY The communal spaces in The Orchards are run by a non-profit limited company, for which the contribution is currently £512 per annum. The owners pay an additional £250 per annum for the maintenance and emptying of the sewage treatment plant.
From Stockbridge proceed in a westerly direction (towards Salisbury) along the High Street. After passing over the River Test, turn left, signposted Houghton. Continue through the village until reaching a bend and the entrance to The Orchards will be seen on the right hand side.
VIEWING IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT WITH EVANS AND PARTRIDGE
Tel. 01264 810702 www.evansandpartridge.co.uk
1. These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Evans & Partridge or the vendors or lessors.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
3. No person in the employment of Evans & Partridge has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
Evans & Partridge is the trading name for Armstrong Partridge Limited (Company no. 10437262)
Registered in England at Agriculture House, High Street, Stockbridge SO20 6HF