Houghton, Stockbridge, Hampshire So20
An interesting opportunity to acquire a detached Grade II Listed period house in need of total renovation, standing in a level south westerly facing garden, quietly situated on the southern edge of this popular village overlooking water meadow at the front and close to the Test Way
A detached Grade II Listed period house with the benefit of consent to refurbish and modernise the accommodation. The proposed accommodation will comprise an impressive front porch (as seen in the photograph), small entrance hall and dual aspect sitting room with fireplace. The salient feature of the house will be, without question, the former Reading Room – a substantial double height living area with front facing windows to both ground and first floor, with an impressive fireplace at one end. A large open alcove to one side provides an ideal location for a large kitchen with long peninsular unit/breakfast bar or island. There is also scope for a first floor mezzanine galleried study/music area. Adjoining the kitchen will be a large utility/boot room where we consider there would be scope to add a ground floor cloakroom. There is also a dual aspect study/fourth ground floor bedroom with an adjoining shower room. To the first floor the principal double bedroom has views over water meadow and a substantial alcove area that may lend itself to a small en suite, two further bedrooms and a main bathroom. Outside there is ample space for an attractive south-westerly facing level cottage style garden that would extend to the front and one side of the property.
The property is situated in the highly sought-after village Houghton with a footpath nearby leading to delightful walks traversing the River Test and on to the renowned Test Way. There is also an excellent public house/restaurant (The Boot) with its barbecue area and gardens running down to the river Test and All Saints church dating back to the 12th Century. 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, a doctor’s surgery and primary and secondary schools. 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.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
From Stockbridge proceed in a westerly direction (towards Salisbury) along the High Street. After passing over the River Test, turn left, signposted Houghton. Continue for approximately two miles into the village, passing The Boot public house on the left. Proceed through the village passing Chapel Close and The Orchards (new properties) on the right, and the property will be seen further along on the right hand side.
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