A charming period cottage with beautifully maintained gardens in a rural setting
Entrance porch, Kitchen/breakfast room, Dining room, Sitting room, Snug, Conservatory, Utility room, Cloakroom, Master bedroom and en suite, Two further bedrooms, Shower room, Study/potential bedroom 4, Double garage with loft storage, Garden, Summer House. In all 0.422 acres
The Cottage is situated in the small attractive hamlet of Bishops Green, just outside the village of Ecchinswell. The village has a church, pub and primary school with local shops and services in Kingsclere and Burghclere. Newbury is only 4 miles away and there is also good access to Reading, Basingstoke, Winchester and Oxford which are all within a reasonable driving distance. Communications to London and the rest of the country are excellent by road via the A34, M3 and M4 and by rail via Newbury Station (Paddington line) or Whitchurch, Overton and Basingstoke (Waterloo line). There is a good range of schools in the area and the surrounding countryside is unspoilt and undulating with a good network of public footpaths and bridleways from which to enjoy it. The North Hampshire Downs which form part of the North Wessex Conservation area (AONB) is 4 miles to the south.
The Cottage is a charming period property believed to date to the 1800's retaining many original features and charm. The flexible accommodation is light and airy and includes well-proportioned reception rooms complete with an open fireplace and of particular note is the Shaston solid wood kitchen and breakfast room. A recently added conservatory is complete with double doors on to the garden and enjoys views over the countryside beyond. Upstairs is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a separate staircase leads to two further bedrooms and a family shower room. The property also benefits from an additonal externally accessed study which has potential for numerous alternative uses subject to the usual consents.
Garden and Grounds
There is a lovely large and established landscaped garden behind the house laid mainly to lawn enclosed by well stocked borders and beds and interspersed with mature trees. Double doors from the kitchen, sitting room and conservatory lead on to a sheltered rear terrace which overlooks the garden. The garden also benefits from numerous fruit trees, a summerhouse, greenhouse, raised vegetable bed and small wooded area complete with bluebells and fields beyond. The property is approached to the front via a gravel drive, leading to a parking and turning area for several cars and access to a double garage.
Kingsclere 5 miles
Newbury 4 miles
Basingstoke 13 miles
Reading 16.5 miles
M4 (J13) 7.5 miles
London (Waterloo 45 mins Paddington 55 mins)
Post Code: RG20 4HS
Services: Mains water and electricity, mains drainage, oil fired central heating. (Gas is available at the property)
Local Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Tel: 01256 844844 www.basingstoke.gov.uk
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the agents
Jackson-Stops and Staff's Newbury Office 01635 45501
3 Reception rooms
Study/Potential bedroom 4
Double garage with loft storage
Garden of 0.42 acres