Monthly Archives: January 2016

Perfect for commuters by road or rail

This lovely modern apartment will appeal to those who need to regularly commute. Whether their preferred mode of transport is by road or rail, this home is perfectly positioned close to the train station and also has an allocated parking space.

Quietly located, yet close to all the city amenities that Winchester has to offer, this Silchester Place apartment forms part of the ground floor of a small purpose-built block which has access to communal gardens, something of a bonus in this central location, off Hyde Street.

The main living space is attractive with floor to ceiling windows and double doors to a well fitted kitchen with plenty of storage space. There are two bedrooms, one with en suite shower room, and a bathroom.

Offered on the rental market at a monthly rent of £1,095, further information is available by calling Pearsons on 01962 853344.

Enjoy village life at this cottage in Corhampton

Available for immediate occupation this spacious cottage, more than a hundred years old, has a lovely location in Corhampton village. Local amenities including a shop, post office and parish church are at the heart of this community and there is a nearby golf course and plenty of countryside walks to enjoy.

The ground floor focus is on the large farmhouse style kitchen which has a plenty of storage, a wide sweep of work surfaces, an Aga and space in the centre for a dining table. Two reception rooms are adaptable and there is also a utility room with a door to the garden, cloakroom and cellar.

The first floor has three good size bedrooms, a versatile additional room ideal as a dressing room, nursery or study, and a spacious family bathroom with freestanding bath. An additional double bedroom has been created in the attic space accessed via a staircase from the landing.

The cottage has a good size west facing garden which is simply laid out for ease of maintenance and there are two parking spaces.

Available on an unfurnished basis, Hamptons International quotes a monthly rent of £1,595 and further information is available from the Winchester office by calling 01962 853046.

Character City Cottage

This pretty brick and flint cottage is situated right in the heart of Winchester’s historic streets, close to the Cathedral and the host of quirky pubs, restaurants and individual boutiques as well as high street brands. With lovely period features, this home has sash windows fronting onto Canon Street and a highly desirable south facing courtyard garden at the rear. Although there is no parking available in the street, residents may apply for permits in the adjacent roads.

The front door opens into an entrance vestibule from where stairs rise to the first floor. Oak flooring graces the well planned reception room where the sitting area stretches from the sash window at the front through to French doors to the garden and there is a good size dining recess with a door linking to the fitted kitchen. The sitting room is made cosy by way of a gas fired stove set in a fireplace recess and the kitchen has a range of cream units with integrated appliances with a pleasant outlook and direct access to the courtyard.

Two bedrooms, a bathroom and separate shower room are arranged over the first floor with the staircase continuing up to the third bedroom in the attic space.

The courtyard is a lovely, protected space to enjoy whenever the sun shines and with traditional style paving and a raised planter could not be easier to maintain. There is also a brick built storage shed.

This is a perfect city home for young professionals and downsizers alike; in fact anyone who relishes the idea of having city amenities, together with riverside walks, on the doorstep, within an environment full of character and a fascinating history.

Belgarum Estate Agents quotes a guide price of £650,000 and appointments to view can be made by calling the office on 01962 844460.

Barn conversion show home available to buy

Would you like to live in a historic barn but with modern conveniences? If so Bourne Homes would be delighted to show you their latest collection of 17th, 18th and 19th century barns in the delightful village of Twyford, just outside Winchester.

The history of these barns is fascinating. Forming part of the courtyard is an old granary on staddle stones, which was traditionally used to store grain and raised off the ground; this has been transformed into a unique detached home. Some of the barns were used for threshing of the grain, others to keep horses and cattle, and also for general storage. Each barn is unique with its own history and all now beautifully restored and imaginatively adapted to provide wonderful character accommodation in this lovely rural location which is within easy reach of amenities.

The luxury interiors are finished in a contemporary style; excellent kitchens with integrated Siemens appliances and induction hobs and stylish bathrooms with Duravit sanitary ware and Hans Grohe taps. These are homes with smart contemporary fittings, whilst retaining the character of the buildings.

Help to Buy is available on this site, subject to terms and conditions, and the selling agent, Hamptons International, will be able to provide further details of this scheme.  The show home, which is a two bedroom mews style cottage, is available at £500,000 with Help to Buy.

Prices for the range of homes at Manor Barns start from just £395,000, which is a superb entry level for a quality home in this location. Larger three bedroom homes are from £915,000 and £950,000 for a four bedroom family home.

Further details are available from Hamptons International in Winchester and an appointment to view is essential to appreciate the location, style and finish of these character homes. Call Hamptons on 01962 842030.

Open aspect over countryside

Sitting in a third of an acre gardens with a lovely open aspect over countryside, this detached cottage is quietly situated in the rural hamlet of Redenham in the Test Valley which sits centrally within a square created by Winchester, Salisbury, Marlborough and Newbury. Local amenities are available in nearby villages and the mainline station at Andover is within five miles.

Beautifully presented, Dove Cottage has well proportioned accommodation with great character. Grade II listed, this is a pretty thatched cottage with lovely cottage style gardens.

The thatched entrance porch has slate flooring and ledged double doors open into a spacious open plan reception room where an open fireplace with oak beam above houses a wood burning stove and two windows open to the southerly aspect of the side garden. In the designated dining area exposed beams and timbers set the scene. The farmhouse style kitchen is well fitted with beech work surfaces on cream units, a Rangemaster set in a brick recess, other essential appliances and space on the cream tiled floor for a breakfast table.

Upstairs are two double bedrooms, both with lovely eyebrow windows, one with an adjacent bathroom complete with roll top bath and one with its own cloakroom; together with a further room ideal as a dressing room or occasional bedroom. An additional bedroom suite with a shower room on the ground floor makes a good guest suite and has a door to the garden

Promoted stories

Private gardens and grounds extending to about one third of an acre surround the cottage and the wide entrance to the driveway off the village lane provides parking space and a turning area. A raised lawn lies to one side screened by hedging and on the other side is a flint edged border enclosed by brick capped walls with established roses. The main garden has a gently sloping lawn with inset lavender and rose borders and there is a variety of fruit trees, gravelled paths and useful thatched outhouse. A timber outbuilding provides three loose boxes or store rooms with a hay store at one end.

To the other side of the property there is an enclosed cottage garden with fencing with trellis work above, well stocked shrub borders and a raised paved patio with open views.

A price guide of £685,000 is quoted by Evans & Partridge in Stockbridge who may be contacted on 01264 810702.

Cottage in the South Downs National Park

Full of charm this spacious cottage is located within the idyllic South Downs National Park. From this lovely location there is easy access into the surrounding countryside as well as good links to nearby centres of Alresford, Winchester and Petersfield

Adapted over time the accommodation works well for family life with a spacious and welcoming reception hall, complete with wood burning stove set in a brick fireplace. All ground floor rooms lead off this space including the long living room which easily doubles as a sitting and dining room or perhaps with a study area at one end. This room has a fireplace and in addition to the small paned windows, has a glazed door to the sunny aspect of the garden. A further reception room with a fireplace is large enough as a further sitting room, formal dining room or would make a wonderful study and has a door to the garden at the side. The kitchen is a good size with space for a breakfast table and access through a side lobby to the garden.

Four bedrooms, all with fitted storage, and two bathrooms are arranged over the first floor.

In addition to the accommodation within the main house, there is a spacious annexe currently divided into four rooms together with a utility room and cloakroom. This could be an exciting project to adapt for use as a lovely annexe for a dependent relative or would make a spacious home office.

Driving in off the road, there is a good size parking area and access to a detached garage. The gardens wrap around the house with a raised area to the rear.

A guide price of £825,000 is quoted by Charters for this cottage in the South Downs National Park and they will be happy to provide further details and arrange a viewing. Call the Alresford office on 01962 734633.