Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ideal Family Home Overlooking the Surrounding Countryside

In the same family for nearly 50 years, Coltsfoot offers balanced family accommodation in a delightful setting. Wonderfully private, there are a number of features that stand out including a restored woodblock floor in the principal living room where there is also a wood burner, oak doors with chrome door furniture, double glazed casement windows throughout the house and open views from all rooms over the surrounding countryside.

The master suite has views in three directions and therefore benefits from a great deal of natural light. Other bedrooms also enjoy double aspects and built in wardrobes. A generously proportioned landing provides comfortable circulating space from which all rooms on the first floor can be accessed. A very large family bathroom features the original but restored enamelled, cast iron bath.

Outside, imaginatively landscaped gardens, lavender bordered paths, a dedicated vegetable area, stone terraces one of which has electricity, and lawn abut an orchard, the paddock land and at the far boundary, woodland. Various fruit trees include cherry, apple, pear and rowan.

A detached, oak framed car port and an open barn both of which have water and electricity, form part of the property also. Both provide covered parking and useful storage. There is also an extensive gravelled driveway behind a 5 bar gate. In all the property comprises of about 9 acres.

The village of Froxfield is highly regarded and is made up of a number of hamlets spread over open

countryside. There is a shop and a local church, a well regarded infant and primary school, and a Montessori Nursery in the village of Privett. At secondary level, Bedales and Churchers College are nearby.

For a viewing please call Patrick or Caroline on 02392 632275.

Moving Stories

What makes a house a home and why does it matter so much?

Savills has launched a new series called Moving Stories, at savills.co.uk/blog, to explore the complex relationship between home and homeowner.

Moving Stories is a collection of funny, sad and bittersweet personal reflections on moving out, moving in and moving on.

And each week, the eminent psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE will be writing on a range of topics, from why our childhood homes have such a strong emotional pull to just what it is that makes a house a home.

Savills is inviting people to submit their own Moving Stories, and will donate £50 to Dreams Come True for every one that is published. A donation will also be made for every story submitted for consideration. 

Visit savills.co.uk/blog for further information.

Refurbished house ready for new tenants

Refurbished house ready for new tenants

Neat and compact, this beautifully presented house has recently been refurbished and is now ready for new tenants. For those who need to be within walking distance of Winchester’s vibrant centre or close to transport links out of the city, this location at St Martin’s Close on the eastern fringes is perfect. From its elevated position there are also attractive city views.

The kitchen, at the rear of the house, has been re-fitted with a range of cream units which incorporate a good range of appliances, and the tiled floor is a practical base and also keeps things light and bright, assisted by a window and part glazed door to the garden. The sitting room has a wood laminate floor and will suit any style of furnishing with its neutral decoration.

Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

The gardens have been laid out for ease of maintenance with some low level planting to break up the hard landscaping and the new fences enclosing both the front and rear create a smart impression.

Residents’ parking is available.

Goadsby asks a monthly rent of £1,000 on an unfurnished basis and enquiries should be directed to the Winchester office on 01962 620444.

Orangery adds light and space

Orangery adds light and space

An orangery which sweeps across the rear of this beautiful period property links with the kitchen and the sitting room and adds fabulous light and space. The Cobblers Cottage in Queen Street at Twyford has been created by the union of two cottages and still retains two staircases linking the ground and first floors. Many original features have been restored and together with exposed timbers help to create a wonderful environment, full of character.

The accommodation is well laid out with a sitting room, dining room and study all accessed from the porch and entrance hall. The Shaker style kitchen lies to the rear, linking with the dining room, and has a door through to the beautiful orangery where three roof lanterns light this lovely addition. There is also a utility room and cloakroom.

Four double bedrooms are arranged over the first floor together with a bathroom and separate shower room.

At the rear of The Cobblers Cottage is a large and well maintained garden with a patio area and lawns with mature planting to the boundaries.

Winkworth seeks a monthly rent of £2,200 on an unfurnished basis and welcomes enquiries to the Winchester office on 01962 866777. Well behaved pets may be allowed.

Promotion at Penyards Property Management

Senior Lettings Negotiator, Annalise Olson

Annalise Olson’s great success as Lettings Negotiator at Penyards Property Management has been rewarded with promotion to Senior Lettings Negotiator.

Annalise joined the company firstly on work experience, then as a student earning a bit of extra cash during her holidays.  She enjoyed the challenges and demands of the role of Lettings Co-Ordinator so much that she chose to make Lettings her career, and has never looked back.

Over the last two years Annalise has gone from strength to strength within her full time career, both with the quality tenancies she has negotiated and with the focus on exceeding her clients’ expectations. This is supported by the large number of Google Reviews she has received on a regular basis.

In addition to the invaluable ‘on-the-job’ training given at work, Annalise is also studying hard for The Guild of Lettings and Management Btech Diploma which will result in her becoming a Member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

Penyards Property Management believes in the continual development of their staff to ensure they reach their maximum potential. By ensuring each member of the team reaches their maximum potential in skills and knowledge Penyards Property Management is laying down the benchmark for the industry locally.

It’s all about the kitchen!

George Burnand of Strutt & Parker in Winchester explores the enduring appeal of a well-designed kitchen. He says:

“Inspired by being recently taught how to make the perfect burger by the Lainston House Cookery School courtesy of Hobsons Choice, the kitchen shop down by King Alfred’s statue, I thought I would write about why the kitchen is so important.

Layout:  They say you should never be a couple of steps away from any element, be it the cooker, work surface, fridge or sink. This makes for quite a small kitchen, but it certainly works. So if you have this space in a large open plan room, how do you make that work?

Island unit or peninsula: the Brexit of the kitchen world!  My mother has always been in favour of the peninsula as it creates a barrier and prevents guest from coming her side of the kitchen; others love the space of the island. The peninsula at the White Cottage in Oakley has a good example of the peninsula and has recently been reduced to £1,295,000. Littledown in Ropley has the best of both worlds, a good spacious island with a peninsula for guests to sit at.

Is our love affair with the Aga starting to wane? Aga has been very clever in developing the electric version of this iconic oven, which is very impressive, but those with the conventional version will be hard persuaded that the warmth it gives off quite sets the scene in the same way, especially as the nights close in.

Space for a dining table is becoming more and more popular with a number of buyers proclaiming the dining room would only be used for high days and holidays.  Longfield in Itchen Abbas has open connecting kitchen and dining room.

“I just wanted to be…