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Contemporary extension creates excitement

Contemporary extension creates excitement

Contemporary extension creates excitement

A fabulous contemporary extension at a classically designed detached house in Kilham Lane, Winchester has added a certain excitement to this home. Designed and project managed by an award winning architect, the extension has provided a very contemporary and easy living home with a superb light filled open plan kitchen and family areas with a wall of glazing opening to the garden.

Beautifully presented throughout, the house has also been modernised with the ground floor including a sitting room with a log burning stove, a study which also doubles up as a spare bedroom when required, a utility room and cloakroom.

Upstairs four double bedrooms and the family bathroom lead off a spacious landing and the master suite has a fabulous wet room style shower room and a dressing room.

The gardens are lovely with a new terrace sweeping across the rear of the house, in keeping with the contemporary nature of this part of the property, and very much a part of the living space through the warmer months. The rear garden is a good size and at the front is plenty of driveway parking.

Kilham Lane is situated to the west of Winchester, well positioned on the outskirts of the city centre, with good bus routes and in the Kings School catchment.

The house becomes available in February and Winkworth seeks a monthly rent of £3,000 on an unfurnished basis. Contact the Winchester branch to request further details and to make an appointment to view. Call 01962 866777.

Luxurious modern cottage

Luxurious modern cottage

Enjoying a quiet location within the village of Cheriton, this charming detached property was constructed just a couple of years ago to a very traditional design to include a thatched roof. From this lovely village there is immediate access to the South Downs and Alresford lies nearby for most day to day requirements in addition to the local shop, parish church, village hall and primary school.

Built to a fabulous design, good insulation levels and a high specification, the house works well for family lifestyles.

When the double doors from the entrance hall to the sitting room, dining room and kitchen are all open, the circulation space is wonderful and it is easy to imagine large family gatherings spreading over the ground floor. The sitting room is delightful with a lovely wooden floor, wood burning stove and French doors to the garden; the separate dining room provides a space for formal dining but there is also plenty of space for more relaxed mealtimes in the stunning kitchen, which also has French doors to the rear terrace. There is also a utility room, with access to the garden, and a large guest cloakroom.

Three double bedrooms are arranged off the first floor landing, all with their own en suite facilities, the master being particularly luxurious, and a fourth bedroom suite lies on the top floor together with a versatile study, fifth bedroom or hobby room.

The gravel driveway provides parking in addition to the double garage and the garden is simply laid out with a flagstone terrace leading onto the lawn.

Charters says that this luxurious modern cottage will be available in December and a monthly rent of £3,000 is asked. Contact the Alresford office for further information and to make an appointment to view. Call 01962…

Opportunity for cottage lifestyle

Opportunity for cottage lifestyle

Opportunity for cottage lifestyle

Renting a home often provides an opportunity to explore a different lifestyle and here at Kimpton, a pretty village near Andover, April Cottage is just such a property.

Located in a quiet rural spot in the village, the cottage is, however, within a short drive of the centre of Andover where there are excellent shops and a mainline connection to Waterloo in just over an hour.

But April Cottage is really about the cottage itself, the lovely rural surroundings, and the wonderful character and lifestyle it suggests.

Beautifully presented, the thatched cottage is full of period charm with exposed beams and a lovely farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, complete with a range style oven, and with doors to a small courtyard leading to the garden. The sitting room has a wood burning stove to keep things cosy at this time of year and there is a separate dining room. Both these reception rooms have fabulous beamed ceilings. A rear lobby has doors to a shower room and a utility room.

The first floor is split into two sections, with two bedrooms and the family bathroom in one half and two larger bedrooms in the other accessed via a second staircase.

Outside is a beautifully maintained private garden laid mainly to lawn and includes a range of mature shrubs and plants amongst other features. The driveway has plenty of parking and access to a single garage.

The agent quotes a monthly rent of £1,695 on an unfurnished basis and says that the cottage could be available at short notice. Contact Hamptons International in Winchester on 01962 853046 for more details.

Established residential area

Established residential area

Established residential area

Lynford Way lies within an established residential area of Winchester bounded by Bereweeke Avenue. This is a great location due to the proximity of the city amenities and there are nearby local shops, schools, bus routes and it is just a short run to the train station from here.

This is the setting for a four bedroom detached house on the market with Fox & Sons who highly recommend this area to families looking to be part of an established community.

The house has a good layout with a degree of flexibility with an open plan principal reception room where there are sitting and dining areas and from where double doors open into a conservatory. There is also a study on the ground floor and the kitchen has external access via a large side lobby.

Four good size bedrooms radiate from the first floor landing together with the family bathroom; the largest bedroom has its own shower room; and there is a guest cloakroom downstairs.

Parking is provided for several cars which is a distinct advantage of the area and the house has gardens to the front and rear.

Further details are available from Fox & Sons in Winchester by calling 01962 862121. A price of £710,000 is quoted.

Spacious village house with exceptional Candover Valley views

Spacious village house with exceptional Candover Valley views

Hamptons International is bringing to the market a very spacious house, full of character and standing in a highly sought after Upper Wield village location with unrivalled sweeping views over the Candover Valley. 

The feeling of space is immediate, with a large central galleried reception hall with exposed beams demonstrating the 17th century origins. The generous living accommodation includes a large double aspect reception room with a spectacular view, French doors opening out to the garden and a fireplace with a wood burning stove.

The rest of the living accommodation is very flexible and includes two family rooms which could be used as a sitting room and study or children’s play room, complemented by a large and airy kitchen with an Aga and breakfast room. There is also a laundry room and a large storage cupboard also provides access to a cellar.

There are five bedrooms, four being double rooms, and two bathrooms; with a further shower room on the ground floor. The spacious landing allows space for a study or relaxed reading area.

The house stands within a large mature garden providing a private setting with areas of lawn and several fruit trees. A paved terrace adjoins the main reception room and is an ideal seating area. A wooden platform doubles as a children’s play area and an enviable raised seating space for adults, commanding spectacular views over the Candover Valley.

Adam Masters of Hamptons International commented: “This is a rarely available and spacious family house occupying a mature village location with stunning views towards this lovely valley.”

A private shingle driveway provides ample parking and access to the double garage. There is a brick built outbuilding to the rear of the garage which formerly had planning permission in 2007 to…

Make tracks to a fantastic hideaway

Make tracks to a fantastic hideaway

Homebuyers yearning to make tracks into the deeper countryside would do well to take to the lanes around Hambledon.

Even with diligent searching, they will need some skills to find Pitt Hill House which was built to an individual design on a triangular plot just where a sign saying “Unsuitable for Motors” suggests taking a different route.

But persevere for just a few more yards and the house will reveal itself, standing proud in its attractive and manicured gardens that form part of more than three acres of grounds.

There are paddocks that need rejuvenating, as does the outdoor swimming pool, but the end result will be a haven in an extremely small community which remains hidden yet within easy reach of Hambledon and Denmead, both with village facilities, as well as Waterlooville with its major shops and access to the A3(M).

But who wants to think about getting away when it’s so tempting to stay put? The house has fantastic views and its layout is oriented to make the most of natural light with the principal rooms facing south, as do all four bedrooms.

If this makes sense, the front door is at the back so the living space is uninterrupted by the entrance hall. Such an arrangement left the architect free to place the kitchen, dining, and drawing rooms where they could be best enjoyed, the latter with a large south-facing bay window and west-facing sliding patio doors. There are similar doors in the sitting room, opening onto the terrace to complete the house’s west side story.

Stairs from the rear lobby descend to the double garage, with a wine cellar to one side, while the first and second floors are each home to two bedrooms. The master has a luxury en-suite…