Detached bijoux residence

Perfect as a rural retreat, lock-up and leave, or permanent home for someone downsizing, this utterly charming detached cottage will delight. On the market for sale as a freehold property, the cottage has a layout more akin to a luxurious apartment, except of course, there are no attached neighbours and it does come with a lovely garden over two levels and parking for two or three cars.

Recently converted from a former barn which is part of the redevelopment of The White Horse public house in Beeches Hill, close to Bishop’s Waltham, the charming exterior of the building is of beautiful brick with flint panels and some timber cladding.

The interior has been carefully designed and immaculately finished with quality fittings which enhance the wonderful light accommodation where the principal living space has a superb vaulted ceiling with exposed oak timbers, additional light from windows in the roofline, oak ledge and braced doors, a feature fireplace with wood burning stove and an oak floor extending through into the lovely kitchen. This has been cleverly fitted with an excellent range of country style units, together with appliances and a central island. French doors from the kitchen open to the south easterly terrace and garden.

The double bedroom leads off the main room and has fitted wardrobes and a stylish bathroom.

Bishop’s Waltham is a delightful medieval town situated at the head of the River Hamble, surrounded by many pleasant villages. Within the historical centre there is an excellent array of shops, cafes, traditional inns and other amenities, all with a great sense of community.

A guide price of £325,000 is quoted by Charters and a personal inspection may be arranged by calling 01962 830880.