A shining beacon

Lantern Cottage is a delightful, detached country house, which has been constructed to a high standard and designed by the current owner. Built of beautiful brick and flint elevations under a thatched roof, the property offers spacious accommodation of more than three thousand square feet with all the charm and character of a period property but with the easy maintenance of a modern house. Lantern Cottage has also been quoted as a fine example of an eco self-build property.

An impressive entrance hall with travertine flooring creates a welcome scene and an oak staircase rises through the house from here and oak panelled doors lead to the various reception rooms. The spacious and light accommodation is centred around the kitchen/breakfast room, which is extremely well fitted with bespoke oak units, complete with a central island, granite work surfaces and integrated appliances with an Aga set within a brick recess. There is also a large utility room and separate boiler room, both with access to the garden; a ground floor shower room and additional guest cloakroom.

The superb dining room could easily be divided to create two rooms and has French oak flooring and connects with the kitchen. The oak flooring reappears in the triple aspect drawing room across the hall which also has a feature fireplace with a cast iron wood burning stove and French doors to a south easterly terrace.

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A wonderful first floor landing branches off to a principal bedroom suite with a well fitted bathroom, a guest bedroom with built-in wardrobes, again with its own bathroom, two further double bedrooms, with wardrobes, family bathroom and a fifth bedroom or study.

Sitting in delightful gardens of about half an acre, which surround the house on various levels, intertwining paths and steps, lavender beds and interesting raised planting set the scene with swathes of lawn, a choice of seating areas and a backdrop of mature trees. There are two double garages, one at the front and one with access from the rear, which provide great parking and plenty of storage.

Upper Chute is the idyllic setting for Lantern Cottage and is a delightful hamlet in the midst of rolling countryside and comprising a church, village hall and public house.

A guide price of £950,000 is quoted by Savills. Contact the team in Winchester for further details on 01962 841842.