Country hideaway awash with appeal

Even those who consider themselves expert on Hampshire might be forgiven for allowing the hamlet of Redenham to slip beneath their radar.

After all, within a mile travelling north it’s possible to slip over the border unnoticed and into Wiltshire travelling away into the vast area of rolling downland and secret valleys that criss-cross the area where Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Berkshire all come together in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Tucked away in Redenham is a property that once served as laundry to the Redenham estate. Aptly named The Old Laundry, the property now makes a very stylish family country home set in attractive gardens.

Although commuting is fairly straightforward as both the A303 and Andover Station, with its newly enhanced parking and fast mainline trains to Waterloo are close by, The Old Laundry has a home office in the garden, making working from home a very tempting proposition whenever possible. The village of Appleshaw, just to the south, has a village pub, church, and primary school.

The house itself, with walls finished in render and shiplap beneath attractive roof dormers, dates from the 1890s and now has a very relaxing drawing room at the front, closest to the village road but set well back. The entrance lobby opens into the dining room where a passage passes between the shower room and fourth bedroom to arrive at the comprehensively-equipped kitchen, beyond which is a conservatory.

Stairs in the kitchen lead up to the third bedroom while the main stairs in the corner of the dining room arrive at a landing serving the family bathroom, second bedroom, and master suite with dressing area and en-suite bathroom.

Within the plot, gently rising and measuring just under a quarter of an acre, are beautifully maintained gardens with a private…