Exquisite thatched cottage in the Itchen Valley

Originally two cottages but combined to create one larger dwelling many years ago, this immaculate Grade II listed thatched cottage has good size rooms with unusually high ceilings for a property of its type. Totally re-thatched four years ago, Rivers Keep is immaculately presented with beautiful accommodation over two floors and although very much a period property there are hidden modern benefits including underfloor heating to the kitchen and bathrooms

A charming thatched porch opens to an entrance hall with rooms branching off to each side. The large dining room has an inglenook fireplace, oak floor and beautiful timbered ceiling and leads through to a lovely kitchen/breakfast room with granite work surfaces and steps up to a rear lobby where there is storage, a cloakroom and a door to the garden.

On the other side of the house is a well proportioned, sitting room, with exposed timbers and a gas powered stove set on a recessed tiled hearth. There is also a comfortable snug and a study with fitted furniture.

An attractive oak staircase rises to the first floor where there are three bedrooms leading off the landing. The master bedroom is impressive with a dressing area and stylish bathroom with a bath and separate walk-in shower. The other bedrooms share a smart family bathroom.

Rivers Keep enjoys a perfect setting within exquisite cottage gardens which are a principal feature of the property. Manicured lawns give way to established borders with mature trees as a backdrop and a choice of seating areas to enjoy sunny aspects. There is plenty of parking at the front of the detached double garage which has a useful utility room and store at the rear.

Set within Itchen Stoke, this lovely village is approximately two miles west of Alresford with Winchester also within easy reach.

Winkworth in Winchester will be happy to provide further details and a price of £830,000 is quoted. Call the office on 01962 866777.