Professionally landscaped gardens perfect setting for Test Valley cottage

Lovingly restored and with a superb barn style extension this is a stunning Grade II listed detached home, full of character and wonderful accommodation. The mature and secluded gardens are an outstanding feature and enjoy a prominent south westerly aspect with various areas for interest and relaxation throughout the three quarters of an acre. Set within the village of Houghton, this is a great location for those who want to enjoy the wonders of the Test Valley and Stockbridge is a short distance away for all day to day requirements.

Lying centrally within the house the lovely sitting room has a wood burning stove set in a large brick inglenook fireplace, numerous exposed beams and timbers and wide oak floor boards. A formal dining room leads off on one side with the kitchen/breakfast room on the other. This is fitted with hand crafted cupboards arranged around an Everhot range and integrated appliances. A rear lobby leads off the kitchen with access to the garden and doors to a shower room, utility room and the magnificent barn room with a high vaulted ceiling, exposed framework, oak shelving, feature high level stained glass window and an open tread staircase rising to a mezzanine gallery

Two staircases rise to the first floor where the master suite has lovely views over the gardens to the front and rear, and a bathroom. A second double bedroom is currently used as a dressing room and has an enviable stretch of fitted wardrobes along one wall.

Two further bedrooms are both attractive with exposed framework and share the family bathroom.

Fir Tree Cottage is set back from the lane by lawns interspersed with specimen trees, lavender borders and colourful shrubs. A brick and flint wall with climbing roses is the backdrop and a gate opens to…