There’s plenty of room at this Inn for Christmas

Some people might consider there’s not much purpose in a pub with no beer – but they would be wrong.

For the Hurstbourne Inn, a former landmark licensed premises at Hurstbourne Priors in Hampshire, is about to become home to three families upon completion, very soon, of the latest project by Fremington Properties, a Hampshire-based company led by chartered surveyor Charles Bradshaw.

Hurstbourne Priors is a picturesque hamlet, complete with thatched cricket pavilion beside the parish church set beside a tributary of the River Test, one of the world’s most famous chalk fishing streams. It is very well connected, with the A34, A303, and Whitchurch mainline station, with a fast service via Basingstoke to Waterloo, within easy striking distance. Whitchurch is also a market town with a good mix of businesses and an excellent secondary school. Neighbouring Longparish has an excellent, recently upgraded school for younger pupils plus a store, post office, and two pub / restaurants.

The conversion project has seen the former public house become three terraced homes, with a three bedroom home embraced by a two bedroom home to one side and a two bedroom home with study / third bedroom to the other side. The project has been completed while retaining the attractive appearance of the original building and, due to the spacious interior of the structure, there has been no compromise on living space in any of the homes.

Each of the properties also has a garden and two private car parking spaces – there is also visitor parking and the properties have cycle and garden tool storage.

“I sold the Hurstbourne Inn to Fremington Properties and recognised that the company’s vision for what could be achieved would result in three very high calibre new homes,” says Chris Gooch, residential sales partner at Carter Jonas…