Steeped in history, this beautiful family home originally dates back to 1850 and was originally the Foresters Arms which was a Victorian Beer House with village shop and was also a general store for the village.  The house was then converted into a family home in 2016, yet still retains a wealth of both charm and character along with countryside views to the rear.

As well as high ceilings throughout, the property comes with an exceptionally versatile layout that includes a sitting room with open fire, office with an adjoining utility room (with scope to be converted into an ensuite bathroom / annex potentially), a room the vendors currently use as a gym, cloakroom and stunning 30ft kitchen breakfast/family /dining area on the ground floor.

On the first floor there are then four double bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, along with a modern family bathroom. As well as a large loft space the property also comes with two sizable cellar rooms which again have scope to be converted into either multi-purpose reception rooms including a games rooms and a home cinema.

Externally the property comes with an attractive garden and large driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles or even space for a double garage.
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INTRODUCTION

Steeped in history, this beautiful family home dates back to 1850 and was originally the Foresters Arms, which was a Victorian Beer House with village shop and was also a general store for the village. The house was then converted into a family home in 2016 yet still retains a wealth of both charm and character along with countryside views to the rear.

As well as high ceilings throughout, the property comes with an exceptionally versatile layout that includes a sitting room with open fire, office with an adjoining utility room (with scope to be converted into an ensuite bathroom/annex potential), a room the vendors currently use as a gym, cloakroom and stunning 30ft kitchen breakfast/family /dining area on the ground floor.

On the first floor there are then four double bedrooms, two of which are ensuite along with a modern family bathroom. As well as a large loft space the property also comes with two sizable, cellar rooms which again have scope to be converted into multi-purpose reception rooms including, a games room, home cinema or even an annexe.

Externally the property comes with an attractive garden and large driveway for numerous vehicles and even space for a double garage.

 

LOCATION

The property enjoys an elevated position in the heart of this pretty village with views from the rear of the property across adjacent fields and farmland. The village is also conveniently close to Eastleigh and its thriving centre and mainline railway station and only minutes away from main motorway access routes to Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Chichester, Guildford and London.

 

 INSIDE

The property is approached by a pathway that leads to an attractive wooden and patterned glass front door with an ornate wrought iron storm porch. The front door then leads through to the entrance hall which has been both laid to pretty decorative tiling and stylish herring bone light wood effect flooring. There is then a staircase that leads to the first floor with door underneath providing access down to the cellar. Further doors from the hall then lead through to a modern cloakroom and the sitting room. This room has a bay sash window to the front with the main focal point of the room being the exposed brick fireplace with open fire. Opposite the sitting room there is a further well proportioned room which is flooded with light and a room the vendors currently use as an office/dressmaking room. A door to one side leads through to a good size utility room which has a range of fitted grey wall and base units, oak worktops, sink and plumbing for washing machine and further appliance space. Also ideal for anyone working from home or looking to convert to an additional bathroom. The next room along the hallway is one that the owners currently use as a gym with exposed brickwork to one wall and open fireplace and light wood effect flooring. The heart of the house is undoubtedly the 30ft kitchen/breakfast/ dining/family room, which is an L shape room and again flooded with light due to the amount of windows and bi folding doors that enjoy views over both the garden and fields beyond. The kitchen itself is fitted with stylish grey high gloss wall and base units and Corian worktops that include a breakfast bar a one end. There is then a 1½ bowl sink unit and range of appliances that include a built in fridge, freezer, dishwasher and double width range style cooker and separate microwave/ combination oven.

On the first floor there is access to the loft, a window to the rear with door leading through to a lovely master bedroom which has a sash window to the front, fitted cupboards along one wall and door to one side of the room that leads through to a modern shower room. Bedroom Two which also has a sash window to the front and is a large double room, whilst bedroom three overlooks the side of the property. Bedroom four has a sash window overlooking the rear garden, range of fitted wardrobes along with ensuite shower room, which is fully tiled and has a heated towel rail. There is then a separate cloakroom to one corner of this room. The family bathroom has a sash window to the front and is fitted with a modern suite that includes a bath with shower over, wash hand basin set in a vanity unit and low-level WC. There is also a double width airing cupboard to one corner and the bathroom is fully tiled.

OUTSIDE

To the rear of the property there are two good size patio areas leaving the rest of the garden mainly laid to lawn with planted borders. There is also a green house and a gate to the end of the garden that provides access onto the large driveway that provides parking for numerous vehicles.

 SERVICES:

Gas, water, electricity, and mains drainage are connected. Please note that none of the services or appliances have been tested by White & Guard.

 Broadband; Superfast Fibre Broadband 27-43 Mbps download speed 5 - 8 Mbps upload speed. This is based on information provided by Openreach.

Bishops Waltham
1 Stoke Common Road, Bishopstoke
In Excess of
£700,000
4 Bedrooms
Bathrooms
Reception Rooms
Freehold
EPC Rating: D
Council Tax Band: F
Call 01489 893946