Rarely available to the market, this charming detached cottage, situated in a highly sought-after location within Swanmore, is believed to date back to the late 1700's and retains many original features, including original beams and inglenook fireplace. The cottage is set in an established plot measuring over 150ft in length and offers well-proportioned flexible accommodation throughout. The property has been extended and improved by the current owners over more than forty years and offers further potential to create an outstanding family home. The accommodation briefly comprises a large entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, separate utility room, dining room, study and cloakroom on the ground floor. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, shower room and bathroom.
Additional benefits include a sweeping shingled driveway providing off road parking for numerous vehicles, integral double garage and good size front and rear gardens.
To fully appreciate both the location and the accommodation on offer, an early viewing truly is a must.
LOCATION The village of Swanmore benefits from both primary and senior schools with Swanmore College being a co-educational secondary school. There is a village store with post office, recreation ground, several local pubs and the local area is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Swanmore neighbours the pretty market town of Bishops Waltham which offers a broad range of shops and local amenities, Botley which has a mainline railway station with both Southampton Airport and M27 motorway access routes also being within easy reach.
INSIDE The front door opens into the entrance porch which in turn opens through to the spacious entrance hall. The entrance hall has a window to the front aspect, original beams, inglenook fireplace with inset wood burner and opens through to the study. The study is a well-proportioned room with a window overlooking the rear garden and has character features including the original bread oven. The dining room can also be found to the front of the property with a window to the front aspect, beamed ceiling and is open through to the kitchen. The kitchen has a window overlooking the rear garden and has been fitted with a range of wall and base units with worktops over, space for appliances, a sink unit and is open plan with the rear entrance hall. From the kitchen a door leads through to the utility room which has a window to the front aspect and is fitted with base units, space for appliances and provides access to the large garage. The rear entrance hall has stairs leading to the first floor, a door leading out to the rear porch and rear garden and a further door opening through to the sitting room. The sitting room can be found to the rear of the property and is a well-proportioned double aspect room with a fireplace with fitted coal-effect gas fire, two windows to the side aspect and a window and glazed door leading out to the rear garden. The large garage is accessed via the rear of the property with an up and over door and a window to the front of the property. The cloakroom is fitted with a low level WC and has a window to the rear aspect.
On the first floor landing there is a window to the rear aspect along with a Velux window and doors providing access to all four bedrooms, shower room, family bathroom along with the airing cupboard. The master bedroom has a window to the front aspect, two Velux windows and eaves storage. Bedroom two can be found to the rear of the property and is a double aspect room with windows to the side and overlooking the rear garden. Both bedrooms three and four can be found to the front of the property with windows overlooking the front garden. There is the benefit of both separate shower room and bathroom. The shower room has a skylight window, corner shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. The family bathroom has a window to the rear aspect and comprises a panel bath, low level WC, wash hand basin and complementary tiling.
OUTSIDE The sweeping driveway leads to the property and provides parking for several cars along with access to the rear integral garage. The garage has an up and over door with power and light. The front garden is mainly lawned with various shrubs and mature apple trees. The rear garden is a particular feature of the property being both fence panel, mature hedging and wall enclosed and has been planted with a range of trees and shrubs with the main area of the garden laid to lawn.