This truly charming cottage originally dates back to the 1600s and is sat behind a gated driveway in a tucked away position on an overall plot approaching an acre. The property has been thoughtfully extended and now provides beautifully presented and well-proportioned accommodation, offering a wealth of charm and character throughout, including a wood burning stove and many original beams.
The accommodation on the ground floor briefly comprises a spacious entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, snug, garden room and a beautiful 21ft kitchen/dining room along with separate utility and a cloakroom. On the first floor there is a feature master bedroom with beautifully appointed en-suite, three further good-sized bedrooms and a re-fitted family bathroom.
Externally a long sweeping driveway provides ample parking. There is a detached double carport with an office/studio room (which could provide potential for an annex conversion subject to relevant planning conditions).
An internal viewing is truly a must to appreciate all the property offers.
LOCATION Upham is a pretty village surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a popular starting point for walking and cycling in the South Downs countryside. The village itself benefits from a popular primary school, pub, church, village hall and playing field and conveniently lies between the Cathedral City of Winchester and the pretty medieval market town of Bishops Waltham. Neighbouring Botley is also close by, which has a mainline railway station, as is Hedge End and its popular Retail Park that includes Sainsburys and Marks & Spencer. Southampton Airport is approximately twenty minutes away and all main motorway access routes are also within easy reach.
INSIDE A covered entrance provides access to the front door which opens into the spacious entrance hall. The entrance hall has stairs leading to the first floor, beautiful feature fireplace with inset wood burner and stone floor with under floor heating. The entrance hall provides access to the kitchen/dining room, snug and an inner lobby. The beautiful farmhouse style kitchen/dining room measures 21ft in length and is a particular feature of the property, being a beautifully appointed double aspect room with two windows to the front aspect and a window to the side. The main focal point of the room is the brick chimney breast to one side and the built-in oil fired REDFYRE range oven. The kitchen itself has been fitted with a range of wall and base units with reconstituted stone work tops over, sink unit and space for appliances, there is also a centre island and further storage cupboards. There are also two larder cupboards. The kitchen door opens into the utility room which has been fitted with complimentary grey units with work surfaces over, butler sink, various storage cupboards stone floor and a stable door to the side access. The snug can be found to the front of the property and is a cosy double aspect room with windows to the front and side elevations. From the inner lobby the sitting room is accessed which has a window to the rear overlooking the garden with double doors opening to a paved patio. There is a beautiful brick-built feature fireplace with inset wood burner and a door leads through to a lovely light and airy dining room. The dining room is a double aspect room with a window to the side aspect and doors opening to the rear garden with a feature fireplace and original inset wood burning stove. The garden room can also be found to the rear of the property and has a door leading out to a seating area. The cloakroom has been fitted with a low level wc, wash hand basin with timber wall panelling.
On the first floor the landing provides access to all four bedrooms and the family bathroom, as well as a walk-in airing cupboard. The master bedroom can be found to the rear of the property and is a beautiful dual aspect room with a range of fitted wardrobes, storage cupboard and has far reaching views across neighbouring countryside. A door then opens through to the en-suite which has been refitted by the current owners and is a large, beautifully tiled room with a window to the side of the property, free standing bath, separate shower, single sink vanity with a marble top, low level wc and a window to the side aspect. Bedroom two is a well-proportioned room and can be found to the front of the property along with bedroom four which has a window to the front aspect. Bedroom three is a good size and has a window overlooking the rear garden. The family bathroom has been refitted by the current owners with a modern white suite and beautiful tiling, window to the side aspect, a separate shower, bath, low level wc and wash hand basin.
OUTSIDE Electric gates provide access to the sweeping driveway that leads to the property and provides parking for several cars. The front garden is mainly lawned with various shrub boarders with seating areas and provides pedestrian access to the rear garden via a wooden gate. The rear garden is fence enclosed and has been planted with a range of trees and shrubs with the main of the garden laid to lawn, backing onto farmland and has a large patio area. The property benefits from a summer house, a detached double carport which incorporates an additional separate office/studio, along with a separate shower room comprising of a walk-in shower, wash hand basin, wc and heated towel rail. This could be ideal for somebody working from home or could also offer annex potential subject to relevant planning.