Dating back to the early 1600’s this stunning four bedroom, detached character cottage has been extended over time and now provides spacious accommodation throughout. Grade II Listed, with both thatch, clay tile and lead roofing this beautiful home occupies an idyllic central position opposite the village church and offers a unique blend of character, charm and contemporary living, along with a rear garden offering stunning views of the beautiful South Downs National Park. The internal accommodation is surprisingly flexible and provides accommodation over two floors approaching 3,000 square feet.
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INTRODUCTION Dating back to the early 1600's this stunning four bedroom, detached character cottage has been extended over time and now provides spacious accommodation throughout. Grade II Listed, with both thatch, clay tile and lead roofing this beautiful home occupies an idyllic central position opposite the village church and offers a unique blend of character, charm and contemporary living, along with a rear garden offering stunning views of the beautiful South Downs National Park. The internal accommodation is surprisingly flexible and provides accommodation over two floors approaching 3,000 square feet.

LOCATION The pretty village of Upham is surrounded by stunning countryside and is a popular starting point for walking and cycling in the South Downs National Park. 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 Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer. Southampton Airport is approximately twenty minutes away and all main motorway access routes are also within easy reach.

INSIDE The front door opens into the welcoming entrance hall which has windows to the front and side aspects, beautifully tiled floor, stairs to the first floor and steps leading down to the kitchen. The stunning kitchen truly is the heart of this beautiful home, found to the rear of the property and offering an open plan feel with plenty of natural light, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and full height windows to the rear which really do make the most of the wonderful views, there are French doors to both the rear and side which open to the garden, making this an ideal space in which to entertain.
The L-shaped kitchen/dining room has been finished to an excellent standard and fitted with a range of shaker style wall and base units with granite worktops over. There is space for a Range cooker, a range of integrated appliances and contrasting central island with storage beneath and breakfast bar to one end which connects the kitchen to the dining area. There is space for a large dining table and chairs and an opening to one side leading through to the cosy sitting room which has a window to the side, a feature fireplace with inset gas burner and tiled floor.
To the front of the property there is the benefit of a boot room with storage which opens through to the separate utility room. The utility is fitted with matching wall and base units and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The cloakroom has been fitted with a high-level WC and wash hand basin. The original entrance hall has a beautiful Inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and exposed beams. There are two further reception rooms currently used as a home office/study with fitted furniture and a family/games room.
The first floor landing provides access to all four bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom can be found to the rear of the property and is a spacious room with fitted storage. ensuite facilities and stunning views,. The ensuite has been fitted with beautiful tiling, a walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC. Bedroom two is a dual aspect room with wonderful vaulted ceiling and windows to the side and rear, whilst bedrooms three and four are both good size rooms with windows to the front. The family bathroom has been fitted with a matching suite comprising a panelled bath, wash hand basin and WC.


OUTSIDE To the front of the property there is a pretty cottage garden with hedge borders, a driveway providing parking for a number of cars and gated pedestrian access to the rear garden. There is also the benefit of a detached garage which has previously had planning permission to re-build and construct a larger, more substantial, garage in its place.
A particular feature of the property is the stunning views to the rear, the garden has been designed to make the most of the view. Mainly lawned with a southerly aspect offering a clear uncompromised view, the gardens aspect is simply stunning.


TENURE Freehold

COUNCIL TAX Winchester Council - Band G
Bishops Waltham
Church Street, Upham
Offers In Excess Of
£1,500,000
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
3 Reception Rooms
Call 01489 893946