A superb and beautifully maintained detached character property set in a generous and attractive plot in this much sought after and pretty village. NO CHAIN
4 Reception rooms, including a large study and orangery/conservatory • 3 double bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Kitchen breakfast room • Utility room • Attractive mature garden • Garage and off road parking for 6 plus cars • Total plot size around 1/3 acre
This is the first sale of this charming detached property in 25 years. Situated within the conservation area of Little Ann, Pollyanna Cottage is Grade II listed and the listing indicates the property was once a barn and was converted into a dwelling in the early 19th century. In the mid 1990’s a two-storey rear extension was built that thoughtfully includes period features to reflect the original cottages’ style. In 2006 the orangery/ garden room was added creating a second lovely reception space. From the garden gate at the front of the property a path, flanked by buxus hedging, lawns and flower beds, leads up to the sheltered oak front door which leads into the characterful dining hall with its delightful inglenook fireplace and exposed beams. The adjacent drawing room with its part vaulted ceiling is full of light. The impressive central feature fireplace, triple aspect views over the gardens and a door opening out onto the rear patio combine to make this a wonderful room for entertaining. The kitchen was renewed in October 2016 with solid wood block worktops, butler sink, double oven with overhead hood and induction hob, integrated fridge and dishwasher and space for a breakfast table and chairs. Fitted in the same oak shaker style units as the kitchen is a utility room with w/c. The large study room interconnects with the orangery style garden room which offers the opportunity to create a larger entertaining or family space. On the first floor are 3 bedrooms. In the original cottage is the impressive master bedroom with a linked ensuite shower room, with extensive cupboard space and the pretty third bedroom with a charming fitted window seat. In the extension there is a large guest suite (bedroom two) which is accessed by its own staircase and has a galleried landing and a generous and attractively decorated bathroom. This suite is ideal for use as guest accommodation or as a self-contained space for a teenager or relative.
Little Ann is within the picturesque Parish of Abbotts Ann which includes a number of settlements that lie in the attractive valley of Pillhill Brook. Abbotts Ann is a sought after village as it offers a range of local facilities including a public house, church, recently built primary school, award winning community post office and store. There is also the nearby Wyevale garden centre. There are also a good range of schools in the area including Farleigh and Rookwood private schools and many senior schools also within striking distance. Andover, approximately three miles away, provides a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities, as well as a mainline railway station with fast services to London (Waterloo in just over one hour). There is also a main line railway station at Grateley, approximately ten minutes’ drive away. The A303 is close at hand allowing convenient access to London and the West Country and the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are both within about twenty minutes’ drive.
Local Authority Test Valley Borough Council
T 01264 368000