A detached family home offering flexible accommodation with scope to remodel and extend standing in delightful gardens of about 0.8 acre. Hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, utility, 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 car garage. Permission for 5 additional garages. Annexe potential
A detached family home offering flexible accommodation with scope to remodel and extend standing in delightful gardens.
M3 (junction 6) 5 miles
M4 (junction 11) 11 miles
Basingstoke station 5 miles (Waterloo from 45 minutes)
3 reception rooms, 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, large additional first floor room, quadruple garage, delightful garden, in all about 0.8 acres. Planning has been granted for an additional 5 garages. EPC Band E
The property enjoys a delightful rural position on Cufaude Lane, midway between Chineham and Bramley. Bramley has a railway station, public house, church, bakery, shop and a primary school, whilst Chineham is situated on the edge of Basingstoke which offers a comprehensive range of leisure, recreational and educational facilities. Commuting is excellent with easy access to the M3 at junction 6, the M4 at junction 11 and the mainline station in Basingstoke provides fast and frequent services to London Waterloo
Dating from 1833 Willow Tree House was originally two farm workers cottages until sold by the Cufaude Farm Estate in the 1970s when it became a single family home. During the last 25 years the current vendors have extended the property on two occasions to create a very comfortable family home which retains much of its original cottage character yet there is still enormous scope for further extension or remodelling. Outside the gardens have been lovingly developed to create a superb setting for the house.
On the ground floor, the front door opens to the reception hall from which the staircase rises to the first floor, with cloakroom off. There are three reception rooms with both the drawing room and sitting room retaining their original character with lovely brick built fireplaces with the sitting room having a log burning stove and the triple aspect drawing room having French doors opening to the rear garden. The dual aspect kitchen has a comprehensive range of units, with utility room off, and both this and the dining room have beamed ceilings.
On the first floor, the master bedroom has an en suite shower room and there are three further bedrooms, a shower room and the family bathroom. In addition, there is a study area which could become another bedroom or bathroom and a particularly spacious ‘bonus room’ which has great potential for a number of uses.
The gardens are delightful, extending to about 0.8 acres in total and lying mainly to the rear of the house.
To the front, there is the eponymous willow tree, and the property is approached via a five bar gate over a large gravel driveway which provides extensive parking off which is the quadruple integral garage, and there is an additional single garage beyond. Planning has also been granted for an additional garage block comprising 3 open bays and two enclosed garages.
The gardens are level and enclosed by a combination of mature hedging and fencing, and have been beautifully landscaped and developed to provide interest, variety and privacy. There is a part pergola covered terrace ideal for al fresco dining, various additional patios and areas of decking, expanses of lawn with flower and shrub beds and borders, mature trees, an orchard, a vegetable garden and a summer house.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (01256) 473388
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Strictly by appointment through Carter Jonas on 01256 473388
Directions RG26 5DN
From M3 Junction 6 follow the signs to Reading via the A33, and from M4 Junction 11 follow the signs to Basingstoke via the A33. At the roundabout at Sherfield on Loddon take the turning signed Bramley. On reaching Bramley, continue over the railway and after about ½ mile take the left hand turning into Cufaude Lane. After about 1.5 miles, Willow Tree House will be found as the last house on the left before reaching the bridge.