Little London, Nr Basingstoke, Hampshire RG26

Guide Price £800,000 | under offer

A charming detached Grade II listed cottage standing in a large landscaped garden overlooking farmland, in this popular village. Hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen with Aga, utility, wet room, 3/4 bedrooms, bathroom, double garage, gardens.

  • Freehold
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 2 Baths
  • House
  • Detached
  • Garden

Description

A charming detached Grade II Listed cottage standing in a large landscaped garden overlooking farmland, in this popular village.

Hall, sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, wet room, master bedroom with en suite dressing room/occasional bedroom 4, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom, lovely garden, detached double garage, summer house.

Situation

Kinghern Cottage is situated in the highly desirable village of Little London, a small North Hampshire village located in the centre of the triangle created by the towns of Basingstoke, Reading and Newbury. The village is within the catchment of the highly regarded Priory Primary School. It has a village hall, church and the renowned Plough Inn. There are shops and post offices in nearby villages, with each of the three larger towns offering an extensive range of leisure, recreational, educational and shopping facilities. Commuting links are excellent with the mainline station in Basingstoke providing fast and frequent services to London Waterloo. Junction 6 of the M3 and Junction 11 of the M4 are 7 and 10miles respectively.

The Property

Kinghern Cottage is an enchanting Grade ll listed cottage that dates back to the 17th century, offering a wealth of charm and character. It has been thoughtfully extended to offer well proportioned rooms whilst retaining much of its original character. It includes many beams, some fine oak panelling and exposed floor boards. The property is offered in excellent decorative order and the current owners have also created a most attractive garden.

The ground floor features a small hallway which gives access to the two principle reception rooms. The sitting room has a wood burning stove within an inglenook fireplace and a door leading to the sheltered rear terrace and another low door leading into the study. Both rooms have a wealth of beams and the study has a quarry tiled floor.

The dining room has oak dado panelling, an inglenook fireplace and leads to the large kitchen/breakfast room. This is comprehensively fitted with John Lewis of Hungerford units, an AGA and has a beamed ceiling, tiled floor and French doors opening to the rear terrace. In addition, there is a utility room with a butler’s sink and a wet room with underfloor heating. A stable door leads out into the garden.

From the dining room an oak staircase gives access to the first floor. Upstairs there is some fine oak panelling in the landing and exposed beams throughout. The master bedroom has dual aspect windows and an en-suite dressing room/bedroom 4 accessed via a low doorway. There are two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Outside

The property stands in delightful gardens which extend to about 1/2acre in total, lying mainly to the rear. The cottage is set back from the road with a picturesque front garden and yew hedge. There are several borders and fruit trees. It is approached via a gated gravel driveway and leads to the detached double garage.

The rear garden offers a high degree of privacy. It has been professionally designed to create several areas of interest and includes a Contemplation Garden with a bespoke oak garden room / cabin with a verandah and a log store to the rear. There are two further terraces, a large area of lawn, an orchard, well, workshop and matured trees. There is a productive vegetable garden with a Gabriel Ash Cedar greenhouse.

TENURE

Freehold

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment Carter Jonas on Basingstoke (01256) 473388

DIRECTIONS (RG26 5EX)

From Junction 6 of the M3 at Basingstoke head north following signs to the hospital and to Tadley on the A340. Having passed the hospital, continue along the A340 passing through the village of Sherborne St John. After about 3 miles turn right opposite the Queens College Arms, signposted to Bramley. After about 1 mile take the first left turning signposted Little London.

On entering the village, Kinghern Cottage is on the right hand side, just after the small bridge.

Basingstoke

01256 473388

26 London Street
Basingstoke
Hampshire RG21 7PG