A most impressive Grade II Listed barn conversion with beautifully styled accommodation extending to almost 3,000 sq ft featuring a large central barn room with dual aspect fireplace, vaulted ceiling and exposed framework, well-appointed kitchen with separate breakfast area and adjoining living room, inner hall, utility, cloakroom and mezzanine study/gallery overlooking the barn room. The master bedroom has a separate dressing area and large en suite shower room; there are three further bedrooms, each with its own shower/bathroom. One end of the barn is attached to a substantial double height out-building offering comprehensive storage and parking for four vehicles. Additional features include excellent hardwood double glazed windows and doors (some with integral blinds), a large level attractively landscaped walled garden and a stretch of river bank bordering the Test.
The property is situated in a small hamlet within the Test Valley about one mile south west of Whitchurch in an attractive rural setting surrounded by farmland and approached along a small country lane. Whitchurch, within approximately 15 minutes’ walk, offers a wide range of shops, a local primary and secondary school (currently with an Outstanding Ofsted rating). There are also excellent primary schools in the nearby villages of Longparish, St Mary Bourne and Overton as well as several private schools within the area including the reputable Farleigh School, just 8 miles away. Newbury, Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover are all within a 30 minute drive. There are also excellent road links to London and the West Country via the A34 onto the M3, M4 and A303, as well as a mainline railway station in Whitchurch, less than two miles away (London Waterloo in one hour).
Block paved approach. Hardwood double glazed double doors with integral blinds and similar panels to either side with lantern style lights and overhead lights opening into:
Open plan living / breakfast room
Living Room: Limestone flooring with under floor heating. Bespoke dresser style unit the full width of the room comprising display cabinets with inset down lighters, display shelving, cupboards above and below. Exposed ceiling timber. LED down lighters. Open tread solid oak staircase with half landings rising to open plan mezzanine study/gallery and guest bedroom suite two. Contemporary stainless steel space-saving radiator. Opening to side of stairs into inner hall. Full width opening into:
Breakfast Area: Similar smaller dresser style unit with solid oak sill. Central island with solid oak top and pop-up power points, drawers and wine racking to one end, breakfast bar to other end, two pendant lights above. LED plinth lighting. Limestone flooring with under floor heating. LED down lighters. Contemporary stainless steel space-saving radiator. Glazed door (with integral blind) to rear garden. Further curved oak work surface with wine cooler below with cupboards to either side, glass display shelving with down lighter above. Wide opening into:
Luxury ‘aisling’ kitchen Corian work surfaces with similar upstand. Inset stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit with Corian drainer to side and mixer tap. Extensive range of hand painted oak fronted high and low level cupboards and drawers incorporating deep pan drawers and pull-out larder unit. Eye level Neff fan/grill/steam oven with slide-and-hide door and warming drawer. Further Neff combination oven incorporating microwave with larger warming drawer beneath. Neff four zone induction hob with glass splash back and contemporary Falmec extractor hood above. Integrated larder fridge and freezer. Integrated Neff dishwasher and bin/recycling store. Tambour door concealing additional storage with automatic light and power points. Two windows (with integral blinds) to rear aspect with views over the beautifully landscaped garden. Concealed plinth lighting and plinth heater. Limestone flooring with under floor heating. LED down lighters.
Wide inner hall Limestone flooring with under floor heating. Opening at one end into the barn room. LED down lighters. Solid oak panel latch doors into utility and
large cloakroom Contemporary white suite comprising wash hand basin set in long roll top sill with corner mixer tap and large mirror with touch sensor. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Range of built-in cupboards. Recess with glass shelving. Display sill. Ceramic tiled flooring and part ceramic tiled walls. LED down lighters. Chrome towel radiator.
Utility room Polished granite work surface with similar upstand. Inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Range of high gloss finish high and low level cupboards. Recess and plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer. Large cupboard concealing mains fed Megaflow unvented hot water cylinder with slatted shelving. Ceramic tiled floor. Ceiling light point with three spot lights. Radiator.
The barn room (Substantial light and airy double height room) Imposing central dual aspect fireplace with decorative brick chimney breast and inset dual aspect log burning stove with granite sills to either side and display alcoves. Exposed framework including three substantial queen post trusses, clasped purlins and rafters. The main upright timbers stand on exposed brick plinths. This rooms is divided into three zones by the present owners.
Drawing Room: Extending the full width of the room on one side of the chimney breast. Two bays, each with Velux Conservation lights and down lighters. Central display shelving. Large sitting areas around the fireplace. Four radiators. Oak doors to staircase (two), understairs storage cupboard (lockable), master bedroom and bedroom suite three. Wide opening at rear.
TV Room: Single bay to opposite side of fireplace. Hardwood glazed double doors with full height glazed panels to either side opening onto the terrace with stunning views over the landscaped gardens. Down lighters. Two radiators.
Formal Dining Area: Down lighters. Hardwood glazed double doors with full height glazed panels to either side onto the terrace and gardens. Two radiators.
Master bedroom suite (Two bays, part divided by large upright timber)
Dressing Area: Wide picture window (with integral blind) overlooking rear garden. Range of quality bespoke built-in oak wardrobe cupboards. Ceiling light point with three spot lights. Contemporary radiator. Wide opening into:
Large Double Bedroom: Glazed door (with integral blind) leading onto rear garden. Ceiling light point with three spot lights. Solid oak panel door into built-in wardrobe cupboard with hanging rail and shelf. Oak door into:
Master Shower Room: White suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap set in roll top surface, cupboard (with shaver socket) and basket drawers beneath, heated mirror above. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Large glass/tiled shower enclosure. Limestone tiled flooring with under floor heating. Ceramic tiled walls with decorative glass tiling. Chrome dual fuel towel radiator. Oak door into storage cupboard. LED down lighters. Velux Conservation light to front aspect. Extractor fan.
Bedroom suite three (Double bedroom) Velux Conservation light to front aspect. Exposed timber. Wall light. Radiator. Oak door into:
En Suite Shower Room: Contemporary white suite comprising wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboard beneath (with shaver socket), mirror with light over. Low level WC with concealed cistern, cupboards to either side. Glass/tiled shower enclosure. Ceramic tiled floor and walls. Exposed timber. Down lighters. Chrome dual fuel towel radiator. Extractor fan.
First floor Via Staircase One
open plan mezzanine study / gallery Oak balustrades overlooking stairwells and gallery with impressive views over the main Barn Room, timbers and framework. Two Velux Conservation lights to rear aspect. Ample space for office furniture. Pendant light point. Wall lights. Two radiators. Access to fully boarded loft space with lights via hatch with pull-down ladder.
Bedroom suite two
Landing Area: Ceiling light point. Oak doors to cupboard with hanging rail and shelf, bedroom and en suite bathroom.
Bedroom: (Double bedroom) Picture window to gable end with views towards the church. High ceiling with exposed purlin. Pendant ceiling light. Wall lights. Alcove. Radiator.
En Suite Bathroom: White suite comprising bath with mixer tap, overhead shower and glass screen. Wide wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboard beneath (with shaver socket), mirror with light over. Low level WC with concealed cistern, sill behind, storage and cupboard to either side. Two Velux Conservation lights to rear aspect. Ceramic tiled floor and walls. Down lighters. Chrome dual fuel towel radiator. Extractor fan.
First floor Via Staircase Two with half landing dividing and leading to:
Bedroom four (Double bedroom) Exposed truss. High level glazing overlooking the Barn Room. Two Velux Conservation lights to rear aspect. Exposed framework. Pendant light point. Wall light. Access to loft via hatch. Two radiators.
Landing Eye level window with deep display sill overlooking the barn/garaging. Built-in eaves storage. Exposed purlin. Oak doors into en suite bathroom and cupboard housing additional Megaflow pressurised hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.
Large bathroom White suite comprising large Jacuzzi bath with mixer tap, tiled sills to either side. Wash hand basin with mixer tap set in roll top sill, mirror with touch sensor light above, cupboard/drawer beneath (with shaver socket). Low level WC with concealed cistern. Ceramic tiled floor and walls. Exposed purlin. Down lighters. Extractor fan. Two Velux Conservation lights to rear aspect. Chrome dual fuel towel radiator.
Wide open access off lane onto a substantial block paved driveway and parking area with ample space for several vehicles. Brick edged borders. Climbing rose. Holly tree. Traditional street lamp post (in full working order). Screened on all sides by brick walling. Timber garden door to one side of the barn leads into:
Rear garden Beautifully landscaped level garden enclosed on all sides by decorative curved high brick walling. Brick edged paved terrace extends in front of the Barn Room with lantern style lighting. Brick edged borders to either side. Large area of level lawn accessed from the terrace with numerous inset shrubs, conifers and specimen trees. Apple, cherry and plum trees. Well stocked herbaceous borders. Further borders and rockery areas, water feature, trees and roses. Six external power points. Outside tap (hot & cold water). Outside lighting.
Summerhouse: Timber construction with double doors to front, windows to either side beneath a hipped shingle roof. Circular dining area to side. Power point.
Kitchen Garden: Located at corner boundary with three raised vegetable beds. Fruit bushes. Aluminium frame greenhouse. Timber garden store.
Substantial twin bay barn (Easily accommodating four cars) Solid oak ledged and braced doors with Listed Building Consent. Vaulted ceilings with exposed central king post truss. Concrete floor. Light and power connected. Storage area.
On the opposite side of the church there is a walk-way to a communal grassed area owned by the 6 barn conversions, which also houses the communal Klargester drainage system for the properties. A grass path at the rear of this leads to a stunning communally owned strip of bank bordering the River Test.
Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.
Maintenance charge A monthly charge covers maintenance of the plant and utility services on the communal land including the uv filtration system for the water supply from Tufton Water Supply Co Ltd and the Klargester drainage system.
On locating Tufton using RG28 7RJ, the property will be found on the right hand side, shortly after passing the church.
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