Sherfield English

£1,150,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An exquisite country cottage located upon one of the area's premier addresses enjoying picturesque and private gardens extending to 0.4 acres.

Owners Comments

“Living in the most beautiful 350 year old cottage steeped in history has been an absolute joy and the recent open plan extension has been the perfect host to the family but so ideal for entertaining.”

“The gardens are lovely, magical in Winter, colourful in Spring and Autumn but stunning in the Summer around the pool and sun terrace.”

Introduction

This enchanting period home offers a host of magnificent features including the most impressive, vaulted, open plan kitchen dining room and an excellent detached barn offering versatile usage.

Beautifully tucked away in secluded and mature grounds and believed to have origins dating back to the 17th century this quintessential thatched cottage has been painstakingly restored and extended to create a stunning family home which retains all of its wealth of character yet offers contemporary living with excellent social flow. Although wonderfully quant, the accommodation is surprisingly substantial extending to an impressive 2708 square ft in total, all of which is beautifully presented and entirely practical for modern living.

The period features are gorgeous with original exposed timbers, slatted latch doors and feature fireplace including the most impressive dual view inglenook fireplace partially separating the snug from the dining room. The undoubted hub of the home is the outstanding vaulted kitchen living room, over 40ft in length culminating in a lovey garden room overlooking the swimming pool and terrace.

Description

A character oak door opens into the reception hall where you are immediately immersed into the past with reminders of the property's heritage including exposed beams and timbers, flagstone flooring and a stunning central two way Inglenook fireplace with dual view woodburning stove. The reception hall has versatility as a room ideal as a snug and flows in an open plan styling to the dining room which provides a lovely formal dining venue with a door to the garden. There is access to bedroom four/family room which is triple in aspect and partially vaulted. The inner hall hosts a downstairs cloakroom and opens into the stunning living area which is 40ft in length and vaulted with glazed ceiling panels and bifold doors to the garden and afforded much space and light. The kitchen is equipped in a country style, centred around an Aga and a chimney breast. There is also conventional cooking via a combi oven and other integrated appliances include a fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is ample granite worktops and a feature butler sink with a combination of tall and base cupboards. The kitchen is supplemented by a useful utility room with front and rear access, further storage and plumbing for appliances. The dining space is denoted by oak flooring enjoying a full height gable end window and bifold doors to the garden. This flows in an open plan styling to the vaulted sitting room which features exposed trusses, full width windows and doors to the garden with a useful study area. Double doors open into the formal drawing room which is centred upon a stone open fireplace and central exposed beam.

The first floor is both charming and elegant, hosting three well sized bedrooms with ample storage, unusual in a period home. The master suite is gorgeous enjoying a dual aspect, original brick fireplace and exposed timbers. There is a spacious dressing room with generous wardrobe facilities and an ensuite shower room. Bedroom two also enjoys a dual aspect and an ensuite shower room while bedroom three is served by the traditional family bathroom with roll top freestanding bath.

Outside

The property is approached via double wooden gates to a large gravel turning and parking area fronting the double car barn adorned by Wisteria. The property enjoys a host of attractive flower and shrub borders and is perfectly screened from the road. There are meandering pathways and lawns which create a lovely environment and cottage feel. The rear gardens are beautiful; a combination of lawns, block paved pathways with ornamental hedges and total privacy centred around the kidney shaped pool and hot tub terrace area. It is an ideal entertainment venue with patio and barbecue area. Neat lawns are studded with mature trees and steps descend to a lower tier garden hosting a rockery, culminating in a pretty summer house with adjoining store and decked terrace.

The Barn/Annex

A delightful vaulted converted barn provides useful and stylish accommodation which has ideal annex potential hosting a separate shower room. This could easily be utilised as a guest suite or excellent office space.

Location

Sherfield English is a popular village with an excellent community spirit. The village shop and post office are within walking distance as is a bus stop on the A27. There also a public house, playing field and the parish church. The market town of Romsey is just a short drive away with its Waitrose and Aldi as well as individual shops. Here there are also both state and private schools, doctors, dentists and a leisure centre as well as bus and rail links to London and elsewhere. The M27 is about 3 ½ miles away. The commercial centre of Southampton as well as the cities of Salisbury and Winchester are all within very easy reach.

Agent Notes

The property is served by oil fired heating and private drainage. The swimming pool is also oil fired via a separate boiler.

Directions

From our office in Wellow take the A36 towards Ower, turning left at the speed control camera into Whinwhistle Road. Continue to the junction turning left onto the A27 and turn right into Newtown Road (signposted Newtown). Doctors Hill is the first turning on the left and Myrtle Cottage can be found on the left hand side.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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