West Wellow

£525,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
The quintessential four bedroom thatched cottage presenting a host of period charm and character yet unusually offering exceptional practical family accommodation.

Owners Comments

“Rarely does a property of this period feature the practicality and modern ‘social flow’ as Oak Cottage”

Introduction

With origins believed to date back to the late 18th century as the Royal Oak Public House, Oak Cottage is a delightful grade II listed period home set within private and secluded grounds approaching 1/3 acre situated in the heart of the popular village of West Wellow. Constructed of original Wellow brick, this delightful home has been sympathetically extended and improved over the years and manages to fuse its period charm of original exposed beams, and stunning Inglenook fireplaces with contemporary living including a impressive vaulted garden room overlooking the established gardens. The accommodation offers well-proportioned rooms of a particularly bright aspect complemented by substantial gardens which are a sheer delight. In addition this beautifully presented property provides generous parking facilities including a large garage, extended to incorporate a useful workshop and benefits from close proximity to a wealth of local traditional amenities and excellent commuter links by road.

Description

A stable door opens into an entrance porch with cloaks hanging space and glazed door to the sitting room. Centred upon a stunning Inglenook brick fireplace with double door feature wood burning stove, bread oven and original arched oak mantle, the sitting room enjoys a bright dual aspect with French doors to the garden. Exposed beams add to the period charm, evident in the dining room which also hosts a delightful period fireplace, now purely ornamental. A glazed door leads to the spacious kitchen fully fitted with an extensive range of cottage style units and generous worktops extending to a breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include a ceramic hob, double oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is a dual aspect overlooking the pretty rear gardens and a stable door to the spacious utility, which houses the gas boiler, attractive bespoke solid oak units, butler sink and further space and plumbing for appliances with access to the rear garden. An inner hallway with full height picture window and downstairs cloakroom provides access to the well sized study/bedroom three and the delightful vaulted garden room enjoying triple aspect views and access over the beautifully tended gardens. On the first floor there are three beautifully bright and sizeable bedrooms and access to the loft space.

The master bedroom benefits from full height and width fitted wardrobes. Bedroom two is delightful, with a pretty dormer area allowing views and storage, centred upon the original brick fireplace. Bedroom three is of smaller proportions and there is a luxurious family bathroom with matching white suite, comprising free standing bath, sink, corner shower cubicle, W/C and chrome heated towel rail.

Outside

The cottage is approached via a five bar gate screened from the thoroughfare by a mature hedgerow driveway with turning space and parking leads to the substantial pitched roof garage, extended to provide a useful workshop to the rear. There is additional double gates with vehicular access/storage to the side and dual pedestrian access to the rear. The south facing rear gardens are simply beautiful; perfectly manicured lawns meet well stocked flower borders, exceptionally private and screened by mature hedgerow and fencing. A pretty courtyard area provides an attractive resting or entertaining space adjacent to the house, bordered by raised flower beds and an ornamental wall. There is a large storage shed (10’x12’) and greenhouse.

Location

West Wellow enjoys a rural feel benefitting from stunning open countryside and farmland whilst offering ideal commuter links, within easy reach of the M27 and A36 road networks. There is excellent local schooling for all ages both in the state and private sector with a wealth of recreational facilities. Wellow is well served with traditional village amenities including a post office, convenience store, choice of butchers, pharmacy and public house. The market town of Romsey is also within a short distance providing a more extensive range of amenities. The nearby glorious New Forest National Park offers a wealth of outdoor activities and places of natural beauty to visit and explore.

Agents Notes

The property is grade II listed yet offers much in practical living. Gas central heating is via a gas boiler and there is mains drainage with a regular discount for surface water flow. There is a security system and mains activated soft water facility. The rateable value is Band F

Directions

From our office in West Wellow head towards Salisbury on the A36 passing over the Wellow roundabout and Oak Cottage can be found on the left hand side opposite the entrance to Slab Lane.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

Suite 14d, Chatmohr Estate, Crawley Hill, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire

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