Timsbury

£900,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Discreetly tucked away upon this private tranquil lane is this elegant and aesthetically pleasing period cottage occupying beautifully maintained gardens of approximately one acre.

Introduction

With origins believed to date back to 1720, Pond Cottage is an exquisite country home ideally positioned within its plot to enjoy the delightful views over its varied but impeccably presented grounds. The cottage has been extended over the centuries to create a well proportioned home in excess of 2000sqft which still retains much of the character associated with its Georgian heritage as well as traditional features throughout. This hidden gem offers a unique seclusion, rare in today's housing stock, bordering both farmland and a private copse within the highly regarded village of Timsbury. Such is the enviable position that Pond Cottage enjoys, that many locals are unaware of its existence.

There are so many attractive features associated with this home; the exquisite dining room with exposed timbers and its preserved original brick fireplace, the meandering paths through the established specimen trees and shrubs in the garden and the impressive master bedroom chamber which hosts a dressing area and ensuite bathroom. Practically there is also ample parking and a large detached double garage as well as the option to extend or enhance the existing accommodation if required.

Description

The property is approached via the useful boot room which is well sized to accommodate larger storage cupboards, a fridge freezer and cloaks hanging space. A door opens into the kitchen which benefits from views over the delightful gardens as well as ample space for a breakfast table and chairs. The kitchen is fitted with a range of eye and base level units, ample worktops and tiled surrounds. Integrated appliances include a ceramic hob with concealed extractor hood, double oven and under counter fridge. An exceptional walk in larder offers versatility and currently hosts generous storage, shelving and space for further appliances. The kitchen is also supplemented by an external utility room, which provides a sink, cabinets and worktop with space and plumbing for appliances. The boiler is also housed here. The dining room is within the original part of the house and is delightful, retaining all of the characteristics of its era including exposed ceiling and wall beams and the original brick fireplace with oak mantle providing a lovely focal point to the room. Traditional parquet flooring flows through and the front door opens into this room from a pretty porch. An inner hall with cloaks and hanging space serves access to a cloakroom and the study which is a peaceful retreat featuring bespoke built in book shelving and an understairs cupboard. A door opens to the triple aspect sitting room which is a delightful venue to enjoy the stunning gardens accessed by part glazed doors. There is also a fireplace with inset electric fire and shelving.

The staircase ascends to a split landing hosting recessed cupboard including hanging space, loft access and an additional cupboard. The master bedroom is enchanting and spacious featuring exposed oak timbers and pillars and generous fitted wardrobes and storage. An adjoining dressing area hosts an exceptional airing cupboard. The bedroom is served by an ensuite bathroom comprising an elegant suite including panel bath, wash hand basin with storage, low level WC and electric heater. Bedroom two is dual in aspect with a built in wardrobe and cupboard enjoying lovely aspects over the garden. Bedroom three is also dual in aspect and adjoins the family bathroom which comprises panel enclosed bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.

Outside

A sweeping gravel driveway culminates in a large block paviour turning area fronting the double garage which has an automated roller shutter door and an integral large store with loft ladder accessing generous storage. There is generous parking and turning space. The gardens are truly delightful, beautifully secluded, tranquil and screened by established specimen trees and shrubs which include Canadian Acer, Silver Birch, Copper Beech, Lime and Ash. The large lawns are studded with trees and ornamental shrubs. Meandering pathways pass through the borders providing a beautiful and restful setting. An ornamental central brick walling with spectacular shaped hornbean hedging marks the access to the original orchard of apple, pear and plum trees. The gardens feature various seating areas to enjoy the pretty surroundings and there is a productive growing area with shed, herb garden and substantial pergola fruit cage. There is also another useful timber store and second shed close to the garage.

Location

Pond Cottage enjoys the most privileged of locations situated on a small tranquil country lane of exclusive, individual houses in the highly regarded village of Timsbury. The village, surrounded by serene countryside, offers beautiful walks and a host of local amenities including a church, village hall, sports field and cricket club. Easy access to the market town of Romsey boasting a range of varied shopping outlets, public houses, restaurants and leisure facilities is available. The nearby cultural city of Winchester offers a more comprehensive range of amenities and the larger commercial centre of Southampton with its indoor shopping centre and excellent transport links is also easily reachable via major road links.

Agent Note

The property is served by LPG gas central heating and mains drainage. There is mains gas within Chapel Lane.

Directions

Take the A3057 road towards Stockbridge. Upon reaching the village of Timsbury take the right hand turn into New Road, then right again into Chapel Lane where the property can be found on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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