Calmore

£550,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Introduction

A rare opportunity to acquire a grade II listed thatched cottage dating back to the 1600's presented in immaculate condition and brimming with character features which include exposed beams and working fireplaces. Set in beautifully manicured grounds, this charming detached home offers typically versatile accommodation with an optional three bedrooms on the first floor and up to four receptions on the ground floor. Having been lovingly maintained by the same family for over 60 years this charming property is offered to the market with no onward chain. A sewage treatment plant has been installed recently and heating is via working fireplaces, electric heaters and the gas fired Aga which also fuels the hot water. Discreetly tucked away on a no through road in Old Calmore, there are many amenities close by including a local shop, public house and Morrison's Superstore as well as the New Forest National park just minutes away.

Description

A traditional gate latch front door with original door furniture opens into a welcoming kitchen breakfast room with a central gas fired Aga set on quarry tiles with fitted dresser unit adjacent. A corner bench seat and a traditional oak cupboard unit provides useful storage with the kitchen benefitting from views to both the front and rear aspects. The adjoining utility room offers plumbing and space for a washing machine with a butler sink and drainer unit providing storage. A part glazed stable door opens to the private rear garden with a separate door accessing the family bathroom which comprises a panelled bath, shower cubicle, vanity unit with mounted wash basin and low level WC. The formal dining room features an open fireplace with red brick hearth and surround, timber mantle and shelved recess. Storage space is available under the stairs. The charming sitting room features an inglenook fireplace with a gas fire log burning stove and store cupboard adjacent. A rear lobby with shelving accesses further reception with fire recess, spiral staircase to loft storage and rear doors to access garden. The first floor open landing is fitted with a range of wardrobes and drawers and could be utilised as an optional third bedroom in addition to the two existing generous double bedrooms. Both bedrooms benefit from built in storage with the principal bedroom enjoying a dual aspect and wash basin.

Outside

The property is approached via a pedestrian gate and pathway to the charming front door framed by sculpted evergreen hedgerow. A double five bar gate opens into the gravel driveway fronting the detached double garaging. The beautifully maintained gardens are bordered by immaculate shaped hedgerow creating a wonderfully private position, predominantly laid to lawn, studded with a variety of mature shrubs, trees and flower beds, paved seating area and well.

Agent Note

A beautiful grade II listed cottage believed to date back 400 years, benefitting from mains gas and a newly installed sewage treatment plant. The property is heated via a combination of gas fired Aga, electric heating and traditional fireplaces. The Norfolk Reed thatch was last renewed 15 years ago.

Location

Calmore Cottage is wonderfully located on the fringes of the New Forest National Park in the distinguished and established Loperwood Lane. The leafy lane is favoured for its illustrious properties and for the ease in which local and regional centres can be reached on main arterial roads whilst giving the feel of a country lifestyle. The mainline railway stations at Southampton Parkway and Ashurst, plus international airports at Southampton and Bournemouth, are all easily accessible making this an ideal location for the discerning commuter. The National Park is an area renowned for its educational and recreational pursuits whilst day today amenities are found in the nearby shopping centres of Lyndhurst and Romsey.

Directions

From our office proceed towards Southampton on the A36 taking the third exit at the roundabout past Paultons Park. Continue over the motorway taking the second turning on the right hand side into Loperwood Lane.

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Charles Powell

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