Homes are pleased to bring to the market this charming and characterful detached home, in a private and secluded setting, within the beautiful and highly desired Hampshire village of Chawton.
This attractive and spacious cottage offers well-planned accommodation over two floors. It is approached via a five bar gate which leads to a gravel driveway in front of the house where you will find parking for several vehicles & a detached barn style garage.
The cottage was converted from a period barn in 1997, to a high standard, by a local builder with a passion for meticulous attention to detail and the use of the finest materials. During the current owner's tenure, they have taken great time, care and consideration in extending and improving the property. This has been implemented to an exacting standard and is presented in fine order throughout.
The ground floor layout flows from the entrance hall to the open plan dining hall/kitchen which has a part vaulted ceiling. From here, a pair of glass doors lead to the dual aspect sitting room which features a multi-fuel stove. You then continue in to a splendid hardwood conservatory with French doors opening onto a grapevine clad side terrace and leading past the covered log store to the part brick and flint walled rear garden. Completing the ground floor is a study with fitted bookcase, a utility/drying room and a cloakroom.
The first floor has three double bedrooms. The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room with remote controlled power shower and there is also a family bathroom with power shower.
Outside, the well-maintained gardens are a delightful addition and really complement the property. There is an area laid to lawn to the front, as well as side and rear courtyards. The gardens are well stocked with a diverse range of plants, apple, fig and cherry trees, shrubbery, climbing plants and specimen trees and offer a beautiful blend of colour throughout most of the year. The gardens also capture an enjoyable balance of sun and shade through various parts of the day. There is a detached and secure timber car barn with power, light and water.
Set within a Conservation Area, the property is only 1.2 miles walking distance from Alton high street. The village of Chawton is renowned for its association with the early 19th century writer Jane Austen. The Jane Austen House and Museum is situated in the village, together with Chawton House, St Nicholas church, a primary school, the Greyfriar Inn, tea rooms, a village hall and a cricket pitch. There is warm community feel with annual events including the Spring Plant Sale, the Summer Fete & Flower Show in August and the Pumpkin weigh-in in October.
The old market town of Alton has a station on the Waterloo line, a choice of primary & senior schools, a RC Convent School and Alton Sixth Form College. The town is served by Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, M&S & Aldi Supermarkets together with various pubs, cafes, restaurants and independent shops. There is a Sports Centre, the Butts Green (a local landmark), the Watercress Line Mid-Hants Steam Railway and immediate road links via the A31, A339 & A32 to Guildford / Farnham / Winchester / Basingstoke & the South Coast respectively, providing fast access to the national motorway network and Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports.
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