The Old School House, Brown Candover, Alresford SO24


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  • Bedrooms: 3
An attractive brick and flint cottage with period features, formerly part of the old school, located in a tranquil setting within the pretty Candover Valley. The property is located just a stone's throw from the village cricket ground and within easy reach of Preston Candover, and the market town of Alresford. This beautifully presented period home has been tastefully decorated throughout and has a modern kitchen and two bath/shower rooms. It has a wonderful, southerly-facing garden, which has been landscaped to provide privacy and seclusion.

The entrance to the cottage is via the hallway, which has a cloakroom and stairs to the first floor. A door opens to the kitchen/dining room which is fitted with a range of kitchen units with solid wood worksurfaces, built-in appliances, space for a table and chairs, and a window seat with built-in storage. There is a small utility room off the kitchen. The spacious sitting room is a lovely feature of the home and incorporates a fireplace with a wood burning stove and French doors, which open into the garden.

On the first floor landing is an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, and further stairs to the second floor. The spacious main bedroom has a window, from which there is a lovely view of the garden. There is an additional bedroom and a shower room, which has been re-fitted with a modern white suite. On the second floor, the landing doubles as a small study area, with a window overlooking the cricket pitch. There is a double bedroom with built-in wardrobes, and a modern bathroom, with a white suite and Velux skylight window.

The gardens are a notable feature of the property, being split into several different areas. Adjoining the rear of the cottage is a paved terrace for outside dining. From the formal garden, with its beautiful arched rose walkway, a wrought iron gate provides access to the parking area. Steps lead down to a further enclosed garden, having a number of fruit trees and a hedge surrounding it. There is off-road parking for two cars, further visitor parking and a large single garage with loft storage above.

Brown Candover is located in the heart of the beautiful Candover Valley. It is surrounded by farmland and lovely countryside with a good choice of walks and long distance footpaths close by. The nearby village of Preston Candover has a local primary school (Ofsted outstanding), a well-known pub/restaurant and a village shop. A bus service runs to and the market town of Alresford, with its eclectic mix of independent shops and restaurants and Perins Secondary School. More extensive facilities can be found in Basingstoke (approx. 12 miles away), and the cathedral city of Winchester (approx. 8 miles away). Mainline rail services to London Waterloo are available from Winchester, Basingstoke and Micheldever Station.

Services Mains water and electricity are connected. There is a private drainage system (septic tank) shared by the four properties, which is emptied one a year. There is no gas in the village, so heating is via electric thermostatically controlled radiators.

Local authority information Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Council Tax Band: F

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