Basingstoke Road, Old Alresford, Alresford SO24

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A delightful thatched cottage situated in the middle of Old Alresford, just five minutes' drive to the north of the popular market town of New Alresford. Victoria Cottage is Grade II listed and retains its character features, including beaked walls and ceilings, whilst having modern touches for 21st century living. It has an unusually large garden, with a useful office/summerhouse, a tandem length garage with workshop, as well as parking. There is planning permission in place for a sizeable single storey kitchen extension to the rear (Winchester City Council ref: 21/01094/hou

The cottage is approached via a picket gate and a path across the front garden. The front door opens to a hall and dining room, with wooden flooring and an old fireplace. A door opens to the spacious sitting room, also with wooden flooring and a wood burning stove set in the fireplace. Located behind the sitting room is a useful study, which could double as a third bedroom for guests, with a door to the garden. Off the dining room is a hallway with access to the bathroom, which has a white bath suite, and to the kitchen which has a number of kitchen units and drawers with worktops, tiled flooring and a door to the garden.

Stairs from the sitting room lead up to the first floor, where there is a small landing and a loft access hatch. The main bedroom has a built in wardrobe, shuttered windows and a small ensuite cloakroom. The second bedroom also features a built-in wardrobe and shuttered windows.

Outside, the garden wraps around the cottage and is contained by walling on two sides. There is a wonderful office/summerhouse, a corner arbour seating area, a main lawn, with two further paved terraces and a large garden shed. A path leads to the workshop, which is connected to the rear of the garage. A gate leads through to the parking area. The parking area is owned by April Cottage, next door, with Victoria Cottage having an agreement to park on it as well as having access to the garage.

Old Alresford, with a village green and village hall at its centre, lies at the southern end of the Candover Valley in the middle of farming communities and the famous watercress beds. There are a wide variety of walks and cycle rides from the doorstep. Old Alresford has a strong village community, with its church, dramatic society, summer fayre, bonfire celebrations, cricket club and village events. The town of New Alresford lies within a mile to the south, a beautiful Georgian town known for its variety of independent shops, restaurants and inns located in stunning surroundings on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Attractions include the Watercress steam railway, schools for infant, junior and secondary education, churches and an active community. The cathedral city of Winchester is just a few miles away and there is easy access to the south coast, the Midlands and London via the road network. There is mainline rail access to London from Winchester or Basingstoke.

Services Mains water and electricity are connected. The boiler is electric, with underfloor heating in the office and bathroom. There is no mains gas in the village. Private cesspit drainage (not shared).

Local authority information Winchester City Council

Council Tax Band: E

01962 736333

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