Detached Cottage

, Knowle Lane

This beautifully presented and thoughtfully extended family home dating back to circa 1850, comes with five double bedrooms and views across adjacent fields. The accommodation on the ground floor briefly comprises an entrance hall, sitting/playroom, dining room, family room, lounge, study, stunning kitchen/breakfast room with Corian work tops, utility and cloakroom. On the first floor there are five double bedrooms, a modern en-suite to the master and a family bathroom.

To the front of the property there is a driveway providing off road parking and two garages. To the rear there is a good size mature garden. Additional benefits include bespoke window shutters to the front and solar panels which provide power for the hot water system.

The property also benefits from being within walking distance of a local outstanding rated primary school with the property also being close to the pretty market town of Bishops Waltham, Hedge End and Eastleigh. The property is close to the M27 motorway network linking Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth.

INSIDE The front door leads into the entrance porch, which in turn leads through to the hallway which has stairs leading to the first floor and doors through to the sitting/playroom and dining room. The sitting/playroom has a cast iron fireplace, stripped floorboards and a window to the front. The dining room also has stripped floorboards, a window to the front and an exposed brick open fireplace.

A door to one side leads through to the stunning kitchen/breakfast room which has a window to the rear overlooking the garden. The kitchen has been fitted by John Lewis of Hungerford and comprises a range of bespoke wall and base units with cupboards and drawers under. There are Corian worktops, a Butler sink unit, stainless steel Range cooker with extractor over as well as fitted dishwasher and further appliance space. An opening to one side of the room leads through to a rear lobby with Porcelanosa flooring from which there are doors leading through to a cloakroom, a door providing access to the rear garden and a further door leading through to the garage. The garage, which is used as a utility/office, has fitted worktops, a single bowl sink unit and various appliance space. The garage also has two windows to the side and a set of double wooden doors to the front as well as power and light.

From one end of the kitchen a door leads through to the family room which has stripped floorboards which continue through to the lounge which is a bright dual aspect room with windows to both sides and a door leading out onto the rear patio area. The main focal point of the room is the attractive Victorian style cast iron fireplace with patterned tiling and pine surround. A door from one side of the family room then leads through to a study which has fitted shelving to two walls and a window to the side.

On the first floor, the dual aspect master bedroom enjoys views across the rear garden and has a door to one side leading through to a modern en-suite which has a window to the side, a shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Bedrooms two and three, which are both good size double rooms, have cast-iron fireplaces and overlook the front of the property, with bedroom three also benefitting from a built-in wardrobe. Bedroom four has windows to both the front and rear and is accessed via the nursery/bedroom five, which also has a window to the rear. The beautifully appointed family bathroom has a window to the side, a free standing bath, wash basin and WC.

OUTSIDE To the front of the property the driveway provides ample off road parking with a garage to either side of the property. A pathway and gate leads through to the good size garden with a paved patio area, leaving the rest of the garden mainly laid to lawn yet well stocked with a variety of mature flowers, trees and shrubs. There is also a children’s playhouse and shed to one side of the garden.

DIRECTIONS From our office in Fair Oak turn right into Winchester Road and continue along this road which will turn into Botley Road. At the traffic lights at Horton Heath turn left into Knowle Lane, where the property can be found a few yards along on the right hand side.


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