Smugglers Lane, Monkwood, Alresford SO24

£1,295,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
For those people with busy lives looking for peace and seclusion, The Old Farmhouse has it all: A gorgeous 16th century property set in a wonderful semi-rural location, on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The house has a pretty garden and a large paddock, with lovely views over neighbouring fields, used for the grazing of horses. The property has plenty of character, from the inglenook fireplace and beams in the sitting room, to the well-proportioned dining room, and spacious kitchen/breakfast room. There is planning permission in place for the conversion of a barn into a large garage and additional annexe accommodation (East Hampshire District Council, planning application ref: 27778).

The property is approached via a double 5-bar gate, which opens to the driveway parking area and to the barn. Double doors open to the entrance hall, and down a few steps to the light and airy garden room, from where you can best enjoy the delights of the garden. There is an office/study and a cloakroom, as well as a useful back door, which could work well for taking deliveries, or for someone working from home and meeting clients. The drawing room is a cosy room in the oldest part of the property, with beamed ceilings and a large brick fireplace with wood-burning stove. From the entrance hall, a door opens to the spacious dining room, which has high ceilings. A further door opens to the modern kitchen, which features bespoke Searle & Taylor kitchen units with integrated appliances, a fitted dresser unit, and space for a table and chairs. The utility room and cloakroom are off the kitchen, with stairs to the first floor.

Upstairs, off a half landing, is the master bedroom, which is extremely spacious and leads through to a large ensuite bath and shower room. Continuing up the stairs to the landing, there are four further bedrooms, including two generous doubles, one with en-suite shower room and a family bathroom. A loft hatch and fitted ladder gives access to the enormous attic, measuring 31'8" x 13'6", which has two Velux rooflights and the potential to be converted into useful additional accommodation.

The property is well placed to get to the neighbouring country towns of Alresford, Petersfield, Alton and Winchester, which offer a good variety of High Street shops including Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, interesting independent retailers, farmers markets and rail connections to London Waterloo. Schools include Perins Secondary School, Alton Convent, Churcher's College, Bedales and Dunannie. There is good access to the road network and Southampton Airport. The nearest village is Ropley which has a thriving community and has a primary school, village shop, post office, village hall and sports field. Ropley and Monkwood are on the edge of the South Downs National Park and there is a network of footpaths and bridleways giving access to beautiful countryside.

Services Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.

Local authority information East Hampshire District Council

Council Tax Band: F

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