LOCKERLEY

£1,150,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Spring Cottage is a truly outstanding property of around 4,000 square feet which has been significantly improved and extended by the current owners to create a stunning home in an idyllic rural location. The property has been finished to an exceptional standard with features such as aluminium bi-folding doors, Umbrian limestone flooring, and a Willow Madison hand crafted kitchen, and tremendous care has been given to integrate the character of the original property within a spacious contemporary home that will satisfy the demands of the modern family, from the beautifully proportioned interior to the tranquil environment of the surrounding country side. In addition, the centre of Lockerley village is just a short walk away with the stunning landscape of the Test Valley immediately accessible.

ACCOMMODATION:

On approaching the property you are immediately impressed by the imposing twin timber clad gables with cathedral-style windows, one of which houses a solid oak front door opening into the reception hall. The vaulted ceiling creates an instant feeling of space and is wonderfully complemented by an oak staircase, Umbrian limestone floor and decorative stone wall. A small lobby gives access to a useful boot room, and a separate shower room and W.C. fitted with a modern suite.

The hall also provides access to the kitchen and sitting rooms. The kitchen is undoubtedly one of Spring Cottage's most alluring features which, with its sumptuous Umbrian limestone floor, is a stunning room and truly the centre of the home making an outstanding space for the family to gather and socialise. Hand built by Willow Madison, there is a range of stylish wall and base units surmounted by granite worktops and a range of integrated appliance to include two ovens, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher, complemented by a matching island work station and a double bowl Belfast sink with antique style mixer tap. A cleverly installed sky light allows natural light to flood the preparation area and is in addition to the window and bi-folding doors opening onto the breakfast terrace. Adjoining the kitchen is a useful utility room with quarry tiled floor and ample space for washing machine and tumble dryer. A small lobby allows access to the outside and also has the original walk-in pantry.

The sitting room can be accessed from either the hall or double doors from the kitchen and is another striking feature. The centre piece is an imposing, yet not dominating, brick fireplace with inset wood burner and there is a triple aspect with two sets of bi-folding doors opening onto the side and rear gardens. The oak floor adds a contemporary twist and complements the beams, some of which have been retained from the original property. Pleasant sitting areas with Umbrian limestone floors adjoin the sitting room and overlook the gardens, providing access to the snug and on into the study.

On the equally impressive first floor you will find the large master bedroom which has an impressive vaulted ceiling, Juliet balcony overlooking the garden, excellent wardrobe space, and a stylish en-suite shower room. The second bedroom also features a vaulted ceiling and en-suite shower room but also has a walk-on south-facing balcony from which is a stunning panorama of the open fields beyond. There are two additional double bedrooms, one of which has yet another vaulted ceiling, and these share the stylish contemporary family bathroom.

OUTSIDE:

The property is approached through remotely controlled wooden gates which open onto an expansive shingle driveway which provides secure off-road parking for several vehicles, leading to the double garage with twin double doors and above which is a useful space, approached via an external staircase, that would be ideal for use as a home office, study or similar.

The gardens extend to around three-quarters of an acre and are principally laid to lawn interspersed with well stocked borders, a large stone fountain, and a variety of mature flowers, trees and shrubs. Adjoining the kitchen is a breakfasting deck with wrought-iron railings whilst to the rear is a south-facing stone sun-terrace overlooking the adjacent fields and the perfect place for al-fresco dining and entertaining.

TEST VALLEY COUNCIL TAX:

Band: F, Price £2,323.16 for the year 2018/19

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