THIS exquisite country cottage enjoys picturesque and private gardens extending to nearly half an acre with an outdoor pool, sun terrace and hot tub.

enjoying picturesque and private gardens extending to 0.4 acres.

Myrtle Cottage in Sherfield English features an impressive, vaulted, open plan kitchen dining room and an excellent detached barn.

Beautifully tucked away in secluded and mature grounds and believed to have origins dating back to the 17th century, this quintessential thatched cottage has been painstakingly restored and extended to create a stunning family home which retains all of its wealth of character yet offers contemporary living with excellent social flow.

Although wonderfully quaint, the accommodation is surprisingly substantial extending to an impressive 2708 sq ft in total.

It boasts original exposed timbers, slatted latch doors and feature fireplaces including the most impressive dual view inglenook fireplace partially separating the snug from the dining room.

The undoubted hub of the home is the outstanding vaulted kitchen living room, over 40ft in length culminating in a lovely garden room overlooking the swimming pool and terrace.

There are three large bedrooms on the first floor, including the dual aspect master suite with dressing room and an ensuite shower room. Bedroom two also has access to an ensuite shower while bedroom three is served by the traditional family bathroom with roll top freestanding bath.

The property is approached via double wooden gates to a large gravel turning and parking area fronting the double car barn adorned by wisteria. It enjoys a host of attractive flower and shrub borders and is screened from the road. There are meandering pathways and lawns which create a lovely environment and cottage feel. Lawns, pathways and ornamental hedges are centred around the kidney shaped pool and hot tub terrace area. It is an ideal entertainment venue with patio and barbecue area. Steps descend to a lower tier garden hosting a rockery and pretty summer house with adjoining store and decked terrace.

A delightful vaulted converted barn has ideal annex potential.

Sherfield English is a popular village with an excellent community spirit. The village shop and post office are within walking distance. There is also a public house, playing field and the parish church.

The market town of Romsey is just a short drive away with its Waitrose and Aldi as well as many individual shops.

Here there are also both state and private schools, doctors, dentists and a leisure centre as well as bus and rail links to London and elsewhere.

The M27 is less than four miles away.

The commercial centre of Southampton as well as the cities of Salisbury and Winchester are all within easy reach.

Myrtle Cottage is for sale through Charles Powell Estate Agents at a guide price of £1,150,000.

Call 01794 322 999 or email