A beautifully restored detached Grade II Listed house of 3,269 ftÂ² in one of Hampshireâ€™s finest villages.
Entrance Porch & Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Garden Room, Sitting Room, Drawing Room, Cloakroom, Utility Room, Loggia, Principle Bedroom with En-Suite, Two Further Double Bedrooms, Shower Room, Separate WC, Wine Cellar, Delightful Gardens, Ample Off-Road Parking
Nestled in the heart of this most desirable setting is this impressive detached family home. The property dates back to the late 18th Century, when it was owned by the then Bishop of Winchester, and was later a Public House known as 'The Jolly Sportsman' favoured by sporting patrons frequenting the Stockbridge Races. The current vendors have sympathetically restored and reconfigured the property incorporating the large vaulted barn to the rear of the building which has become a magnificent kitchen/breakfast room with a mezzanine area and French doors that open into the rear garden. A loggia perfect for 'outdoor kit' neatly links the utility room, cloakroom and wine cellar, and has a covered well which is believed to date back to the 14th Century. The drawing room is a double aspect room with two large bay windows to the front, exposed beams and an open fire. The sitting room is a cosier space, again with a distinctive bay to the front, exposed floorboards and a fitted wood burning stove. A garden room links this space and the 'cottage style' west facing garden. There is also a formal dining room. On the first floor are three good double bedrooms, the principal enjoying an en-suite bathroom with a roll top bath and separate shower. The remaining two bedrooms are serviced by a refitted shower room and an additional separate WC. To the side of the property is a gated gravelled driveway, offering ample off-road parking and space to construct a garage (subject to the necessary consents). Wonderful gardens surround the property to the sides and rear, with the total plot extending to 0.4 acres. The west facing 'cottage style' garden has been professionally designed and is laid to lawn with many well-stocked flower and shrub borders and re-laid brick pathways. To the rear is an expansive garden, mostly laid to lawn, with fruit trees and a higher-level paved terrace behind a brick and flint wall. At the top of the rear garden is a gate leading to a private and elevated vegetable garden.
The Parish of Crawley is located approximately five miles to the north-west of Winchester and is renowned as one of Hampshire's most picturesque 'chocolate box' villages. With only a small selection of properties, Crawley is famous for its tranquil rural living and beautiful surrounding countryside. Road links (A303, A34 and A30) are all easily accessible, as is the small market town of Stockbridge to the west. The renowned Fox pub is situated within the village as well as the thriving Cricket Club, there is also bus service provided by Arqiva that will take village residents in to Winchester.
Leave Winchester via Stockbridge Road. Pass the Waitrose store and continue past Sparsholt College. Drop down the hill and at the crossroads, by the former Rack and Manger public house, turn right. Follow the road into the village of Crawley. At the village duck pond turn left continuing past the Fox public house. The property will be found after a short distance on the right-hand side, identified by our 'For Sale' board.
Strictly by appointment through Belgarum Estate Agents (01962 844460).
All mains services are connected.
Band G (rate for 2020/21 £2,980.42pa).