Property Information | Dean, Sparsholt, SO21

Delightful grade II listed detached cottage within this sought after hamlet moments from Winchester.

The Property:
'Barn Cottage' is a very special detached property constructed of brick and flint elevations with inset casement windows under a thatched roof. The cottage dates to the 17th century with later additions and was formally the village forge. Many of the rooms are double aspect and are naturally light and airy. An entrance hall opens into a dual aspect sitting room which has a herringbone wooden block floor, open fireplace and ceiling beams with a door opening into a porch which leads to the rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with a traditional in frame hand painted kitchen with marble worktops and a 'Raeburn' which has three ovens and two hotplates over, there is a door into the garden. The kitchen opens into an ample dining room which provides plenty of space for a large dining table. The drawing room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a double aspect with French doors to the garden and a fitted woodburning stove. There is a shower room which could facilitate the use of this room as a comfortable double bedroom. A utility room completes the ground floor. All the first-floor bedrooms have a dual aspect with views to the rear over the garden and countryside beyond and are served by a shower room and a bathroom. Externally the property has a gravelled driveway to the side to the front of the detached garage which has a workshop behind and a garden store on the side. The rear garden is enclosed by hedging that neatly wraps around and much of the garden is laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub beds and a sun terrace directly behind the house. To one corner is a large pond which was a natural swimming pond although now has an abundance of lilies and reeds and a resident moorhen family. There is a covered deck with steps into the water.

The Location:
Positioned at the South/West corner of the hamlet of Dean which has a little over a dozen properties, this property provides peace and tranquillity and sides fields to one side. Dean is within the parish of Sparsholt which is a pretty and picturesque Hampshire village. Sparsholt itself is situated approximately 3 ½ miles to the west of Winchester within a Conservation Area. The village benefits from a local shop, Church, excellent primary school, thriving cricket club and the well-known Plough Inn and Lainston House Hotel. The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside with a network of bridleways and footpaths that link to Farley Mount Country Park, ideally suited for walking, riding and other outdoor pursuits. Winchester's mainline railway station offers a fast and regular service to London waterloo (approx. 60 minutes). There is easy access to the west via the A303, with the M3, M27 and the A34 also close by. Educational facilities are excellent for both state and private schools, with Henry Beaufort, Kings, and Westgate secondary schools as well as Peter Symonds VI form college located within just a few miles and within easy reach of the highly regarded Twyford and Farleigh prep schools, Winchester College, St. Swithuns' in Winchester, and Godolphin school in Salisbury.

Directions:
Leave the City via Stockbridge Road, continuing straight over at the Chilbolton Avenue roundabout. Take the first left into Dean Lane and proceed for about two miles bearing left into Dean the property will be found on the left-hand side and can be identified by our 'For Sale' board.

Viewing:
Strictly by appointment through Belgarum Estate Agents (01962 844460).

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

Council Tax:
Band F (rate for 2024/25 £3,045.55 pa).