A spacious detached house with separate annexe, grounds approaching three acres and with lovely views over adjoining countryside.
Entrance Hall, Study, Sitting Room, Garden Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility/Boot Room, Two Bedroom with En-Suites, Four Further Bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower Room, Garage, Garage Apartment, Gardens, Paddock
'Little Lodge' dates back to the 1920's when the property was originally a small bungalow sat on gardens that approached about half an acre. The current owner has enlarged the footprint of the property to the ground floor which has a welcoming hallway and a large sitting room with open fireplace. The sitting room opens into a lovely oak framed garden room which is currently used as a formal dining room and is a great space for entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room adjoins the boot room and enjoys views over the paddocks. The versatile accommodation has three ground floor bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite, whilst the other two double bedrooms are served by a shower room. A study completes the ground floor accommodation. The first floor has a large bedroom en-suite with views over the paddocks, whilst the second bedroom has views over the valley and is served by a bathroom. There is also another bedroom on the first floor. The garage is a good size with store rooms to the back and a separate door to the rear. A staircase rises to a self-contained annexe which comprises; studio room, shower room and kitchenette, making this space ideal for a nanny/au pair or as a self-contained let to provide an income. The formal gardens extend to 0.44 acre and wrap neatly around the property, whilst the paddocks measure 2.27 acres and sit to the northern boundary and gently rise to the east ensuring excellent views over the whole plot to the neighbouring valley. The house has been well-maintained however now offers scope to re-arrange and re-model the accommodation to provide a first-class family home.
Owslebury is a delightful Hampshire village which falls to the south east of Winchester, an approximate 12-minute drive away, and is within the South Downs National Park completely surrounded by glorious open countryside. Within the village is a local primary school, St. Andrew's Church, a village hall (which runs a part-time post office service), as well as the popular Ship Inn pub and a cricket ground that has been in use for approximately 150 years. There is also a vibrant community association and several parish clubs and groups. Winchester is a splendid historical Cathedral City with much character yet with a modern cosmopolitan feel. As well as national retail chains, Winchester is home to an array of independent boutique shops, fine restaurants, contemporary bars and an impressive farmers market. Schooling is typically outstanding, with the local catchment schools being Owslebury Primary School, The Westgate 'through' School and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College. Independent schools include The Pilgrims' School, St Swithun's School and Winchester College. Princes Mead and Twyford School are also a short drive away.
Leave Winchester in a southerly direction along Southgate Street/St. Cross Road and at the Bushfield roundabout take the first exit to the next roundabout. Exit first left and drop down to the traffic lights turning right for Twyford (beneath the M3). Continue into the centre of Twyford and at the traffic lights turn left onto Hazeley Road. Continue for circa 1.5 miles passing three grey grain stores on your left. Just after this turn right into Mare Lane and at the crossroads turn right into Hensting Lane. 'Little Lodge' is the second house on the left after about 100 yards and will be identified by a Belgarum 'For Sale' board.
Strictly by appointment through Belgarum Estate Agents (01962 844460).
Oil fired central heating. Drainage by way of septic tank. All other mains services are connected.
Band F (rate for 2020/21 £2,557.56pa).