A most interesting Grade II listed cottage with former Victorian school room in a remarkably unspoilt Hampshire hamlet.
2 Reception rooms 2 Bedrooms Bathroom Garage 1,218 SqFt The Old School Cottage is believed to date from the mid-17th century with mellow brickwork set to a Flemish bond pattern and a thatched roof. In the 19th century the house was extended with a village school room and now provides a rare balance between its high vaulted ceiling, large windows under a tiled roof and the original thatched cottage with its casement windows and exposed beams.
The cottage is approached through a five-bar gate and set behind split chestnut fence and hedging. This opens to an expanse of gravel drive leading to the detached brick garage. A brick path leads around to the front door. Beyond is an attractive pitched covered porch protecting the separate door into the school room.
The accommodation retains many original feature but would benefit from modernisation and extension. A door from the dining room, with its fine inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, opens to the rear of the cottage and the basic kitchen, lobby and shower room.
The useful cellar is accessed from here with plumbing for the washing machine. The former school room which can be accessed separately from the lane is an exceptionally light room with windows on three elevations. There is a fireplace with wood burner on a raised stone hearth, appealing mellow timber flooring and feature brick wall.
On the first floor are two bedrooms with fine rural views and a bathroom beyond which is an extensive area of loft for storage.
The cottage is set in a charming garden which is mainly to the rear and side. Beyond the expanse of brick paved sitting area is the lawn broken by mature fruit and specimen trees including a walnut currently surrounded by wild cyclamen. A particular feature of the garden are the outstanding country views.
The good-sized brick and tile garage has stairs which lead up to a loft space ideal for home office or games room.