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Gorgeous grade II listed cottage in stunning countryside setting
Gardens approaching 0.7 acre
Self contained two bedroom annex with balcony
Leisure complex, including gym, shower room and 10m outdoor swimming pool
Delightful period features including inglenook fireplace and exposed beams
Three bedrooms in the main house
A gorgeous 17th Century grade II listed country cottage occupying a delightful and tranquil setting encompassed by stunning far reaching views from every aspect.
“The position of The Red Cottage has been lovely. Stunning rural walks and bike rides yet within easy walking distance of the village centre with its award winning community shop and excellent village pub. The community spirit and neighbouring attitude of the Braishfield residents is heart-warming and has been a sheer delight during over 18 years here.”
The Red Cottage is both characterful and practical enjoying much of the period charm associated with its era benefitting from an impressive two bedroom self contained annex and leisure complex below. Set within its secluded grounds of 0.7 acres this delightful home occupies an ideal village location, within walking distance of the traditional amenities of Braishfield, yet enjoying a wholly rural feel. Although quaint, the overall accommodation is a useful size with little head height issues including a vaulted dining room and a spacious kitchen living room. Braishfield is a very popular village on the fringes of Romsey, benefitting from easy access to Winchester and is within catchment of excellent local schooling both in the state and private sectors.
Upon entering The Red Cottage, exposed beams, slatted latch doors and feature fireplaces are elegant reminders of the cottage’s heritage. The hub of the home is the lovely kitchen/Breakfast room, benefitting from underfloor heating and double doors to the private rear garden. Equipped with a range of Oak units and granite worktops there is a six burner gas range cooker with double extractor hood over. The vaulted dining room is gorgeous, centered around the impressive inglenook fireplace and bread oven, whilst the spacious sitting room, also with inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove leads to a useful study. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a shower room and utility area.
On the first floor are three well sized bedrooms enjoying lovely views and feature wide-board original flooring. The master bedroom is dual in aspect with fitted wardrobes benefitting from a traditional ensuite shower room. The remaining bedrooms are served by the family bathroom comprising roll top free standing bath, vanity unit and WC.
Constructed in 2009, there is a large triple garage block with a well fitted gym/ pool room served by a contemporary shower room. This leads out to the 10 metre swimming pool which is delightfully enclosed with a surrounding terrace. An external staircase leads to the first floor annex which is of excellent proportions beautifully presented it features a kitchen/dining room, sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and balcony all enjoying stunning views.
The house sits within beautifully landscaped gardens totalling around 0.7 acres. To the front of the house, there is a gravel parking area and lawn with shrub and herbaceous borders. Lawns wrap around the home providing lovely individual entertainment areas.
The thatch was fully addressed in 2013 and the property is served by a recently installed combi boiler with oil fired central heating. The annex is electrically heated and the pool is solar heated. The property is served by private drainage for the main house and a sewage treatment plant for the annex. The two are interlinked and could be converted fully to sewage treatment.
Braishfield is one of the most highly sought after country villages in the Romsey area offering excellent traditional amenities including a well regarded village school, hall, church and unusually, a choice of two public houses. Located just three miles north of the market town of Romsey with its more comprehensive amenities, Braishfield enjoys a strong community spirit and well supported local facilities making it a most pleasant village to live.
From Romsey take the A3090 to Winchester turning left into Braishfield Road. Follow this road crossing over two roundabouts into the village of Braishfield. Continue until reaching the roundabout and take the first exit into Paynes Hay Road. Red Cottage can be found on the right hand side.
For more information about this property, please contact Charles Powell Estate Agents, SO51 on +44 1794 329378 * (local rate)
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