Reception Rooms: 3
A wonderful character home set on Broad Street in the centre of Alresford. The Old Forge is Grade II listed and retains many original features, including the forge and bellows, adding to the uniqueness of this historic home. The property presents a refurbishment opportunity to create an individual home in this sought-after town centre location. A major attraction has to be the double garage and driveway parking for two cars, which is very rarely found in the central conservation area. To the rear is an attractive and secluded garden, which has been landscaped to create a tranquil place to enjoy and unwind.
The property is entered from Broad Street, with the front door opening to a tiled reception hall, with a bow window facing onto the street. A door opens to a drawing room, which features wooden flooring and an impressive inglenook fireplace. A further door leads through to the main living space, which is where the forge and bellows are located. This is a spacious room with a vaulted ceiling and windows onto Broad Street. To the rear is the kitchen and breakfast room, with access to the garden. We think this space could fairly easily be combined to create an amazing open-plan space going from front to rear. The utility room is in the main house, with access to the garden and to the generously proportioned cellar. Off the reception hall, is a bathroom.
On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms facing onto Broad Street. There is a single bedroom and cloakroom to the rear, which we think could be combined to create an upstairs bathroom. Off the landing is a large eaves storage area, which houses the boiler.
The pretty rear garden has a small lawn with paths to either side, and a selection of flower and shrub borders. It enjoys a high degree of privacy and provides an oasis in the centre of the town. A shared driveway to the left of the property leads to the double garage, which is located at the rear of the garden. As well as the garage, there is parking for two cars.
Alresford is a beautiful Georgian town known for its variety of independent shops, restaurants and inns located in stunning surroundings on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Attractions include the Watercress steam railway, schools for infant, junior and secondary education, several churches and an active and inclusive community. The cathedral city of Winchester is about 7 miles away and there is easy access to the south coast, the midlands and London via the road network. There is also mainline rail access to London from both Winchester and Alton. Southampton airport is only about half an hour away by car.
RECEPTION HALL 11′ 2" x 10′ 4" (3.42m x 3.17m)
BATHROOM 12′ 7" x 8′ 4" max (3.85m x 2.55m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16′ 2" x 11′ 4" (4.94m x 3.46m)
UTILITY ROOM 15′ 11" max x 8′ 8" (4.87m x 2.66m)
LIVING ROOM 17′ 6" x 16′ 8" (5.35m x 5.10m)
DRAWING ROOM 13′ 1" x 11′ 1" (3.99m x 3.38m)
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM ONE 12′ 8" x 10′ 11" (3.87m x 3.34m)
BEDROOM TWO 14′ 6" max x 10′ 5" (4.43m x 3.19m)
BEDROOM THREE 8′ 9" x 6′ 3" (2.68m x 1.92m)
DOUBLE GARAGE 19′ 3" x 17′ 5" (5.88m x 5.32m)
SERVICES Mains water, electricity and gas connected. Private drainage system.
LOCAL AUTHORITY INFORMATION Winchester City Council
Council Tax Band: F