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A pretty semi-detached cottage on the exclusive Preshaw Estate, located within the stunning South Downs National Park, midway between Winchester, Petersfield, Alresford and Bishops Waltham. The property enjoys beautiful views over the fields to the front. Sold with the benefit of no onward chain.
Preshaw Estate is a hidden gem, tucked away down a mile long drive. Preshaw is a classic English estate of 1200 acres and is made up of parkland, woodland and fields. The main house is Grade II* listed and is surrounded by 25 properties that were developed in 1994 from former barns, stables and cottages that served the house. The estate lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a long distance footpath, The Monarch’s Way, bordering the estate. From the top of the drive, on a clear day, you are able to The Isle of Wight.
As you enter the cottage there is a kitchen with granite worktops and built in appliances. Following through there is an open plan double aspect sitting room with a dining area and an open fireplace. A door leads through to a downstairs cloakroom and there is a back door opening out into the courtyard garden to the rear.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a range of built in cupboards and there are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on this floor. The attic has been converted into a loft room with Velux windows giving excellent additional space and has scope to be further expanded.
The house is approached into a gravel parking area for two cars with a pretty garden to the front of the house with well-established shrub and herbaceous borders. There is a terrace area outside the front of the house with a covered pergola. To the rear there is a courtyard garden and the house has a single garage with power and a window.
The cathedral city of Winchester is about 8 miles away, and Petersfield 14 miles to the east, both offering main line railway stations with services to London Waterloo (approximately 1 hour) together with a comprehensive range of retail, cultural and educational amenities. The market town of Bishops Waltham lies within about 5 miles with a range of local shops and restaurants. The M3 motorway (J9) is about 6 miles away, enabling direct road access to central London and the M27 to the South.
SERVICES Mains water and electricity are connected. Private shared drainage system. Shared LPG gas central heating, individually metered.
LOCAL AUTHORITY INFORMATION Winchester City Council
Council Tax Band: E
TENURE The property owns a 1/24th share of the freehold company. There is a 999 year lease from 1994. The development is managed by SDL Management Company, which is part of the Alexander Faulkner Group. The current maintenance charge is approximately £1,210.37 for the 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020, part of which goes into a sinking fund for future expenditure. There is no annual ground rent payable.