Reception Rooms: 2
Summer Cottage was built in 1991 in the style of a traditional thatched cottage, but with all the benefits that a modern property offers, including good head heights, current electrical installations and modern interiors. It is immaculately presented throughout, with tasteful interior decoration that will appeal to buyers looking for modern country living. There are pretty cottage gardens to the front and rear, and a garage with overhead storage.
Tichborne is a very quiet hamlet, just five minutes’ drive from the market town of Alresford, located within the South Downs National Park. The village dates back to Saxon times and the current environment is one of relaxation and leisure with access to either the Itchen Way or Wayfarers Walk in close proximity. It is a very popular cycling, horse riding and rambling route. There is a popular pub, The Tichborne Arms, just up the road. The tradition of distributing "The Dole" continues to this day on Lady Day (25th March), wherein Tichborne Manor distributes a gallon of flour to each resident of Tichborne and Cheriton.
The cottage is approached via a gate and pathway across the front garden. The front door opens to an entrance hall, with a study area on the right. There is an inset brush doormat, solid wood floors, stairs to the first floor and a cloakroom with a concealed utility cupboard within it. To the left is the fabulous kitchen, which features a bespoke Harvey Jones kitchen, with solid wood units and drawers, larder cupboard, and granite worktops and upstands. There is a range of built-in appliances including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, combination microwave oven, induction hob and extractor hood. The kitchen is open-plan to the dining room, which has a built-in storage cupboard and direct access to the garden. The sitting room has alcove storage, and a working open fire in a period-style insert with a wooden surround.
Upstairs on the first floor, there is a sizeable airing cupboard housing a pressurised water tank, and three double bedrooms all having built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom has a re-fitted ensuite shower room, and there is a family/guest bathroom off the landing, both rooms having underfloor heating.
Outside, there is a very pretty and well-stocked front garden. The southerly-facing, mature rear garden has been beautifully landscaped and includes two paved seating areas, lawns with paths meandering across, a small pond, flower and shrub borders. At the rear of the garden, there is a shed and direct access into the rear of the garage, which has a roller shutter door, overhead storage, light and power. The modern oil-fired boiler is located outside.
STUDY 10′ 2" x 6′ 3" (3.12m x 1.93m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13′ 0" x 11′ 3" (3.97m x 3.45m)
DINING ROOM 13′ 8" x 10′ 9" (4.17m x 3.29m)
SITTING ROOM 15′ 4" max x 13′ 7" (4.69m x 4.16m)
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM ONE 11′ 7" x 10′ 9" (3.54m x 3.28m)
ENSUITE 7′ 1" x 5′ 8" (2.17m x 1.75m)
BEDROOM TWO 10′ 9" x 9′ 11" (3.28m x 3.04m)
BEDROOM THREE 11′ 4" x 10′ 8" (3.46m x 3.26m)
BATHROOM 7′ 5" x 5′ 9" (2.28m x 1.77m)
GARAGE 18′ 2" x 9′ 9" (5.54m x 2.99m)
SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected. There is an oil-fired boiler and a private drainage system. There is no gas in the village.
LOCAL AUTHORITY INFORMATION Winchester City Council
Council Tax Band: F