Charming Grade II listed thatched wonderfully presented cottage with exceptionally light, practical accommodation with an abundance of 17th century in a picturesque Hampshire village.
Old Forge is an attractive Grade II listed detached, thatched cottage dating from the 17th Century built with local stone and situated on a quiet lane in a quintessential Hampshire village. The property is wonderfully presented and offers exceptionally light, practical accommodation with an abundance of 17th century period features. Typical of its style and period, the house has exposed beams, natural stone floors and working fireplaces.
The picture perfect front opens into the entrance hall which instantly creates a welcoming atmosphere. There are excellent reception rooms which include a characterful drawing room with an ingle nook fireplace fitted with a log burner. The dining room is of equal atmospheric period charm.
Onward from the dining room is a study.
There is a well fitted kitchen, with granite work tops, equipped with a range oven and built in appliances, with a day to day' dining area and access out to the rear terrace and garden. There is also a utility/laundry room, cloakroom and a cellar.
Further on from the kitchen is a family room which has been created within part of the property understood to originally house the forge. This room is a true feature of the ground floor with a pitched roof with south west facing windows offering wonderfully bright environment.
The ground floor also accommodates a ground floor bedroom with an en suite shower room.
The first floor provides a principal bedroom with an en suite bathroom and dressing room. There are two further double bedrooms, one with a walk in wardrobe and family bathroom with separate shower.
It is useful to note that the ceiling heights are good throughout the house, as is the natural light.
Outside, the front gardens are approached by a pretty pathway and are framed by a brick and flint wall with attractive planting. A driveway provides access to a five barred gate, parking and a detached brick and flint garage.
To the rear is an attractive brick and stone terrace providing a delightful area for outdoor dining and entertaining with a view across the west facing garden. The garden is enclosed on all sides, offering great privacy. The level lawn is bordered by a variety of traditional English garden shrubs and flowers with a brick pathway leading to a further area of garden where there is a raised vegetable garden and shed.
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This is such a picture perfect cottage.Helen Pack