Rear Elevation
1,098 sq ft(102.01 sq m)
Guide price £589,950

The BarracksUpper Froyle, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4JR

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2019
  • Charming interior and family living space
  • Fabulous detached studio barn/home office
  • Delightful garden
  • Edge of village location

Delightful period cottage with charming garden and Hampshire countryside views.

About this property

  • 5 The Barracks is an attached Grade II listed period cottage,
    understood to date from 1750 and is one of five houses located around a courtyard. The house is delightfully presented with period charm. The property has a bright yet cosy atmosphere throughout, perfectly suited to this characterful cottage.
    The ground floor comprises an entrance porch and cloakroom, a pleasant sitting room with a fireplace with wood burner and a handcrafted kitchen/dining room with oak flooring, pantry and utility cupboards. Both kitchen and sitting room enjoys fine westerly views over the pretty garden.
    The first floor accommodates three bedrooms and a well-fitted
    bathroom, the principal bedroom has a vaulted ceiling. A ‘Dutch-Paddle' staircase leads to the 2nd floor loft space which is ideal for a study, snug or storage.

    To the rear of the property is a beautifully installed and suitably positioned barn with internal mezzanine level. With electric and underfloor heating, this space is perfectly suited to be set up as a home office or family games/party room.

    Gardens and Grounds
    The house is approached from the lane via a stone paved brick paved path that leads to a private terrace and seating area and garden to the rear of the cottage. The south/south westerly facing gardens are a delightful feature, with lawn area and beautifully created, well stocked floral and herbaceous borders and fruit trees. Set in front of the barn is a very private seated area which is a perfect little sun trap spot. To the front of the house is a shared courtyard providing parking. There is a rear entrance by the garage where there is additional parking.
    The house and garden enjoys delightful views across the Hampshire open farmland and countryside views beyond.

    Tenure: Freehold

    Services: All mains services. Gas fired central heating.

    Local Authority: East Hampshire District Council 01730 266551

    Fixtures & Fittings
    All fitted carpets are included. Certain curtains, light fittings, freestanding wardrobes and dressers and garden statuary are specifically excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

    Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A truly charming cottage, perfect for family home or country retreat. Both garden and Hampshire views are delightful.

Laura ReadProperty agent

Local information

  • Bentley 2.6 miles (4.18 km), Bentley Station 3.5 miles (5.63 km), Farnham town centre and station 6.8 miles (10.94 km), Winchester 20.9 miles (33.63 km), Basingstoke 13 miles (20.92 km), London 48.7 miles (78.37 km). All distances are approximate.
  • The parish of Lower Froyle and Upper Froyle has a church, two public houses and a petrol station. Just 3 miles away is the village of Bentley village shop/post office and train station.
  • The nearby town of Alton offers a wider range of local services for daily needs
  • with a broader range of recreational, shopping and cultural facilities available at Farnham, Winchester and Basingstoke.
  • Communications are good with the A31 providing ready access to London and the south-west and linking via the A3 at Wisley with the M25 for the airports and the national motorway network. There is also access to the M3 via the A331. Main line train services are available at Alton, Bentley and Farnham with journey times to London from around one hour.
  • There is a wide choice of good schools in the area including Alton Convent, Lord Wandsworth, Frensham Heights, Highfield, Edgeborough, Amesbury and St Edmunds among many others.
  • Recreational opportunities include golf at a number of clubs within reach including Farnham Park, Alton and Blacknest among others. There are also multi-activity sport and leisure centres at Alton and Farnham, sailing at Frensham, racing at Sandown, Ascot and Newbury. In addition, the surrounding countryside provides ample opportunity for walking and riding in some outstandingly beautiful countryside.

Additional information

  • Directions: Head west out of Farnham and join the A31, the Alton Road and continue for approximately 5 miles. Turn right at The Hen and Chicken Pub and proceed straight and then follow the road round to the left. When the road forks, keep to the right. The Barracks will be found at the top of the single track road on the right. There is a parking space here directly in front of the property. Alternatively, after the fork in the road, take the second right hand turn along a track which leads past the single garage and parking space which is to the rear of the property.
  • EPC Exempt