Deane Down Drove, Littleton, Winchester

House - Detached

Guide Price

£1,650,000

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Description

  • Renovation Project - Existing Four Bedroom Period Home - Built in 1909
  • Adjoining Building Plot with Full Planning Permission for a 2,500 sqft Four Bedroom Traditional Style Home - Winchester City Council Planning Reference: 21/01308/FUL
  • Full of Character and Charm
  • Beautiful Mature Gardens
  • Garage and Ample Parking
  • Peaceful Semi Rural Setting - Overlooking Fields
  • Popular Hampshire Village
  • Only a Few Miles from Winchester City Centre and the Train Station - 1 Hour from London
  • Fantastic Choice of Outstanding Local Schools & Colleges

Broad View, Littleton
A rare opportunity to acquire both a four bedroom detached period home, with huge development potential and a good sized adjoining building plot, with full planning permission for a separate, 2,500 sqft detached four bedroom home. With both properties enjoying a beautiful semi-rural setting, with views over open fields to the front and a lush green landscape to the rear, yet only being a few miles from Winchester, with its fast train service into London.
City Centre (the Buttercross) 2.4 miles, Railway Station (London Waterloo approx. 1 hour) 2 miles, Stockbridge 7 miles; Southampton Airport 13.5 miles
Entrance Hall l Sitting Room l Dining room l Garden room l Kitchen l Cloakroom l Four Bedrooms l Bathroom l Shower room l Garage l Garden

The Property
Built in 1909, Broad View is one of the oldest properties on Deane Down Drove in the popular Hampshire village of Littleton, just a few miles north of Winchester. It started life as a simple arts and crafts cottage, with a long and productive rear garden. Although it has been extended over the years, in a style and using materials sympathetic to the original design, the front of the property is much the same as when it was first built, with its original red clay roof tiles, wooden windows, switch back staircase, pine doors, open veranda and period front door.
The property now provides two fantastic opportunities in one; with the existing four bedroom home now in need of renovation, with plenty of scope and space for extension and modernisation and the long and wide rear garden providing a superb building plot, with full planning permission for a brand new four bedroom, traditional style, detached house.

The Existing House
The front of the existing house is approached through a five bar gate leading onto a gravel driveway, with room for several cars. The sunny front garden is laid to lawn with borders to each side, featuring numerous shrubs, bushes and trees.
To the left of the house, sits the original open veranda and period front door, which in turn leads through to the entrance hallway, with stripped pine floorboards, original architraves and skirting and a white painted switch back staircase.
On your left lies the large dining room (currently used as an office), with its original stripped pine door, double doors through to the kitchen, solid oak flooring and wide patio doors opening up onto a covered porch and the garden.
To the right is a cosy reception room, that would have originally been the front parlour with its original stripped pine door, a fully operational Baxi Burnall open fireplace, stripped pine floors, raw oak shelving to one alcove and fine views through the original large and bright bay windows, across to the open fields in front of the house. (Please note: Some renovation work has been started in this room, including the addition of underfloor insulation, new wiring, dry walling and insulation. Further work is required to complete it)
Next is a small utility room, which is formed from what originally would have been the cottage pantry with its original rustic shelving. Immediately beside it is the downstairs cloakroom, which still has its original stripped pine door.
The inner hallway then leads onto the kitchen, which still has its original rustic shelving and an old fashioned dining hatch. The recently installed units are painted shaker style and include a double ceramic butler’s sink unit with pull-out nozzle, a tall double door pantry, pull-out pan drawers and a standalone electric oven and hob.
Beyond the kitchen lies the garden room. This large, comfortable, double aspect room, has a vaulted ceiling, two sets of wide patio doors that open onto the garden, an open fireplace with cast iron fire surround and solid oak flooring.
If you return to the entrance hallway and the stairs you will find that the original half landing window also offers excellent views across the fields to the front. On the second landing there is another original window facing west and enough room for a small desk or study area.
The first of the four double bedrooms is on your right and again it is very much as it would have been when first built, with its original stripped pine door, cast iron fireplace, skirting, architrave, picture rail, stripped pine flooring and original wide, bright window, offering superb views over the fields to the front of the house.
Next to this is the second bathroom, with a newly installed bath, a ceramic sink and toilet and honed limestone tiles, with a wet room style floor. (Please note: the Aqualisa shower unit over the bath is currently non-functioning).
The family bathroom is next, with a large enclosed shower unit, ceramic sink and toilet and honed limestone tiles to the floor and walls. There is also a large original cupboard that houses the hot water tank and is currently used as an airing cupboard.
On your left is another double bedroom with interconnecting doors to a third double bedroom, which has excellent views over the lush green rear garden and beyond.
Bedroom four is a very bright and light double bedroom, which has a high vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and an east facing Velux window.

The Garden
Broad View sits on a plot of approximately 0.38 of an acre which is 60ft (18.3m) wide by 275ft (83.8m) long.
The front garden is a mixture of lawn and a gravelled parking & turning area, with beds and borders planted with peonies, buddleias, holly, lilac, wisteria, lavatera, lavender and roses. There is also a mixed native hedge of hornbeam, beech and field maple to the front and mature specimens of lilac, laurel, walnut and dogwood on the western boundary.
The gravelled area continues along the side of the property and houses a small greenhouse. It then leads to a five bar gate and small vine covered archway, through which is a grassed area in front of a large single garage and lean-to workshop. The beds here are planted with specimens of poppies, roses and peonies and the western boundary is mainly mature dogwood and forsythia.
An old wrought iron rose covered archway and gate leads to what was historically the most productive and largest part of the garden. It is now a mixture of lawn, wild flower meadow, ornamental Acer trees and beds with specimens of hydrangeas, peonies, tree peonies, roses, lavender, cornflowers and geraniums. The boundaries in turn are lined with tall and mature specimens of beech, hornbeam, lilac, hawthorn, dogwood, laurel and hazel. It is in this part of the garden where the plot for a superb new four bedroom detached house now lies.

The Building Plot
When built, this fantastic 2,500 sqft traditional style house will be surrounded by greenery, with its own private parking area, rear garden and excellent first floor views towards the Stockbridge Downs. The house has been designed to fit with ease into the local landscape and will be built of red brick, with a red clay tiled roof and arts and crafts style windows. Although it will be traditional in style has been designed to be built to the most modern insulation and energy standards, including solar panels, an air source heat pump and electric vehicle charge point(s).

The Location
Broad View is situated in Littleton, a popular village which lies about 2.5 miles northwest of Winchester city centre.
The village is home to St Catherine’s medieval church, the Running Horse public house and Flowerdown Barrows (an ancient tumulus (burial mound)). It also has extensive, well maintained recreation grounds with active tennis, croquet, bowls and cricket clubs and a well-used community facility, in the Memorial Hall. Waitrose, Aldi, Boots, the Post Office and Friarsgate Surgery can be found in nearby Weeke and there is also a Tesco Express, Bakery, and renowned Fish & Chip Shop just down the road in Harestock. A regular local bus service runs from Littleton to Sparsholt and Winchester and there is an excellent selection of schools in the area, including Sparsholt Primary, The Westgate, Kings and Henry Beaufort Schools and of course the outstanding Peter Symonds Sixth Form College. There are also a number of renowned private schools, such as Twyford, Pilgrims, Prince’s Mead, Winchester College, St Swithun’s schools.
Winchester City itself provides a more comprehensive range of shopping, sports and leisure facilities, including the Theatre Royal Winchester and the Chesil Theatre, the Everyman Cinema, Winchester Racquets and Fitness Club and a brand new public Sports and Leisure Park. There are also many restaurants and bars, with well-known brands such as Wagamamas and Zizzi sitting alongside more upmarket establishments, such as The Ivy Winchester and Rick Stein’s.
Road connections and rail connections are excellent, with the M3 (J9) easily reached from Littleton, giving fast access to the M27 coastal motorway and Southampton Airport, as well as the A34 and A303 east, providing fast access to London via J8 of the M3 and the A34 and A303 west, providing fast access to the Midlands and the West Country. Combined with a mainline railway station serving London Waterloo in about 1 hour and Southampton Airport in only 15 minutes and Heathrow Airport being about only an hour’s drive or coach ride away, you can understand why it is such a popular and convenient place to live.

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