Hill Pound, Swanmore

£375,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 11381436
  • Type: House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Beautiful iconic cottage in the Meon Valley.
  • Glorious and extensive rear garden.
  • Planning permission to extend (WCC Ref: 21/01490/HOU).
  • Driveway parking for several cars
  • Good local amenities and schooling.
  • EPC D (58).

Property Summary

This is a truly exciting opportunity for someone to acquire a beautiful and iconic early Victorian cottage, built in 1840, in the picturesque village of Swanmore. The cottage was originally built as the forge for the village and has been sympathetically upgraded and renovated over the years to now provide two bedrooms and a generous reception room; there is also planning permission in place to further extend the cottage. The property is set back from the road and is approached via a deep block paved driveway with parking for numerous cars and is flanked by mature trees, shrubs and flowering border.  A new entrance porch and cloakroom was added by my clients in 2018 and forms an inner lobby before entering the Sitting Room.  The Sitting Room itself is a well-proportioned room centring on the original forge fireplace.  The dual aspect Kitchen is equally generous and has been beautifully re-fitted by my clients at the end of 2017 with grey wooden cupboards, Shaws Butler’s sink and a striking tiled floor; additionally there is also a utility cupboard.  A stable door leads into the Conservatory, with a beautiful exposed brickwork wall, which provides space for either a Dining Room or further informal Sitting Room overlooking the garden.  Upstairs are two bedrooms, Bedroom 1 is a gorgeous room filled with light and Bedroom 2 has a fitted wardrobe and storage cupboards.  A particular feature of the cottage is the glorious back garden which is largely laid to lawn with mature specimen trees and flowering shrubs, there is a brick based covered pergola perfect for entertaining and at the end of the garden a pathway leads to a large wooden outside store with power and light.

The location of The Laurels is exceptional and lies in the heart of the Meon Valley.  The stunning village of Swanmore has a rural atmosphere and thriving community with a village shop, well renowned public house and Swanmore Church of England Primary School, all within walking distance.  For walkers the Meon Valley Trail skirts the village and the beautiful Forest of Bere and South Downs National Park are on the doorstep.

SUMMARY OF FEATURES - Planning Permission granted for Single Storey Rear Extension and part Ground and First Floor Side Extension (Winchester City Council Ref: 21/01490/HOU; New front door in 2018; Feature well in front garden with light and toughened 32 mm glass; Engineered laminate flooring to Sitting Room; Plantation shutters to Sitting Room, Bedrooms 1 and 2; Original storage cupboards to Sitting Room; Fitted Kitchen appliances to include 4 ring gas hob, oven, grill and extractor hood; Space for washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer; Bathroom with Mira electric shower; Airing Cupboard on Landing; Glow worm boiler, annually serviced; Part boarded loft with power, light and ladder.

GENERAL INFORMATION Tenure: Freehold; Local Authority: Winchester City Council; Tax Band: C

Distances: Local amenities – 0.6 miles; Swanmore Recreation Ground – 0.7 miles; Swanmore Church of England Primary School – 0.6 miles; Bishops Waltham amenities –  3 miles; Wickham – 3 miles