2,265 sq ft / 210.5 sq m
Box Cottage, Church Road,
North Waltham, RG25 2BL
A simply delightful, un-Listed village house offering a compelling mix of an annexe, excellent accommodation and a desirable location
4 to 5 Bedrooms
2 Reception Rooms
Mains water, drains & electricity
Oil fired heating
The AreaNorth Waltham
North Waltham is a rural village, 7 miles to the south-west of Basingstoke, near the villages of Overton, Micheldeaver and Steventon. It is surrounded by farms and woodland whilst nearby Steventon is most famous for being the birthplace of Jane Austen in 1775. It is here that she wrote Pride & Prejudice, Northanger Abbey and Sense & Sensibility. Jane’s father was rector to the 13th Century church, St Nicholas, for 44 years.
Just 4 miles away is the thriving village of Overton, a large and attractive village set on the famous River Test, with a station and access to the Waterloo Line. Interestingly it still produces banknotes for the Bank of England and others and is the home to Bombay Sapphire. It has 4 pubs and a Norman period church, St Mary.
Basingstoke lies 7 miles away; an old market town that was extended in the 1960’s and is the largest town in Hampshire. It has a number of pavement cafes and bistros as one of the south’s best shopping centre, Festival Place.
Just 13 miles away is the bustling cathedral city of Winchester, set on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park. Winchester has a number of good restaurants, shops and iconic landmarks whilst the South Downs has some incredible paths ideal for walking, riding or cycling. The South coast is approximately 30 miles to the south with some delightful beaches, ports, costal walks and access to the sea. To the north west lies the market town of Newbury and access to the Paddington train line. There are a number of excellent state and independent schools in the area and road communications are fantastic with good access to the M3, A34 & M4 which in turn provides access to north, London and the M5 to the west.
Box CottageAbout this home
Box Cottage is un-listed and believed to date back to the 1620s. It not only offers space and additional accommodation; it is a delightful period property that offers a huge amount of character. The end result is a superb family home, which has excellent accommodation and reception rooms that fits perfectly for modern-family living. Located in the heart of this popular village, the house has been improved over the years. The accommodation throughout is generous and the reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room allow a real flexibility as to how they could be used; in addition there is an outbuilding/annexe.
There are a number of key highlights to living at this wonderful property. The main ones are:
The property is over 1,800 sq. ft., with a further 300 sq. ft. of outbuildings.
Box Cottage is set in the heart of the village amongst wonderful, rolling countryside.
There are two reception rooms in all which makes for very flexible accommodation and is ideal for entertaining.
A delightful kitchen which is very much the heart of the home, with bi-fold doors opening onto the terrace and garden beyond.
The four bedroom, two bath/shower rooms, arranged over the first floor, which makes for comfortable family living. In addition there is a further bedroom and shower room in the annexe.
The main bedroom is particularly impressive, with its own ensuite bathroom.
The terraced gardens are mostly laid to lawn. It is interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs as well as well-established flower beds which are full of colour throughout the summer months.
To the rear of the house, and accessed from the kitchen, is a terrace which is perfect for those who enjoy al fresco dining.
2,265 sq ft / 210.5 sq m