Impressive 5 bedroom period country house with versatile secondary accommodation, set in private and secluded gardens and grounds, in all about 2 acres. EPC rating F.
A fine period country house originating from the early 18th century and originally the grooms accommodation for the Kempshott Park Estate. The property has been improved and extended to provide first-class accommodation, including fantastic secondary living space, currently utilised as bed sitting rooms, providing an excellent income stream of about £2000 per month.
The principal house has many period features, including open fireplaces, exposed brickwork, timber framing, vaulted ceilings and panelled walls. The ground floor living is both spacious and versatile, with excellent reception rooms, including a magnificent drawing room. The kitchen with adjoining breakfast and garden room, has lovely views over the gardens and grounds to the rear.
The principal bedroom suite includes an adjoining dressing room and bathroom. There are double doors from the bedroom onto a south facing balcony, with beautiful views over the adjoining gardens and countryside. Completing the first floor are four further bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The secondary accommodation was formerly an indoor pool, converted to provide a large annexe comprising living/dining room, kitchen and utility room and four en suite bedrooms.
There is an outbuilding, comprising an open barn with tack and store room to either end.
The property is approached over a long private driveway, concluding in a circular parking and turning area, which leads onto the garage. The majority of the gardens can be found to the rear.
Dummer 1 mile, Basingstoke 5 miles,
Winchester 13 miles, M3(J7) 0.5 mile, London Waterloo via Basingstoke station from 44 minutes
(All distances and times approximate)
The Old Cottage is located on the edge of the village of Dummer, approached down an impressive long private driveway. Within the village is a public house, church and village hall. More extensive facilities can be found in Basingstoke and Winchester. Communication links are first-class, with quick easy access onto the M3 and mainline station at Basingstoke with fast services to London Waterloo. Independent schools in the area include Daneshill, Cheam, St Swithuns, Lord Wandsworth and Winchester College. Although the property is located within close proximity of the M3, once inside the house and to the rear, it does not impact on the enjoyment of living in the property. The location is quite unique, being part of what was known as Kempshott Park and is now surrounded by countryside and Dummer Golf Course.