A wonderful timber framed hall house, dating from the 15th century. Located just off Broad Street in the centre of Alresford, this comfortable family home has features including the original medieval beams and staircase, and working fireplaces. There is a self-contained basement flat.
A unique timber framed Medieval hall house, dating from the 14th/15th century. Located just off Broad Street in the centre of Alresford, this comfortable family home is Grade II* listed and features the original beams and turned staircase, as well as beautiful working fireplaces. There is a self-contained studio/flat in the basement, with a separate kitchen and private entrance.
The property is approached from Mill Hill, and is conveniently located for the shops and facilities available in Broad Street and the town centre. The front door opens into an entrance hall and dining room, which has a bay window onto Mill Hill. A door from the hall opens into the sitting room, which features a working inglenook fireplace and beamed ceiling. The original stairs in the inner hall lead up to the first floor, and a door leads down to the cellar and studio/flat. An arch opens into the spacious kitchen/breakfast room, where there is plenty of space for family dining. Off the inner hall, there is a boot room utility room, cloakroom, and a study which has a door allowing access to the garden.
On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms, each having its own en-suite bathroom, and a third, single bedroom. Stairs lead up to the second floor, where there is a fourth bedroom, with a connecting bathroom and large loft storage area, and an attic room, which could be used as an additional bedroom.
There is a pretty courtyard garden to the rear, which has a pergola which has been placed to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun, a paved terrace, with a large raised fishpond. The owners have been parking a car in front of the house for many years, although this does not form part of the demise.
Alresford is a beautiful Georgian town known for its variety of independent shops, restaurants and inns located in stunning surroundings on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Attractions include the Watercress steam railway, schools for infant, junior and secondary education, several churches and an active and inclusive community. The cathedral city of Winchester is about 7 miles away and there is easy access to the south coast, the midlands and London via the road network. There is also mainline rail access to London from both Winchester and Alton. Southampton airport is only about half an hour away by car.
Details from the property listing: Medieval timber-framed hall with cross wings, with additions and cladding of the later periods; a complex block now divided into 3 dwellings. C16, C17, C18. At the front (east) the centre is 1 storey and attic, and on each side are 2-storeyed wings with gables: the tile roof reaches a low eaves (in the centre) from 2 ridge levels, the upper parts at each side are tile hung, the ground-floor (with recessed centre) has brick walling in Flemish and Monk bonds. Casements, one lst floor bay on brackets with tile roof at the north side, the south side having a C18 rectangular bay with a cornice. Plain door- way with hood on simple brackets and panelled door. At the rear the south side projects as a C18 unit (of 2 storeys and attic) with 2 gables, brick walling in English bond, 1st floor band, rubbed flat arches, and mostly-modern casements, its south wall has 2 simple C18 doorways with hoods on brackets. The north wall of the block has massive exposed framing, with bricknogging (some herring-bone), one old leaded casement and a C20 open porch (No 7) with a hipped tile roof.
SERVICES All main services are connected.
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