Reception Rooms: 2
A very pretty Grade II listed detached thatched cottage, located in the heart of the village of Old Alresford. Dated from the 17th/18th century, April Cottage was believed to be at one time the village post office and shop; retaining many original period features including oak beams, wide floorboards, wooden doors with latches and an inglenook fireplace with a bread oven. The property has been lovingly restored by the current owner over the past 34 years. Improvements have included a new long straw thatch with flush ridge, and a new oil-fired boiler, both of which were replaced in 2012. The cottage is surprisingly light for a thatched cottage, due to its windows mainly being located on the southern side of the property.
A freshly painted gate in the flint wall opens to a brick path, which leads to the front door and on to the rear garden. The attractive and well-stocked country gardens wrap around the cottage on three sides, and features flower and shrub borders, some small trees, with the remainder laid to lawn. To the side of the cottage is a garage, with an up-and-over door. There is no onward chain.
The front door opens to the dining room, which is believed to have been where the post office was situated. There is an alcove under the stairs and a window to the front. A door opens to the welcoming and cosy sitting room, which is dominated by the large inglenook fireplace, with its large oak mantel, and bread oven with its domed roof. Stairs lead up to the first floor. A door opens to the kitchen, which has a stable door to the garden, and a range of kitchen cupboards and worktops. There is a long utility room to the rear of the kitchen, with space for appliances and a long worktop. The bathroom is located off the kitchen and has a white suite and a cupboard housing the boiler.
Upstairs, on the first floor landing, a door opens to the main bedroom located at the rear, which spans the width of the cottage. Behind a small doorway is a storage space in which the hot water cylinder is located, as well as some further storage. Two display panels allow you to see the wattle and daub construction, and the inside of the thatch.
The town of Alresford lies within a mile to the south, which is walkable from the cottage. 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 just a few miles away and there is easy access to the south coast, the midlands and London via the road network. There is mainline rail access to London from Winchester
SITTING ROOM 15′ 6" x 9′ 5" (4.74m x 2.89m)
DINING ROOM 12′ 4" x 7′ 4" (3.78m x 2.26m)
KITCHEN 13′ 1" max x 8′ 3" (4.01m x 2.53m)
BATHROOM 8′ 5" x 5′ 7" (2.57m x 1.72m)
UTILITY ROOM 13′ 1" x 4′ 7" (4.00m x 1.40m)
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM ONE 15′ 4" x 9′ 10" (4.69m x 3.02m)
BEDROOM TWO 9′ 10" x 7′ 2" (3.01m x 2.19m)
GARAGE 17′ 9" x 8′ 10" (5.42m x 2.71m)
SERVICES Mains water and electricity are connected. There is an oil-fired boiler and a private drainage system that is shared with No. 9 Green Close.
LOCAL AUTHORITY INFORMATION Winchester City Council
Council Tax Band: E