A delightful four-bedroom period cottage in the village of Little London, set in around 0.33 acres.
Believed to date back to the mid-18th century, Brook Cottage is a detached property with period features, including exposed beams and open fireplaces. Beautifully modernised by the current owners, a blend of traditional and contemporary design now complements these period features throughout.The sense of history is immediate on entering Brook Cottage through the large reception hallway – the oldest part of the house, with an open inglenook fireplace and original beams. Past the fireplace is an open-plan kitchen/diner full of natural light through large dual-aspect windows. The slightly sunken seating area provides a subtle separation between the two spaces, while maintaining the social possibilities of the open-plan layout. The kitchen itself is fitted with a range of wooden units, complemented by granite worktops and integrated appliances, including hob, double oven, butler style sink and dishwasher. A part-glass link gives access to the garden and the beautiful partially vaulted double-aspect sitting room, where a wood burner offers a cosy retreat for those winter evenings. Opposite the sitting room and through the kitchen is the playroom/family room with its new engineered wooden flooring. A second sitting room is currently used as a home office/cinema room, also with its own log burner. Completing the ground floor is a large utility/boot room and cloakroom.Upstairs, a very generous landing leads to four double bedrooms. The principal dual-aspect bedroom overlooking the garden has an ensuite newly fitted contemporary bathroom. A further family bathroom, also newly fitted, sits just off the landing.Outside there is ample parking space for at least five vehicles leading onto a detached double garage with loft storage above. The majority of the 0.33 acre plot can be found in the rear south-west facing garden, with areas of lawn, mature trees, shrubs, raised beds, sunken firepit, a well and a large patio terrace with ample outside dining space. The property adjoins farmland, giving the garden an open but private and secluded feel.
Bramley 3 miles, Basingstoke 6 miles, M3 (J6) 8 miles, M4 (J11) 10 miles, London Waterloo via Basingstoke station from 44 minutes, London Paddington via Reading station from 30 minutes, branch station at Bramley with connecting services to Basingstoke and Reading. (All distances and times are approximate)The pretty village of Little London is a small community with its own CAMRA award-winning pub. The village is surrounded by beautiful Hampshire countryside, including the SSSI Pamber Forest with many available footpaths and bridleways. You will find everyday facilities in the adjoining villages of Silchester and Bramley, with nearby Basingstoke, Reading and Newbury providing a broader range of amenities. Educational needs are well served, sitting within catchment of the highly regarded primary academy, The Priory School. There is also a good selection of independent schools nearby including Daneshill, Cheam, Elstree, St Gabriels, Bradfield and Lord Wandsworth.