Offering a wealth of charm and character, this delightful, Grade II listed, 17th-century home gracefully stands within the historic village square, just 300 yards from the River Hamble quayside with waterside pubs and eateries. This sympathetically restored property has features typical of that era, such as flagstone floors, steep steps, plentiful beams, low doorways and ornamental fireplaces. There is a main living room as well as a snug, both enjoying a wood-burning stove. There is a large entrance hall/study with book library and a desk, and an open-plan kitchen/dining room. From here, 8 steps leads you down to the large basement utility room, which also has access to the garden. Outside there is a secluded patio, sun terrace area with feature covered well which lights up at night (originally the village well), and steps up to a private lawned enclosed garden, believed to have been designed for maximum seclusion in the 1920s. The layout of the property is quirky, with two staircases to the first floor, one of which leads from the kitchen directly to the master en-suite bedroom, the other leading from the snug to the other bedrooms and bathroom.
The parish of Hamble-le-Rice has good rail links to Southampton, London and Portsmouth. The village has played a significant role in the countrys aviation and maritime history, and there are few villages in Britain that can boast over the centuries to have had a priory, a Norman church and a castle. Today, Hamble-le-Rice is known as a sailing and yachting centre of excellence, and many people visit to see the delightful old village square, the quay, old inns and foreshore. An ideal base for those wishing to explore the area, there are popular destinations such as maritime Southampton and Portsmouth with historic ships, designer shopping, leisure facilities and ferries to the Isle of Wight, Winchester with its cathedral, Stonehenge, Paultons Park, Marwell Zoo with Peppa Pig World, excellent walking in the New Forest, Beaulieu Motor Museum, South Downs National Park and the seaside resorts of Poole or Bournemouth are all within easy driving distance. Other places to enjoy a day out at are Netley Royal Victoria Park with its beaches and views of the Solent, Manor Farm Country Park and Hampshire Strawberry Trail. Beach ¼ mile. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.Three steps to entrance. Beamed living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and French doors. Three steps down to well-equipped kitchen/dining room with range and tiled floor. Snug with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and wood-burning stove. Study. Reading area. Single bedroom with additional single sofa bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet (also accessed from hallway). Lower ground floor: Utility room. Steep, partial open-sided stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with super kingsize bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Second steep staircase to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with kingsize bed and TV; one with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip and link bed (can be super kingsize on request) and TV. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.
- Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
- Elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
- Five Freeview TVs
- Electric range inc
- Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture
- Car parks, one 50 yards (£10 per day), one 500 yards (foc)
- Welcome pack
- Pets free of charge
- No smoking
- Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.