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Cottage living transpires as the idyllic getaway for many of us, being a place we often associate with scenic countryside views whilst snuggling in front of a wood burner.  The authentic charms, period features and established surroundings of this wonderful home, make this idyll a reality. 

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The quaint appearance of this versatile three double bedroom cottage is picturesque, as it is situated off a quiet country lane.  Outstanding rural views surround the cottage, complementing the tranquil feel and enhancing the overall appeal of the home.  These stunning grounds are truly a notable feature of the property, creating the perfect backdrop to the cottage.  Mature trees run along the edges of the front garden adding a pleasant sense of privacy, whilst to the rear, the well-tended gardens are perfectly manicured with views over open fields and neighbouring paddocks.  A York Stone terrace adjoins the home, supplemented by a timber pergola with climbing grape vine creating the ideal spot to enjoy the stunning setting.

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Internally, the cottage embraces its rustic roots and enhances them flawlessly for modern living, creating a space with versatile living areas that could easily be adapted to suit your lifestyle.  With over 2105 square feet on offer, the home defies its quaint appearance and offers plenty of space.  This includes three reception rooms, a garden room, downstairs shower/cloakroom, a kitchen breakfast room, a utility area, an upstairs study, three double bedrooms and an en suite to master.  Furthermore, a potting shed in the garden could potentially be enhanced to create an additional office, study or even a hobbies room (STPP).  With two front entrances, there is even scope to create an annexe (STPP).  So whatever your requirements, there is plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy.

In keeping with the character and style of the cottage, a warming neutral décor flows throughout the home.   This is further enhanced by terracotta quarry tiled flooring, exposed beams and feature fireplaces, that give the home a snug and welcoming ambience.  The distinct character features give the property individuality and charisma, captivating you through the living areas which flow naturally from one to the other.   As you enter the cottage you will find the entrance opens into the dual aspect lounge, allowing you to instantly enjoy delightful views over the gardens and surroundings.  A fire place recess with a multi fuel burner forms a focal spot for the room, ideal for snuggling around at the end of a busy day.  An opening leads you onto the dining room, from where you can access the first floor accommodation and the family room, which sits quite literally within the heart of the home.

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With an opening leading you onto the kitchen from the family room, you have an open plan arrangement that works perfectly for today’s lifestyles.  This natural flow between the areas adds to the versatility of the home whilst also making it sociable and perfect for the family or even entertaining.  Bespoke units and work surfaces border the kitchen that has been styled in keeping with the rustic country feel of the cottage.  The functional inner lobby adjoins the kitchen and is currently being used as a utility area.  Access to the front of the home can also be attained from here, as well as the downstairs shower/cloakroom and garden room.

IMG_18115_9_largePanelled French doors open onto the terrace from the garden room and deliver a picturesque setting, perfect for enjoying an afternoon tea.  Delightful views over the landscaped gardens and neighbouring paddocks can be found here, making it the perfect sanctuary for unwinding at the end of the day watching the sun set.

These stunning views are truly optimised across the first floor of the property, where you will find three double bedrooms the family bathroom, a study and the en suite to master.  The second bedroom, which features built in storage and the third bedroom rest to the left wing of the floor with the family bathroom situated adjacent.  To the right wing lies the study through which you can access the master.  Extending just shy of 26ft, the master bedroom is expansive, making it a bright and airy living area.  A refitted contemporary en suite and built in wardrobes are also incorporated within.  This versatile space again has potential to be adapted to suit your needs, with the study offering use as a dressing area, if desired.

The cottage is situated in the quiet village of Hartley Wespall, which lies just north of the River Loddon and is surrounded by open fields.  This rural locality supplements the property perfectly, offering an idyllic backdrop to enjoy a quiet and restful lifestyle with the family.  The open spaces present a great setting to enjoy walks and adventures with the kids, the ideal opportunity to appreciate the historical buildings and trout filled streams.  With this all being set just off the A33, you are well positioned for commutes having easy access to Basingstoke and Reading.

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We all long to spend quality time with our family, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. This is where Magnolia Cottage could prove quite the retreat, offering versatile spaces, a picturesque setting and an easy commute.

If you would like to find out more or arrange a viewing please contact our Hartley Wintney office on 01252 844015 or email hartleywintney@mackenziesmith.co.uk.