lyde1Deep in the countryside, a picturesque green and natural pond presents an idyllic backdrop for this three bedroom mid terraced home.

Rotherwick is renowned for its rural setting, surrounded by countryside with a quintessentially English set-up. Along with woodlands and fields, the village offers some great local country pubs and a primary school all within walking distance. Hook, a larger village with a mainline train station to London and a wider variety of amenities is just three miles down the road, offering Rotherwick a countryside escape with convenience nearby. From a commuting perspective, whilst Hook offers a great train line into London, Basingstoke is just a 15 minute drive away, with Junction 5 of the M3 less than 5 miles down the road.

tylney hallJust over 1 mile away you will find Tylney Hall, a prestigious and luxury country house hotel. This Grade II listed building is a fantastic example of Victorian era elegance, whilst the estate dates back to 1774 it was Sir Lionel Phillips, who later become a Baronet, who created the finished look of the house you see today. Sir Phillips is worth mentioning as it was he who built this row of terraced cottages.

The home in Lyde Green was built in 1900 by Sir Phillips to provide accommodation for his staff, the Victorian characteristics of Tylney Hall continue through to the accommodation, merging with Edwardian stylings to provide period features including original fireplaces and doors in addition to rarely seen original Dado rails.

lyde 1The living room is probably the best example of these period features, with an original fireplace as a central focal point. Dado rails can also be found within the room, for those unfamiliar with Dado rails, they were used to prevent furniture from damaging walls as well as offering an aesthetic quality. The lounge also offers views over the pond and green beyond, creating a tranquil space to relax.

The kitchen/diner, on the other hand, overlooks the rear garden and has been fitted with a range of pine units and a pine dresser within the recess. This not only presents a country cottage feel but also practically offers a wealth of storage. A solid fuel burner imparts further character to the room whilst the modern convenience of a built-in oven and hob brings the kitchen up to date. Whilst the kitchen offers room for further freestanding appliances, an inner hall from here features a storage cupboard and opens through to the garden and bathroom. The original out-house is currently used as a utility room, providing a useful area for additional storage. Thankfully the bathroom has been updated since 1900 and as such offers a white suite which includes a panel enclosed bath with a shower overhead.

lyde3Of the three bedrooms found to the first floor of the home, the master bedroom extends the full width of the property; creating a bright and airy space with views over the pond and fields beyond for a restful place to retire to at the end of a busy day. The master bedroom also benefits from built-in wardrobes and a splash of character with the original ornate fireplace still included within the room.

The second bedroom offers plenty of space for another double bed and is currently used as a welcoming twin guest room. The third bedroom has incorporated a shower cubicle within, which again, would be a great addition to a guest room or shared living.

In addition to the three bedrooms, the upstairs landing holds an additional secret. A ceiling hatch brings a drop down ladder which leads up to the loft space which presents the potential for conversion STPP. As it stands, the current owners have made this space fully livable and currently use it as a studio. The loft has been fully boarded, with two skylights introducing natural light to the space. Power, lighting and a stainless steel sink complete the room which offers a versatile and bonus space.

lyde 4The grounds of the home are a true asset. Tranquil views over green land and the natural pond rest to the front of the home, whilst beyond the rear garden the property adjoins woodland.

Whilst the front of the home has been enclosed by hedging and a picket fence, to the rear of the home the property enjoys an area of lawn interspersed with mature shrubs and trees. Wood panel fencing encloses the space which also benefits from a paved patio for dining and outside furniture.

In addition to allocated parking, the property also benefits from secure spaces within a timber garage which could also be utilised as a workshop. This garage benefits from power, light and a car port, offering yet another multi-functional space.

We’re pleased to present an Open House Event at this delightful period property, to schedule a viewing appointment between 1-3pm on April 1st 2017, please contact our Hook branch on 01256 764666 or e-mail hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk.

Full property details can be found here.