IMG_12146_16_largeRarely do you see available property in the charming and picturesque hamlet of Up Nately.  Set within the village and with a bright and spacious interior, this four bedroom family home is not one to be missed as it has been attentively transformed, to create a modern home while displaying those sought after character features. 

It is evident little has changed across the landscape of Up Nately over the years, with its scenic rural views and history that dates back centuries.  Individual period properties, including thatched cottages and historical buildings such as St. Stephens Church, are prominent features within the village.  Britain’s iconic red telephone boxes and rustic wooden directional signs have also been well preserved and can be spotted throughout the village.

St Stephens Church, a grade II listed building with origins dating back to the 12th century, sits centrally within the Up Nateley with much of the homes built to surround the church.  It is situated on a hill only a stone’s throw from this home and forms a particularly distinctive feature within the village alongside Basingstoke Canal which also runs through Up Nately.  The canal forms an ideal backdrop for evening walks or leisurely jogs, with numerous tunnels and bridges, including the restored Brick Arch along the way adding visual interest.  These reminders of the village’s heritage settle naturally amidst the glorious open fields, woodlands and country paths, adding to the charm of this pretty hamlet. 

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Despite its rural feel, the village is well placed for commuters providing easy access to the M3 and the town centre of Basingstoke is close by.   

The home itself sits pleasantly set back within one of Up Nately’s country lanes forming part of a pleasant neighbourhood that is surrounded by open fields.  A pathway winds its way through the perfectly manicured lawn leading to the front entrance of this home, adding an attractive outlook to the property, as a spacious entrance hall invites you into the home.  The property has been extensively enhanced throughout, providing versatile living spaces.  This care and attention is immediately evident by the crisp quality finishing throughout the home.  Oak wood flooring guides you through to the main living areas of the ground floor which include the dining room, living room, kitchen and inner hall that guides you through to the downstairs shower room and a utility room.

An inglenook fireplace forms a warming focal point within the living room, perfect for relaxing with friends and family as the charming bay window tenders views over the attractive front garden.  The dining room also features the characterful panelled bay window with views over the front of the home. 

The kitchen is undoubtedly the hub of this home, with an open view across the conservatory looking over the rear garden.  This sociable open plan room is ideal for busy families or entertaining as sliding doors from the conservatory guide you through to the garden, allowing you to watch over the children playing whilst you are cooking or enjoying afternoon tea with friends in the conservatory.  IMG_12146_19_largeWooden unit doors border the kitchen, complemented by Amtico flooring and an oil-fuelled Aga which nestles within an exposed brick recess.  A window looks through to the inner hall and forms another charming feature within the room and allowing light to flow through.  The multiple living spaces across this floor offer a versatility in the use of spaces to suit you and your families needs, with one of the rooms offering potential to be used as an office/study or even a snug/playroom for the children.

The quality finishing and warming décor continue across the first floor of this home with the galleried landing guiding you through to all four bedrooms and the family bathroom. Three of the bedrooms are double rooms benefiting from built in storage.  The landing also facilitates access to the part boarded loft space via a pull-down ladder.  This practical space is currently being used for storage but offers potential to be enhanced (STPP) to form another room, as the vendors advise us a skylight window has already been fitted.

IMG_12146_11_largeThe addition of the conservatory has made good use of the outdoor space to the side of the home and the extensive gardens have been cleverly segmented to provide usable spaces for the whole family.  A patio area adjoins the conservatory, being the ideal outdoor seating and dining space as steps continue to the area of lawn, followed by a second area of patio and further lawn. Extending to some lengths the garden is a delightful private space, bordered by wood panel fencing and mature shrubs and trees.

The charming secluded surroundings, versatile living spaces and quality finishes are what make this property an ideal family home. So if you are seeking a home with tranquil leisurely spaces, then do contact our Hook team on 01256764666 or email hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk to find out more or arrange a viewing.