hw1Are you after a better work/life balance? You could truly ‘have it all’ with this refurbished Victorian cottage that is currently available to let. Set within the beautiful village of Hartley Wintney, this character home conveys the rural bliss of village living and has been beautifully enhanced to deliver sociable open plan living spaces, whilst retaining much of its authentic charm and characterful features.

Are you craving the relaxed atmosphere of a village for a quieter lifestyle? More and more of us are in pursuit of a quiet retreat, in a bid to gain a better work/life balance. Cleaner air, fresh rural surroundings, good schools and a humbling community, form just part of the appeal of village life.

Hartley Wintney is the quintessential English village, with picturesque countryside views and a wealth of history. The village itself presents an idyllic landscape along with a secure environment that would be a great setting for raising a family or commuting. Much history surrounds the village, with the historic commons resting at the heart and often used for community events. With the River Hart also flowing through the western fringes, the idyllic scenery and communal spaces present a great back drop for evening strolls. The village nestles along the borders of Hook, with the A30 providing strong road links to the nearby towns of Camberley, Fleet, and Basingstoke. The M3 serves great road links to London and the surrounding towns, with the nearby Winchfield station offering a direct rail link to Waterloo.

hw2Much of Hartley Wintney’s charming attributes are just a short stroll from this detached three bedroom home, situated along one of Hartley Wintney’s most desirable drives, Cricket Green Lane,  close to the heart of the village, with the green, village shops and schools just a short stroll away.  The façade of this elegant Victorian property fuses well with the rustic surroundings, whilst the interior has been beautifully refurbished to deliver spacious, bright and inviting living spaces.

This character home has retained its Victorian charm and beautifully exhibits decorative fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and bathrooms in the style of the era. Versatile living spaces are also offered here making it ideal for family life. Along the ground floor you will find two reception rooms, a conservatory and an open plan kitchen/family room, which offer an array of uses and are adaptable to suit your lifestyle. The open plan living space forms the hub of this home and is a delightful room that extends over 26ft. A striking vaulted ceiling with skylights and panelled French doors opening to the garden create a bright and airy room that would be ideal for entertaining.

hw5Wood flooring flows through the kitchen and family room to unify the living space, whilst bespoke hand built units are a sign of quality and character. The high specification finishes really set this space apart, which also features solid granite work surfaces, a range cooker, an inset double butler’s sink, along with a built in fridge/freezer. Distinctive features such as bay windows, character fireplaces and pleasant views carry through the home with the dining room, lounge and conservatory, mirroring this sense of style.

Adjoining the family room is a utility room, featuring a washer and dryer, which in turns leads to a ground floor shower room; fully tiled in the style of the home.

A carpeted, turning staircase guides you to the first-floor landing, which leads to all three bedrooms and the family bathroom. All three bedrooms are presented as doubles, with the master bedroom having the added advantage of built in wardrobes along with a characterful fireplace as a featured benefit, which can also be seen in the second bedroom.

hw4The family bathroom has been fitted with a white suite in the style of the home, fully tiled with Victorian features including a claw foot bath with a shower overhead.

The manicured detail finishes are emulated amidst the grounds of the property, which impart a pleasant kerb appeal to the home. A gravelled driveway provides an imposing approach to the home, whilst providing parking for up to three cars. A detached single garage presents further parking and storage space. Mature hedging encloses the drive, and continues around the borders of the rear garden. A decorative archway and hedgerow introduces the remainder of the garden which has been laid to lawn and offers a pleasant sense of privacy; with a summer house located to the far end.

Altogether finished to an exceptional standard, this three bedroom home could realise the dream for you, offering a charming retreat with an easy commute. If this sounds like the home for you, or you would like to know more please contact our Lettings team on 01252 514000 or email lettings@mackenziesmith.co.uk. Additional information can be found here.