hartley-wintenyIt’s a view we might all dream of waking up to on Christmas Day. Although we cannot promise a white Christmas, we can promise charm and character with this two bedroom home that enjoys picturesque views over Hartley Wintney’s Commons, and in our opinion, falls nothing short of the scenic image you’ll find on Christmas cards.

The aspirational snow scene, of a charming country home set in a picturesque rural village is almost worthy of a scene from a Christmas film. There is certainly something sentimental about the notion of snow; perhaps it is the rarity of it, or the fact that it gives us an excuse to huddle up in front of the fireplace. Whatever memory comes to mind of a snowy day, it is most certainly a festive concept and is a wonderful backdrop for this character home.

cricket-2It is the stunning views and rural surroundings of this property that really create such a unique home. You can enjoy an outlook over the Cricket Green, home to Hampshire’s oldest Cricket Club to the front of the property. If you’re a fan of cricket, or just enjoy the social, leisurely side of the sport, the courtyard front garden presents the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon in the summer months.

The family friendly setting is bordered with mature trees, whilst a duck pond nestles further along, adding intimacy and a scenic backdrop to family fun and evening strolls. With views over paddocks to the rear of the home, it would be fair to say this home enjoys a thoroughly scenic position, which makes it hard to believe it lies at the heart of the village with easy access to major road links. The historic village centre is home to some wonderful shops, cafes and restaurants, whilst the Cricketers public house is just a stroll away, what more could you ask for?

cricket-1Whilst the locality of this home presents obvious appeal, the interior of the home offers unearthed charm and quality. The home has been lovingly enhanced over time to offer versatile living spaces, whilst the open plan layout of the kitchen/breakfast room and garden is perfect for entertaining friends and family.

A sophisticated, neutral décor flows throughout the extended home that features two reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and a cloakroom/utility along the ground flow. Original features have been thoughtfully preserved, including original doors, exposed brick walls and fireplaces which have been refreshed with a modern décor to form attractive focal points throughout the home.

cricket-3The open plan kitchen/breakfast room forms the heart of this home, perfectly complemented by French doors that open onto the private rear garden. This casual configuration is perfect for parties during the summer months, or simply watching over the children whilst you enjoy a well-earned cup of tea or are preparing for dinner. An abundance of light flows throughout the room from the French doors and glazing, which combined with earthy tones, presents a relaxed environment. This sociable kitchen is finished in keeping with the style of the property and presents the perfect synergy of contemporary styles and characterful charm. Solid wood wok surfaces border the units, with a butler’s sink featuring alongside integrated appliances and chrome fitments to give a quality finish to the space.

cricket-4Along with pleasant views over the green, the 15ft lounge features an exposed brick fireplace with a wood burner. A central fireplace also forms the focal point of the second reception room that occupies a central position withing the home and guides on to the downstairs cloakroom/utility room and the open plan kitchen/dining room.

The benefit of the location is once again evident across the first floor of the property, where two double bedrooms and the family bathroom take full advantage of the elevated positioning, offering scenic views across Hartley Wintney’s rural surroundings.

Unfortunately, since the time of writing, this home has been snapped up, it’s easy to see why. However, if you are looking for a similar property, you can view all our current listings online. Alternatively, register your interest with out Hartley Wintney branch who can alert you of any new properties coming to the market.


Ash Vale – ashvale@mackenziesmith.co.uk  – 01252 353030

Farnborough – farnborough@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 375999

Fleet – fleet@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 812121

Hook – hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01256 764666

Hartley Wintney – hartleywintney@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 844015

Lettings – lettings@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 514000