Have you ever wanted to own a true piece of history? Well here’s your chance, as this wonderful Grade II listed cottage in Odiham was built between 1317 & 1326, making it one of the oldest buildings in Hampshire.
Odiham is an historic village mentioned in the Domesday Book and was half way between Winchester and Windsor making it a frequent stopping point for Norman kings and King John built a castle here in 1207 on the site of an earlier residence.
These historical details of Odiham were mentioned by the owner when she told us all about the property; “I have always been drawn to old houses and this home has so much character with all the beams, inglenook and the bread oven. Using tree-ring analysis of some the beams, the Odiham Society discovered the age of the house to be around 1317. I was told it would have been an important property during the reign of Edward II and may have been used for entertaining dignitaries travelling between London and Winchester. It’s fascinating to think about the lives of the people residing here over the last seven centuries, it’s like history in the making”.
As you would expect of a property of this age, there is an abundance of character features with exposed beams and the focal point of the lounge is a fantastic inglenook fireplace with a bread oven.
With space for a small dining table and chairs, the kitchen is a lovely sociable room with fitted kitchen cabinets and integrated appliances. There are of course an abundance of oak beams and there this is also an oak open tread staircase to the first floor.
The ground floor is completed with a bathroom and upstairs there are two bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings and beams.
Gardening is the owner’s hobby and has resulted in an absolutely stunning garden, stocked with a wealth of flowers and plants for all seasons. There are snowdrops, cyclamen and hellebores for the winter, daffodils and tulips in spring, cottage flowers and roses in summer and sunflowers and fiery foliage in autumn. Set among the glorious planting are seating areas, raised beds for vegetables and the whole has a lovely southerly aspect.
To arrange to view this once in a lifetime property that is in walking distance of local shops and restaurants, please contact Simon Dredge at our Hook office on 01256 764666, firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to view the property details.