‘Tubby’s Hut’ is an unusual property, positioned amidst other individual homes in the very heart of Hartley Wintney Village which carefully combines open plan living space with the features of a character building.

The house has an interesting history, once being a bunk house for the Toc H movement. Named after the founder Reverend Philip Thomas Byard (Tubby) Clayton the property provided housing for convalescing soldiers during WW1. Subsequently the house has been put to residential use but the international Toc H charity continues to work in communities to help ease suffering, provide opportunity and bring people together.

The current owners have created a vibrant and inviting space which makes the most of the character features.  The spacious sitting room features excellent side facing patio doors which provide access to the simply landscaped garden. The focal feature of the room is the cast iron log burner which stands on an attractive natural brick hearth, this is off set nicely by the exposed timber flooring which is interestingly laid diagonally, contributing to the individual character and style of the home.

Take a step up from the living room and the dining area mirrors the wooden flooring and clean white walls of the living room. The simplicity of the layout and decoration of this property really emphasises the key features, cutting away the clutter to let the natural materials, quality craftsmanship and heritage features shine through. The vaulted ceiling of the dining area and open plan layout to the kitchen creates a great feeling of space.

Constructed of natural wood, the fitted kitchen has been well designed to maximise useful space and includes glazed display cabinets and integrated appliances such as a Neff split level oven, microwave and Smeg chrome effect five ring gas hob and extractor hood, with plenty of space provided for all the usual domestic appliances. The bright ceramic tiling to the walls adds a splash of colour in a quirky rendition of traditional styles.

The first floor landing features a galleried area overlooking the dining room and leads on to the bedrooms and bathrooms of the house.  The master bedroom measures over 14ft and enjoys a dual aspect to the front and rear. The master bedroom also has the advantage of an en suite shower room with a white shower suite and ceramic wall and floor tiling.

Bedroom two is unusual in that is it partially open to the galleried area, with a balustrade retaining boundary of the room and a curtain providing privacy when required. As with bedrooms one and three there is a continuation of the exposed timber flooring.

The family bathroom has white suite with a corner bath, perfect for a relaxing soak, and a shower above the bath. As with the en suite shower room the bathroom has ceramic tiling to the floor and walls.

The house is accessed through the garden, when accessing the property double timber gates open onto a paved pathway with mature cyprus and sculptured privets to each side giving a distinctive feeling of privacy and prestige. The garden is predominantly paved making it quite low maintenance, whilst tasteful planting in the borders adds colour and character. There is also a garden shed and log store.

Situated in the village centre, just off the historic cricket green all the appeals of the village are on your doorstep, local produce, community events, cricket, interest clubs and the local pubs. There are two residents parking permits available for the house.

Call Mackenzie Smith in Hartley Wintney for details and viewings on 01252 844015 or email hartleywintney@mackenziesmith.co.uk

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