Heathcote, Long Close East
Property SummaryThis spacious and beautifully presented bungalow is quietly tucked away in the heart of Downton, a short level walk from a whole host of amenities. Heathcote is a modern three-bedroom bungalow which has undergone an extensive refurbishment by its current owners and is now a very impressive and comfortable home. Heathcote also has an additional substantial detached structure which holds huge potential, the building could be used as impressive home office, games room, guest accommodation or even self-contained annex (subject to consent). The property benefits from ample driveway parking, detached garage and attractive rear garden with a Southerly aspect. Inside the main bungalow buyers will discover a welcoming entrance hallway, sitting room with log burner, refitted kitchen with integral appliances, utility room, three bedrooms and two recently refitted bathrooms. Located just off Gravel Close, Long Close East is tucked away but a stones throw from the heart of the immensely popular village, yet with open water meadows and countryside close by. Downton is a thriving village providing fantastic access to Salisbury, the New Forest and South Coast. The village has an extremely popular primary school and highly regarded secondary school, as well as church, public houses, convenience store, butcher and very popular café amongst other amenities. This is the first time Heathcote has been offered for sale on the open market, also offered with vacant possession, it is an incredibly rare opportunity.
Proceed to Downton turning into The Borough. After a time turn left into Gravel Close passing the school where Long Close East can be found on your left. Heathcote can be found on your left-hand side.
Composite double-glazed front door to:
Access to loft space housing gas combination boiler. Built in deep double linen cupboard with radiator. Oak part glazed door to:
Sitting/Dining Room (4.35m x 6.55m)
Double glazed bay window to front and doors to rear garden. Double glazed window to side aspect. Two double radiators. Inset log burner with stone hearth and recess and floating oak mantle. Wall lights and oak style flooring. Space for dining table.
Kitchen (3.85m x 3m)
Refitted contemporary wall and base units with worksurface over. Inset 1 ¼ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap over. Built in AEG induction hob with extractor hood over, built in double eye level oven and integral microwave. Built in larder fridge and freezer. Space for dishwasher. Built in breakfast bar. Ceiling spotlights, display lighting, double glazed door and window to rear. Radiator.
Utility (3.71m x 1.7m)
Double glazed windows and doors. Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer with counter over and cupboard. Inset ceiling spotlights.
Bedroom One (3.6m ext. to 4.5m x 3.6m)
Double glazed window overlooking rear garden. Double radiator
White WC, pedestal basin, and shower enclosure with 'wet wall' splashbacks and Mira shower. Obscure double-glazed window. Extractor fan.
Bedroom Two (3m x 2.85m ext. to 3.77m)
Double glazed window to front aspect. Radiator.
Bedroom Three (2.75m ext. to 3.8m x 2.4m)
Double glazed window to front aspect. Radiator.
Recently refitted white WC and feature vanity basin and panelled bath with mixer tap/shower attachment and screen. Wetwall spashbacks. Heated towel rail, obscure double-glazed window. Extractor fan and ceiling spotlights.
Heathcote has a generous double width gravel driveway which extends to the side of the garage. A low-level brick wall encloses an area of lawn with a gravel path giving pedestrian access to either side of the property.
Garage (6.15m x 3.2m)
Up and over door to front, part glazed door and window to rear. Power and light. Loft storage area.
The rear garden is very private with a southerly aspect. Well enclosed by high level wall and closeboard fencing, the garden is flat and has been attractively landscaped. Two areas of grey sandstone patio interspersed with gravel. Two shaped areas of lawn with an attractive array of mature planting including mature pear tree and olive tree. The garden wraps around one side of the bungalow with a pathway to the front (via high level wooden gate). Further pedestrian access to driveway, outside tap and lights.
Outbuilding (7.75m max x 5.6m)
This substantial brick structure with pitched roof was originally built (with planning consent) as a snooker/games room with twin double-glazed window and door to the rear garden, two radiators, power/light, and WC with wash basin. The building has a good size loft space also. Buyers would need to make their own enquiries regarding use but clearly the building has the potential to be used as guest accommodation, home office or annex (subject to some alterations and consent).
Agents Note - We would want buyers to be aware of a current planning application (19/0924/FULL) for a double storey extension to the adjacent property, Kingfishers. Whilst we do not feel this proposed development would have any detrimental impact on Heathcote, potential buyers should consider this before proceeding.