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Thistledown is a lovely 3 bed family home situated in Ropley, between Alresford and Four Marks. Its name derives from the light fluffy down of the seeds of the thistle. This is already a spacious family house which also has plenty of room to grow - with its large garden and location it very much ticks all the boxes on today’s family’s wish list. This is somewhere you will want to put down roots… a forever home. A large gravel driveway with mature hedges has parking for several cars and access to a single garage. As you step inside the house, the porch reveals space ideal for children’s coats and bags when they come in from school. Stop here to admire the abundant rose which surrounds the front door. From the porch a door takes you into the hallway which sits centrally in the house. Turn right and a door takes you into the double aspect sitting room which is flooded with light thanks to the large patio doors which also open out onto the south facing, private patio and the garden beyond. Here in this room there is plenty of space for everyone to relax at the end of a busy day and in the winter months the wood burning stove will encourage you to just sit back and relax after your walk through this beautiful countryside. Back to the hallway and take the door opposite the sitting room where you will find the kitchen/dining room. Double aspect again, this room happily performs its role as hub of the family home with ample space to accommodate the busyness of daily family life as well as the relaxed pace of weekends and entertaining. The kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of storage and worktop space, as well as a breakfast bar, and is fitted with a Stoves gas hob with Neff electric double oven under. From this practical kitchen space you can enjoy the lovely views over the garden. A stable-style door leads out to a hallway and shower room and finally outside to the glorious garden. In this large garden we have visions of children running around in the summer breeze playing on their swings, slide and/or trampoline whilst warm evenings could be spent with friends and family gathered around a large table, the wine, food and laughter flowing. Here is a space where wonderful memories can be made and what’s more it’s sunny and south facing and backs onto open countryside. There is a pretty summer house (for her?) and a large log cabin/garden office (for him?) which help to define different areas of the garden. At the top of the garden there is a greenhouse, 1 large storage shed and 1 ‘potting’ shed with more garden just asking to be turned into a home allotment. What more can we say ….. this is a great garden where the world could be your green fingered oyster. The south facing patio would happily accommodate your family hot tub. This is a great space which also has potential to add valuable square footage to the house both up and downstairs without noticeably losing space in the garden: a beautiful open plan family living/dining room downstairs, an extra bedroom or two upstairs with maybe an en suite bathroom … there is plenty of scope - all subject to the necessary planning consent of course. If we can tear you away from plans and dreams for just a minute though, back inside and upstairs there is a choice of 3 bedrooms (2 with fitted wardrobes) and the family bathroom. Both the master bedroom and bedroom 2 enjoy wonderful views to the front over the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Here you will be able to delight in the sight of the famous Watercress Line Steam Trains puffing along in the distance. Bedroom 3 has the benefit of the views over the garden at the back of the house. The family bathroom is a good size and the landing is home to a large airing cupboard and also a separate floor-to-ceiling fitted cupboard. Ropley is a pretty Hampshire village with a thriving community at its heart. In the village centre you will find the primary school, well-stocked friendly community shop and post office, church, and village hall. There is plenty to get involved in whatever your age - cricket, tennis, football, the choir, amateur dramatics to name but a few. And if you are looking to embrace the country life even more there is no shortage of paths and bridleways to amble or cycle along. Ropley sits alongside the famous Watercress Steam Railway Line which runs between Alresford and Alton. Just under 4 miles away is the Georgian market town of Alresford where not only will you find outstanding schooling for ages 5 to 16 there is also a fabulous range of independent retailers providing everything from everyday essentials to beautiful designer boutiques. Coupled with a choice of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants and walks along the pretty River Arle, it is the perfect place to while away a few hours. And if a day on the fairway is your thing you will also find a gem of an 18-hole golf course here. Sitting just off the A31 means that Ropley is ideally placed whether you are needing to head north or south by road. There is a regular bus route which passes right by Thistledown taking you either to Alresford, Winchester or, in the other direction, Alton. Alton train station is about an 18-minute drive away with Winchester, Basingstoke and Petersfield around a 30-minute drive. The train journey to London Waterloo from all stations is approximately 1 hour.
3 East Street, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9EE
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