This 17th century timber-framed thatched cottage sits in an unspoiled rural hamlet in Hampshire

Hedgerows is a wonderful 17th century cottage in Wildhern in Hampshire. The house was formerly a terrace of six, and now divided into just two, Hedgerows being two-thirds of the cottage. An extremely pretty façade has pretty elevations of colour-washed brick and flint, and the southern side is smothered with wisteria.

The Hampshire thatched cottage is typical of its era, with wonderful exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces. Atypical, however, are the very well proportioned rooms in the house, and on the first floor they are vaulted. There is also the advantage of a ground floor bedroom suite.

Accommodation in total comprises: entrance porch, reception hall, drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, four bedrooms (including the ground floor suite) and, altogether, three bathrooms.

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Outside the classic English country gardens are extremely pretty, with shaped lawns, herbaceous borders and beds of flowering shrubs and trees. On the south side is the original well, and a paved terrace; the terrace on the north side is smothered in honeysuckle clematis and roses.

Wildhern is a small hamlet five miles to the north of Andover in Hampshire. The neighbouring village of Hatherdon has a local pub, an infant and a junior school, and Andover has good local amenities.

The guide price is £625,000. For further information please contact Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01962 844 299 or visit www.jackson-stops.co.uk.

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