Vicarage Lane, Upper Swanmore

£2,500 pcm

Fees apply


5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 receptions

  • SNUG



Pond Cottage is a delightful, character property, originally dating from the early 1700’s which has been renovated and extended in later years to provide a substantial, 5 bedroomed detached property in a rural location. Viewing is highly recommended.
Pond Cottage is a wonderful example of a period detached property in a rural location that has been extended and renovated over the years to create a family home which cleverly combines character with the modern day. On the ground floor you enter the property through a welcoming porch, with cloakroom to one side. The sitting room is a spacious and bright room which centres on a large wood burning stove and benefits from a dual aspect and a beautiful solid oak floor. This flooring continues through into the fabulous kitchen/dining/family room with hand crafted ash cabinets, granite work surfaces, integrated appliances (dishwasher and under counter fridge) and a four oven Aga and enjoys double doors out to the garden. Both the study and the snug are in the oldest part of the house and enjoy an abundance of original features and both have wood burning stoves. Further accommodation on this floor includes a large boot room and separate utility with space for washing machine and condensing dryer (neither are included). On the first floor is a beautiful master bedroom suite with an impressive vaulted ceiling and original feature fireplace, built in wardrobes and en suite bathroom with roll top bath and rain shower over. There are also four further bedrooms, three of which are doubles and a large single all with built in wardrobes / storage, and family bathroom and shower room complete the internal accommodation.

The property is approached via a five bar gate on to a gravel drive way which provides parking and turning for several cars. The gardens extend to all four sides and are beautifully maintained and landscaped. They are mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with shrubs and trees and are enclosed by mature hedging, fencing and an attractive flint wall. The large natural pond is a superb feature which has been updated to provide a pathway around and a delightful summer house. The pond is home to a good amount of wildlife, including two resident ducks but is not fenced and therefore may not be suitable for families with very young children. There is a paved terrace which provides an excellent place for entertaining, a large orchard with further garden area, large workshop / shed, vegetable patch and large chicken coop / run. The gardens throughout enjoy views across adjoining adjacent farmland and surrounding countryside. Garden maintenance is the tenants responsibility.

The Location
Upper Swanmore is a small hamlet located approximately one mile north of the main village of Swanmore and is an extremely sought after address within the Meon Valley. The village of Swanmore itself offers a shop, post office, church and butchers as well as its well regarded primary school and secondary school. Further amenities and facilities can be found only a short drive away in the market villages of Bishops Waltham and Wickham. The cathedral city of Winchester and commercial centre of Southampton are easily accessed as well as main roads and motorways, mainline railway stations and airports.

Upon entering Swanmore from Wickham take the turning on the right, Hampton Hill, and continue for some distance passing Well Lane on your right. Continue into Park Lane and after a short distance you will arrive at a grass triangle on your right at the junction with Park Lane and Vicarage Lane. The property can be found immediately to your left hand side on entering Vicarage Lane.

SERVICES Heating – Oil
Electricity – Mains
Water – Private Septic Tank (To Be Emptied Every 6 Months – Tenants Responsibility)
Wifi – Readily Available

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Winchester City Council


TERM: 12 Months Initially

UNFURNISHED: All curtains and lampshades included

RESTRICTIONS: Pets Considered, 2 Resident Ducks to remain, Alarm Contract To Be Taken Over By Tenants (approx. £20 per month)

DEPOSIT: £2,800 to be held by DPS.

FEES: Holding fee of £250+VAT payable on application which is refunded at the start of tenancy.

No further tenant fees apply.

Viewing strictly by appointments are accompanied with BYRNE RUNCIMAN of Wickham.