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East Meon, Hampshire

Sold | Guide Price £1,395,000

 

Description:

A charming Listed Cottage with a wonderful garden, orchard and paddock land in an unspoilt edge-of-village setting.

THE PROPERTY A charming Grade II Listed cottage in a special edge-of-village setting. The current owner has completed a wonderful contemporary interior refurbishment which is sensitive to the 18th Century origins but provides 21st Century convenience. The cottage interior in parts contrasts brilliantly with the spacious vaulted sitting room and the lovely light kitchen/breakfast room with French windows opening into the garden. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms and two modern bathrooms (one en suite) providing well balanced space. The house can expand or contract to suit family needs.



Outside the garden, orchard and paddocks provide a lovely setting to the house. Planning permission granted (Ref: SDNP/16/00785/HOUS & SDNP/16/00786/LIS) to extend the double garage to provide a self-contained annexe with bedsitting room, shower room and loft room over the garage.

OUTSIDE The garden lies to the side and rear where there is a paved terrace immediately behind the house and other useful paved areas to catch the morning and afternoon sunshine. The garden is made up of areas of lawn with several well stocked borders, plenty of mature shrubs, hedgerows and some lovely old trees including copper beech, horse chestnut, silver birch and flowering cherry.



The drive sweeps up to the double garage with plenty of parking space and access to the orchard. One paddock lies at the eastern end of the orchard and has separate road access from the lane. There is also a further paddock across the lane with its own vehicular access. The paddocks extend to just over 2 acres (0.85ha) out of the total 3.61 acreage (1.46ha).

LOCATION The last house on the eastern edge of the village and within the conservation area, Compton Cottage is set back above a narrow country lane in an elevated position within the heart of the South Downs National Park. There are lovely vistas from the house over the garden and paddock across the lane. There is a real country feel, yet the cottage is in walking distance of the thriving village amenities, which include an historic church, two pubs, a shop, village school, cricket/recreation ground, village hall and several clubs. It is an active community if you want to get involved and there is a network of country lanes which meander for miles, plenty of local footpaths and the South Downs Way to the south, for anyone who enjoys walking, cycling or simply being outside in the country.



The popular market town of Petersfield with its extensive amenities is just over 5 miles away and has a mainline station with services to London Waterloo in just over an hour and this is also where you can access the A3, providing good regional links to Guildford and the South Coast. There are private schooling choices with Bedales, Churcher's, Highfield and Ditcham Park all within range.

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