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Elsted Marsh, West Sussex

Sold | Guide Price £1,950,000



A handsome classically inspired home in a wonderful edge of village setting with exceptional country views to the South Downs

THE PROPERTY Hazeldown House is a handsome classically inspired house dating from 2005 in a wonderful rural setting with views to the South Downs. The house sits comfortably within a mature garden with rose and hydrangea clad mellow stone and brick elevations. The interior space is well arranged on three floors with generous ceiling heights and well proportioned rooms, providing a flexible living area. A wide hall provides easy access to the three reception rooms and a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room which takes advantage of the southerly aspect into the garden and farmland/South Downs beyond.

Upstairs the master bedroom suite has a large dressing room and en suite shower room, with three further double bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom with shower. The roof lantern provides natural light to the top floor stairwell and access to a top floor flat ideal for live-in help or overflow space for guests or home office/playroom, being part of the house but easily shut off if not needed on a day to day basis.

Approached via a shared entrance with two neighbours, the property is remarkably private and forms part of an unspoilt rural community at the heart of this small village, within easy walking distance of the pub and a country stroll to an extensive range of local footpaths which access a wide variety of further farmland walks, including linking to the South Downs Way. The quiet local lanes also provide miles of cycling opportunities.

LOCATION Elsted Marsh is a refreshingly unspoilt small English country village, nestling near the foot of the Downs in the heart of the South Downs National Park between Petersfield and Midhurst. The village has a well-regarded pub (The Elsted Inn) and is near to Elsted village with its renovated Norman church, village hall and picturesque recreation ground, with cricket club and tennis court. Midhurst is an easy drive to the east with a wide range of local services and Petersfield to the west has a comprehensive range of facilities including Waitrose, a mainline station with train services to London Waterloo, an excellent range of schools, including Bedales and Churcher's College.

The A272 links to the A3 at Petersfield and provides good regional transport links to the M25, M27 and beyond. The larger centres of Guildford and Chichester are all within reasonable driving distance, as are the harbours and creeks of the South Coast.

In a Nutshell:

"We have loved living in the country yet being part of this village community and this timeless South Downs landscape, never tiring of the remarkable views and light through the seasons".

OUTSIDE A private drive gently swings down to the front of the house with parking and turning space for cars. The mature garden has been well nurtured and established with well stocked seasonal beds around the house and sweeping areas of lawn around and behind the house which are interspersed by native English trees. There is a wonderful terrace with wisteria clad arbour to the rear of the house, from which there is a commanding southerly view over the garden, farmland and South Downs, a fantastic entertaining alfresco space. In all the garden and grounds extend to about 0.60 of an Acre (0.246 ha).

A double garage provides useful covered space, with a large garden store and log store to rear.

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