A lovely Grade II listed farmhouse in an attractive setting with 2 cottages and an office
THE PROPERTY Steep Farm is a lovely package made up of a Grade II Listed farmhouse dating from the 16th Century with later additions, sitting in pretty gardens. The house is very well presented, with well-proportioned rooms and numerous period features including beams and Inglenooks. The kitchen and garden room give an interesting contemporary twist as do the bathrooms. The house abuts the garden on one side and the old farmyard, which now forms a large courtyard on the other. Across the courtyard, are two cottages and a large office suite, together with sauna room, and garaging. The cottages offer flexible secondary accommodation and the office is served by its own kitchen and WC. In all a unique package which can only be truly appreciated on viewing.
OUTSIDE The house sits in lovely formal gardens. To the rear of the house there is a large paved terrace and adjacent to this the swimming pool area. There are extensive open areas of lawn and herbaceous borders divided into a series of rooms. At the back of the garden there is an orchard. Off the courtyard area is the plant room for the swimming pool, and adjacent to this, a workshop building. In one corner of the garden there is a screened storage area for heating oil in multiple tanks to allow for competitive purchasing. A track from the drive leads to two fields and some woodland. In the first field is a modern storage barn. The grounds as a whole total about 5 acres.
LOCATION The property lies in a rural setting near the Hangers on the edge of Steep, with easy access to the centre of Petersfield. It is the principle house in a small hamlet at the end of a private road. Steep village is highly sought after, under 2 miles from Petersfield and probably best known as the home of Bedales School (a 5 minute walk across the fields from the house). Apart from Bedales, the village has a thriving primary school and two pubs, with The Cricketers in the main village and the ever popular Harrow Inn also just a short walk from the house. S Petersfield has a comprehensive range of facilities including Waitrose and a mainline station with train services to London
Waterloo in just over an hour. E The area is particularly blessed with an excellent range of schools including Bedales as already mentioned, Churchers College, Ditcham Park and in the state sector TPS and Bohunt. M The A3 provides good regional transport links to the M25 and beyond and the larger centres of Winchester, Guildford and Chichester are all within reasonable driving distance, as are the harbours and creeks of the South Coast. W There are a number of wonderful footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding area including the South Downs Way, Hangers Way and Sussex Border Path, some of which can be accessed directly from the private road to the house, a real bonus for walking the dog.