A charming Grade II Listed family house in a wonderful unspoilt village community with versatile barn
THE PROPERTY A charming family home for over 30 years, Tylers is a handsome Listed Grade II family house which dates remarkably from the late 16th Century. Inside the timber framed heritage is apparent and provides plenty of character cleverly fused with later additions and improvements giving the house a light feel inside with versatile space. The kitchen breakfast room is flexible with Aga for winter and alternative summer working area and space for breakfast table. The house has three well proportioned main reception rooms and practical space for coming back from country walks with or without dogs via the good rear porch and utility room off. Upstairs on the first floor there are three double bedrooms, a family bathroom and en suite bathroom to the master bedroom. The top floor has lovely overflow space with two further double bedrooms each with handbasins.
Behind the house a wonderful oak barn was built which provides valuable additional accommodation currently set up as a home office (upstairs), with a vaulted garden room downstairs and cloakroom. The double garage and machinery store are also incorporated. The barn is a lovely space to entertain in or has scope for use as an ancillary annexe. It forms part of a lovely private courtyard area behind the house and also a link into the garden behind. Overall Tylers has the convenience of a village setting, close access to local country footpaths, yet also within walking distance of the pub, friends or the church.
LOCATION Upper Farringdon is one of East Hampshire's favoured villages with an active community, secluded and rural yet remarkably accessible, Alton is just over 4 miles away and Petersfield just over 11 miles to the south. Tylers is well positioned within a conservation area on the north eastern edge of the village with neighbours either side. There are miles of local footpaths to explore and bridlepaths directly from the village for those who ride and also a fantastic network of local lanes providing country cycle routes. The nearest shopping facilities are in Alton and the A31 provides good regional transport links to Winchester and Farnham.
Hampshire is well catered for with top performing state and independent schools all within the region (The Alton School, Bedales, Highfield, Churcher's and St. Swithun's).
OUTSIDE The delightful mature English country garden is mainly to the side and rear and provides a wonderful private haven. The side garden is a sun trap which links the sitting room and drawing rooms and fun to spill out into if entertaining, whilst providing a sheltered and colourful setting. The main garden is to the rear. Behind the house is a glorious courtyard area with stone paving which is a further sun trap and ideal for al fresco entertaining. Beyond, the garden is landscaped in several tiers with areas of lawn bounded by mature hedges, carefully planted shrubs and trees provide seasonal colour and shelter. In all a manageable area of about 0.38 of an acre (0.1553 ha).
In a nutshell
'It has been so lovely to have over 30 years as custodians of this amazing family house and to experience our family growing up here, walk to friends in the village and be part of this active special community."