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Catherington, Hampshire

Sold | Guide Price £1,550,000



A lovely period farmhouse with large timber framed barn and separate cottage, in a quiet rural setting, in grounds of about 1.18 acres

THE PROEPRTY Lone Barn is a truly unique package with a lovely period farmhouse with timber framed party barn and separate cottage, sitting around a pretty courtyard in a lovely peaceful rural setting. The farmhouse dates from the 19th Century, and has a very flexible internal layout with lots of character. Attached to the side of the house is the office and then linked via a covered walkway is the barn and beyond this is the cottage. The barn, which is Grade II listed, has been used for a variety of uses over the years and is ideal for use as a workshop, storing classic cars or as its current use as a multi-recreational barn. The cottage has a lovely feel and is ideal for those looking for a property providing multi-generational accommodation or as a holiday let. The house sits in lovely gardens of about 1.18 acres with attractive views over Downland countryside from much of the house and gardens. Across the lane from the house there is a large parking area and the hard tennis court. This is one that has to be viewed to be truly appreciated.

OUTSIDE Gates lead to a lovely large courtyard which is bounded by the house, barn and cottage. Beyond the buildings lie the gardens which are beautifully presented and are divided in to a number of rooms. There are large open areas of lawn in the main garden bounded by herbaceous borders with an attractive selection of specimen trees, plants and shrubs including a large walnut. Adjacent to the house there is a large terraced area with a pergola and then further terraced areas around the garden designed for use at different times of the day. Behind the barn there is a vegetable growing area/cutting flower patch and attractive views can be enjoyed over open countryside from the majority of the house and gardens. Across the lane from the house is a further area, with an additional area for parking and the hard tennis court

LOCATION The house sits out in open countryside between Hambledon and Catherington, and about 0.8 miles south of the Bat and Ball Inn and the cricket ground on Broadhalfpenny Down. For good village facilities and primary schools both Hambledon, Catherington and Clanfield are just a short drive away. For a more comprehensive range of shopping, sport and leisure facilities including Waitrose, Petersfield is 8.6 miles away and also has a mainline station with train services to London Waterloo in just over the hour. There are a selection of good schools in the area, in both the state and private sectors. The larger centres of Winchester, Guildford and Chichester are all within reasonable driving distance. The A3 is under ten minute drives from the house, and gives easy access to the Solent and the South Coast and to the M25 and beyond. The house sits within the South Downs National Park and there is great scope for both riding, cycling and walking in the area with Monarchs Way running near the house and The South Downs Way being a few miles to the north near the pretty village of East Meon.

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