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Chalton, Hampshire

Sold | Guide Price £1,750,000



A recently modernised village house with Victorian charm set in this unspoilt rural location in the heart of the South Downs.

THE PROPERTY The Olde School House is an impressive, detached flint house originally built as the village school circa 1840 and converted to residential in the 1980s. Recently the property has undergone significant refurbishment to now suit modern day family living. On entering, the large hall welcomes you with its splendid staircase, beautiful exposed timbers, brickwork and fireplace. Glazed double doors lead into the sitting room, kitchen / dining room and bright garden room which provides fabulous space for family living and entertaining. At the other end of the house is the versatile family room and bedroom / playroom with shower room and utility area. This area has the potential to flex as ancillary accommodation if required. Upstairs, the accommodation is well presented, offering four double bedrooms two of which have en suites, there is also a family bathroom and study.

OUTSIDE Approached via a driveway and through attractive wooden gates, The Olde School House sits in grounds of approximately 0.45 acres. The driveway has space to park several cars and an attached flint garage. To the rear of the house there is a stunning flint walled garden (the original school playground) that encases a flat lawn perfect for children to free range. A gate then leads into a larger lawn area that wraps around the house, ensuring plenty of space to enjoy or cultivate further.

LOCATION Chalton is a charming small village set on the chalk downs between Buriton and Clanfield. It is approached by narrow winding lanes which gradually reveal the attractive historic buildings in the village. The Olde School House sits within the Chalton Conservation Area that contains a number of important historic buildings including The Church of St Michael (Grade II listed building of the late 12th/early 13th century), The Priory (Grade II listed building originally constructed as a medieval priest's house), The Red Lion Public House (Grade II listed timber framed building built in 1460 as Wealden House, this form of building is very rare in Hampshire).

The village is located on the Staunton Way footpath, a 20 mile recreational circular walk that connects the Queen Elizabeth Country Park to the Staunton Country Park. Also within walking distance is the Butser Ancient Farm, an archaeological open-air museum and experimental archaeology site.

Petersfield and its comprehensive range of facilities including Waitrose and a mainline station with train services to London Waterloo in around an hour, is 6 miles away. The area has an excellent range of Independent and State schools including Churcher's College, Bedales, Ditcham Park and The Petersfield School (TPS).

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

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