A period house in need of modernisation, located on the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
THE PROPERTY Bottom Cottage is being sold on behalf of Hampshire County Council and is in a secluded setting on the southern edge of the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. The house dates we think from between 1750 and 1800 and is in need of modernisation, but offers a great opportunity to create a lovely family home. There are currently four bedrooms, two reception rooms and a kitchen together with a large store room at one end and there is good potential to extend the property further subject to the necessary consents.
OUTSIDE On approaching the property, you enter the old storage yard for the park which provides extensive parking space. The house then sits in gardens of a good size and beyond this there is a meadow/orchard. The grounds as a whole total 1.34 acres.
LOCATION The Queen Elizabeth Country Park provides extensive leisure facilities and access onto the South Downs and Shipwrights Way, so the location is ideal for those enjoying country pursuits. The park is located between Clanfield and Petersfield and the later offers a comprehensive range of shopping, sporting and leisure facilities including Waitrose, together with a mainline station with services to London Waterloo in just over an hour. The nearest village facilities are available 3 miles away in Buriton which has a pub, church and village school. The larger centres Guildford, Chichester and Winchester are all within reasonable driving distance and the South Coast with its creeks and inlets is just a short drive away to the south.
PLANNING Following discussion with EHDC, we understand that the current planning policy in the District allows extensions to dwellings of this size of up to 50% of their original floor area. The Cottage has no neighbouring properties within close proximity and therefore a planning proposal is not likely to impact upon neighbouring properties. However, we recommend that consideration is made for the following planning feedback. Proposed extensions which do not impact on more that 50% of the cat-slide roof are likely to be preferable and should predominantly be in keeping with the character of the host dwelling. Any proposed outbuilding must be within 5 metres of the Cottage to be included in the residential curtilage. You will also need to clarify with EHDC what you can do on the Depot land. Please be aware that in the emerging SDNP Plan, extensions are likely to be limited to a maximum of 30%.