A charming country cottage with decent sized garden and grounds in a rural location with potential.
THE PROPERTY A wonderfully quirky country cottage as the name suggests, with character and untapped potential to extend or adapt for the 21st Century, a much loved home these last 22 years. The snug cottage interior has worked well for family needs, but it is time for the baton to pass on to a new generation to enjoy the tremendous garden and grounds which provide such a lovely setting to the house with space for children of all ages to explore. Once two cottages now one, there are two staircases and a beamed interior with an old workshop/store which could be integrated into the house. The property has not been extended and has scope for further enlargement, subject to planning.
In a nutshell:
"We have loved the views and being out in the "sticks", but within reach of the village and Petersfield, a great home for all the family".
OUTSIDE The garden is mostly to the rear where there is a paved terrace immediately behind the house, it stretches beyond and is mostly lawn with good width either side of the house. There is a decent drive which sweeps up to the garage behind with plenty of parking space. The paddock lies at the eastern end and the Meon brook runs along the southern boundary as it meanders from the foothills of Butser to the west. In all about 1.36 acres (0.553 ha)
LOCATION Down the back lanes in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Giants Cottage is 1.5 miles south east of East Meon. A "cyclists dream location" as the network of local lanes meander for miles and the South Downs Way lies to the south. It is a small rural hamlet with cottages clustered on the lane, but with gently undulating farmland all around and to the rear, a wonderful aspect back to timeless Butser Hill.
East Meon is a thriving village which has two pubs, a church, a village shop and primary school, together with a modern recreation ground and village hall. The popular market town of Petersfield is 4.5 miles away and has a mainline station with services to London Waterloo in just over an hour and this is also where you can access the A3, which provides good regional links to Guildford and the South Coast.