A wonderful wing of a large country house full of character with a versatile and spacious interior, including an integral squash court.
THE PROPERTY Stoner End is a wonderfully eccentric house full of character with a versatile and spacious interior. The house is a wing of a large country house which was subdivided in the 1950's and forms a small community of its own within this wonderful rural village.
The ground floor area is substantially larger than the first floor as the vaulted drawing room and integral squash court provide amazing entertaining and recreational space in a self-contained wing. This is balanced by three further comfortable reception rooms and a well positioned kitchen breakfast room overlooking the garden to the rear. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms on the first floor with two bathrooms (one en suite), a dressing room and two attic bedrooms. There may be scope to integrate the squash court by insertion of a first floor and create additional ancillary space or room to work from home, it is all very versatile with further potential subject to planning.
A house for all generations, which can fill or contract according to family needs. The squash court has been much enjoyed as a court, but also for family parties and even cycling lessons. A unique home.
In a nutshell:
This is a house with real soul, everyone loves to stay and the grandchildren just adore the squash court. It is a brilliant house in which to entertain as you have so many options. You can also lose yourself in any corner, retreat to the wonderful garden or meander down one of the many local country walks.
LOCATION It is all about being in the country, tucked down a lane, yet with neighbouring cottages and houses nearby and in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Froxfield is more a collection of rural hamlets rather than just one village, with High Cross at its centre which has: a village primary school, large Jubilee Hall with sports clubs and a shop (with post office). Petersfield is handy with its comprehensive range of facilities. The extensive network of local lanes provides amazing walks, cycling routes and access to footpaths, ideal for any country/outdoor enthusiasts.
The A3 provides great regional transport links to Guildford and Portsmouth (ferry services). Chichester & Winchester are also within reach. There are well regarded state and private schools within the region, including Bedales and Churchers at Petersfield, where there is also a station with 4 trains an hour to London via the Portsmouth Harbour to Waterloo service.
OUTSIDE The garden is a joy, well landscaped and stocked over the years and mainly arranged to the rear of the house. There is a paved terrace behind the house with steps up into a partly walled garden, with a lovely high old wall on one side contrasting with a mature hedge to the other and a small wooded copse to the rear which provides a sheltered suntrap garden. There is a deep herbaceous border to the walled side and a good selection of mature shrubs providing shape, colour and seasonal scent. The copse has a selection of mature trees including varieties of beech, silver birch and fir. In all just under 0.50 of an acre (0.195 ha)
The gravelled driveway has shared access with the neighbour and sweeps up the side of the house to the double garage.