A wonderful wing of a listed Georgian country house full of character with a versatile and spacious interior and farmland views.
THE PROPERTY 1 The Slade is a handsome house full of character with a versatile and light interior. The house is a wing of a larger Grade II listed Georgian country house which was subdivided in 1965 and forms a small community of its own within this wonderful rural village.
The accommodation is spread over basement, ground, first and second floors providing flexible space as generational needs develop. The fine conservatory provides a lovely entrance area or can be a children's playroom as needs arise. The main reception room has elegant proportions, a southerly aspect with large sash windows letting the natural light in and a fine working open fireplace for winter needs. The kitchen has back door access and aspect into the rear garden and is well placed adjacent to the sitting room/snug, which also leads back to the conservatory the latter having the original tiled floor. The brilliant basement has two large rooms providing plenty of storage options or scope for further domestic uses, subject to listed building consent.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en suite) with two further double attic bedrooms. Overall a house for all generations, which can fill or contract according to family needs.
In a nutshell
This has been a wonderful home, much loved for over 25 years. It has accommodated our family with ease whether expanding or contracting. The peaceful walled garden has been a haven for humans and nature alike with the wooded area and views beyond providing much pleasure to all generations.
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. The parish of 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, church 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 Slade is well positioned on the eastern edge of High Cross backing on to farmland, but also walking distance of the heart of the village.
The A3 provides great regional transport links to Guildford and Portsmouth (ferry services). Chichester and Winchester are also within reach. There are well regarded state and private schools within the region, including Bedales and Churcher's 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 combining an area of lawn and a wooded copse to the front and side with a mixture of mature native trees under planted with spring bulbs. A partly walled garden wraps around the rear of the house and backs onto farmland. There is a lovely high old wall on two sides providing a sheltered suntrap with several well stocked herbaceous borders, a circular walled pond, a sunken herb garden with fruiting fig tree to the walled side and a good selection of mature shrubs providing shape, colour and seasonal scent. In all just over 0.90 of an acre (0.364 ha).
The "in and out" gravelled driveway has shared access with the other Slade residents and sweeps past the front of the house with an off shoot drive to the designated two single garages.