A brilliant family house in a convenient country location with a versatile and spacious interior and farmland views.
THE PROPERTY Benfield is a brilliant family house with a south facing orientation coupled with large windows providing a lovely light interior and some fine country views from the first floor. There are four main reception rooms providing flexible entertaining, day to day space and even a mezzanine studio/home office. The kitchen/breakfast room has French windows opening into the garden and there is a practical boot room/rear hall ideal for corralling muddy dogs or even young children. Upstairs there are six bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms providing many options for the immediate family and visitors. Overall a home that can cope with a "full house".
LOCATION It is all about being in the country, set off a lane, yet with neighbouring property 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, a 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. Benfield is well positioned on the north eastern edge of the parish en route to Priors Dean and beyond Hawkley.
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.
In a nutshell
This is a great house to fill with family and have fun, we are in our own world with our privately enclosed garden and yet so many local walking options to enjoy over the special countryside that we are so lucky to have on our doorstep and only 10 minutes out of Petersfield in the car.
OUTSIDE The house is approached over a gravelled drive with plenty of parking and a double garage. The large garden is positioned mainly either side and to the rear of the house, with crazy paved terrace behind and expanses of lawn beyond for children or dogs to free range in and a wooded copse to the southern boundary. There are mature boundary hedgerows, a vegetable garden ready for regeneration and some handy garden outbuildings. In all about 1.514 acres (0.613 ha).