A versatile character home in a hidden edge of village setting within this untouched special rural community and countryside.
THE PROPERTY Tubbs Barn was converted into a versatile house in the 1990's preserving the mellow period brick, timber and stone clad elevations. Within the last 5 years the house has been updated internally with a more contemporary feel inside whilst retaining character touches, including some exposed timber beams and a great kitchen with breakfast room taking full advantage of the garden and rural aspects to the rear of the house. There is a well proportioned drawing room for more formal occasions and a dining hall which can also flex as a study. The property is well balanced upstairs by four first floor bedrooms (two with en suite bath/shower rooms and a practical family bathroom. Accessed off a rear courtyard is a brilliant self-contained guest annexe with ground floor living room which is used as a gym with a shower room and double bedroom upstairs. A home which can flex and fill with family or friends as needs dictate.
LOCATION Hawkley is one of Hampshire's most unspoilt quintessential villages, where time has almost passed by, but the village is far from a "time warp" with an active community, wonderful local walks and miles of single track country lanes to explore, set amongst beautiful undulating countryside including the Ashford Hangers Nature Reserve nearby. Tubbs Barn is positioned on the south eastern edge of the community within walking distance of the village amenities, including the well regarded Hawkley Inn, church, village hall (with Montessori school), cricket ground with play area and tennis court. Petersfield with its comprehensive range of facilities including Waitrose and main line station is an easy drive or a more local station at Liss for commuting. The A3 with trunk road connections is within 5 minutes' drive meaning the larger centres of Guildford, Portsmouth (with ferry services) and Winchester via A31/A272 are within reasonable driving distance, as are the creeks and inlets of the South Coast. There are well regarded state and private schools within the region, including Bedales and Churcher's at Petersfield, Highfield at Liphook and Alton School.
The village is part of an ancient landscape virtually unaltered over the centuries and now in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The steep sided wooded hillsides are known as the "Hangers" and are largely beech woodland with some yew, ash and wild cherry on chalk which provide a habitat for many rare species.
In a nutshell:
"We love being hidden away with a wonderful rural aspect, yet with an active community and with such flexible space in this timeless Hampshire village."
OUTSIDE A long private drive swings off a shared approach into a turning and parking area to one side of Tubbs Barn. An arched opening access to an inner courtyard with additional parking and to the front door and guest annexe.
The stable block and timber framed hay barn are great facilities for anyone with horses and approached via a honeycombed track suitable for vehicular access.
The garden has been laid out mainly to lawn for ease of management with several old trees, a brick terrace behind the house for outdoor dining and a small summerhouse. There are several herbaceous beds and shrubs providing seasonal colour to the garden and grounds back onto neighbouring pasture land with views toward the Hangers in all about 1.5 acres (0.613 ha).