A charming edge of village family house with a real country feel, yet handy for Alton or Petersfield.
THE PROPERTY A great family home for 35 years, The Knapp has a lovely light interior and room for the family to flex over the years, balancing great indoor and outdoor space for children to explore. The house is elevated above the lane with a wonderful rear aspect over fields behind and a garden for children and pets to "free range". Over the years the house layout has been much improved with four reception rooms, a modern kitchen with 4 oven Aga. Upstairs, a long light landing gives access to five good bedrooms, with the master suite at one end with lovely views over the garden and countryside and the fifth bedroom used as a dressing room.
LOCATION Newton Valence is one of Hampshire's best kept secrets, secluded and rural yet remarkably accessible, Alton is just 6 miles away and Petersfield under 10 miles to the South. The village is spread over a series of narrow lanes with a timeless feel, yet a country community. The Knapp is well positioned on the edge of the village with neighbours on two sides. The nearest shopping facilities are in Alton where the A31 provides good regional transport links to Winchester and Farnham.
Hampshire is well catered for with top performing state and independent schools all within the region (Alton Convent, Bedales, Highfield, Churcher's and St Swithun's). There are many footpaths and bridleways in the area, as well as the local lanes, which provide a fantastic network of walks and cycle routes (including the National Trust land at Selborne Common).
OUTSIDE To one side of the house is a large double garage with electric roller door and a useful attached single garage to give covered parking options. Steps lead up to the front and rear of the house which is positioned at the front of the garden and grounds.
A paved terrace provides a sunny area well positioned off the snug and a handy spot for summer lunch or even breakfast. The main garden and grounds are behind the house and planned for ease of management, being mostly lawn and longer grass in the paddock with mature hedges to most boundaries. It is great space for children to roam and enjoy, or a blank canvas for anyone with garden interests. In one corner of the garden is a large outbuilding with two machinery stores, a large hobbies room on the ground floor and attic area above. An old raised circular swimming pool is positioned nearby.
In all the garden, grounds and paddock are about 1.57 acres (0.637 ha).
In a nutshell
We have loved having space for the children to grow up and flex to their needs over the years and close to wonderful country dog walks.