A unique opportunity to complete a part constructed eco house in a secluded edge of town setting with field behind, yet within commuting range of London and other regional centres.
THE PROPERTY Conceived as one family's dream. A timber framed, straw walled Eco house on the very edge of Petersfield. The project is unfinished so represents a unique opportunity to complete. The foundations are laid, the underground car port and basement rooms constructed and above the timber frame erected which is mainly of Western Red Cedar (from the back of Butser Hill) and English Oak (from Greatham) felled and milled locally. The roof has been completed with red clay tiles.
Our client's dream was not to be, but a future owner's could be just beginning.
LOCATION The property lies on the edge of the town, set in an elevated position off Reservoir Lane which narrows and meanders around the northern edge of the town linking with Tilmore Road. The site, on the limit of the Petersfield Settlement Bounding, backs onto a field. The town centre and station are a twenty minute walk away. Bedales and Churcher's independent schools and two popular local pubs, The Harrow Inn and Queens Head at Sheet are also within walking distance. Petersfield has a comprehensive range of facilities including Waitrose, primary and secondary schools (TPS) and a mainline station with train services to London Waterloo in just over an hour. The A3 provides good regional transport links to the M25 and beyond and the larger centres of Winchester, Guildford and Chichester are all within reasonable driving distance, as are the harbours and creeks of the South Coast. There are many footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding area including the South Downs Way, Hangers Way and Sussex Border Path.
OUTSIDE A steep drive approaches the basement carport/garage. The garden is a blank canvas as it is a construction site currently but has scope to create a sheltered sun trap. The existing cottage is in poor condition but is being used as a site base whilst the construction of the new house is under way. The EHDC planning consent 51252 allows to retain part of the dwelling to become a "Granny Annex".