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Rake, West Sussex

Sold | Guide Price £895,000



A wonderful family house with remarkable views yet handy for Petersfield, Liphook or Liss.

THE PROPERTY Coombeside is planned to take full advantage of the remarkable views towards the South Downs at the rear with a south facing aspect. Positioned on high ground, it is set over three floors. The ground floor has a large open plan kitchen/breakfast room at the heart of the house with double doors opening out on to a large decking area (which provides additional outdoor entertaining space) with panoramic views of the Milland Valley and beyond. Also off the kitchen is a cosy snug with log burning stove, as well as the larger sitting room with a further log burning stove. The lower ground floor has a useful basement store/cellar, a practical boot room, a utility room and a large integral garage with additional storage. At first floor level there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en suite, with his & hers sinks and a shower in addition. Outside there is a self-contained studio with its own shower room/wc that is surrounded by further decking and a separate patio area, and which enjoys extensive rural and garden views. The studio provides a highly versatile space that can be used as a home office (with superfast fibre-optic broadband) and/or an overflow guest bedroom (4). The studio has also been hosted on 'Airbnb' in the past.

OUTSIDE A drive sweeps down one side of the house providing ample off-road parking and turning space behind the house and access to the integral garage. The garden is well landscaped and lies mainly to the rear with an area of lawn, several well stocked shrub borders and further outdoor decking areas. The ground slopes down to the valley behind and is a more natural wilder area of the garden with a greenhouse and woodstore bounded by mature hedges/laurels and trees to the lower rear boundary. A public footpath passes next to one side of the garden in an outer strip which is shielded by mature planting from the main garden area. This provides amazing direct access to local footpaths, Sandy Lane and the Serpent Trail. Perfect for dog walking or enjoying the local countryside.

LOCATION The property is set on the favoured south side of the old London Road within the village of Rake on the West Sussex/Hampshire border. There is a village primary school, pub, village hall and garden centre within walking distance. Further local facilities are nearby at either Liss or Liphook with a selection of shops, doctors' surgeries and stations with train services to London Waterloo. The larger centre of Petersfield is 4.5 miles away and has a more comprehensive range of shopping, sporting and leisure facilities and an alternative mainline station. The area is well served by excellent state and private schools; with a popular secondary school with sixth form college at Bohunt in Liphook. Also within easy reach are Churcher's Junior School and Churcher's College, Highfield and Bedales, to name a few in the private sector. The house is located within the South Downs National Park and there are extensive footpaths locally providing an excellent choice of woodland and country walks.

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