Best of both worlds – delightful house and beautiful garden enjoying the advantages of both the Hampshire countryside and a character market town. NO ONWARD CHAIN.
THE PROPERTY Sandsbury Cottage is a comfortable family home originally built in the mid 20th century but extended in more recent years. The house has a traditional yet contemporary feel inside. The magnificent 'high spec' kitchen/dining area with its lantern roof provides a light, spacious, open plan living, working and entertaining space and access to the garden. The two main reception rooms both look over the rear garden and there is a useful study space off the hall. Upstairs the four bedrooms and family bathroom open on to a galleried landing. The master bedroom, with its views over the garden and countryside beyond, has an en-suite shower room.
OUTSIDE The house sits well in a mature south-west facing garden plot, approached over a shingle driveway with plenty of off-road parking and a useful timber framed and clad double garage. The garden to the rear is well established and carefully landscaped with herbaceous borders, plentiful shrubs, fruit trees and vegetable beds. The large paved terrace, which looks over the garden and rural views beyond, provides ample entertaining space. There is also a garden shed and a greenhouse further down the garden. In all the garden and grounds extend to about 0.25 of an acre (0.102 ha).
LOCATION Tucked away down a private drive, Sandsbury Cottage sits on the rural edge of Steep in a neighbourly cluster of cottages and houses, forming a self-contained small community within the village. Steep village lies on the lower edge of the Ashford Hangers, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has its own primary school and a flourishing village hall, home to the Avenue Nursery School. Central to the village is Bedales School.
Sandsbury Cottage is within walking distance of Petersfield Mainline Station (London Waterloo in just over an hour) and the town centre beyond, with its wide range of shopping and recreational amenities and two schools (The Petersfield School and Churchers' College).
The A3 provides good regional transport links to Guildford, the M25 and London and to the south, the coastal city of Portsmouth with its ferry port. The other regional centres of Winchester and Chichester are all within reasonable driving distance, as are the harbours, beaches and creeks of the South Coast.