A great family house in a secluded setting on the edge of the village
THE PROPERTY If you are looking for a family house sitting in large private gardens, convenient for the town and the station then this property is for you. Island Orchard was built in the mid 1990's in a secluded setting on the edge of Steep adjacent to open countryside. The owner at the time built it very much to their own specification with spacious well proportioned rooms and a flexible layout, currently made up of 3 reception room and a large kitchen/dining room together with four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite. Linked by a covered passageway to the house is a double garage and garden room and evidently our clients have obtained planning in the past to convert this into separate annexe accommodation, so there is that potential. In all a great family house in a secluded but convenient setting.
OUTSIDE A long drive leads up to a good sized parking area adjacent to the house. Beyond this are the gardens which are made up of large open areas of lawn and to the rear of the house there is a large terrace bounded by extensive herbaceous borders. In one corner of the garden, there is a summer house. To the rear of the garden there is the remains of an old apple store and the gardens total about 2 acres.
LOCATION The property on the edge of the village. Steep is a highly sought after village under 2 miles from Petersfield and is probably best known as the home of Bedales School. Apart from Bedales, the village has a thriving primary school, tennis and cricket clubs as well as The Cricketers just a short walk from the house. Petersfield has a comprehensive range of facilities including Waitrose and a mainline station with train services to London Waterloo in just over an hour. The area is particularly blessed with an excellent range of schools including Bedales as already mentioned, Churchers College, Ditcham Park and in the state sector TPS and Bohunt. The A3 at Petersfield 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 a number of good footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding area including the South Downs Way, Hangers Way and Sussex Border Path.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage, oil fired boiler providing hot water and central heating via radiators.