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Steep, Hampshire

Sold | Guide Price £695,000



A detached former farm cottage with potential (subject to planning) in a lovely rural setting with country views.

THE PROPERTY Minty Meadow is a detached former farm cottage which has been updated in recent years, but with scope for further extension (subject to planning) little having changed externally over the years. The house has a lovely light interior with big windows taking full advantage of the views over adjoining farmland up to the beech Hangers at Froxfield and more distant views towards the South Downs. There are two ground floor reception rooms, a modern galley kitchen, three first floor bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom upstairs. The house lies in a slightly elevated position ring fenced by its own garden and grounds.

OUTSIDE A shared entrance off the lane opens into a private drive which sweeps up to one side of the house with a gravel parking area and space for several cars. The garden is mainly arranged to the front and either side of the house, with an additional area of grass field behind, overall about 0.67 of an acre (0.271 ha) providing lovely outside space for children to "free range" in. The garden is mainly laid to lawn for ease of management and a blank canvas for anyone with gardening interests.

LOCATION The house is set back off a winding country lane amongst unspoilt countryside between the villages of Steep and Stroud in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Both villages have a pub and primary school and the popular market town of Petersfield is nearby with its wide range of shopping, recreational facilities and mainline station with services to London Waterloo in just over an hour. The area is well served by a wide range of independent and state schools including Bedales (Steep), Churchers College and Ditcham Park and in the state sector The Petersfield School. The A3 provides good regional transport links to Guildford, the M25 and London and to the south via the M27 to Portsmouth, Southampton and Chichester. Winchester is accessible by the A272. There are a number of good footpaths and bridleways in the area, including the Hangers Way.

In a nutshell:

"Out in the country with lovely views, but just 5 minutes from the town, a perfect combination."

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