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Upper Froyle, Hampshire

Sold | Guide Price £750,000

 

Description:

We’ve loved being on the edge of the village with fields behind and country walks on our doorstep, yet within easy reach of Alton or Farnham.

THE PROPERTY Coombefield Cottage is a Grade II Listed country home, once a pair of 17th Century cottages with later additions and now a single detached thatched cottage with plenty of character and a versatile interior. Upstairs the house has a cosy cottage feel with selected views over the farmland behind and opposite. Downstairs the two main reception rooms are well arranged in the heart of the house and have lightly beamed ceilings, an updated galley kitchen to the rear and a handy ground floor bedroom/study. Openly for sale for the first time in over 46 years.



In the early 20th Century, the village was owned by Sir Hubert Miller who placed statues of saints under eaves and in niches of cottages on his estate and the village became known as "the village of the saints". Coombefield Cottage has the only 'inside' Saint statue, of St Joan of Arc standing in a window.





LOCATION Upper Froyle is well located between Alton and Farnham with handy access to the A31 and yet part of an unspoilt rural landscape that has remained largely unaltered over many centuries. Coombefield Cottage is positioned between the villages of Upper and Lower Froyle which interact together as communities and share amenities, such as a village hall and the Church. The property lies behind a hedge providing good screening from the lane and backs onto farmland to the rear with a wonderful rural aspect.



The extensive network of local lanes, footpaths and bridleways provide amazing walks and cycling routes, ideal for any country/outdoor enthusiasts. The A31 is within a mile and provides good regional transport links to Guildford and Winchester. There is a local station at Bentley where there is also a village shop.



OUTSIDE The garden and grounds have been well established and landscaped over many years and arranged either side and to the rear of the house. Essentially lawn with fruit trees and mature hedges, providing secluded areas and options for sitting outside according to season and light. The outer grounds are also largely laid to lawn with several fruit trees and a vegetable area and is directly accessed from the gravelled drive, which also sweeps past the single and double garage providing additional storage space. A public footpath passes along the drive and through the outer grounds to a stile which crosses the fields to the rear. In all the garden and grounds are about 0.516 of an acre (0.209 ha).

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