A charming period home in an unspoilt rural hamlet with exceptional country views
THE PROPERTY Originally period farm buildings to Manor Farm, The Granary was converted just over 20 years ago and is a charming character home in a neighbourly courtyard setting with attractive mellow stone and brick elevations under a tiled roof. Inside the house has a lovely light and airy feel and takes full advantage of the panoramic pastoral landscape behind with views stretching between Hawkley and Fyning Hill. There are two well proportioned reception rooms and a comfortable kitchen with Aga, lightly beamed ceilings and all have fabulous views into the garden and landscape behind. Upstairs the space is flexible and four bedrooms are arranged off a vaulted landing with a master suite at one end and useful galleried mezzanine loft for storage or hobbies area and the original dovecote room complete with nesting boxes
OUTSIDE The garden is mainly arranged to one side and behind the house, taking advantage of the dramatic panoramic rural views. French windows open from the kitchen into a sheltered paved terrace with access to the Granary utility outbuilding which is also a useful store. The garden is largely lawn with a wonderful old beech tree and sown in part with wild flowers and featuring a pond fed from rainwater drainage. Behind the house is a gravel terrace with space for table and chairs and some raised herb beds. The lawn gently slopes away from the house and drops to a lower level bounded by a hedge backing onto fields in all about 0.36 of an acre (0.146ha).
There is a stone and brick double garage with loft storage over. We understand there is allocated visitor parking shared by the 4 properties.
LOCATION West Harting is a hamlet that nestles at the foot of the Downs, in the heart of the South Downs National Park between Petersfield and Midhurst, under 2 miles from the larger village of South Harting which has a pub, school, shop and post office and many clubs and societies. Petersfield and its comprehensive range of facilities including Waitrose and a mainline station with train services to London Waterloo in around an hour is 4.5 miles away with an excellent range of schools including Bedales and Churchers College. 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 good number of footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding area including The South Downs Way and The Sussex Border Path.
Services: Mains water (metered) and electricity, private drainage to shared private treatment plant, oil fired boiler providing hot water and central heating via radiators.