6 bedroom country house for saleCHAWTON, Nr Alton, Hampshire
Offers in Excess of £1,800,000
* Exceptional barn-style farmhouse with gardens and paddocks of around 32.84 acres * 6 bedrooms * 3 bath/shower rooms * Magnificent drawing room with 19’6” high vaulted ceiling * stunning kitchen/dining room overlooking southerly facing garden * Outbuildings include a substantial barn with mezzanine area over, 4 stables, tack room, feed store and outside office with large covered area to side
Eastfield Farm lies on the edge of the picturesque Hampshire village of Chawton renowned for its historic association with the 18th century novelist Jane Austen, on the southern fringe of Alton. Village amenities include a pub, church and village hall and there are excellent shopping facilities in Alton, behind double 5-bar gates.
The nearby A31 ensures ready access to Winchester to the west and Farnham to the north and there is a direct train service to London Waterloo from Alton, with a journey time of approximately 80 minutes.
The Farmhouse was converted from two former cottages some 10 years ago, and has been constructed in period barn style, with a wealth of exposed oak timbers, high vaulted ceilings, limestone flagged flooring to the ground floor, under floor heating, panoramic views to the front, integrated Sonos sound system to all main rooms, comprehensive security system and planning consent previously granted in 2010 for a triple garage. Other features include water softener, filter, cat 5 wiring to main rooms, oak latch doors and architraves.
The accommodation includes a large central hall with large oak outer door and turned oak staircase, cloakroom/wc, a magnificent drawing room with 19’6” high vaulted ceiling and full height feature window to the front, together with brick/flint chimney breast with log burning stove and heavy, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, family room with French doors to garden and large store room off, kitchen/dining room with part vaulted ceiling and full width windows to the front, quality range of custom built units, including Mercury range, integrated dishwasher, fridge and separate fridge/freezer, utility room, shower/wc, boot room and useful study/bedroom six.
On the first floor a wide gallery landing provides access to the five main bedrooms, including the master suite with walk-in dressing room and en suite shower room/wc. There is also a family bathroom.
Outside, there is an attractively landscaped formal garden, with extensive areas of terracing, lawn, outside WC and well stocked beds and borders, adjoining and overlooking the paddocks, all of which extends to circa 32.84 acres.
Outbuildings include a substantial barn with mezzanine area over, 4 stables, tack room and feed store.
There is also an outside office, covered log store and boiler house housing the Baxi log fired central heating system located to the Western boundary.
The domestic hot water system is supplemented by solar panels.
Services: Mains drainage and electric. LPG is used for cooking and a wood fired boiler is used for the central heating.
Accessed via private drive that is owned by Eastfield Farm and maintenance split 75% - Naturetrek and 25% Eastfield Farm. Up to the halfway point on the approach drive there is a public footpath that then runs through Lot 4 & 5.
From Farnham take the A31 towards Winchester. At the Chawton roundabout turn left onto Winchester Road and proceed past Jane Austen's house on the left and continue round the sharp right hand bend, where the property can be found along on the right hand side.
Property ref: 121_628_3821381
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