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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Steep Marsh, Petersfield

Withdrawn from Market £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • 3680 sqft of Accommodation
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Scope to Extend
  • Plot approaching 1 Acre
  • Double Garage
  • Mature Rear Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Dating back to circa 1656 this beautiful Grade II listed farmhouse is nestled within the very heart of the picturesque South Downs and comes with approximately 3680 sqft of accommodation. The property retains much of its charm and character with period features including open fireplaces, original beams throughout, a well and bread oven. Part of the accommodation is set over three floors, and the two staircases makes the accommodation very versatile. An area of the house can be separated into an annexe for use by friends and family or for paying bed and breakfast guests.

On the ground floor accommodation briefly comprises a drawing room with Inglenook fireplace, dining room, family room, 17ft office, two cloakrooms and a beautiful bespoke kitchen/breakfast room complete with Aga and large utility room. On the lower ground floor there is an 18ft home office/playroom with separate study. Whilst on the first floor there are five bedrooms, including a 19ft master bedroom and two bathrooms. Additional benefits include a double garage, large garden store, off road parking for numerous vehicles and attractive gardens with a plot size approaching 1 acre. 

LOCATION The property is situated on the edge of the pretty village of Steep Marsh and is surrounded by Petersfield's golf course. The ancient market town of Petersfield, which dates back as far as the 11th century, is also only minutes away and offers a wide range of shops, restaurants and general amenities, with an excellent choice of both independent and state schools in the nearby area including Churcher's and Bedales. The village of Steep also has its own primary school, popular public house, The Queens Head and beautiful church that dates back to the 12th century.

Recreation facilities include the 18 hole golf course, Petersfield's sports centre which has a large indoor swimming pool and Heath Pond which has a popular children's play area and boating lake. The nearby A3 provides easy access to Guildford and London.
 

INSIDE The property is approached via a driveway leading to a pitched, covered entrance porch and an original oak front door which leads directly through to the entrance vestibule. The hall has exposed stone and brickwork to one wall, original beams and a door to one side leading through to the family room. This room has a window to the front, an original brick fireplace with wood burning stove and oak flooring. The drawing room has an attractive window to the front, complete with window seat, with the main focal point of the room being the beautiful Inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, the room also has an array of exposed beams, oak flooring and a door to one end leading through to a rear hallway. From the hall there are stairs leading to the first floor, a door and staircase leading to the lower ground floor with further doors leading through to a cloakroom and large office which overlooks the rear garden, has a covered well and an original bread oven. The kitchen/breakfast room has windows that enjoy views over the rear garden, with the kitchen having being fitted with a bespoke matching range of wall and base units with granite worktops. There is flagstone flooring, a ceramic bowl sink unit with oak drainer to the side, a double width Aga, large larder cupboard and an additional fitted dresser style unit to one end of the room. A further door leads through to a smaller hallway from which there is an additional staircase that leads to the first floor and doors leading through to a downstairs cloakroom, the rear patio and garage. On the lower ground floor there is a room currently used as a playroom, which has windows to the side and a door at one end leading through to a study which has a window overlooking the front of the property. The dining room, which is on a mezzanine level directly above the playroom, has two windows to the side, original exposed floorboards, exposed beams and wall panelling.

On the first floor landing there are windows to the rear, spotlights and a door leading through to the master bedroom which is a well-proportioned room with a window to the front, an exposed open fireplace with inset wood burning stove and a raised oak plinth at one end of the room providing space for wardrobes. Bedroom two, also a good size double room, overlooks the front of the property and has a fitted bookcase to one wall which also acts as a 'secret door' and leads through to a good size walk-in wardrobe. The family bathroom has a window to the side and suite comprising a panel enclosed bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. There is then a recently fitted modern shower room and three further bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes.
 

OUTSIDE To the front of the property there is a walled garden which is laid to lawn with a sweeping shingled driveway to the side providing off road parking for numerous vehicles leading to the attached double garage, which has two sets of double timber doors to the front and a further set of double doors to the rear. To the rear of the property there is a large, shaped, split-level patio area proving space for outside entertaining, leaving the large garden mainly laid to lawn, yet well stocked with a variety of mature trees and shrubs. There is also a large garden shed providing useful storage space for garden machinery and an adjoining wood store. Due to the size of the garden there is potential to add an oak framed conservatory/garden room (subject to the relevant consents). The rear roof of the house and garage have recently been renewed. 

DRAWING ROOM 19' 1" x 12' 4" (5.82m x 3.76m)  

DINING ROOM 19' 11" x 11' 2" (6.07m x 3.4m)  

FAMILY ROOM 14' 4" x 12' (4.37m x 3.66m)  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 23' 4" x 11' 4" (7.11m x 3.45m)  

OFFICE 17' 8" x 8' 11" (5.38m x 2.72m)  

UTILITY ROOM 12' 2" x 6' 10" (3.71m x 2.08m)  

PLAYROOM 18' 7" x 10' (5.66m x 3.05m)  

STUDY 10' 1" x 6' 11" (3.07m x 2.11m)  

BEDROOM ONE 19' 2" x 12' 4" (5.84m x 3.76m)  

BEDROOM 12' 4" x 10' 8" (3.76m x 3.25m)  

BEDROOM 11' 2" x 10' 2" (3.4m x 3.1m)  

BEDROOM 9' 3" x 8' (2.82m x 2.44m)  

BEDROOM 9' 10" x 7' 4" (3m x 2.25m)  

STORAGE 10' 2" x 7' 7" (3.1m x 2.31m)  

DOUBLE GARAGE 19' 7" x 18' 8" (5.97m x 5.69m)  

GARDEN STORE 15' 4" x 12' 8" (4.67m x 3.86m)  

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