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A beautifully appointed and substantial individual village house extending to 3009 sq. ft. / 279.6 sq. m with distant rural views and grounds including paddocks of about 7 acres. The house was carefully and sympathetically designed from two former cottages approximately ten years ago to take advantage of the principally south aspect and open rural views to the rear with large oak framed windows and well-proportioned rooms. The house now provides a very interesting and spacious village home of great character with a wealth of exposed oak timbers, vaulted ceilings and limestone flagstone flooring to the ground floor.
The appeal and combination of light, space and character is immediate with an oak staircase and spacious reception hall complemented with oak internal doors. The generous living accommodation includes a sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and full height feature window together with a brick and flint chimney brest with a wood burning stove. The very flexible accommodation also includes a family room with French doors to the garden, store room, boot room, shower room and ground floor bedroom / study. The overall accommodation is complemented by a stunning kitchen/dining room with a part vaulted ceiling and full width windows to the front overlooking the garden. This is an exceptional room and forms the heart of the house. The kitchen is fitted with a full range of bespoke cabinets, integrated dishwasher, fridge and separate fridge/freezer and Mercury gas range.
There are five bedrooms and a family bathroom set off a beautiful gallery landing. The very impressive vaulted principal bedroom has a dressing room and en suite shower room with twin basins, glass shower cubicle and travertine tiles.
Special thought and consideration was given to the design and build of the house to create a very comfortable and appealing family home with CAT 5 wiring to the main rooms, integrated Sonos sound system and under floor heating to the ground floor. Of note, energy efficiency was also carefully considered and heating is provided via a Baxi wood fired central heating system and solar panels to complement the domestic hot water system.
The property occupies an exceptional setting with long rural views yet within half a mile or so of the village centre. The village is set around a nucleus of period houses and is renowned for its long association with Jane Austen and surrounding open countryside within the South Downs National Park. Chawton has an active community with a church, Primary School, public house, coffee shop and museum. The thriving market town of Alton has a good range of individual shops, weekly and specialist markets, Waitrose food shop, M&S, cinema, sports centre, two secondary schools, 6th form college and railway station to London Waterloo. The A31 provides a link to the A3 and M3 and routes to London, the south west and beyond.
The property stands within attractive landscaped grounds providing a beautiful setting with the formal garden being principally to the south of the house. There are a variety of areas of interest interlinked by brick pathways including areas of lawn together with well stocked flower and shrub borders, young and mature trees and a circular fountain. A large paved terrace extends across the rear of the house and provides an ideal outside seating area. A rose arch links through to an orchard and wild garden area. Greenhouse and timber shed.
Of note, there is an outside home office, covered log store and boiler house to the western end of the grounds.
The property is approached via a long drive to a central driveway area set between the house and barn providing ample space for parking. The barn has a mezzanine level, four stables, tack room and feed store. The paddocks adjoin the barn and formal garden and are marked by post and rail fencing. Field Shelter.
Kitchen / Dining Room
En Suite Bathroom & Dressing Room
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