A charming semi-detached cottage of great character with a landscaped garden standing in the heart of the village of Selborne. The cottage is full of character and has been carefully extended to create a very appealing village home with bright, flexible and well-proportioned accommodation. The living accommodation could be arranged to suit a variety of requirements and flows seamlessly between a kitchen/dining room and triple aspect family room with bi-fold doors opening out to the landscaped rear garden. Of note, there is also a separate side hall with an adjoining utility area and cloakroom. Importantly, there is also a separate sitting room with a fireplace. There are three bedrooms to the first floor including a large principal bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and distinctive views of the garden. There is also a bath/shower room finished with contemporary white sanitary ware and fine views of the garden. Careful thought and consideration was given to the extension of the cottage with the retention of fireplaces, use of local stone and timber framed double-glazed windows to complement and enhance the village setting. In addition, planning permission was also granted for the creation of a studio home office and car barn at the top of the garden to provide additional space for home working (SDNP/12/02821).
The active village of Selborne stands amidst fine Hampshire countryside with a public house, church and primary school. The village is also renowned for its association with Gilbert White, the 18th Century naturalist and is surrounded by scenery of outstanding natural beauty lying at the foot of a beech covered hanger within the South Downs National Park (SDNP). The village is home to the Gilbert White House Museum and Gardens which also includes a small shop and cafe. The immediate area provides ample opportunity for a number of country pursuits. The larger centres of Liss, Alton and Petersfield collectively provide a range of facilities as well as stations to London Waterloo. Also, the A3 can be accessed at Liss providing a route to London and the south coast.
The mature landscaped garden is a unique feature of the cottage and provides a beautiful setting with a predominantly south - west aspect to the rear and views to the Hanger. The garden to the front is enclosed by mature hedging together with lime trees. Bi-fold doors open out from the sitting room to an enclosed outside seating area enhanced by seasoned oak retainers and a fig tree. Steps lead to a broad area of lawn with colourful flower and shrub borders and a wood store. A sweeping path leads to the rear gate and parking area currently with a small detached single garage.