A delightful Grade II Listed thatched cottage occupying a picturesque and tranquil rural setting with a large detached barn and landscaped grounds of about 0.83 of an acre. The cottage has been sensitively improved over recent years whilst still retaining all of its inherent character with exposed beams and a fireplace. The very flexible accommodation includes a sitting room, dining room, snug and a study/sitting room. There is also a spacious and very well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a separate utility room and adjoining cloakroom. There are four bedrooms and a family bathroom to the first floor including a principal bedroom with an en-suite shower room. Of note, there is also a useful study. The cottage occupies a truly stunning setting and has the considerable benefit of a detached barn and garden studio Planning permission was granted in July 2018 (Ref: 24993) to allow for the conversion of the barn to create a living area together with two bedrooms, a gym and shower room. In addition, the existing owners have also created a wonderful garden studio (an ideal hobby space/home office) with two sets of double doors and a lovely outlook over the garden. The planning permission also allows for a new window to be created in the study/sitting room and double doors in the kitchen/breakfast room opening out to the garden. This is a very special and unique cottage occupying a wonderful setting.
The house is set in a very attractive location, historically known as Hawthorn, about one mile to the east of the village of Four Marks and on the borders of the South Downs National Park, between the villages of East Tisted, Ropley and Four Marks. Four Marks has a selection of shops, church, cafe, and primary school. There is access via the A31 to the A3 and M3 linking London, the South Coast and beyond. The nearby market towns of Alton and Alresford both provide a range of local facilities with the renowned Perins Secondary School at Alresford and a station to London Waterloo at Alton.
The cottage stands within attractive landscaped grounds providing a beautiful setting with areas of lawn and a pond with a wide variety of mature and established specimen plants, shrubs and trees. A number of pathways meander through the garden providing a variety of views and outside seating areas together with an ideally positioned garden studio. The approach from the lane is via a gravelled drive and car parking area which provides access to the double garage within the barn. SERVICES: Oil fired central heating, private drainage. Water supplied via shared metered connection.
En Suite Shower Room
Useful Barn with Garage and Garden Store