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A truly delightful individual Grade II listed detached family house of great character and history standing in an exceptional village location with beautiful views of the Hanger.
The house is believed to date from late 1500's / early 1600's and takes full advantage of the features associated with a building of this period whilst providing a wonderful family home with bright and well-proportioned accommodation with beautiful elevations of colour washed local stone beneath a cedar and slate tiled roof with sash windows.
The principal rooms include a large twin aspect panelled drawing room with a fireplace and a dining / family room with an Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. The living accommodation is complemented by a kitchen/breakfast room with an oil fired Aga and generous utility / boot room. The overall versatile accommodation includes four bedrooms with three double bedrooms and a family bathroom to the first floor and a ground floor bedroom / study opposite the cloakroom to the ground floor. The large triple aspect principal bedroom with beautiful exposed polished oak floorboards enjoys lovely views towards the village, garden and the Hanger beyond.
Of note, listed building consent (now lapsed) was secured in 2003 for the conversion of the garage and fourth bedroom / study to allow for the creation of a large kitchen/family room with double doors opening out to the south-west facing rear garden.
The house occupies an exceptional position being within the conservation area of the very pretty and unspoilt village of Selborne.
Gracious Street is a small rural lane leading out to open country and the village of Newton Valence. The active and thriving village of Selborne stands amidst fine Hampshire countryside with a public house, shops, post office, church and primary school. In the most recent Inspection (October 2014) Ofsted recognised that the school was Good is all categories.
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. The larger centres of Liss, Alton and Petersfield collectively provide a range of facilities as well as mainline stations to London Waterloo. Also, the A3 can be accessed at Liss providing access to London and the South Coast.
The surrounding countryside provides ample opportunity for many country pursuits.
The garden is a very special feature of the house and not only provides a wonderful setting but also privacy and seclusion, adjoining National Trust land with fine views towards the Hanger.
The house is approached via a small enclosed courtyard providing an ideal space for outdoor entertaining, climbers and potted plants. The garden has been landscaped to take full advantage of the natural setting being principally to the west and south of the house with a small pond and areas of lawn with low stone walling, flower and shrub borders, raised vegetable beds and fruit trees. A paved terrace immediately to the rear provides an ideal outside seating area. Greenhouse and timber shed.
There is a carport to the front of the property with an adjoining store (formerly the workshop for the wheelwright). The garage is approached via a shared driveway and has a connecting door to the study.
Dining / Sitting Room
Bedroom 4 / Study Utility Room
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