A handsome former Sussex barn of great character and charm standing in an exceptional location with beautiful rural views.
The barn takes full advantage of the inherent character of the original building with a wealth of exposed oak and fireplaces together with well-proportioned rooms with vaulted ceilings.
The feeling of space and light is immediate with a vaulted reception hall with stairs rising to a galleried landing with lovely views of the rear garden and countryside beyond. The overall accommodation is very flexible with open plan reception rooms including a large family/dining room opening into a lovely vaulted sitting room with a fireplace and wood burning stove. Double doors open out to the garden from the large kitchen/breakfast/sitting room. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke cabinets and granite work surfaces and adjoins a study/ play room, providing an ideal layout for everyday family living.
The first floor bedrooms have balconies with wonderful long rural views towards East Tisted. There are three bedrooms including a principal bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom
and a family bathroom to the first floor and a guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom to the ground floor.
Of note, the western wing of the barn has a separate en suite guest bedroom and includes a former byre now used as a garden room but suitable for possible conversion/adaptation to create additional living space (subject to any necessary consents).
This is a genuinely delightful family home with an indoor heated swimming pool, loose boxes and pony paddock all set within unspoilt open countryside with immediate access to fine riding and walking country.
The property occupies a rarely available and beautiful location standing within its own generous grounds in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the South Downs National Park yet only about
one mile from Selborne and four from Jane Austen’s Chawton.
Selborne is renowned for its association with Gilbert White, the 18th century naturalist and stands at the foot of a beech covered hanger and adjoins extensive areas of National Trust land. Of note, Noar Hill Wildlife Reserve (a Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Reserve), is one of the most interesting chalk grassland sites in Britain, nationally renowned for its rare plants and butterflies.
The village of Selborne has a very active community with a public house, shops, church and primary school. The larger centres of Petersfield and Alton collectively provide a range of facilities as well as mainline railway stations to London Waterloo. In addition, the A3 can be accessed at Liss providing a route to London and the south coast.
The property is approached via a pair of five bar gates and a large shingle driveway providing ample parking and access to the detached timber framed car barn, store and garage.
Gardens and Grounds
The landscaped gardens and grounds are primarily to the east and south of the barn and provide a stunning setting with broad expanses of lawn, flower and shrub borders and a variety of young
and mature trees. A paved terrace adjoins the kitchen/breakfast/ sitting room and provides an ideal outside entertaining area with fine views to Noar Hill. There are further paved areas to the rear of the barn together with a raised rockery and fish pond. In addition, there is a pony paddock and two loose boxes at the southern end of the grounds and also a further enclosed area currently used for livestock. In all, the grounds extend to about 2.2 acres.