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East Harting, West Sussex, GU31

Guide price £1,750,000

Under offer

4 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: MID140124


A delightful four bedroom family home with stunning views over the South Downs, set in beautiful gardens with pool and tennis court in a quiet Downland village location. Ground Floor: Entrance hall, Drawing room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Family room, Study, Utility room, Cloakroom First Floor: Master bedroom with dressing area and bathroom en suite, 2 double bedrooms, Small double bedroom, Family bathroom Gardens & Grounds: Garden, Fenced swimming pool with terrace, Tennis court, Terrace adjacent to the house, Wood store, Pool pavilion with plant room, Two single garages, Garden store, In all about 1.07 acres The Property The original part of The Thatched Cottage dates from the 1650's and the historical character is very much still visible throughout the house and, together with later additions, offers a truly unique family home that has been much loved and cared for by the current owners. Built of limewashed brick and stone, with a well-maintained thatched roof it is a picture perfect example of a quintessential Downland cottage, yet entirely convenient for modern day living. Peacefully situated in the popular village of East Harting, the property enjoys stunning views over the rolling South Downs and sits in beautifully maintained gardens of approximately 1.07 acres (0.433 hectares) and uniquely with a pool and tennis court. The property consists of a spacious and light triple aspect drawing room with impressive open fire place and views over the front and rear gardens. A connecting door leads to the lobby for the original front door. Beyond the lobby is a charming dining room with woodburning stove and handy storage alcove. There is a study as well as a double aspect family room with woodburning stove and French doors which open onto the elevated front garden. The kitchen/breakfast room, overlooks the rear gardens and has a tiled floor, a range of bespoke oak base and wall units, a range cooker with electric ovens and LPG rings, and space for a fridge freezer. The downstairs is completed by a good-sized utility room with door to the garden, a hallway leading to the main entrance, and a cloakroom. Upstairs is a superb triple aspect master bedroom with breath taking views over the South Downs. There is an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and plenty of storage. There are two double bedrooms both with built in wardrobes, a small double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a family bathroom with separate shower. Every room in the house enjoys wonderful views over the countryside and or gardens and offers the incoming buyer the chance to settle in to village life in a particularly handsome house with many great features and spacious accommodation. Gardens and Grounds The gardens at The Thatched Cottage are of particular interest with an abundance of well-established flower beds that have been thoughtfully planted and nurtured by the current owners who are keen gardeners. There is a bank of stunning wild flowers, a range of mature fruit trees, magnolia and many other specimen trees to create interest throughout the year. There is a large, flat lawn with amazing views over the South Downs. The swimming pool area has the benefit of a paved seating area and pavilion which has electricity laid on. There are beautiful roses adjacent to the terrace area; it is the perfect spot from which to soak up the peaceful views, enjoy a leisurely BBQ and of course have a swim in the heated pool. Adjacent to the pool is the hard surface tennis court which is in great condition. There is a drive with parking for several cars as well as two wooden clad single garages with integral garden store and wood store. This has further potential subject to planning. The Location The Thatched Cottage is situated in the sought after hamlet of East Harting at the foot of the South Downs. South Harting is 1 mile away and has a good range of facilities including a pub, post office, village shop and primary school. The towns of Midhurst and Petersfield are close by and provide for most everyday needs, whilst Guildford in Surrey and the Cathedral city of Chichester, both with renowned Theatres, are within easy reach and have more extensive shopping and leisure facilities. The A3 provides fast access to London, the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton airports, whilst the mainline station at Petersfield provides a fast service to London Waterloo. Situated in the South Downs National Park, Harting and the surrounding area has much to offer with Polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, golf at Cowdray Park, Goodwood, Pulborough and Liphook, motor racing at the Goodwood circuit and sailing out of Chichester Harbour and other centres along the South Coast. The historical city of Portsmouth and beautiful cathedral city of Winchester are also nearby and there are many good schools in the area from primary through to secondary and further education, including Churchers College, Bedales, Highfield and Ditcham. There are many footpaths and bridleways in the area for walking and riding. Distances By Road: London 62 miles, Petersfield 5.5 miles, Midhurst 7 miles, Chichester 13 miles By Rail: Petersfield to London Waterloo from 63 minutes