Freehold Detached House, House Sold STC
Lower Oakshott, Hawkley
- Detached country cottage in need of updating
- Situated in the South Downs National Park
- Stunning views
- Dates back to the 18th century
- Near to the village of Hawkley
- Land extends in all to about 3.74 Acres
- Charming beamed drawing room with inglenook fireplace
- No Onward Chain
A fantastic opportunity to purchase this attractive, detached country cottage in need of updating, situated in an elevated position with stunning views in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty forming part of the Wealdon Edge Hangers. Neals Cottage is positioned up a long private drive which serves one other house. The original part of the house is believed to date back to the 18th century, it is not listed, and was then extended again in the 1960s and 1980s.
Affording flexible internal living accommodation arranged over two floors, the front door opens into a reception hall with study area, the charming beamed drawing room has an inglenook fireplace, bread oven and second staircase to the first floor. From the hallway there is a shower room, door to a vestibule and garden and the main staircase leads up to the first floor bedrooms. Beyond the kitchen is a fabulous sitting room/dining room and there is also a garden room. On the first floor, the four bedrooms and family bathroom approached by two staircases but there is access under a low beam to either side of the cottage making this an ideal family home. Whilst the property is now in need of some restoration and improvement, there is excellent potential to adapt the internal accommodation based on taste and preference, together with possibly incorporating the under croft integral garages to provide further accommodation if required.
Externally, there are beautiful mature gardens, principally lawned with trees and shrubs including a number of old apple trees, a mixer of cookers and eaters. There is a vegetable garden and the boundaries are hedged. To the western side lies the wooded dell, a haven for wildlife, and the property has over 500 ft of Oakshott Stream. The land extends in all to about 3.74 Acres (1.446 hectares).
The hamlet of Oakshott is situated on the eastern edge of Hampshire in an area of outstanding and unspoilt countryside, now in the South Downs National Park, close to the villages of Hawkley, Steep and Froxfield between the A32 and the A3, north of the A272 with the old market towns of Alton in the north and Petersfield in the south.
The nearby village of Hawkley has a church, public house, a village hall, sports pavilion and various clubs. The surrounding countryside provides excellent walking, the South Downs Way passes the house on two sides, and at the base of one of the hangers are gallops. Nearby Liss has a Tesco/shop/post office and excellent everyday shopping facilities in both Alton and Petersfield, both having mainline stations to London Waterloo.