Savills | Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1AD | Property for sale
1.25 Ac(0.51 Ha)
Excess of £3,500,000

SteepPetersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1AD

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Benefitting from privacy and set back from the lane
  • Within 2 miles of the market town of Petersfield
  • Views over the surrounding farmland
  • Excellent outside entertaining spaces
  • Ancillary accommodation
  • Workshop and studio
  • Delightful gardens
  • Swimming pool

An exceptional, unlisted Edwardian country house set at the Western end of the South Downs National Park

About this property

  • Set back from the lane and behind established hedging and mature trees, Byways is accessed via an automatic gate opening onto a private courtyard with space to house several cars beside the studio and 1 bedroom cottage. Beyond the graveled parking area the house is orientated to take full advantage of the view over the gardens and farmland beyond.

    On the ground floor there are 5 reception rooms, 4 of which have direct access out to the terrace or gardens. The kitchen/breakfast/dining room is beautifully presented and has a sociable central island and separate dining area. The reception spaces include a cosy family room, elegant drawing room, garden room and large library/sitting room with impressive volume and French doors leading to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a useful utility room, access to the cellar and a study with French doors leading onto the terrace.

    The first floor comprises 5/6 double bedrooms, the principal of which has a large en suite bathroom, and can utilize bedroom 6 as an indulgently sized dressing room. Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 share a family bathroom, the second family bathroom gives ‘Jack & Jill' access to bedroom 2. The landing has windows at both ends, affording a wonderful sense of light and space.

    Also of note is the pretty and useful 1 bedroom cottage in the grounds with vaulted ceiling, striking timberwork and a set of Crittall doors opening onto the garden and mezzanine level bedroom, kitchen and bathroom and dining room.

    A separate studio offers a versatile space, perhaps for working from home, with a w/c and room above. A further outbuilding, with electricity and plumbing, comprises a workshop, machine store, swimming pool plant room and gardeners w/c and offers scope for potential development to additional accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents.

    The house and gardens have been carefully arranged for outside entertainment with multiple sun terraces with seating and dining areas to be enjoyed throughout the year.

    The gardens surround the house on three sides and have been carefully landscaped and well maintained. Compromising areas of lawns with wonderful established trees, borders with shrubs and flowers, a rose arch leading to the pool area and a small orchard with fruit trees. The outdoor pool has a recently replaced pool cover and is heated by gas.

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Byways is one of those classically handsome houses that becomes veiled in wisteria in the summer and brings a smile to your face when you pull into the driveway. It's got the best of all worlds; pretty mature gardens, outdoor pool and sits in a gorgeous setting, in the autumn once the trees have lost some leaves, you're gifted the most incredible view across The South Downs National Park.

Theo James-WrightProperty agent

Local information

  • Byways, benefitting from the privacy afforded by its location, set back from the road in a country setting yet with the convenience of the old market town of Petersfield being within 2 miles, where there are regular farmers and continental markets, an excellent range of shopping, cultural and local amenities.
  • The village of Steep, with its lovely old church and well regarded primary school, is nearby and the well regarded Steep tennis club is also on the doorstep for anyone requiring competitive tennis or local coaching.
  • For outdoor country enthusiasts, Byways is set within the heart of the South Downs National Park. There are rare orchids amongst the bluebell woods and an extensive network of footpaths over the local countryside accessing miles of winding local country lanes for any cyclists. Off road trails can be found via The South Downs Way in nearby South Harting or Buriton or the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, opposite Butser Hill.
  • Mainline Rail Services: Petersfield (2 miles) offers direct South West Train services to London Waterloo from 1 hour 5 minutes.
  • Airports: Southampton International Airport is 34 miles to the South. Gatwick Airport is 46 miles to the East.
  • Schools: There is an excellent choice of senior and preparatory schools in the area including Bedales School, Highfield and Brookham Schools, Churcher's College, St. Swithun's School, The Pilgrim's School, Twyford and Winchester College.

Additional information

  • Utilities: Mains electricity, mains water, private gas, oil fired central heating.
  • We have been made aware that the property has private drainage with a recently upgraded septic tank.
  • East Hampshire District Council - Band H
  • Directions: Leave the A3 at Petersfield, signposted A272 (Winchester). Drive down the slip road to the roundabout, take the first exit left (Winchester Road, signposted Petersfield town centre). Drive to the next roundabout take the first turning left (Bell Hill), signposted Froxfield and Steep. Continue over the A3, up the hill to Steep passing Dunhurst Bedales Junior School, pass The Cricketers Inn and on the right, just past the turning to the Island, fork right into Ashford Lane, and the entrance to Byways will be seen on the right hand side just beyond Island Farm Lane.
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold