Kitcombe Lane, GU34
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A stunning, newly refurbished family home, converted from a 19th century dairy into a three-bed house with spacious two-storey one bed annexe. The 3/4-acre property is set in the heart of the South Downs National Park, with uninterrupted views over fields and woodland, two substantial outbuildings (the original milking parlour and stables) and large gardens.
Both homes are newly decorated to an excellent standard, whilst maintaining original features such as wood beams, oak flooring, vintage style radiators and multifuel stoves.
The main house begins with a hallway and WC/cloakroom, leading to a spacious open plan 47ft kitchen/utility/dining/living area. This leads to a luxury bathroom and three very large double bedrooms.
The annexe beautifully converted from an old cart shed and workshop in 2015 and clad in cedar, features a light-filled kitchen dining room with spacious downstairs bathroom and separate WC, leading to a large, well-lit living area. Upstairs is a large double bedroom with en suite bathroom. The attached annexe has a well maintained private garden and separate driveway.
Both houses have full and uninterrupted views over surrounding countryside. This property is ideal for those seeking a multi-generational or two-family living arrangement without compromising on space, but it could also be easily converted back into a single large 5+ bedroom family home. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a truly unique property of charm, character and history, with stunning views, lots of space and huge potential.
Hallway: vintage style radiator, lit by Velux window, stable style double opening oak door, sunshine stained glass panel
WC/cloakroom: corner WC, cloak and shoe storage, low level radiator to dry wet coats and boots
through glass panelled door to
Kitchen/utility room/dining area/living area:
Kitchen - large, brand new cornflower blue Innova kitchen with all mod cons including dishtowel dryer, integrated bin system, wine rack, soft close drawers. Large designer double sink with pull out mixer spout, solid oak surfaces, Tedd Todd designer oak floors (as per the rest of the house), induction hob, integrated cassette extractor and electric oven, built in microwave, spot lighting, floor to ceiling column radiator, lockable oak panelled fire door leading to annexe
Utility room - ample cabinets and worktops to match kitchen. Space for chest freezer (can be left in situ by arrangement), built in dishwasher, matching sink and mixer to kitchen, stacked washing machine/tumble dryer, spill proof Karndean luxury vinyl oak effect flooring.
Dining area - vertical column radiator, 3 meter bifold doors with views over fields (leading out to the rear garden), double sided 12kw multi fuel stove with traditional Victorian tiles, boiler cupboard with storage for vacuum cleaner etc, solid oak floors, access to loft
small step down to
Living area - access to double sided stove, solid oak floors, large patio door and vintage style seat radiator and viewing bench, solid oak floors
Hallway: solid oak floors, oak panelled fire door
Bathroom: roll top bath, double drawered, wall mounted vanity unit, mirror cabinet with integrated lighting, storage, large tiled shower unit with double shower head and thermostatic mixer, towel drying rad (duel heating source), roca toilet and bidet set. Karndean wood effect flooring to match solid oak flooring, oak panelled fire door, access to attic
Bedroom 1: solid oak flooring, obscured glass panelled door
via small hallway and small step up to
Bedroom 2: new luxury deep pile carpet, French doors leading to front garden, oak panelled door
Bedroom 3: new carpet, oak panelled door
Lofts: three substantial lofts with insulated and boarded floors
The Dairy: former milking parlour, solid concrete tiled floor, vaulted roof with original timber beams, double timber clad integrated doors, corrugated roof. Water and electric supply. Suitable for conversion to gym/office space/separate dwelling (subject to planning)
The Workshop: very large workshop with basic WC and sink. Built on the base of the original loose boxes and enquiries office from its days as a working dairy. Potential to be converted into work space/gym/games room (subject to planning)
Grounds: Two large gardens. Garden 1 has a newly seeded lawn, leading to garden 2 with established lawn, shrubs and ornamental trees. Large stone driveway approaching workshop and cottage
Other house details: new roof, newly painted, solar water heating, LPG gas heating Worcester boiler, insulated with 150mm celotex integrated wall panels, large driveway for multiple cars, uPVC windows throughout, sympathetically designed to mirror original design. The driveway also provides access to the neighbouring property. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have a flat roof (recently refurbished). There is opportunity to add value to the house via a pitched roof including further floor space giving elevated views of the surrounding countryside (subject to planning consent)
Kitchen: oak wood floors, floor to ceiling French doors leading onto non-slip composite wood style decking, fitted blinds, white Ikea kitchen with custom built quartz worktop and built in double sink. Integrated fridge freezer, dishwasher, induction hob (extractor hood), oven and multi-function microwave, dishwasher. Vaulted ceilings with exposed original beams
Utility room: wet space with washing machine, tumble dryer, space for small upright freezer, ample cupboard storage (Ikea)
Bathroom 1: rear fed digital walk in shower and seat, full size bath. Non-slip wet room flooring with wet room wall covering
Loft and storage platform: enclosed loft above utility room and further large mezzanine storage above bathroom
up three small steps to
WC: separate toilet, cupboard unit and sink with ample under stair storage, solid oak flooring
Living area: Large open plan living area with modern freestanding multi fuel stove and external door leading to driveway, solid oak flooring. Potential to divide to form second bedroom
Up oak floored stairs to
Bedroom: double bedroom with exposed beams, solid oak flooring, elevated views of the valley, window with fire exit
En suite bathroom: small bath and shower, toilet and sink unit, non-slip wet room flooring and walls. duel aspect windows
Garden: gated, enclosed private garden with wood-style non-slip composite decking veranda, new lawn, fruiting quince tree, three car separate driveway. external electric sockets and motion sensitive lighting system
Additional information: underfloor heating throughout, clad with Siberian larch, water softening system, highest specification insulation built into floor, ceilings and walls. The annexe has been built specifically with accessibility in mind
ABOUT THE AREA
Farringdon is a picturesque village in the South Downs National Park connected via the A32. Local amenities include the Golden Pheasant pub (CAMRA Pub of the Year), Tisted village post office/farm shop and a beautiful church with 2,000-year-old yew trees. Farringdon shares close historical associations with Jane Austen and is just down the road from the pretty village of Selbourne, home of naturalist Gilbert White. There is a strong sense of community and the village has an active Parish Council. It is only a six-minute drive to the bustling Market Town of Alton. The area is served by a number of outstanding Comprehensive and Independent schools.
The property is a 10-minute drive from Alton train station terminus which has two trains an hour to London, taking just over an hour. For commuters, the house is a 45-minute drive to Southampton and Portsmouth, 25 minutes to Basingstoke or Winchester and 30mins to Guildford. It takes 45mins to get to either Heathrow or Gatwick Airports. It is a 45-minute drive to the stunning blue flag beach at West Wittering and is 40 mins to the New Forest National Park.
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From the horse's mouth
We love the connection between the house and surrounding nature and wildlife. We often see hares and deer in the field, and kites, buzzards and kestrels fly over most days, before the barn owls and bats make an appearance as the sun sets over the valley. The views across the countryside are incredible. The house is so quiet and peaceful, and visitors often remark at how relaxed they feel when they come to stay. There’s plenty of space for socialising and it’s a great house for dinner parties and barbecues. We like being able to live as a close family, whilst maintaining privacy. Our neighbours are very friendly and stop for chats when we go out walking up the lane into the countryside. As a young(ish) family, we find that Alton and the surrounding area has loads going on (with nice cafes/pubs/restaurants for the odd child free evening), whilst mum spends lots of time going to Farnham Maltings and dining out and doing yoga with her friends. And I can still easily commute into London six days a week! This property has been our family home for over twenty years and, although we are moving on, it is a place filled with happy memories.
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