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East Harting, Petersfield, GU31

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 3 Rec

Offers Over £1,150,000


Full description

Coast & Country by Henry Adams a proud to present an attractive Grade II listed characterful cottage dating back to at least the seventeenth century, and believed to be the oldest house in East Harting, located within the picturesque setting of the South Downs National Park.

Plumtree Cottage is a charming home, believed by our client to date back to the late 1400s, in part. The official listing suggests seventeenth century origins or earlier. It now comes to the market for the first time in over forty years, offering buyers the perfect opportunity to create a wonderful family home steeped in rich history located in the highly sought-after hamlet of East Harting.

Raised above road level, and accessed by stairs leading up from the driveway, Plumtree Cottage is an impressive and imposing sight. The roof was completely re-thatched in 2022, giving it plenty of life.

Upon entering the property, you’re greeted with a sense of warmth, charm, and period features. On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises: an impressive, beamed sitting room with double doors that lead out to the garden and a vast inglenook fireplace complete with wood-burner, ideal for cosy autumn evenings. There is an open study space off this room. The dining room is another generous room, with a feature fireplace and ample space for a large dining table, ideal for entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room is accessed from the dining room and has a Range cooker, Butler sink, and wooden units with contrasting dark blue granite worktops plus plenty of room for a table and chairs. There is a utility room next door offering further storage space and outside access, and a downstairs cloakroom.

Rising to the first floor. There are three double bedrooms and one single bedroom. The single bedroom and two of the doubles have built-in storage while the principal bedroom has the added advantage of an en suite. The other bedrooms share the family bathroom. The bedrooms are all well-sized, attractive rooms with the high ceilings and beams, mostly inset, providing an abundance of character detail to give a real sense of the age and history of the property.

Externally, the garden is just over half an acre. Mainly laid to lawn, there are also a number of mature trees which give it a park-like appearance and a tremendous sense of space. In addition, there is an outside office with two adjoining storerooms, plus one further store adjoining the cottage but accessed from the garden.

Beside the cottage, there is also a double garage plus driveway parking for up to two cars.

Council Tax band: G

Oliver Dorling MNAEA

Partner, Head of Coast & Country

01730 262801
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Explore the area

Petersfield often features on lists of the best places to live and work and was recently voted one of the top 10 most desirable market towns in England; The Guardian went so far as to describe Petersfield as ‘a commuter’s Nirvana, the urban equivalent of a foot rub and a G&T’.

We have a delightful choice of properties in the area, from beautiful character cottages, some dating back 500 years, to coach house style homes and large rural retreats to modern family homes. There’s also a thriving rental market here as the convenient location, attractive setting and abundant facilities make this an excellent base for those working in the wider area or simply wanting a perfect place to raise a family.

One of the major attractions for families is the choice of world-class schools – The Petersfield School is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and Bohunt School at nearby Liphook is one of the top performing state schools in the country. In the private sector, Churcher’s College and Bedales are located in the town, while Ditcham Park School is just to the southeast.

We have cosmopolitan range of shops, restaurants and cafés, with most major retailers represented. The Petersfield Market is held twice a week in The Square and a Hampshire Farmer’s Market is held on the first Sunday of every month. We also have many sports facilities, including two golf clubs, the Taro Leisure Centre and the Petersfield Open Air Swimming Pool, which, despite being open to the elements, is always heated to an average of 27 degrees.

But what really sets Petersfield apart is the beautiful countryside and its pretty villages. These include Selborne with its post office, primary school and choice of two pubs, Steep Village, which sits on wooded slopes known as The Hangers and was once home to Sir Alec Guinness, Buriton Village, which sits between Petersfield and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Rogate and Rake to the east within in the Rother Valley.

If you’d like to buy, sell or let a property in Petersfield, get in touch with your local team and discover the Henry Adams difference for yourself.

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