6 Ashford Chace is a wonderful period conversion apartment located on the top floor within this beautiful Grade II Listed mansion. Ashford Chace was commissioned in 1908 by the architects W.F. Unsworth and garden designer H. Inigo Triggs for A. B. R. Trevor- Battye, world explorer and naturalist who bought back many horticultural specimens. It was later occupied by Lord Horder, royal physician and also a keen gardener.
The apartment is accessed via a private internal staircase from the ground floor once used to access the servants quarters. The accommodation has been altered and improved upon over the years and consists of the following: spacious kitchen/dining room, two double bedrooms, living room and bathroom. There is also ample storage throughout with various cupboards allowing for items to be kept tucked away. The hallway has been used, in part, to serve as a study space. From most of the rear windows you'll have wonderful far reaching views over the gardens and beyond and from the front windows you'll be able to look up at The Hangars'.
The tranquil communal gardens approach 6 acres and are the essence of Ashford Chace changing dramatically with the seasons. There are formal lawns, water gardens, and woodland. Whilst a plantsman's garden, the grounds of Ashford Chace also offer a fabulous playground for adventurous children and adults alike, and includes a croquet lawn. There is an array of specimen trees and unusual plants, including a handkerchief tree an Indian bean tree, a mulberry, and a tulip tree along with a walled garden, pathways, streams and waterfalls.
Ashford Chace is nestled beneath the Hangers at Steep and adjacent to The Hangers Way occupying a prominent position in an area referred to as "Little Switzerland" with panoramic views and within the South Downs National Park. The village of Steep is a short distance to the North West of the desirable market town of Petersfield. Petersfield offers a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and schooling opportunities, including a twice weekly market held on the town square. There are excellent schools located within the town, such as The Petersfield School, Churcher's College and Bedales. Petersfield also has a mainline railway station on the Portsmouth to London Waterloo line, with trains to the capital taking around an hour.
A charming two bedroom top floor apartment
Kitchen/Dining room 23'9 (7.24m) x 10'11 (3.33m)
Sitting room 17'5 (5.31m) x 14'9 (4.5m)
Bedroom 1 14'6 (4.42m) x 13'4 (4.06m)
Bedroom 2 11'6 (3.51m) x 10'8 (3.25m)
We understand the Lease Length is 999 years from 1999 and the Service Charge is £299.86 per month
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.