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 original design of this impressive country house was to ensure that rooms are light, an ethos which has been maintained. And all principal rooms are either south or west facing with views over the glorious gardens. Ashford Chace was later divided into 6 properties in the 1960s.
4 Ashford Chace is a delightful spacious portion of this Grade II Listed mansion, with notable features including arch and sash windows, moulded high ceilings, marble fireplaces and oak flooring. The accommodation is well-proportioned and comprises: a delightful drawing room with a beautiful open hearth fireplace and French doors opening out to the terrace, a generous dining room overlooking the kitchen garden
and a charming study/snug. A kitchen/breakfast room with a range of contemporary units, an Everhot oven and built in Neff appliances, as well as a useful larder and separate utility room. Five double bedrooms, with three on the ground floor, all with fitted wardrobes and two on the lower ground with built in storage cupboards. There are three bathrooms consisting of two suites and a further shower room. The property also benefits from a fully boarded loft, with a let down ladder and provides useful storage.
The property benefits from its own private gardens with lawns, mature flower and shrub beds, terraces and water features. There is a private parking area with space for 2 - 3 cars and a single garage. 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 superb portion of a Grade II Listed mansion
Drawing room 22'3 (6.78m) x 18'3 (5.56m)
Dining room 15'1 (4.6m) x 13'7 (4.14m)
Study 15'8 (4.78m) x 12' (3.66m)
Bedroom 14'8 (4.47m) x 14'7 (4.45m)
Kitchen 19'1 (5.82m) x 11' (3.35m)
Larder 8'6 (2.59m) x 5'7 (1.7m)
Utility room 8'6 (2.59m) x 8'3 (2.51m)
Bedroom 16'2 (4.93m) x 12'3 (3.73m)
Bedroom 12'3 (3.73m) x 10'4 (3.15m)
Bedroom 11'8 (3.56m) x 10'8 (3.25m)
Bedroom/Games room 20'2 (6.15m) x 11'8 (3.56m)
We understand the service charge is £6,993.24 per annum.
We understand the lease length is 999 years from 1999.
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.