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Bell Hill, Petersfield, GU32

3 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 2 Rec

Offers Over £800,000

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Petersfield

Dean Kellaway

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Key features

  • EPC Rating: D
  • Double garage
  • Period features
  • Substantial garden with outbuildings
  • Driveway parking for several cars
  • Convenient for the A3
  • Just over 1 mile to the town centre

Full description

Dating from the early nineteenth century, Orchard Cottage presents something of a hidden gem. Just over a mile from central Petersfield, and benefitting from some more recent modifications, the cottage offers a comfortable home and a beautiful wraparound garden. Entering through the front door, you step into a hallway from which a latch door leads to a double bedroom and separate shower room. The original rooms are accessed from the main hallway and comprise: a beamed kitchen with white units and wooden worktops, a separate utility space and a family bathroom offering both a bath and shower. The sitting room has a welcoming feel and benefits from a fireplace and wood burner. From here, we move into the elegant conservatory, currently used as a dining room, from which the garden can be accessed. Upstairs are the two remaining double bedrooms. Both bedrooms are of a good size and share the cloakroom in the passage between them. Externally, there is a large patio area from which the large double garage can be accessed. This is a generous space with storage space in the loft. The raised garden beyond is exceptional. Mainly laid to lawn with established planting and, true to the name of the cottage, even some fruit trees. There is a further covered seating area plus a sizeable shed for storage. To the front of the property the driveway offers parking for several cars.

Council Tax band: F

Situation

Orchard Cottage sits just over a mile from the A3 and within a mile of the railway station. Centred around the original market square, which hosts a market twice a week, Petersfield offers a wide choice of shops and several independent cafes and restaurants. For those brave enough to take the plunge, Petersfield offers an open-air swimming pool and, for those who enjoy horse-racing or a night at the theatre, the cathedral city of Chichester is easily accessible by car or train.
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Council Tax Band: F

Tenure: Freehold

Why live in Petersfield?

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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