High Street, East Meon, GU32

2 Bed │ 1 Bath │ 3 Rec

Guide Price £550,000 (Freehold)


Tracey Killing

Assistant Manager

Key features

  • No onward chain
  • Sought after village location
  • Character features
  • Off road parking
  • Close to local amenities
  • Attractive cottage garden

Full description

Forge Sound is a desirable and attractive detached cottage positioned in the heart of this popular South Downs village. The cottage known as a “Hall House” dates back to 1350 being the oldest private dwelling in the village. Steeped in history, there is an abundance of character features including beamed ceilings, fireplaces, and wooden floors. Now in need of some modernisation this cottage offers an exciting opportunity to create a wonderful home.

From the welcoming entrance hall, you will find the spacious sitting room with a study area and inglenook fireplace. The delightful dining room enjoys an attractive outlook and opens to the kitchen, with space for a table. In addition, there is a snug/study room and ground floor shower room. A useful utility room and separate cloakroom complete the ground floor. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms. The principal bedroom has a wonderful full height beamed ceiling and views over the front and rear garden, whilst the second bedroom has an en-suite wc.

Externally there is off road parking to the front of the cottage. The charming rear garden is fully enclosed with an attractive flint wall to one side and fencing to the other. The garden has been landscaped for ease of maintenance along with various flower and shrub borders, a water feature and greenhouse. The charming paved patio making an ideal spot for outside dining and entertaining.



Situated in the heart of this very popular Hampshire village. East Meon is a picturesque small village, the highest in the Meon Valley, with the River Meon running alongside the village street. The village has a 12th century church, along with a thriving community, two public houses, primary school and village shop. The nearby market town of Petersfield offers a comprehensive range of shopping, sporting and leisure facilities and there is a main line railway station providing a regular service from Portsmouth to London Waterloo.

A charming Grade II* listed cottage


Sitting room

Dining room


Shower room


Utility room



Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

En-suite wc




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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