Barnards is a charming and attractive Grade II Listed home set within the tranquil village of East Meon adjacent to the River Meon. The property dates back to the 16th century and retains many character features, including fireplaces, exposed beams and wooden flooring. However, Barnards also offers many exciting opportunities to update and modernise.
From the welcoming entrance hall there are two spacious reception rooms, comprising a study with original wood panelling along with a useful under stairs storage cupboard, and a spacious sitting room with an open hearth fireplace which opens into the dining room/conservatory with doors out the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of units with a gas oven and hob and also opens onto the dining room/conservatory. The cellar is half head height and accessed via a hatch door from the conservatory. A utility and cloakroom complete the ground floor. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms a single bedroom, a shower room and separate cloakroom. The master bedroom has delightful views towards the church and countryside beyond. There is also a spacious boarded loft, which could be converted subject to usual planning permission.
The attractive South facing rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature flower and shrub borders. There is a detached double garage with an inspection pit and loft storage, along with an attached workshop, which is accessed from the rear lane.
Barnards is 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.
Sitting room 20'5 (6.22m) x 14'4 (4.37m)
Study 15'4 (4.67m) x 11'2 (3.4m)
Kitchen/Breakfast room 14'8 (4.47m) x 11'5 (3.48m)
Conservatory/Dining room 14'8 (4.47m) x 10'4 (3.15m)
Bedroom 1 13'7 (4.14m) x 12'4 (3.76m)
Bedroom 2 12'5 (3.78m) x 11'4 (3.45m)
Bedroom 3 9'3 (2.82m) x 9' (2.74m)
Garage 25'6 (7.77m) x 18' (5.49m)
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.