Culvercote is a substantial and impressive family residence with many period features including high ceilings, authentic feature fireplaces, sash windows and shutters. Located in the picturesque village of South Harting, the house is set back from the road with easy access to the countryside and local pub. The property now requires modernisation and offers a fantastic opportunity to create a fabulous village home. Culvercote is offered to the market for the first time in 88 years, having been in the same family, with origins dating back to 1826. The property is in a conservation area but not listed.
Upon entering the glazed entrance porch, you will find the hallway with the sitting room to one side and the family room to the other. The dining room has French doors overlooking the garden and leads to the kitchen/breakfast room. There is a useful utility room and cloakroom, as well as a workshop/store and further outbuildings adjacent. On the first floor there are three large double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate wc. The second floor has a further three generous sized bedrooms, one with vaulted ceiling and windows to three sides. All of the bedrooms enjoy superb views towards the open countryside.
The extensive gardens to the property are delightful, being well established with herbaceous borders, plentiful shrubs, grape vines and mature trees. The charming paved terrace adjoins the side of the house and provides an ideal spot for al fresco dining. The double garage and artist studio with large skylight is accessed from the road, this could be converted into further ancillary accommodation subject to planning consent.
Culvercote is located within the delightful village of South Harting in the South Downs National Park. South Harting is a thriving community with a village shop, post office, public house, primary school and two churches. The High Street is lined with elegant Georgian buildings and is close to the National Trust property of Uppark House and Harting Down Nature Reserve with spectacular views of the South Downs. More comprehensive shopping, leisure and schooling opportunities are available at nearby Petersfield, Midhurst or the Cathedral city of Chichester. Petersfield has a mainline railway station on the Portsmouth to London Waterloo line, with the capital just an hour away by train. There is a regular bus service connecting the village with Petersfield.
A six bedroom detached county residence
Garage/Coah House/Artist studio
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.