South Harting, South Harting, GU31

4 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 3 Rec

Guide Price £650,000 (Freehold)


Tracey Killing

Assistant Manager

Key features

  • No onward chain
  • Beautifully presented throughout
  • Retained period features
  • Off road parking
  • Well-proportioned accommodation
  • Attractive garden

Full description

Rock Cottage is a delightful Grade II Listed house, believed to date back to the Georgian era with Victorian additions. Having been built circa 1800 - 1830 as a Calvinist Meeting House and adjoining minister's house, it is thought that the Meeting Room was converted into additional living accommodation around 1930 when the Calvinist's moved elsewhere, and is fortunate to have retained many of the original period features. During the 1940's the house was lived in by the Anglo-French artist Paul Maze, known as “the last of the Post Impressionists", and who is accredited with having taught Winston Churchill to paint.

The property is located in the charming village of South Harting nestled in the heart of the South Downs between the market town of Petersfield to the North and the fringes of Chichester to the South.

The accommodation has a wonderful welcoming feel upon entering and the overall layout provides plenty of natural light to both the ground and first floor. On the ground floor, the property comprises: spacious dining hall, kitchen/breakfast room, a generous 28 ft sitting room with a log burner a study at the rear, cloakroom and a ground floor bedroom. Upstairs you'll find: master bedroom with newly fitted en-suite shower room, family bathroom and two further double bedrooms. Outside, adjacent to the left side of the property is off-road parking for two vehicles with side access in to the house, whilst to the rear there is a wonderful hard landscaped courtyard garden, along with an a pergola to enjoy al fresco dining and entertaining.



Rock Cottage 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, with Petersfield enjoying 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 3/4 bedroom detached house

Dining hall


Sitting room

Study 12'4 (3.76m) x 6' (1.83m)

Kitchen 12'9 (3.89m) x 11'5 (3.48m)

Ground floor bedroom 4 11'11 (3.63m) x 9' (2.74m)


Bedroom 1 14'6 (4.42m) x 12'4 (3.76m)

En suite shower room

Bedroom 2 14'5 (4.39m) x 12'5 (3.78m)

Bedroom 3 14'7 (4.45m) x 9' (2.74m)

Utility area




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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