A fantastic opportunity to purchase this unique and beautifully presented family home. The house dates back to the 1940's and originally the local post office for the village. Having been extended and refurbished over the years the property cleverly offers a contemporary feel with the enduring pleasure of absolute quality and concept. There is a wealth of character from Arts and Crafts, Victorian and Georgian styles, whilst combining a sympathetic design with modern and period features. Period features include reclaimed wood flooring throughout the ground floor, cast iron radiators, high ceilings and panelling.
From the entrance porch, (originally the local bus stop), you are welcomed by an impressive entrance hall with full height vaulted ceiling and an original feature fireplace. Steps lead down to the charming drawing room with a log burning stove. There is a family/play room is to the side of the sitting room which opens to the stylish bespoke handmade kitchen/dining room, with a central island, Beton Cire worktops and three sets of double doors open out to the charming terrace. There is also a study/further reception room with a feature fireplace. The useful utility room is fully equipped, and a cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor there are five spacious double bedrooms and a family bathroom suite. The principal bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with roll top bath and walk in shower and fitted wardrobes. This excellent room has a full height valuated ceiling and a large A frame window allowing plenty of natural light, as well as enjoying the superb countryside views from the balcony. The second bedroom has a fireplace, original wooden flooring, and an en-suite shower room.
Externally the house is approached via electric oak gates and onto the large gravel driveway with ample parking and an oak framed detached double garage. The large, paved terrace is accessed from both the family room and kitchen making an ideal spot for al fresco dining. The attractive and well maintained rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and herbaceous borders.
Steps lead down to a lower wildflower garden which is bordered by a stream and to the far end there is direct access to an ancient woodland. The garden offers a good degree of privacy being perfect for evening entertainment and to enjoy the surroundings, as well as the ambient lighting around the house.
The Old Post Office is located within the delightful village of Empshott and within the South Downs National Park. Set in an elevated position, there are outstanding panoramic views over the surrounding countryside from the rear of the house. The nearby village of Liss has a range of shops for day to day needs and mainline railway station providing a service from Portsmouth to London, Waterloo. The market town of Petersfield has an excellent range of shops, supermarkets and twice weekly market held in the square on Wednesday and Saturday. Petersfield also has a mainline railway station on the Portsmouth to Waterloo line and for commuters travelling by road, the A3 by-pass provides access between the south coast and London, linking with the A272. Recreational facilities in the area include Petersfield Heath, Lake, 18 hole golf course, Taro Sports Centre and there are numerous clubs and societies. There are excellent schools in the vicinity including Bedales School, Churcher's College and Ditcham Park School.
A superb five bedroom family home
En-suite shower room
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.