This beautifully refurbished, detached 18th-century cottage stands peacefully in an enviable location, overlooking miles of rolling countryside on the Hampshire/Sussex border in the South Downs National Park. Set off the beaten track in a tiny hamlet within West Harting this picturesque rural home is the perfect retreat for couples, friends and families wishing to enjoy the excellent walks and attractions, as well as beaches which are within about ½ hour's drive.
This super getaway has a living room, separate snug and a large, well-equipped kitchen. A deer theme is echoed throughout the cottage and quality curtains, artwork and ornaments also reflect the theme.
Outside is a decked area with steps up to another seating area with a Green Egg barbecue - the ideal spot to eat al fresco and enjoy warm, balmy evenings with an aperitif or two! There is a large, lawned, sloping garden, and fields adjacent where the owner's Jacob sheep can be seen grazing. Children can enjoy feeding the sheep and lambs by hand with the special feed provided, plus there is a chicken run accessed at the top of the garden in the owner's adjacent property where it can be arranged for you to collect freshly laid eggs. Plenty of parking is provided, as well as a bike store. The property has a small, on-site gym with two exercise bikes, cross trainer, free weights, TRX and a cable machine, which guests are welcome to use by prior arrangement. The cottage is run alongside the owner's deer farm, which is situated in the fields a short distance from the cottage. The owners would be pleased to arrange for a supervised tour of the deer farm, a rare opportunity which will be of interest to all ages.
The bustling market town of Petersfield is just a 5-minute drive away, and has a range of cafes, eateries, shops and a mainline train to London and Portsmouth. This lovely part of Hampshire is within easy reach of various sightseeing attractions, including the Goodwood Races, polo at Cowdray, Petworth House and Gardens, the cathedral cities of Chichester, Winchester and Guildford, as well as West Wittering beach. There are many picturesque villages and hamlets to visit, with lovely old inns, including the White Hart in South Harting which is a 5-minute drive away.
Other places to visit, or days out, include Portsmouth, with its Spinnaker Tower, HMS Warrior, Nelson's HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Exhibit, the New Forest National Park, Birdworld, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Marwell Zoo, Paultons Park with Peppa Pig World, Jane Austen's House, Gilbert White's House, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, and not forgetting a nostalgic journey back in time on the Watercress Steam Train. Rambling, horse riding and golf can be found in the area too. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.|
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 48" Sky TV (basic package) with Netflix, Blu-ray player, Bose bluetooth speaker, oak floor and French doors leading to decked area.
Snug: With wood burner, Sky TV (basic package) with Netflix, Xbox One X with a selections of games and a selection of board games.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, range with electric oven and induction hob, microwave, slow cooker, Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and Sky TV (basic package) with Netflix.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request) and Sky TV (basic package) with Netflix.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed and Sky TV (basic package) with Netflix.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burners included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.
Large lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Gym with 2 exercise bikes, cross trainer, TRX and weights, by arrangement with owners. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 11 steps to the upper sitting-out area and the garden is sloping.