Georgian farmhouse in the prettiest of villages

Georgian farmhouse in the prettiest of villages

Cheriton is a much favoured village within the South Downs National Park, surrounded by farmland and countryside and just a couple of miles from Alresford. This is the setting for North End Farm House, a beautiful Georgian home which has recently undergone renovation and refurbishment, retaining all the inherent character but also making this a perfect home for the 21st century.

This is a house of generous proportions with extensive entertaining areas and family living space, abounding with wonderful features such as exposed beams, sash windows with wood shutters, and woodburning stoves set in original fireplaces.

An impressive reception hall lies centrally within the house with access to a rear lobby and a protected sun terrace, as well as branching off to a fine drawing room on the southern side, a more relaxed sitting room, and the formal dining room. From a rear hall, a door opens to an ancillary wing with a study and a large utility room and also access from the hall to the glorious farmhouse style kitchen.

This is a masterpiece where it is easy to imagine the hustle and bustle of family life when generations come together as well as a haven of calm at other times. The hand painted cabinets have been designed around the Aga, together with a central island, space for a dining table and perhaps an armchair or two to create a comfortable work space and multi-functioning room.

On the first floor the two huge family bathrooms serve five lovely double bedrooms and a further interesting bedroom in the eaves; and the master suite, with its east and westerly aspects, has its own dressing room with walk-in wardrobe and a stunning bathroom. Several bedrooms have fireplaces and there is potential to create…