Hidden haven but it’s far from cut off

Hidden away in a former chalk pit is a haven from everyday life that’s just a stone’s throw from the major South Coast arterial route.

And it’s a haven with plenty of appeal because it actually has two complete homes within its own 0.75 acre plot, one of them boasting three bedrooms at ground floor level.

“It’s rare to find such an appealing and versatile opportunity to buy two homes enveloped by their own plot in one transaction,” says Colin Shairp of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire.

“Either of these properties would fall within the parameters demanded by Fine and Country that the home has to be within the top quartile for price and quality features.

“So to get two outstanding homes at one time is a great chance for maybe an extended family to jointly buy a property they can share or for one purchaser to buy both homes and then either provide a home for a dependent relative or draw an income through letting either of the houses.

“They offer a choice of sizes, with the main house, Ash Cottage, created out of two cottages and offering two appealing inglenooks, having three bedrooms and a luxury bathroom on the first floor as well as a sitting room above the garage that could easily become a bedroom accessed via its own staircase.

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“The effect on living space would be minimal because there are still three ground floor reception rooms plus a fantastic kitchen / breakfast room with a huge skylight.

“The second home, Ash Studio, is set away from the main house. The L-shaped has a central living room with a kitchen / dining / sitting room with the master bedroom

to one side and two more on the other, one en-suite, together with the family bathroom.

“The plot is enhanced and totals roughly two acres because additional woodland is rented from the Southwick Estate. High banks and imaginative planting create a wonderful feeling of isolation yet there are neighbouring properties and the pair of homes is barely a mile from the M27 at junction 10.

“The approach is via a by-passed section of the old A32 between Fareham and Wickham and then into a lane serving a couple of other properties. It’s a wonderful spot.”

Guide price is £995,000 (EPC Band D for both homes). For more information, contact Fine and Country Southern Hampshire on 023 93 277 277 or email drayton@fineandcountry.com