Traditional village home

Traditional village home

Oozing character and wonderful period features, Lavender Cottage sits in a private position in the heart of West Meon. The South Downs National Park provides an endless network of footpaths giving access to acres of countryside and links numerous villages.

This is a home which satisfies those looking for a period property yet also fulfils modern expectations with regard to layout and the lifestyle this suggests with lovely open plan entertaining space. Originally two cottages, and dating from 1860, this charming detached home is beautifully presented and has a delightful character dictated by latched wooden internal doors, fireplaces, oak flooring, painted beams and an exposed brick and flint wall in the extended kitchen.

In fact, this room is the heart of the home being well fitted and open plan to a lovely living space for dining and relaxing and with French doors to a private courtyard garden. The kitchen has a butler sink, Aga, stone floor and the vaulted ceiling adds to the feeling of space. A pantry off the inner hallway provides useful storage and has a brick floor.

The entrance hall is a versatile area and with its wood burning stove set in a fireplace and oak floor could be used as a reading room or study, although there is another small room off the open plan kitchen currently used as a study. There is also a separate, cosy sitting room which adds to the versatility, a ground floor cloakroom and a utility room with a door to the garden.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom.

A five bar gate gives access from the road to a brick paved parking area for two cars. A gate opens to the enclosed south facing front garden, with the boundaries defined by…