Live life on the edge… of the wonderful South Downs

Living life on the edge can have a precarious meaning, but living life close to the edge of the South Downs National Park can only have overwhelming appeal for those who love to get out and explore some of the best of British landscape.

And that’s exactly the lifestyle on offer at a stylishly updated and extended home in Southdown Road, Clanfield, that could easily accommodate more than one generation of a family with a simple internal division creating a main home and annexe.

At the front of the house is open countryside – just beyond the next ridge is the boundary of the National Park itself and, just inside it, an observatory belonging to the Hampshire Astrological Group, clearly demonstrating that dark skies and star gazing go hand in hand here.

“The house has been extended either side of a long central hallway with the fifth bedroom and sitting room opposite each other at the front,” explains Colin Shairp, of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire estate agents.

“Either side of the hallway just beyond the staircase are a shower room and study; it would be straightforward to fashion an annexe here without any major structural changes. Above the two main front rooms is the en-suite master bedroom and again it would be easy to divide the landing here.

“Towards the rear of the ground floor are the really generous kitchen / dining room and a drawing room almost equally as largewth bi-fold doors into a conservatory glazed on three sides. There are three bedrooms, two of them en-suite, and a family bathroom above this part of the house and an architect could advise on installing an extra staircase, subject to necessary consents.

“The view from the front of the house can also be enjoyed from the rear garden, which rises through two areas of lawn to steps that approach a large deck with balustrade that has a glorious outlook to the west and is perfect for those balmy summer evenings and a spot of star gazing.

“At the front of the property is an L-shaped brick-paved drive with a double garage block next to the road giving the house good privacy.

“Commuting is straightforward with the A3 close by and both Petersfield and Rowlands Castle offering mainline stations.”

Guide price is £750,000 (EPC Band C). For more information, contact Fine and Country Southern Hampshire on 023 93 277 277 or email

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