Newly-built Grade II listed house

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Number 1 Brook Cottages offers the exciting and rare opportunity to purchase a newly-built house which retains the Grade ll listing that was attached to the original property.

The house is semi-detached and one of three attractive properties together in the centre of East Meon currently being substantially rebuilt.

Using original and sympathetic materials, 1 Brook Cottage is being built to the floor plan of the original house which was grade ll listed and of historic note.

The approved plans are for a thatched house with well-proportioned rooms designed over three floors and incorporating a galleried landing giving extra light and space.

Stripped original oak beams, a large inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel burner, solid oak back door and exposed floorboards, along with other features will ensure that the original character and charm of the property is preserved. Externally the house will be finished with brick and exposed beams and hung tiles, in keeping with immediate neighbours and the village.

As construction is well underway but not yet completed it gives flexibility for the purchaser to have some input on final finishes, including the layout of the kitchen/family and dining area.

The rebuilding process is also providing the added opportunity for enhancement of the structure through modern construction methods, and current building regulations will ensure high levels of insulation and energy efficiency.

A massive bonus of 1 Brook Cottages is that the purchaser will have a newly-built house with a lovely mature cottage garden still beautifully maintained.

Fully enclosed, the garden has been thoughtfully designed to create a very private peaceful garden incorporating a lawn, a sheltered established vegetable garden, pond area, gravelled sitting area, patio, paths, a living willow tunnel and mature shrubs and trees.

A summerhouse and brick-built shed provide further character, storage and space and the summerhouse with gravelled area immediately outside makes a lovely sunny welcoming area in the centre of the garden.

The garden can be accessed from the house and from the side of the property via a garden gate and has views out over open countryside.

From the front is a delightful outlook over the village, across the River Meon.

1 Brook Cottages has the added advantage of being in the centre of East Meon and very accessible for village facilities, Petersfield and the A3.

As Sue Crossley of The Country House Company said ‘All in all this is one of the most exciting and unique opportunities we have had; Meon Valley village houses are always in demand and to have the opportunity to have a brand new one with all the character and history of the original with modern heating, insulation and energy saving efficiencies is a chance not to be missed’

For full details contact The Country House Company on (023) 9263 2275.