Lower House Farm is a property which dates back to the 18th century but has subsequently been extended, in keeping with the feel of the original. All the rooms are beautifully proportioned and can be put to flexible use.

Principal rooms include a large drawing room with inglenook fireplace, a formal dining room, and a wonderful kitchen/breakfast/family room with an Aga and a walk-in larder.

The first floor boasts six bedrooms and five bathrooms (arranged in five suites); bedroom six is currently used as a dressing room.

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Outside are an old oast house with one bedroom, and a magnificent flint barn with former planning permission for conversion to holiday cottages which has now lapsed, but could be reinstated.

Gardens lie to the south of the house with sweeping lawns and some good mature trees, fruit trees, vegetable garden, fruit cage and an attractive millpond.

Lower House Farm is situated in the village of East Meon which lies within the recently formed South Downs National Park. The River Meon flows throughout the village and has a renowned Norman church, a primary school, village store, post office and two pubs. Petersfield nearby has an excellent rage of local shops.

The guide price is £2.75m. For further information please contact Jackson Stops & Staff on 01962 844 299 or visit www.jackson-stops.co.uk.

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