Alphonsus House is an exceptional country house, originally built as the Dower House to the Knight family at Chawton House. The main house dates from 1810 with Edwardian additions and the cottage dates from the 17th century.

Grade II listed, the house has been updated and refurbished by the current owners and now offers a beautifully presented family home which has perfectly proportioned rooms, high ceilings and period working fireplaces.

Notable features include the magnificent reception hall and an elegant staircase rising up to the generous landing; deep and wide sash/leaded windows, many with original shutters and a welcoming family kitchen/breakfast room.

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Accommodation in total comprises: reception hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, cellar and upstairs seven bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms plus a study and storage space in the attic.

Outside the grounds include a stone sun terrace, hard tennis court and planning permission for a garage as well as the attached three bedroom cottage with a separate entrance.

Chawton is synonymous with its association with Jane Austen who lived in the village from 1809 until 1817. Today it offers a church and a public house while more extensive facilities are available at Alton.

The guide price is £1,750,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01252 821102 or visit www.struttandparker.com.

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