Liss, Hampshire

Liss, Hampshire


£935,000 | PRICE GUIDE | FREEHOLD A charming and capacious period house, situated in an idyllic ‘tucked away’ location, adjacent to historic St Peters Church yet within comfortable walking distance of Liss village with main line station into Waterloo. EPC energy rating ‘E’ – Enviromental Impact rating ‘C’


DESCRIPTION: Epstocks is a property of great local historic interest, in part dating from the mid Victorian era when it was a church hall and part early an Edwardian attached property. It is understood that this part was the home of the church sexton whilst the hall was used for the Sunday School. Today the property provides a combination of period charm and character and the up to date modern fitments expected of a quality family home. The house is beautifully appointed with a wealth of period features including panelled doors and fine fireplaces, whilst in the Victorian part of the house forms the beautifully proportioned dining room with wide exposed, polished floorboards and exposed ceiling timbers, double aspect and door to the front. This part of the house is split level with the fine drawing room approached via double doors, at a slightly lower level to the rear of the house and opening onto a secluded sunken terrace. There is a handsome fireplace with fitted gas fired stove. The Master bedroom suite is approached off a long galleried landing, with fitted shelving,with stairs up from the dining room and comprises a spacious double aspect bedroom with excellent fitted wardrobes. Overlooking the rear garden and benefiting a large, luxury shower room, with large shower enclosure, range of fitted cupboards with vanity top, inset washbasin and low level w.c. wall tiling and down lights. The front door to the Edwardian part of the house has an attractive canopy porch. Opening into a central hall with tiled floor and running through the depth of the house with the staircase leading to the other bedrooms and family bathroom. There is an under stairs cupboard and a part glazed door leading out to the rear garden. One side of the hall is the generous study, with period fireplace surround and picture rail, across the hall is the family breakfast room with a fitted dresser, period fireplace with fitted log burner, oak stable door leading to the dining room and a broad opening into the fitted kitchen. The kitchen is well appointed with an excellent range of maple cupboards, drawers, wall cabinets and open displays. There are granite work surfaces and a twin bowl butlers sink with mixer tap above which is a large window give a view down the garden. There is space and plumbing for a dishwasher as well as space for an electric cooker and fridge. The focal point of the room is the gas fired Rayburn providing the heating, hot water and also cooking facilities. The tiled floor extends from the hall, throughout the breakfast room and kitchen. Also off the hall is a cloakroom and a good size utility room with brick floor, butler’s sink with wooden drainer, plumbing for washing machine ample spaces for freezers along with various fitted cupboards and shelves.

On the first floor there is a bright landing with panelled doors to three generous bedrooms, the largest having two fitted double wardrobes and a long fitted dressing table with drawers below. There is an attractive cast iron fireplace surround. Bedrooms three and four both have laminate floors and the airing cupboard is in the fourth bedroom. The family bathroom is a lovely feature with a large modern freestanding oval bath with up stand mixer tap. There is a separate corner shower enclosure, washbasin with drawer below, low level w.c,. part tiled walls, two heated towel rails and a pebble effect tiled floor.

From the landing a further staircase leads up to the second floor with small landing area, door to eaves store cupboard and door to bedroom five. With skilled ceiling there are several eaves store areas and three roof lights, if not used as a bedroom can be utilised for a variety of uses.

NOTE: There is gas central heating via radiators and most of the windows are replacement double glazing, carefully designed to be faithful to the original sash windows.

Outside the front of the house is extremely attractive with a combination of stone and mellow red brick elevations, with climbing roses and wisteria. Rear access with twin five bar gates leading into an enclosed parking area and the double garage with a pair of twin opening doors, a pull down ladder gives access to a useful loft storage area. There is light and power connected. The rear garden is a lovely feature of the property, a central path flanked by low box hedging leads from a large paved terrace adjacent to the house to the parking and garage area. There are various areas of lawn, vegetable garden, various shrubs and flowering trees and a feature sunken terrace adjacent to the drawing room with waterfall water feature and planted rockery. The boundaries to the side are defined by mature hedging and high fencing, a side gate leads  to a right of access to the front of the house via the neighbouring churchyard.

LOCATION: This magnificent period house is positioned along the small lane, adjacent to the historic and picturesque St Peters church. Liss village is within a mile of the property and is situated in the South Downs National Park. It features a selection of local independent shops, a Tesco Express, Boots Chemist, two doctors surgeries and a railway station to London Waterloo. The A3 bypasses the village, providing easy access to the south coast and the M25 and London to the north. The opening of the Hindhead tunnel has enhanced the attraction of this sought after location, potentially attracting people wishing to move out from the traditional commuter belt and suburbs but still being able to return there for work. The other nearby towns of Petersfield, Alton and Haslemere are all easily accessible, as are the cities of Chichester and Portsmouth.


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