An exquisite cottage located close to Jane Austen's house in the centre of the Chawton village. This Two bedroom Grade II listed cottage retains many character features including an inglenook fireplace, beamed ceilings and is currently being run as an AirBnB business.
The property was renovated in June 2019, ideally located in the heart of Chawton village and surrounding Hampshire. Farthings was built circa 1700 for the workers of the Squires big house, which is now the Jane Austen Library in the centre of Chawton. The writer's home, now a museum, is directly opposite the house and it's said that Austen family members stayed in Farthings when they ran out of room. They certainly smoked hams for Squire Knight's guests in the inglenook fireplace.
The front door opens to the sitting room, which has an impressive inglenook fireplace, a beamed ceiling, recess cupboard and leaded light windows. Open to the kitchen/dining room, which has kitchen units, a sink, electric oven built into the central chimney stack, induction hob and washing machine, along with new flooring throughout, a built-in cupboard, room and door to the rear. There are stairs to the first floor, room for a dining table, understairs storage and a door to outside.
Upstairs, there is a landing and door to the bathroom, with a white suite comprising a bath with shower attachment, vanity wash hand basin and a wc. The main bedroom is at the front of the cottage, and has a built-in wardrobes. Bedroom two has loft access and a newly fitted cupboard.
Outside, The pretty rear garden is offset from the cottage and is mostly laid to lawn with wild flower beds. There is a summer house with a patio area.
The village of Chawton lies within a conservation area and is blessed with a multitude of heritage features and interesting buildings. Jane Austen's House Museum is located in the centre of the village; it is believed that it was in Chawton that Jane wrote or revised the majority of all her novels including: Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Other facilities within the village include St Nicholas' Church, where Jane's mother and sister are buried, Chawton C of E Primary School, a tea shop, The Greyfriar Public House, Village Hall, Chawton Cricket Club and grounds. Walking and riding through some of our most beautiful countryside is available directly from the house.
Chawton is well connected transport wise, with only two road exits, one leading to a roundabout connected to the A31 and the A32, and the other to the A339/B3006 Selborne Road. The nearest railway station is 1.7 miles north-east of the village, at Alton, with services running to London Waterloo from 1 hr 6 minutes. In addition, Farnham, Alton and Guildford all offer a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities.
SERVICES We understand that all mains services are connected.
LOCAL AUTHORITY INFORMATION East Hampshire District Council
Council Tax Band: D
Property Ref: 100820005523