Nursted is a hamlet in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It can be found 1.8miles Southeast of Petersfield and sits directly on the Hampshire/ West Sussex border. The closest village to Nursted is Buriton which is itself 2.5 miles from Petersfield.Buriton can be reached from Nursted by a narrow winding lane that is very picturesque, being in places deeply sunk between high banks and completely over-arched by trees. It descends to the east end of the village street. Buriton is a picturesque, historic village surrounded by steep wooded downland hillsides. There is a duckpond by the Norman church of St. Mary''s at the centre of the village. Until the late 19th century Buriton church was the ''mother'' church of the area with Petersfield church being a ''daughter'' church. The population of Buriton today is about 730. The Hangers Way a 21 mile walk from Alton to Petersfield passes through the Buriton close to the pond and the nearby Queen Elizabeth Country Park offers excellent walking opportunities within its fourteen hundred acres of downland and woodlands.
Situated within the South Downs National Park and close to the market town of Petersfield this well presented, light and spacious holiday annexe has been sympathetically modernised whilst retaining its original 18th century character. It is attached to the owners farmhouse on a working arable and sheep farm close to the picturesque village of Buriton. Ideally placed for visiting Jane Austen’s house at Chawton, Watercress steam railway, South Downs Way, Winchester, Portsmouth and beaches at Hayling Island and The Witterings. Shop and pubs 1½ miles.The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath and bridleway that begins in Winchester and follows an undulating well maintained and signposted route to Eastbourne. Buriton is near The South Downs Way and has several footpaths feeding into it from the village. Much of the route is surprisingly isolated and quiet considering the density of the population in south-east England. It can be walked in about a week and is closed to motorised traffic.
The Bray family has been living at Nursted Farm for over 100 years and the current farmer Andrew is the fourth generation to farm the land. The farm is over 300 hundred acres in size and is split over three areas. The land adjacent to the main house consists of woodland and open countryside providing excellent walking with fantastic views; on a clear day Butser Hill is clearly visible. Accommodation for Therapy Retreats clients is in our self-contained Annexe attached to the farmhouse. Our clients have found this a delightful retreat base and the private sessions are held in the sitting room.
The annexe was originally single storey outer farm buildings that have been converted into a single dwelling unit and as such the upstairs is located in 'roof' space and has sloping ceilings and exposed beams that all add to the charm and character of the place.
Ground floor: Large kitchen with a central island that also acts as a dining room and sitting room, the floor is tiled and the woodburner is located at one end in what was the old bread-oven. Access to large outside enclosed area through patio doors . Main living room comprises three piece suite and sofa bed and patio doors to outer area. Television with built in Freeview and DVD/video player. Also digital Hi-Fi unit with modern plug in ports.
First floor: converted roof space offering a double bedroom with standard sized double bed and a bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. The first floor offers reduced space, particularly in the bathroom, compared to downstairs however the bedroom is well furnished leaving ample space to walk around the bed for people of average proportions. Bed linen and towels are replaced at least every 2-3 years to maintain 'fresh' modern look yet being in keeping with the property
There is the use of a sofa bed in the main sitting room; which even when in operation does not impede on the space available. Property decorated and furnished to a high standard and all appliances of modern appearance. There are no downstairs facilities so may not be suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview television DVD/video combi. Digital stereo/CD and digital radio. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.
Nurstead Farm, Buriton, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5RW
Tel: Elaine Bray on 01730 264278