THIS unique period property, set in rolling grounds and paddocks of nearly eight acres, is a rare find, having been owned by the same family for more than 40 years.

In a stunning setting with inspiring views, it could be yours for £2 million.

The original chapel is without doubt the room of note. The vaulted ceiling, excellent proportions and triple aspect with wood-burning stove make it an ideal space for family life and entertaining.

The kitchen opening up to the timber conservatory is a more informal space for day-to-day living and looks out to the spectacular gardens beyond. There are two further reception rooms with a cosier feel.

The first floor has three bedrooms and two beautifully refurbished bathrooms.

Set away from the road and down a gated and gravelled driveway, the house is beautifully tucked away from the rest of the world. The driveway provides ample parking for several cars and a triple garage with outline planning consent for two bedrooms to be built above as ancillary/guest accommodation).

Iron gates and stone steps lead you down to the house and awe inspiring views of the gardens beyond. The main garden is made up of rolling lawns interspersed with mature trees and plant borders. These give way to fenced paddocks, meadows, river access and views into the distance.

Set in the gardens to the side of the house is a wonderful folly style outbuilding providing further accommodation or a home office.

Chapel Cottage is in Northington, a highly desirable hamlet situated eight miles north east of the cathedral city of Winchester. It borders the Candover Valley, and is four miles from the edge of the South Downs National Park, both of which are renowned for wonderful countryside and a plethora of country pursuits.

The nearby Georgian market town of Alresford is famed for its pretty streets lined with 18th century houses, cottages, boutique shops, independent retailers, cafes, pubs and everyday stores. The River Arle flows through the town and on into the River Itchen with a number of beautiful riverside walks and the watercress meadows nearby. Despite the tranquil setting, the house is well positioned for the M3, A31 and A34 road networks which provide access to the South Coast, London and the Midlands. Fast rail links to London can be found at Winchester, Basingstoke or Alton, whilst for travel further afield Southampton International Airport is 20 miles away providing domestic and international flights.

Winchester College, St. Swithun’s School, Pilgrims, Princes Mead and Peter Symonds sixth form college are all nearby.