THIS charming period family home, previously the village post office and telephone exchange, could be yours for less than £1 million. 

Grade II listed Post Cottage in Bramdean, near Alresford, is now a fabulous family home full of character, set in delightful landscaped gardens and on the market for £975,000. 

The entrance hall has access to all the principal living areas, the family room with its attractive views over the rear gardens and fireplace focal point, the farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room, and cosy sitting room with exposed ceiling timbers. 

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On the first floor, there are four large bedrooms, the master with an en suite shower room, and a family bathroom. 

The property is approached by a gravel driveway which provides ample parking for numerous vehicles as well as access to the open-fronted oak-framed double carport and adjoining workshop and garden store. 

The rear gardens are an absolute oasis. 

Hampshire Chronicle: Post Cottage, Bramdean

Giles Muddle, of estate agents Savills Winchester, said: "This former post office and telephone exchange in Bramdean is now an excellent, beautifully presented family home with a wealth of character.

"The gardens really are something rather special, with a large terrace providing a great space for outdoor entertaining while admiring the backdrop."

The village of Bramdean is within the South Downs National Park between Winchester and Petersfield.

Hampshire Chronicle: Post Cottage, Bramdean

The village is well known and popular for its location amidst attractive rolling farmland and downland and excellent schools nearby. There is a garage with a small shop, The Fox Inn and a Norman church.

The nearby cathedral city of Winchester has many excellent amenities including a main line station to London Waterloo and access on to the M3 north to London or south to the M27 coastal motorway and ferry ports.

To the east of Bramdean, Petersfield has good shopping facilities and access to the A3 providing an excellent link to London, Heathrow and Gatwick.

Hampshire Chronicle: Post Cottage, Bramdean

The nearby towns of Winchester, Petersfield and Alton all provide regular train services to London Waterloo with an approximate journey time of one hour.