This thatched house for sale has “charming” gardens and dates back 400 years. 

Greensleeves, in Bentworth, was once a group of cottages, built in the 1600s and extended throughout the next three centuries. 

Period features include character fireplaces and exposed beams. (Savills )

The main part of the home is timber-framed with a central stack and a thatched and slate roof. 

Other exterior period features of the Grade II listed home include a hipped slate roof, eyebrow dormers, cambered arches and a boarded door, while inside there are various character fireplaces, exposed beams and sloped ceilings. 

The kitchen and breakfast area. (Savills )

The entrance hall leads to a double aspect sitting room with an inglenook fireplace and exposed timbers,  a dining room with a wide brick fireplace, and a playroom which could also be used as a ground floor bedroom. 

Also on the ground floor is a fitted kitchen with built-in appliances and a utility room. 

One of the bedrooms. (Savills)

Upstairs, there is a semi-vaulted main bedroom with an en-suite dressing room and bathroom, three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room. 

Outside, there is a gravelled drive and garages, a lawn, an orchard and the former kitchen gardens. 

The gardens span more than half an acre. (Savills )

The property is being sold by estate agent Savills for a price of £1,000,000. 

Rory McKenzie of Savills commented: “Greensleeves is full of character with some great sized rooms and such a romantic garden, which provides a private and tranquil setting for the house. The property offers a great project for an incoming buyer, with plenty of scope to put their own stamp on it.”