Former apple warehouse sows seeds for eye-catching home with £625,000 price tag

This house which was once the store for rare Liphook apples is up for sale for just £625,000.

Osborne Court House in Liphook was converted to a single storey cottage around 50 years ago, before which it was originally part of a substantial Victorian farmhouse as the original apple shop, complete with garage formed from what was the stable.

The converted apple store is a beautiful house with lots of plants. (Clarke Gamon )

Liphook is known to have originated a rare breed of apples called Bramshott Rectory apples, which are dessert apples.

The apples, which are best in desserts and hard to find, would have been stored in what is now Osborne Courthouse along with all the other breeds of apples grown in the area.

In the center of the village, the chalet retains its rural roots while being in the heart of Liphook.

With stone exteriors, the former apple store is draped in flora and features light and airy interiors.

apple store house interior

The interiors of the house are light and airy. (Clarke Gamon )

The cottage has two double bedrooms, an equipped kitchen, a living room with fireplace and a bathroom.

Outside, the property includes a garden with an elevated terrace and is minutes from the South Downs National Park.

Apple Store House Courtyard

The yard is one of the rural features that helps this house retain its ties to the past. (Clarke Gamon )

The property is being marketed by estate agent Clark Gammon, who has listed it for £625,000.

Ian Smith of Clark Gammon said: “Situated in a hidden location right in the heart of the Liphook Conservation Area and adjoining the Square, Osbourne Courthouse is one of the oldest buildings in Liphook.

“The property has a long and varied history and was converted into a home 50 years ago.”

Eleanor C. William