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Oak Tree Farm is a charming character property occupying generous grounds just outside the South Downs National Park. The property, formerly owned by Winchester College, has been the same family’s home for many years and offers scope for further development (subject to permissions and consents being granted).Having previously been extended the property currently offers considerable accommodation, particularly on the ground floor, in total extending to over 3200 sq.ft. An entrance hall with quarry tiled flooring spans almost 30ft leading to an inner lobby which provides access to the principal reception room. This 26ft drawing room forms part of the original building and boasts fine period features such as exposed beams and an open fireplace. A door leads from the drawing room to a study whilst to the east of the property there is a formal dining room and adjacent kitchen complete with oil fired Aga. The kitchen is open plan to a 22ft garden room, currently used as the main family living space. Continuing through the ground floor there is also a utility room and separate cloakroom. On the first floor there are three bedrooms including a master suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has its own w/c and a family bathroom serves bedrooms two and three. The attic has two further rooms.
Newtown is a friendly hamlet forming a joint parish with Soberton, nestled on the outer edges of the South Downs National Park it is close to the Forest of Bere and Hundred Acres. The area is served by its renowned infant school and there are several pubs nearby. The village is incredibly proud of its annual fete which involves a large proportion of the community.
The stunning countryside surrounding the property means outdoor pursuits abound with walkers and equestrians being particularly well catered for. A comprehensive range of local amenities can be found at the pretty Georgian centres of Wickham and Bishops Waltham, 3.5 and 5 miles away respectively. Both offer an excellent range of independent boutiques and eateries along with banks, post offices, convenience stores and Doctors surgeries. For more comprehensive facilities the ancient market town of Petersfield (14 miles) and the cathedral city of Winchester (15 miles) are both nearby and offer fast links to London Waterloo (about 1 hour and 1 hour 10mins respectively). Southampton Airport is also easily accessible offering both internal and international flights. The property is also well positioned for the commercial centres of Southampton and Portsmouth offering ferries to France, Spain and the Isle of Wight and world renowned sailing facilities.
The range of outbuildings are a significant feature of the property offering a wealth of uses and potential, again subject to the necessary consents being obtained. There is a substantial detached pool house with pump room and adjacent office/store and kitchenette. The former barn has been modified and is used by the current owners as a guest annexe with three downstairs rooms, including kitchenette and bathroom, as well as a sizeable upstairs loft room, divided into two rooms and extending over the attached garage. In addition there is also a further detached building, called the Brew House, with an additional room also served by a kitchenette and shower room.
The grounds lie predominantly to the south of the property and feature a large expanse of lawn bordered by a mix of mature trees and shrubs. Immediately adjacent to the garden room
is a terrace with views over the surrounding farmland. Beyond the terrace is a pond edged by well-established planting.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Winchester City Council
SERVICES: Mains Water & Electricity, Oil Fired Central Heating, Private Drainage
Annexe Epc: E
Four Reception Rooms
Master Suite with Dressing Area and En Suite Bathroom
Two Further Bedrooms
Two Attic Rooms
Outbuildings Including Converted Barn
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