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A handsome detached 18th Century house of great character standing in landscaped grounds of about 1.35 acres together with a range of very useful outbuildings and an annexe. The house has been carefully extended and now provides a very interesting family home whist still retaining all of the inherent character of the original building with
exposed beams and fireplaces. Features of note include a very large kitchen/dining/sitting room, ideal for everyday family living, with French doors opening out to the garden and terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of cabinets together with granite work surfaces and an Aga.
The generous living accommodation enjoys a light and airy feeling throughout and includes a well-proportioned double aspect drawing room with an open fireplace and fine views over the garden. There is also a second sitting room/snug, also with fireplace and wood burning stove, together with exposed beams. The ground floor accommodation
is completed with a utility room, and an entrance hall off which is a cloakroom.
The house is set over several levels providing a good degree of interest with five bedrooms including two en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom (with underfloor heating) to the first floor. Of note, each of the en suite bathrooms are fitted with stylish modern sanitary ware and travertine tiles. There is also a further bedroom and a study/occasional
bedroom to the second floor separated by a spacious landing and reading area.
Importantly, the property is complemented by a detached barn-style annexe providing self-contained accommodation and including a ground floor studio room and kitchenette as well as a first floor bedroom and bathroom with shower cubicle. The annexe has been let and provides an income as well additional flexibility for both entertaining
There are a further range of useful outbuildings within the grounds, including a very useful pavilion which is set away from the house and opposite the tennis court. The pavilion is currently arranged with a kitchenette, bathroom and large study with mezzanine areas above.
The pavilion could be utilised in a variety of different ways and is currently an ideal home office and storage area. The building has heating provided by its own independent LPG combination boiler
and also air conditioning.
The gardens and grounds have been arranged to provide an ideal setting for the house with expanses of lawn together with an all weather surface tennis court and an above ground, unheated swimming pool. There are views from many parts of the grounds over open countryside.
The property is set off a small no through lane and occupies a very attractive and slightly elevated rural location with views over rolling farmland. The small rural hamlet of Neatham is about half a mile from Holybourne and stands amidst fine countryside
between the villages of Bentley, Froyle and Binsted. The strong and active village of Holybourne has a primary school (Andrews Endowed), infant school, public house, local shop and post office, village hall, church and a number of clubs and associations. The
local area provides ample opportunity for many country pursuits together with a network of footpaths leading to the Wey Valley and the North Downs as well as the South Downs National Park.
The market town of Alton provides a good range of individual shops together with weekly and specialist markets, Waitrose food shop, Sainsbury’s, cinema, sports centre, two secondary schools, a 6th form college and mainline station to London Waterloo. There is a good range of independent schools, including Lord Wandsworth College at Long Sutton and Alton School (independent school for boys and girls), Edgeborough in Farnham and Highfield and
Brookham in Liphook.
The property is approached via a five bar electric gate and stone chipping driveway providing ample parking for the house and barn. There is also a second driveway, also with an electric gate,
providing access to the timber outbuildings and pavilion. The outbuildings comprise seven timber framed buildings, ideal for storage and with power and water supply.
The property stands within attractive landscaped grounds providing a beautiful setting with areas of lawn and light woodland together with well stocked flower and shrub borders and a variety of young and mature trees. A large Indian sandstone paved terrace with a stone water feature provides an ideal outside seating area and is set to the south of the house adjoining the sitting room and kitchen. A network of shingle pathways extend across the garden to the fruit and vegetable gardens, greenhouse and swimming pool as well as the pavilion, hard tennis court and further outbuildings. In all, the grounds extend to about 1.35 acres.
Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room | Drawing Room | 6/7 Bedrooms | 2 En Suite Bathrooms | Family Bathroom | Snug | Detached Barn with Annexe
Bathroom and Ground Floor Studio Room with Kitchenette| Detached Pavilion with Sitting/Study Area| Detached Outbuildings | Above ground Swimming Pool | Tennis Court | Gardens and Grounds of about 1.35 acres
Mains gas to house and barn annexe
LPG to pavilion
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate