A delightful period house adjoining the River Rother and occupying a truly tranquil and unspoilt setting with grounds of about 3.8 acres (1.54 ha). Hawkley Mill has a fascinating history having originally been an ancient mill for the Bishops of Winchester and now provides a very interesting rural home whilst retaining all of its inherent character with exposed beams and beautiful elevations of local brick and malmstone beneath a slate roof. The rooms are light and well-proportioned and include a bespoke handmade kitchen, an airy sitting room with an open fireplace and a separate garden / dining room with underfloor heating and French doors to the garden. The kitchen is fitted with beech fronted cabinets and elm work surfaces together with reclaimed oak and a butler sink, Falcon range and underfloor heating. The accommodation is spread over three levels with two bedrooms and a bathroom and dressing room to the first floor and a large principal bedroom with an en-suite shower room to the second floor. Many of the rooms enjoy multiple views over the garden to the woodland and valley beyond. The property is complemented by a detached car barn with potential to convert to create ancillary accommodation (subject to planning approval).
The active village of Hawkley stands amidst fine Hampshire countryside within the South Downs National Park. The village forms part of a very special and unspoilt landscape of small copses and open countryside all set between wooded hillsides known as ‘Hangers’. The village has a strong community with a public house - ‘Hawkley Inn’, church and recreation / cricket ground with hall. Everyday facilities are available in the larger village of Liss (about 4 miles) which also has a station to London and access to the A3 (connecting London and Portsmouth). The market towns of Petersfield and Alton collectively provide a range of facilities and stations to London.
The grounds make the most magical setting and form part of a stream fed valley set within an ancient woodland of beech, elm, oak. The extensive grounds are a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna and approached via a network of small pathways with several former mill streams and a wealth of wild garlic. The garden adjoins the River Rother and has been landscaped with low stone walling and a paved terrace with a barbeque area together with a vegetable garden and greenhouse. A private driveway provides ample parking and access to the timber framed car barn and workshop. Of note, planning consent was granted in 2009 (now lapsed) for a detached barn within the grounds (Ref:20788/004).
In all Gardens and Grounds of about 3.8 acres (1.54 ha)
Garden / Dining Room
En Suite Shower Room
Double Car Barn