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The main section of Rats Castle is understood to date back to the 14th Century and upon entry is not hard to believe. The house is approached through an entrance hallway with doors to a family bathroom and steps leading up to the main reception room with original exposed beams with unusually generous head height and open fire place immediately giving the feeling you are standing in a quite unique property. A hidden turning stair case behind the open fireplace leads up to the generously sized main bedroom with another original firepplace (currently screened) but easily revealed and another bedroom leading directly off that. The 'newer' part of the house believed to be added 200 years later is home to a further reception/dining room, a kitchen with dining area and a second staircase leading up to two further double bedrooms on the first floor.
Rats Castle on Linchemere Road is conveniently located between the bustling towns of Haslemere and Liphook, which between them offer an excellent range of shopping facilities including Waitrose, Sainsbury's, and numerous restaurants, coffee bars and boutique style shops. The surrounding area is renowned for its beautiful open countryside much of which is owned by The National Trust including Hindhead Common and The Devil's Punchbowl. This provides superb riding, walking and cycling close at hand. There is a mainline station close by with trains running frequently into London Waterloo in under the hour. The A3 with the new Hindhead tunnel provides fast access to the South coast, Guildford and the M25/London to the North.
Entered via a five bar gate along a short turning off the Linchmere Road and enviably located amongst a variety of mature trees, to include a beautiful weeping willow, overhanging the pond which together provide a beautiful and picturesque backdrop from the house. The gardens are predominantly to the front of the house with various outbuildings and mature beds throughout. There is hardstanding off street parking for several vehicles.
The Blue Plaque on the wall of Rats Castle, commemorating the life of Robert Lochner who lived here until 1965.
“Calm the Waves” was the personal request from Churchill in 1942. Investigating ways to to halt the relentless invasion of Northern France. Lochner experimented on the pond at Rats Castle, ultimately resulting in the safe landing of vast numbers of men and supplies on the D-Day beaches on June 6th, 1944.
Over Half Acre Plot
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