Distances are calculated in a straight line and may not reflect actual travel distance.
Locks Barn is a stunning example of a character brick and flint barn converted over twenty years ago by the current owners under the direction of renowned, local architect Huw Thomas. It’s blessed with a number of period features one would expect with a property of this age. It sits centrally in attractive gardens and has a wonderful sense of space. The barn forms an ‘L’ shape with the sizeable kitchen/breakfast room off to the right of the property. The kitchen, with solid units and an Aga has direct access onto the gardens and the driveway to the front as well as the utility room and integral access into the garage. The dining hall with its double height ceiling is an impressive room with doors leading to the terrace and separated from the cosier sitting room by a two sided open fireplace. There are two mezzanines accessed from these core reception rooms. One serves as a fantastic study with views across the gardens and the other leads to a studio and store currently utilised for a home business. The master bedroom is a beautiful room with impressive ceiling height and a mezzanine sitting area with en-suite shower room. There is a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe and two further bedrooms serviced by a family bathroom. The layout affords a feeling of separation from the living and bedroom accommodation and very much works as two distinct areas.
The property is situated in the popular hamlet of Chilton Candover in the heart of the Candover valley surrounded by some of the finest countryside in the county. The village of Preston Candover is less than 1.5 miles away and has a church, primary school, post office, stores and a village pub. The Georgian market town of Alresford is famed for its pretty streets lined with 18th century houses, cottages, boutique shops, independent retailers, cafes, pubs and everyday stores. The River Arle flows through the town and on into the River Itchen with a number of beautiful riverside walks and the watercress meadows nearby. Winchester lies about 11 miles to the south and Basingstoke about 10 miles north. Both have mainline railway stations offering access to London Waterloo in under an hour. The M3 provides excellent road access to London and the national motorway network. There are a number of excellent educational facilities locally including Winchester College, St. Swithun’s School, Pilgrims, Princes Mead and Peter Symonds sixth form college.
The grounds are an attractive feature of the property, and encompass the barn. Approached via a gated driveway with ample parking for a number of vehicles and forming part of a walled front garden. There are post and rail fenced gardens to three sides of the property. They provide a wonderful open space for a number of uses and are interspersed with a variety of trees and plant boarders to the sides of the house. There is a pretty terrace directly accessible from the dining hall which is sheltered by planted hedging and makes for a lovely spot for
al fresco entertaining. The house enjoys open views across fields and farmland.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
SERVICES: Mains water and electricity supported by solar panels. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
second mezzanine leading to studio with store room
Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and mezzanine sitting room
guest suite with bathroom and walk in wardrobe
two further bedrooms and family bathroom.
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate