A charming country house of exceptional character, dating from the 1800s, set in an elevated position surrounded by National Trust land. This cherished family home is presented with stone elevations, brick quoins and some tile hanging. Formerly the property of England cricket captain Peter May, the house has been extensively and beautifully modernised by the current owners, including a fine open plan kitchen/dining room featuring a 4-oven Aga, a double aspect sitting room with open fire and family room. A handcrafted, curved oak staircase leads to the first floor, with five bedrooms including a master suite with en suite bathroom and a second bathroom. The house also includes a detached barn conversion studio, set in a small orchard, with potential as a relative annexe.
Occupying an unspoilt rural setting at the end of a long private driveway. It sits adjacent to National Trust land and offers excellent equestrian opportunities, while Liphook Golf Course is within 0.5 miles. Liphook town centre, featuring a direct Waterloo train service and excellent shopping facilities is 1.5 miles distant. There is an outstanding choice of highly rated state and private schools in the local area, including Highfield, Churchers College, Bedales and Bohunt Academy (TES Secondary School of the Year in 2014). There are hundreds of acres of fine countryside surrounding Hatch House, much of it under the ownership of the National Trust or within the South Downs National Park.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS:
The house is approached by a long private driveway which leads to a large gravel parking area and a triple garage. The grounds surrounding the property feature mature lawns, a walled vegetable garden and a small apple orchard leading up to the studio office. The 10 acres property includes approximately 6 acres of fenced paddocks and an equestrian sand school. This sand school has lapsed planning permission for a tennis court.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Rights of Way
There is a footpath which extends the full length of the main driveway and then becomes a bridle path which runs in a south easterly direction adjacent to the formal garden. There is also a vehicular right of way for the two neighbouring properties which runs in an east west direction to the north of the house.
Local Authority: Chichester District Council
Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom
Four Further Bedrooms
Outside: Detached Studio/annexe with kitchenette and bathroom