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A wonderful family home with generous and light accommodation occupying an exceptional location with magnificent views. The house is believed to date from around 1910 and was designed to take full advantage of the setting with many of the rooms enjoying fine views over the garden to the open countryside beyond.
There is an immense feeling of space upon entering the house with a very large reception hall with double doors opening into the sitting room and dining / family room. The triple aspect sitting room is a stunning room with French doors opening out to the broad terrace to the front and extending to 30’2 / 9.19m with a fireplace and wood burning stove. The dining / family room provides additional space and flexibility and has a wood burning stove. The living accommodation is beautifully complemented by a large kitchen / breakfast room. The kitchen is set around an island with granite work surfaces, larder and an Aga. An adjoining utility / boot room and drying room provide useful practical space and direct access to outside. There are five bedrooms to the first floor each with very long views. Of note, there is a very impressive principal bedroom suite with a dressing room and en suite bath / shower room. There is also a separate family bathroom.
In addition, the property is complemented by a beautiful detached oak framed barn. The barn has well-proportioned rooms with vaulted ceilings and has been utilised for a number of different purposes including as a home office space, gym and for storage. The barn could also provide ancillary living accommodation (subject to any necessary planning consents).
This is a superb family home occupying a rarely available and very special location.
The house occupies an outstanding elevated location with stunning views towards the South Downs and beyond. The active and thriving village of Selborne stands amidst fine Hampshire countryside with a public house, shops, post office, church and primary school. The village is renowned for its association with Gilbert White, the 18th Century naturalist and is surrounded by scenery of outstanding natural beauty lying at the foot of a beech covered hanger within the South Downs National Park.
There are a good selection of independent and state schools within the local area including Bohunt, Churchers, Amery Hill, Eggars, Highfield, Alton School (independent school for boys and girls) and Bedales.
The larger centres of Liss, Alton and Petersfield collectively provide a range of facilities as well as mainline railway stations to London Waterloo. Importantly, the A3 can be accessed at Liss providing a route to London and the south coast. The surrounding countryside, Selborne Common and the well known Zig Zag walk provide ample opportunity for many country pursuits.
The house stands within attractive landscaped grounds providing a beautiful setting with broad expanses of lawn together with a variety of young and mature trees, vegetable garden and flowering shrubs. A broad paved terrace adjoins the sitting room and provides an ideal outside seating area with an open aspect over the gardens and grounds to the South Downs and beyond. Within the overall grounds there is also a hard tennis court and paddock extending to about 2.23 acres.
To the front, the property is approached via a long sweeping tarmacadam driveway providing access to the house and the oak framed barn incorporating a studio/office with a mezzanine level, garden store / workshop and storage areas. Timber shed.
Dining / Family Room
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
En Suite Bath / Shower Room & Dressing Room
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