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A charming detached family house standing in landscaped grounds of just over five acres and occupying an outstanding edge of village location with distant rural views. The original parts of the house are believed to date from the 1400s and these were thoughtfully extended approximately fifty years ago whilst still retaining all of the inherent character of a building of this period with exposed beams and stone floors together with traditional elevations of brick, stone and flint.
The well-appointed accommodation provides a very flexible and interesting family home with each of the principle rooms enjoying multiple views over the garden to the surrounding countryside.
A large open plan twin aspect kitchen/breakfast room stands at the heart of the house and provides an ideal layout for everyday family living. This is a magnificent room extending to about 20’3 ft. / 6.16 m with bi-fold doors opening to the garden room. The kitchen is set around an island and is fitted with a stylish range of cabinets and pan drawers with integrated appliances and an electric range. The garden room enjoys a beautiful outlook over the grounds with doors opening out to the garden and paddock beyond. There is also a utility / boot room and cloakroom.
The generous living accommodation includes a well-proportioned dining room with stone flagged flooring and a spacious twin aspect sitting room with a stone fireplace and wood burning stove. There is also a triple aspect study. There are six bedrooms including two bedroom suites to the first floor as well as a family bath/shower room. There are two bedrooms to the second floor one of which is used currently as a home office/studio.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a wonderful family house in an idyllic rural setting away from passing traffic and adjoining the Warren Nature Reserve.
The house occupies a beautiful setting and is set well back from a single track country lane with long views over its own land to the open countryside beyond. The active village of Hawkley stands amidst fine Hampshire countryside within an area of outstanding natural beauty within the boundaries of 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 Hangers are largely covered with beech woodland and provide an ideal environment for country walks. The village has a strong community with a public house - ‘Hawkley Inn’, church and recreation / cricket ground with hall. The surrounding area provides ample opportunity for many country pursuits with a number of footpaths, lanes and bridleways offering scope for riding, walking and cycling. Everyday facilities are available in the larger village of Liss (about 3 miles) which also has a mainline station to London and provides access to the A3 (connecting London and Portsmouth). The market towns of Petersfield and Alton collectively provide a range of facilities and mainline railway stations to London Waterloo.
There are a good range of public and independent schools within the local area with schools in Selborne and Froxfield, Alton School (independent school for boys and girls) in Alton, two secondary schools in Alton, Churchers and Bedales in Petersfield, Edgeborough in Farnham and Lord Wandsworth College in Long Sutton.
The beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds are a very special feature of the house and provide an idyllic setting with a variety of areas of interest and glorious rural views. A terrace is set to the south and west of the house and provides an ideal seating / entertaining area with a brick built fireplace. A terrace with a lily pond and adjoining rockery provides a further outside seating area to the rear of the house. The formal garden extends away from the house with sweeping areas of lawn and herbaceous borders together with a variety of young and mature trees and a broad array of flowering plants and shrubs.
The boundary to the north abuts the bridle way which is closed to all forms of vehicular traffic beyond the property. There is no pedestrian access through the property. The bridleway provides access to the gravelled driveway, parking area and outbuildings including the studio store (historically a stable), workshop /garage and tractor shed.
The further grounds are set to the east and west of the house and include two separate fenced paddocks (with piped water supplies) which have in the past been home to both sheep and horses. The two are linked by a grass passage to the southern boundary of the formal garden. Each paddock also has gate access from the bridleway. There is a pond at the far end of the eastern paddock providing a magical setting for an evening stroll. The paddock to the west adjoins ‘The Warren’ woodland nature reserve. In all the grounds extend to about 5.3 acres and provide a tranquil setting for the house.
Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. 16 solar panels for electricity generation up to 4kw.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
5 / 6 Bedrooms
2 En Suite Bath / Shower Rooms
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate