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A substantial former barn of great character extending to approximately 438 sq. m / 4716 sq. ft. standing in beautifully landscaped grounds of just over an acre. The barn has a wonderful atmosphere and is exceptionally well-appointed whilst still retaining all of the inherent character of the original
building with a wealth of exposed oak timbers, stunning vaulted ceilings and external elevations of stone, brick and flint.
The extensive living accommodation is light and generous with stone, oak and quarry tiled floors and multiple aspects from many of the well-proportioned rooms over the surrounding grounds to the countryside beyond.
The vaulted drawing and dining room is a magnificent room and forms the heart of the home with doors opening out to the garden together with a fireplace and a double-fronted wood burning stove. The living accommodation is beautifully complemented by a farmhouse kitchen opening into a spacious breakfast / family room with a vaulted ceiling. The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of cabinets, granite work surfaces and an Aga. A utility room adjoins the kitchen.
The further accommodation is very flexible and could be arranged to suite a variety of different purposes with a study and six / seven bedrooms. The superb vaulted master bedroom suite with beautiful exposed beams and French doors to the garden includes a dressing room and bath / shower room. The overall accommodation includes five / six further bedrooms with en suite shower and bathrooms to three of the bedrooms as well as an additional separate shower room. Of note, the bath and shower rooms are fitted with stylish modern sanitary ware including free standing baths and large showers.
The barn is complemented by a very useful detached outbuilding which could be utilised for a number of different purposes including as a hobby room/ home office. There are two rooms and a shower room. The outbuilding also incorporates a
workshop and wood store.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a very appealing and exceptionally spacious individual family house of immense character in a secluded edge of village setting.
In 2015 Ropley was named as one of the 25 most idyllic English Villages and is one of the most attractive surrounding the market town of Alresford. Ropley is a thriving village with an array of amenities including a Community Shop and Post Office, Primary School, Church, Parish Hall, Sports Pavilion and Recreation Ground and with access to excellent walks and open countryside.
Just outside the village is the station of the Mid-Hants Railway with its steam trains, which is also known as the Watercress Line and runs from Alton to Alresford. The nearby 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. Further amenities can be found in Winchester (11 miles) and Alton (9 miles).
Both have mainline railway stations offering access to London Waterloo about an hour. The A31 provides a route to the M3 and A3 and links 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, Alton Convent School, Bedales and Peter Symonds sixth form college.
The grounds are a wonderful feature of the property, and encompass the barn. The barn is approached via a gated, tree lined driveway with ample parking for a number of vehicles and forms
part of a walled front garden. The gardens have been beautifully landscaped by the current owners and provide an array of different sections to enjoy. Well-tended lawns are directly accessible from
the central reception room on both sides, making entertaining both inside and out very easy.
There are paved and gravel walkways through the lawns adjoining the different areas. A very well-positioned hot tub provides an ideal outlook over the grounds.
The gardens are further interspersed with mature lavender and rose beds which create the feel of the quintessential English garden.
There is a lovely and well-cared for garden pond and a fabulous terrace to enjoy outside dining. There are open views to the rear of the property and easy accessibility for country walks.
In all gardens and grounds in excess of 1 acre
Stunning Drawing/Dining Room
Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-suite Bathroom
Five further Bedrooms (Three with En-suite Bath/Shower Rooms)
Occasional Bedroom / 2nd Study
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