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A handsome and substantial period barn of great character standing in grounds of just over three acres in an exceptional rural location with long views to the South Downs.
The barn is beautifully appointed with space and light throughout with many of the well-proportioned rooms enjoying a twin aspect with vaulted ceilings and large windows. The careful conversion of the original barn has created a very interesting and spacious family home whilst still retaining all of the inherent character of the original building with elevations of local stone and brick, fireplaces and a wealth of exposed oak timbers. The generous accommodation takes full advantage of the character and history of the building and provides ideal entertaining space with a stunning galleried sitting room and library area with a magnificent exposed oak frame and fireplace opening out to a balcony with far reaching views of the South Downs. The dining room and further sitting area together with a fireplace and wood burning stove is set to the ground floor with a beautiful flagstone floor and double doors out to the garden. The accommodation is complemented by a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga and also with a door opening out to the garden.
There are five bedrooms within the main barn including three bedroom suites and a family bathroom. In addition, the further extensive and very flexible accommodation includes a self
contained annexe with a kitchen, sitting/dining room, bathroom and bedroom. There are also a further two bedroom areas within the annexe that could be utilised as occasional accommodation.
Of note, there is a home office/games room with a mezzanine floor set off the courtyard providing an additional degree of space and flexibility.
The grounds extend to just over three acres and include a tranquil courtyard, areas of level lawn, light woodland, outdoor heated swimming pool and meadow.
This is a fascinating and very interesting rural yet accessible family home with stunning views.
The rural hamlet of Empshott is just over a mile to the south of Selborne in between the villages of Hawkley and Greatham within the South Downs National Park. Empshott has a church and
hall and provides ample opportunity for many country pursuits.
The active village of Selborne has a public house, shops, post office and church. The village is also 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. The larger centres of Liss, Alton and Petersfield collectively provide a range of facilities including public houses and restaurants, sports centres and mainline railway
stations to London Waterloo. Also, the A3 can be accessed at Liss providing a route to London and the south coast.
There are a good range of public and independent schools within the local area with a primary school in Selborne, 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 barn is approached via a long tarmac drive leading into a shingle driveway providing ample parking and access to the double garage.
Gardens and Grounds
The grounds are a particular feature of the barn with distant views from many parts of the garden towards the South Downs.
The barn is approached via a private tranquil courtyard with a series of raised shaped beds, herb garden and shingle pathways which together with a pergola provides an ideal outside seating
and dining area.
The attractive landscaped grounds are principally to the south and east of the barn and provide a beautiful setting with extensive areas of level lawn and light woodland together with well stocked flower and shrub borders and a variety of young
and mature trees. The formal garden, broad terrace and parterre immediately to the rear of the barn provide a fine outlook to the South Downs. The heated outdoor swimming pool is positioned
to take advantage of the south and west aspect with a paved surround and pool house. An orchard and vegetable garden with a fruit cage and poly tunnel is set to the eastern fringe of the grounds.
There is a wild meadow with a series of grass pathways leading to an area of light woodland and the rear boundary with a number of oak trees. In all the grounds extend to about 3.079 acres.
3 en suite bath/shower rooms
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