Guide price £825,000
An exceptional wing of a Grade II listed mansion, overlooking its own private garden, in a spectacular country setting amidst woodland on high ground in the South Downs National Park Hawkley, which is one of the prettiest and most unspoilt villages on the eastern side of Hampshire, is situated within the South Downs National Park. It lies between the villages of Steep and Selborne between the A32 and the A3, north of the A272 with the old market town of Alton in the north and Petersfield in the south. Wayflete Court lies on the north eastern edge of the village on high ground some 300 ft above sea level looking out over a wide expanse of woodland country including the famous Hangers and adjoins an area of SSSI in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has approximately 450 inhabitants, a church, public house, a village hall which is used as a Montessori School, sports pavilion and various clubs. The surrounding countryside provides first class walking including the South Downs Way and there are many bridleways along the Hangers. The hunt meets in the village twice a year. Although deep in the countryside, the village is not remote, there are local shops and a station to London Waterloo at Liss, Petersfield caters for most everyday needs and the A3 with the new Hindhead Tunnel provides a fast link via Guildford to the M25 orbital motorway, the airports and London or southwards to the South Coast which is serviced by the M27 or the A27. Hawkley Hurst is a major Grade II Listed country mansion built in 1861 for a local landowner and designed by the eminent Victorian architect Teulon in a "Cotswold-style". The southern wing was replaced and re-built in 1914 by the architect, Granville Streatfeild, a patron of Lutyens. The house has very fine sandstone elevations, Bath stone dressings, finials, kneelers, smooth flush bands, double chamfered stone mullions and transoms and plinth, all under a steep tiled roof which includes the turret which houses the circular stone staircase, and it has hipped dormers and prominent stacks. In circa 1976 the house was converted into five large courts, each with its own garden, and three flats, all of whom use the communal gardens and grounds. Wayflete Court forms the south eastern corner of the house, consequently the principal room are flooded with light, and the majority have far reaching views. The rooms are beautiful ly proportioned, high ceilings and much architectural detail exists including oak flooring, fireplaces, ornate cornicing and display alcove. The house now requires some careful updating. An exterior front door opens into a communal hall with a private front door opening into the house and its entrance hall. There is a fine drawing room and dining room, an oak framed garden room with cloakroom, a galley kitchen and utility room. On the first floor approached by a wide turned staircase are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. OUTSIDE The house lies completely concealed at the end of its own long carriage driveway. A short walk from the house is the garaging and Wayflete Court owns two. The Private Gardens The principal rooms of Wayflete Court on both floors overlook its own private garden with two lawns divided by stone flag paths and steps to sunken rose garden with yew hedge. Shrubs and perennials chosen for seasonal effect. Beyond is communal garden of Hawkley Hurst with Pergola, Fish pond, and steps leading further down the Hanger to the old carriage drive, woodland walk and path to headwater stream of River Rother. Records show that the gardens were planned for Hawkley Hurst by Gertrude Jekyll but the planting not completed (Reef Point Gardens of Maine).
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