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THE PROPERTY

An extended 16th Century Grade II listed farmhouse and integrated self-contained annexe, surrounded by some of Hampshire's most beautiful agricultural countryside The house is situated on the Longwood Estate, one of Hampshire's finest, which lies between the A272 to the north and the village of Upham in the south, about 7 miles south east of the Cathedral City of Winchester. The nearby villages of Owslebury (village school), Upham and Cheriton and Twyford (excellent preparatory school and primary school) all have various amenities, whilst Bishops Waltham (5 miles) and Alresford (7 miles) have excellent individual shops. Shawford (6 miles) has a mainline station with direct access to London Waterloo. Winchester (7 miles) has a first class shopping centre, various restaurants, theatre, cinema, sports centre and a mainline station to London Waterloo, journey time 58 minutes. The house comprises a classic listed 16th century timber framed farmhouse under a hipped clay tiled roof with a major wing added in 1990. Combined it provides an eclectic dichotomy of charming beamed rooms and inglenook fireplaces whilst in the wing is a superbly proportioned main reception room with good ceiling heights and extensive windows. On the first floor off two staircases are five bedrooms, dressing room and four bathrooms and there is a self-contained annexe with its own private entrance at the western end of the wing. It consists of an entrance lobby, two main rooms, a kitchenette and bathroom. There is separate access to the first floor of the main house. It can be used as a two room office suite, practitioner's premises, granny flat, letting accommodation or further bedrooms for the main house. Originally built in the 16th Century as a timber framed farm house, the building was subsequently divided into three tied cottages, and later became derelict. The present owners have thoroughly restored the house as a single dwelling, and later extended it sympathetically with the original architecture, and it has been a happy family home for 38 years. The 15th century barn with queen post roof is attached to a later addition, converted to a separate dwelling with separate drive beyond, and separate aspects. The house is approached from the lane by a gravel driveway which gives access to the attached timber frame barn ideal for garaging and storage. There are beautiful old gardens, mainly lawn, variety of trees and shrubs, ornamental pond, climbing roses, two orchards, goat house, four stalls, hayloft over and the paddock, which is kept as a wild flower meadow. The gardens extend in all to about 1.478 acres (0.598 ha). The lane through Longwood Dean is very quiet and hardly used by anyone other than local residents. It runs through a beautiful valley and the whole has many footpaths through the original private estate and adjoining countryside. There are fine views of this from both the house and garden.