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Rake Hanger, Hill Brow, Liss, GU33

Guide price £1,300,000

Under offer

6 Beds 4 Baths 6 Receptions

REF: MID140118


CALL US 01730 812357 EMAIL US AT Midhurst
FIND US: Market Square, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9NJ


  • 6 Reception rooms
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Annexe
  • Garaging
  • Tennis court
  • Swimming pool
  • Gardens
  • Woodland
  • In all about 11.27 acres


A substantial art deco family house of exceptional character with distant country views and a self-contained, one bedroom annexe. Ground Floor: Outer hall, Inner hall, Kitchen, Dining room, Drawing room, Billiards room, Sun room, Telephone room, TV room, Cloakroom, Store, External stairs to: Roof room & Roof terrace First Floor: Master bedroom with bathroom en suite, Bedroom 2 with roof terrace, Bedroom 3, Family bathroom, Study, Separate WC, Guest sitting room with roof terrace, Guest bedroom 1, Guest bedroom 2, Guest bathroom Ground Floor Annexe: Kitchen, Sitting room, Double bedroom, Bathroom, Separate WC Outside: Triple garage, Store, Tennis court, Indoor swimming pool and hot tub, Boiler room, Greenhouse, Mature gardens, Woodland, Garden of about 1.76 acres, Woodland of about 9.5 acres, In all about 11.27 acres The Property Bracken Wood is a substantial, detached Art Deco house, built in 1933 for Admiral Durlacher and subsequently extended. The property has many architectural features which echo those of a ship including curved walls and a triangular window above the front door to resemble the bow. There are also chevron windows which are typical of the Art Deco style. Bracken Wood is situated at the end of a private drive, in an elevated position set within its own land. The property has been in the same ownership for over 30 years and offers an excellent opportunity for adaption or redevelopment (subject to planning permission). Many original features have been retained including oak flooring, windows and original doors and door furniture. The layout of the house offers flexible accommodation which lends itself to multi-generational living. The main reception rooms all have high ceilings and large windows, offering plenty of light and views over the garden and woodland to the Milland Valley beyond. The drawing room has two sets of French doors opening to the terrace, and a working open fireplace. The billiards room is fully equipped with a billiards table and associated equipment including lighting over the table. Upstairs, the dual aspect master bedroom has high ceilings, built in wardrobe cupboards and a bathroom en suite. There are four further double bedrooms, one with a curved chevron window, a guest sitting room, office/study, two further bathrooms and separate WC. Many of the bedrooms enjoy beautiful far reaching views to the East. Attached to the main house is a self-contained ground floor annexe with its own entrance. The annexe comprises a large kitchen, sitting room, double bedroom, bathroom and separate WC. Metal steps to the side of the house lead up to the roof terrace which provides long distance views over the trees towards the Milland valley. The roof houses the solar panels for the hot water and the heating and the air source heat pumps for the main house. There is also a circular roof room which represents a crow's nest/outlook point but is currently used for storage. Gardens and Grounds Bracken Wood is approached from a private road, the maintenance of which is shared between the owners of the 6 other properties situated along the road. Situated in an elevated position, Bracken Wood enjoys far reaching views and is surrounded by a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) which is home to Sessile Oak trees and rare beetle and fungi. Further information can be found on the Natural England Designated Sites website. The mature garden is well stocked and includes a variety of beautiful and colourful specimen trees including magnolias, shrubs and rhododendrons. There are just under 11 acres of woodland adjoining the garden and delightful private woodland walks can be accessed from two points in the garden. There is also direct access onto a public footpath at the far edge of the boundary which provides access to miles of attractive walks. Within the grounds of Bracken Wood are a tennis court, indoor swimming pool with free standing hot tub, croquet lawn and a triple bay garage. The Location Rake Hanger is secluded and situated in a quiet, private road within the South Downs National Park and only 1.5 miles from the village of Liss which has a main line station to London Waterloo, village hall, school and supermarket. The town of Petersfield is close by and provides for most everyday needs, with a wide range of shops, supermarkets, a leisure centre and a main line station providing faster access to London Waterloo. Guildford in Surrey and the Cathedral city of Chichester, both with renowned Theatres, are within easy reach and have more extensive shopping and leisure facilities. The A3 provides fast access to London, the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton airports, whilst the mainline station at Haslemere provides a fast service to London Waterloo. The surrounding area has much to offer with Polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, golf at Cowdray Park, Goodwood, Pulborough and Liphook, motor racing at the Goodwood circuit and sailing out of Chichester Harbour and other centres along the South Coast. There are many footpaths and bridleways in the area for walking and riding. There are excellent schools in the area including Churchers College and Bedales in Petersfield. Highfield and Brookham in Liphook and Westbourne House in Chichester. Distances By Road: London 50 miles, Liss 1.5 miles, Petersfield 4 miles, Midhurst 8 miles, Chichester 19 miles, Guildford 22 miles By Rail: Petersfield to London Waterloo from 63 minutes Liss to London Waterloo from 71 minutes