Guide price £4,850,000
An exceptional and well restored Grade II listed period village house with an excellent cottage, beautiful garden and grounds and southerly views to The Hangers protected in the South Downs National Park Entrance Hall Reception/Staircase Hall Drawing Room Dining Room Sitting Room Study Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room Larder Utility/Laundry Room Shower Room 3 Cloakroom Wine Cellar Principal Bedroom, Dressing room and Bathroom 5 Further Bedrooms 2 Further Shower Rooms and Bathroom Attic Bedroom 7 and Workroom Cottage: Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room/Cloakroom, 3 Bedrooms, bathroom, shower room Outbuildings Stable Block, 2 Loose Boxes, 2 Stalls Garage Workshop Glass House and Cold frames Heated Swimming Pool Summer House Hard Tennis Court Partly walled Vegetable Garden 3 Small Orchards Formal Gardens and Grounds, predominantly south and west facing. Fenced Paddock with Field Shelter In all about 5.584 acres (2.26 ha) The property is a fine Grade II listed village house with a fascinating history. It was formerly an Elizabethan L-shaped farmhouse which was subsequently extended in a major way in 1862 by the renowned Victorian architect, Teulon. The house was again extended in circa 1905 but this was demolished in 1955 and the house has been in the same family ownership for 59 years. Hawkley Place has brick walls of both Flemish and English bond, a first floor band and plinth, it is part rendered and colour washed but the important elevations have polygonal Malmstone with Bath stone dressings, the upper parts being tile hung above brick dentil bands with a jettied section on carved brackets. The roof is tiled and half hipped, windows are casement of varied size and form with some bracketed sills, there is a large bay above a plastered ogee base and a large mullion and transom staircase window on moulded sill. The entrance is a Bath stone door frame of perpendicular style with a deep hood mould and vertical panelling above a four centred arch. The accommodation, so typical of its era, is beautifully proportioned with much architectural detailing, high ceilings and lots of light from the large windows which in turn provide superb views of the adjoining countryside. Outside The house is approached off Upper Green through wrought iron automatic gates. In front of the house there is ample parking and the drive continues to the cottage and original stables, which have been converted into an excellent three bedroom cottage, stabling, garage and workshop. There is a heated swimming pool, summerhouse, and hard tennis court. The Gardens and Grounds The grounds are a special feature which have evolved over the last century, described as "easy maintenance spring and summer gardens", facing predominately south and west and take full advantage of the fabulous views to The Hangers. The gardens are lawned and studded with flowering trees, specimen evergreens a mass of spring bulbs and banks of flowering shrubs. There is a productive vegetable garden and soft fruit cage. There are also three small orchards. Directly to the south is the fenced paddock which has a field shelter and separate vehicular access from Cheesecombe Lane. The gardens and grounds extend in all to about 5.584 acres (2.26 ha) The Location Hawkley, which is one of the prettiest and most unspoilt villages on the eastern side of Hampshire, lies within the South Downs National Park. It is close to the villages of Steep and Froxfield between the A32 and A3, north of the A272 with the old market town of Alton in the north and Petersfield in the south. The house is situated in the centre of the village adjoining Upper Green and from the house are the most wonderful far reaching views to the south to the tree studded Hangers.
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