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PROPERTY FEATURES

  • About 4019 sq ft
  • 4 reception rooms, conservatory
  • Kitchen/breakfast room , utility room
  • Utility room, boot room, cellar
  • Ground floor annexe
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate wc
  • Period outbuildings, 1041 sq ft
  • Glorious gardens, grounds and paddocks
  • Woodland, orchard and lake
  • In all about 7.18 acres (2.905 hectares)

THE PROPERTY

'Hilltop position in the Test Valley' A former hunting lodge to John of Gaunt's Deer Park, fascinating history, reputedly dating back to circa 1300 with outbuildings and land in need of careful updating The house is set in a commanding hilltop position just to the north west of the village of Kings Somborne and lies between John of Gaunts Deer Park, a scheduled monument, the famous River Test, and to the east in the valley, is the A3057 Stockbridge to Romsey Road. The Sombornes are a small collection of villages in the beautiful Test valley. The main village is King Somborne, it has strong community, parish church, village hall, public house, shop and post office, excellent primary school and various clubs and societies. Although in a totally rural setting How Park Farm is not isolated it is well placed for the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester, the latter has a mainline station to London Waterloo and access on to the M3, there are local day to day shops in nearby Stockbridge. The beautiful surrounding countryside provides many rural opportunities. The house is not listed, but has a fascinating history reputedly dating back to circa 1300 and was a hunting lodge to John of Gaunts Deer Park. The house has been extensively restored and remodelled over the years although it now needs another careful makeover. It has attractive rendered and coloured washed elevations with inset small pane casement windows under a hipped tiled and dormered roof. For the layout of the accommodation please see floor plans. Outside Adjoining the drive and at right angles to the front of the house are a range of period outbuildings which include garaging, various stores and a dog kennel. The house is surrounded by glorious gardens and paddocks, which are arranged in three enclosures, the small paddock has a 3-bay open fronted barn used as a tractor store and log store. There is an area of woodland, orchard, fruit trees underplanted with snowdrops and other spring bulbs, and a lake with an island, a sanctuary for wildlife. Adjoining the back of the house is a large ballustraded terrace, sweeping lawns, shrubs, specimen trees and a pergola walkway smothered in climbers including clematis, roses and jasmine. The grounds extend in all to about 7.18 acres.