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Lower Wield, Hampshire, SO24

Guide price £3,500,000

New instruction

6 Beds 3 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: WIN200047

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • 4 receptions rooms, garden room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, laundry, boot room
  • Cellar
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Attached double garage
  • Barn - party room, workshops
  • Double garage, studio flat
  • Gardens, orchard, hard tennis court, stable block
  • Tack Room, hay store, machinery store
  • Paddock

THE PROPERTY

'Perfection in the Candover Valley' Grade II Listed period farmhouse, 18th century origins, magnificent barn, situated in an unspoilt and peaceful hamlet amidst some of the most beautiful countryside in Hampshire The peaceful hamlet of Lower Wield is situated on the edge of the Candover valley and surrounded by some of the most beautiful unspoilt countryside in Hampshire. Village amenities in Wield include a 12th century church, cricket club, award winning Yew Tree public house, and winery. There is also a further shop/post office and excellent primary school in nearby Preston Candover. Other centres within easy reach include the attractive Georgian town of Alresford, Cathedral City of Winchester and Basingstoke which has a fast and frequent commuter service to London Waterloo in about 45 minutes. There is also access on to the M3 motorway to London which also links with the M25 orbital motorway and the airports. The property is a very special 18th century Grade II Listed farmhouse, actually dated 1807, restored and extended in the 20th century. It has a symmetrical front (south), rendered and colour washed walls, partly smothered in wisteria, double glazed windows, under a hipped tiled roof. The farmhouse retains much of its inherent character, the accommodation is extremely well proportioned, and every first floor room benefits from long views over the gardens and adjoining countryside. It is laid out over three floors plus a cellar. The entrance porch is covered in clematis and an oak front door opens into the flagstone floored hall, which is panelled to dado height, and one of the two staircases rises to the first floor. There is a beautifully proportioned drawing room, fireplace, stone surround and over mantel, flagstone hearth, shelved cupboard to one side and two pairs of French doors. The adjoining study has fitted furniture, and off the hall there is a laundry room and cloakroom. The sitting room has a rather fine inglenook fireplace and exposed timbers and off the original staircase hall stairs lead down to a wine cellar and through to a charming dining room, fireplace, carved pine surround, exposed timbers and French doors to the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room has hand painted units, Corian worktops, and Aga, other integrated appliances, Amtico floor, and from the kitchen there is a wide archway through into the vaulted garden room. There is also a boot room and access into the attached double garage. The first floor is approached by two staircases, there are four main bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room and a further two attic bedrooms (5 and 6). The Barn This lies to the north east of the farmhouse, Listed Grade II, circa 1770, timber framed, 7 bays, one aisle, queen post truss, weather boarded elevations, thatched roof, which was re-thatched in 2006 and re-ridged in 2013. It has an adjoining greenhouse, workshop/washroom, two changing rooms with showers, a large party room with parquet floor, access through into a studio flat. The unconverted part of the barn has been used as a double garage/storeroom and there is access into the large unconverted attic. Outside The farmhouse is approached by an in and out gravel driveway and the barn has a separate drive. Surrounding the house are established grounds, mature shrubs, broadleaf trees. A brick outbuilding houses the oil tank and boiler for the house. There is a hard tennis court, productive orchard, vegetable garden and soft fruit cage. The stable block has brick, flint and rendered elevations under a tiled roof, comprise 4 loose boxes, hay store, which can be another stable/shelter, tack room, machinery store, and there is further storage within the roof space. Adjoining the stables is a fenced paddock which has a separate gated entrance onto the lane. In all extending to 4.31 acres (1.745 hectares) ACREAGE TO BE CONFIRMED