Dating from the 1850s, Hare Dene is a substantial and impressive Victorian country home in a superb rural location and surrounded by its own extensive grounds. Mellow elevations of brick and local ironstone also display some tile hanging and exposed timbers under a steeply gabled roof topped off with the impressive red brick corbelled chimney stacks for which Albury has become well known.
Internally, the property benefits from elegant and spacious principal reception rooms, with high ceilings and large windows that lead the eye to the gardens and distant views beyond. Comprising two distinct parts that would originally have included the formal reception areas on the one hand and the service wing on the other, the property has, over its life become an integrated and highly flexible family home. For modern family occupation, where the need for study areas, TV and media rooms and less formal living areas have become important, Hare Dene offers immense flexibility to provide a bespoke solution for individual needs.
On the second floor, three bedrooms and a bathroom could be arranged as a separate apartment if desired.
Apart from the house, there is a former coach house now arranged as a four car garage with a three room flat above.
Gardens and Grounds
The beautiful grounds are a particular feature of this property. Approached from New Road via a long private lane, timber gates open onto an extensive gravelled forecourt and turning area to the front (north) of the main house and coach house. A spur from the drive drops down-hill to a stable block comprising four boxes and ancillary stores.
Areas of level lawn adjoining the drive include a number of mature trees, including pine, yew, oak, holly and others. Stone paved paths lead to the rear of the house and the formal gardens where a full width south-facing terrace provides the perfect location for relaxation and summer dining. Level lawns lead away from the terrace to the boundary where the land drops sharply away. Paths lead from the garden to a fence enclosed pool area, with paved surround and adjacent pool house. Beyond the pool, there is a recently re-laid hard tennis court and, from here, wonderful south-westerly views may be enjoyed.
Beyond the gardens there are a number of well-maintained fenced paddocks, a second stable block and areas of light woodland. An arrangement currently exists for the rent of further grazing land and an all-weather manège.View payable Stamp Duty for this property