The Old Rectory is a particularly fine Grade II Listed village house of 16th century origin with a particularly attractive wisteria clad southern Georgian facade. The property, like all period properties, has evolved over the years to create what is today a superb period family house offering elegant family accommodation in a convenient and beautiful location in Hampshire.
The accommodation, which extends in all in the main house to approximately 5,500 sq ft, is predominantly arranged over 2 floors with a small and attractive 2nd floor space. A feature of the ground floor is its magnificent reception hall which doubles as a dining hall. This tremendous room provides access to the 3 principal reception rooms: drawing room, sitting room and study, and in turn leads on to a rear hallway with kitchen/breakfast room and garden room. In addition to the kitchen/breakfast room there is an excellent laundry room, larder and wine store, and a cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the 1st floor there are 5 excellent double bedrooms and 3 bathroom suites.
On the 2nd floor there are 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom.
Planning permission exists for internal alterations comprising the creation of an en suite to the master bedroom by converting an existing bedroom into a bathroom, creation of additional bathroom to west end of the property and conversion of 2 small bathrooms into one larger bathroom. Planning Reference SDNP/14/02265/LIS.
The property is approached over a gravelled driveway through automated gates leading to a parking and turning area on the eastern side of the house, with the driveway continuing around the northern side and on to the coach house. The coach house, of Victorian origin, is a building that remains largely untouched and certainly has the potential to be converted into ancillary accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents. The Coach House currently comprises a games room, former tack room and a garage. There are two further rooms above that could be turned into bedrooms for ancillary accommodation.
A former brick bothy has been converted into a home office 25'3 x 8'.
Other buildings include a bicycle store, summerhouse, garden machinery store, workshop, log store and greenhouse.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The beautifully kept gardens and grounds lie predominantly to the south of the property, landscaped with immaculate large shrub and flower beds, hedgerows and brick and flint walls. Mature trees also provide an impressive backdrop to the property, including a pair of copper beech trees which lead the eye on to the paddocks and a newly planted avenue of trees.
The pool area is screened by a particularly fine cloud box hedge providing privacy from the main house. The swimming pool faces south, surrounded by a stone terrace, palisade fencing and a yew hedge.
A hard tennis court can be found to the south-western edge of the formal gardens. This in turn is surrounded by a wide range of fruit trees.
Stables and Paddocks
There is a superb oak framed stable block comprising 3 stables, 1 of which is suitable as a foaling box, and a tack room which can double up as a feed room. Electricity and water are provided.
There are 2 paddocks, 1 with a field shelter, which lie to the south and east of the house, and a further paddock of approximately 1½ acres which may be available subject to separate negotiation.
The gardens and grounds extend in all to approximately 4.74 acres.View payable Stamp Duty for this property