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6 bedroom detached house for sale
Hackwood Park, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25
Tenure: FreeholdHackwood Park was once the home of Lord and Lady Camrose (visited by Churchill and other luminaries of the time) and is now a beautiful Grade II* listed mansion and Grade I listed park which has now been fully restored and in private ownership. It is situated just to the south of Basingstoke, within easy access of the extensive range of leisure, recreational and educational facilities on offer within the town.
Commuting is excellent with the mainline station in Basingstoke providing fast and frequent services to London Waterloo, and junction 6 of the M3 is within about 2 miles.
Originally a fairly modest cottage dating from the 18th Century and Grade II Listed, the current owners obtained planning permission in 2006 to substantially extend the ground floor. This has now been carried out to create two en-suite bedrooms in the western extension and a triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility room, cloakroom and larder in the eastern extension. The same planning permission permits the reconfiguration of the original ground floor to remove the original staircase and allow all three sets of double doors to access the orangery from the inner hall, but this has not been completed. It also allows the first floor to be reconfigured to create a larger master bedroom suite, and retain a second bedroom and bathroom.
The property is approached from an estate drive over a gravel driveway which leads to the detached double garage and gravelled parking area. In front of the house is an expanse of lawn beyond which is the paddock, and there are some brick build outbuildings on the outside of the wall, one of which did have permission (no lapsed) to create a home office.
The main feature of the property is undoubtedly the superb walled garden. This extends to about five acres, now laid primarily to lawn, and is enclosed by 4m high brick walls with the house itself forming part of the northern wall. The principal room of the house, the orangery, has five pairs of French doors enjoying the most attractive view through the centre of the walled gardens to the parkland beyond. Within the walled garden there are a number of large greenhouses and some brick built outbuildings.