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6 bedroom detached house for sale
Croft Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8HT
- Outstanding interior design
- 5 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms
- Glorious arboretum and formal gardens
- 14.45 acres
- Bothy housing home office
- Swimming pool & tennis court
- Extensive outbuildings
- Gardenerís bothy
- Gazebo by John Fowler
The towns of Farnham and Fleet are nearby for an extensive range of shops, restaurants, boutiques and supermarkets, including Waitrose and Sainsburys.
Public and Prep schools in the area include; Daneshill, Edgeborough, Cheam, Pilgrimís School, Lord Wandsworth College, Winchester College, Yateley Manor, St Nicholas School, St Neotís, Wellington College, St Swithinís and Eton College.
Ascot, Sandown and Newbury are all within about 45 minutes. Goodwood, Fontwell Park and Epsom Downs are a within 1 hour approximately.
Southampton Airport is 40 minutes (38 miles) and Heathrow Airport is 35 minutes (30 miles). A direct train service runs from Winchfield Station (1.5 miles) to London Waterloo every half an hour and takes about 50 minutes. (Distances and times are approximate).
Hartley Place is an exceptional Edwardian house that has undergone refurbishment by the current owners to create a family home of charm and elegance. The proportion of the rooms, abundance of light and the simplicity of the layout combine to create a space that is ideal for entertaining. All the principal rooms have views of the formal garden and John Fowlerís gazebo. The music room, with its barrel vaulted ceiling has been designed to provide perfect acoustics. The orangery is from Marston and Langinger. The bespoke, hand painted, silk wallpaper in the hallway is by de Gournay. The house exudes elegance and style. All the principal rooms are exceptionally well proportioned. The bespoke kitchen is the hub of the house. Upstairs the master bedroom suite occupies half the floor and has exceptional carpentry, including a smart dressing room in American walnut. The suite is air conditioned, as is the guest floor above.
The mature gardens are a stunning feature of Hartley Place, the first glimpse of which are provided by the spectacular lime tree avenue approach. The gardens are divided into the arboretum, formal lawns, the rose garden, a walled garden and a vegetable garden. The extensive range of greenhouses makes this a gardenerís paradise. The arboretum has a wonderful range of mature trees, including; oaks, beech and majestic cedar trees in addition to the shrubs and banks of rhododendrons. The formal garden, in front of the south west facing terrace, is surrounded by yew hedging and herbaceous borders which is dominated by the beautiful hand painted gazebo which was designed by John Fowler of Colefax and Fowler. The rose garden, which has plenty of old English rose varieties, is surrounded by box hedging and bisected by gravel paths. The pool lawn has an elegantly patterned border between the grass and planting made from York stone. The swimming pool itself is lined with Bisazza tiles giving it a finish of the highest quality. The walled garden is very tranquil with stunning herbaceous beds, it is an absolute delight.
This fabulous building has been restored and decorated with the current owners extraordinary sense of style and detailing to create an amazing home office or potential guest house, with a wonderful living/office room and kitchen.
From London: From the M3 junction 4a, proceed north on the A327 signposted Yateley. At the roundabout with the A30, take the 1st exit and proceed along the A30 into Hartley Wintney. Proceed through the centre of Hartley Wintney, over the roundabout on the outskirts of the village towards Hook and Basingstoke. Proceed along the A30 to the traffic lights in Phoenix Green and turn right into Thackhams Lane signposted West Green. After 300 yards the entrance gates to Hartley Place will be found on the left hand side. From the M4, junction 11: Proceed south on the A33 towards Basingstoke. At the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway, take the 1st exit signposted to Hartley Wintney. At the next roundabout adjacent to Wellington Country Park, take the 2nd exit, signposted again to Hartley Wintney. Continue until reaching the next roundabout and take the 1st exit onto the B3011 towards Hartley Wintney. In the centre of Hartley Wintney, at the roundabout with the A30, take the 2nd exit signposted towards Hook and Basingstoke. Proceed along the A30 to the traffic lights in Phoenix Green and turn right into Thackhams Lane signposted West Green. After 300 yards the entrance gates to Hartley Place will be found on the left hand side.