8 bedroom detached house for sale

The Green, Rowland's Castle, Hampshire

Guide Price £4,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Galleried hall
  • 5 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room
  • Utility room, boot room, 2 cloakrooms, wine cellar
  • Master bedroom suite, 7 further bedrooms (3 ensuite), two family bathrooms
  • 2 bedroom staff/guest flat with kitchen
  • Office suite including reception area, office, store, cloakroom
  • Mews Cottage: Sitting Room, Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Shower Rooms (1 ensuite)
  • 4-Bay Garage, Stabling, Greenhouse, Heated Swimming Pool with changing facilities
  • Partially walled gardens & grounds of approximately 5 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Deerleap dates from the early 18th century and was added to in the 1740's and later at the turn of the 18th century. This impressive brick & flint village house is now predominantly Victorian in character and the beautifully proportioned interior extends to over 11,000 sq ft including the mews cottage, office complex and garaging.

A welcoming reception hall with period fireplace opens on to a lofty galleried hall with decorative pilasters and elegant staircase rising to a galleried landing on three sides. South-facing windows flood this area with natural light and there is access on to the gardens and grounds. Double doors open on to a south and west-facing drawing room with high ceilings decorated with plaster mouldings and a west-facing full length window bay. The reception hall also opens on to a 20' long music room and is fitted with floor to ceiling bookcases either side of an impressive fireplace. To the east of the galleried hall is an elegant sitting room with high corniced ceilings and south-facing bay with access to the terrace and heated swimming pool which creates the focus for summer entertaining. A cosy beamed family room provides an ideal area for relaxation in contrast to the more formal elegance of the Victorian reception rooms and has a large open fireplace with raised stone hearth and exposed brick chimney breast with bressumer beam mantel. A hatch in the floor provides access to the spacious cellars. The family room opens on to a 16' long dining room. The partially vaulted kitchen/breakfast room has great character with stone-flagged floors and double doors opening on to the terrace and pool area. Beyond the kitchen, a boot room provides useful storage for shoes, coats and outside kit. This in turn leads through to an atrium-lit, stoneflagged garden hall accessing the courtyard, cloakroom, laundry room and office suite.

The bedroom accommodation is arranged over two floors. Similar to the ground floor, there is a pleasing contrast between the formal Victorian architecture and a more relaxed style of bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed brickwork and beams.

The principal bedrooms all enjoy lovely views over the grounds. The second floor is accessed via an internal staircase which can be separated off from the main house and has its own external entrance.

This self-contained apartment can therefore be incorporated into the main house as guest accommodation or remain private for staff. It provides two further bedrooms, a large sitting room, kitchen and bathroom.

Rowlands Castle is a picturesque village with a central village green and conservation area located on the edge of the South Downs National Park some 3 miles from Havant. There is a good selection of local shops for everyday needs and a golf course. The surrounding area offers an extensive choice of recreational and sporting activities. Miles of footpaths, cycle tracks and bridleways pass through some of the most beautiful countryside in the south. The beaches along the south coast and in particular the award winning coastline around The Witterings provide many opportunities for swimming, wind surfing, kite surfing and sailing. Emsworth has a number of sailing clubs with tidal moorings at the head of Chichester Harbour.

Deerleap has a discreet entrance from the Village Green through remote controlled double gates, set into the 10' brick and flint walls which enclose the northern boundary of the Green. A gravelled drive leads to the northern facade of the house with ample parking and access both to the 4-bay garage and to the walled mews between the office suite and guest cottage. The latter provides completely self-contained accommodation away from the main house. The office suite is ideal for those looking to run their business from home and comes complete with a reception area, two offices including one suitable for board-room use and cloakroom.

The surrounding gardens and grounds extend to 5 acres and completely surround the property with extensive lawns and many beautiful mature trees. To the sheltered southern side of the house lie terraces and outside entertaining areas, the focal point of which is a large heated swimming pool with concealed power operated cover and steps flanked by shallow bathing areas. This whole area has been landscaped with raised herbaceous borders, young trees and neatly clipped hedging. A gravelled walkway leads to the various outbuildings and a 30' long greenhouse with a 90 year old grape vine and nursery beds. To the south-west of the grounds lawns rise to a lightly wooded area where the ancient motte and bailey can be found.

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Added on Rightmove:
26 March 2016

Nearest stations

  • Rowlands Castle (0.1 mi)
  • Warblington (2.6 mi)
  • Havant (2.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Rowlands Castle (0.1 mi)
  • Warblington (2.6 mi)
  • Havant (2.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Hill Street

13 Hill Street London W1J 5LQ

020 8012 2809 Local call rate

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