8 bedroom detached house for saleEmpshott, Hampshire
Guide Price £2,750,000
- A substantial Victorian family house
- 5 reception rooms
- 8 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- Car port
- Mature landscaped gardens
- Paddock of approximately 4.2 acres
- In all about 6.43 acres
A substantial Victorian family house set in lovely mature gardens with long distance views
Porch, Entrance hall, Library, Family room, Drawing room, Kitchen/dining room, Cloakroom, Utility room, Pantry, Larder, Cellars, Studio/office, Conservatory, Car port, Garage, External storage.
First Floor: Master bedroom suite with bathroom, shower room & dressing room, 2 further double bedrooms, Family bathroom.
Second Floor: Double bedroom (4) with shower room en suite, 3 further double bedrooms, Single bedroom (8), Bathroom, Box room.
Outside: Loggia, Log store, Mature landscaped gardens, Paddock of approximately 4.2 (1.70 ha), In all about 6.43 acres (2.60 ha).
Empshott Lodge, which is not Listed, was believed to have been built in 1860 on the site of Chases Farm. It was built for Colonel Butler to a design by the Winchester Cathedral Architect, John Colson, who designed a number of churches and vicarages. It is built in the Elizabethan style, over three floors with Selborne Stone and red brick dressings under tiled roofs. Particularly notable are the original doors, staircase and joinery and the Elizabethan style chimneys which have just been repaired. The property oozes charm and character and the well proportioned rooms provide spacious, flexible accommodation.
Gardens and Grounds
Empshott Lodge is approached over a long gravelled drive to a large parking area at the front of the house. The formal gardens have wonderful mature trees, among them a Wellingtonia, a Cut Leaved Beech, Scots Pine and a rare Spanish Chestnut. There are also shrubs, flower borders and beech hedging. A Yorkstone terrace on the southern side of the house takes in the beautiful views, with steps leading down to an area of flat lawn, one side of which is carpeted with spring flowers nestling beneath the trees. To the east of the house is an attractive loggia providing a perfect view of the paddock and it takes full advantage of the breath-taking long distance views. A 'Ha Ha' divides the 4 acre paddock from the house. Further round the house is a grass tennis court and a further area of garden.
Empshott is an ancient farming settlement situated 2 miles south of Selborne in the Hangers of East Hampshire in the South Downs National Park. Whilst there is no longer a shop, there is a village hall and a 12th Century church. The villages of Hawkley and Greatham are both 2 miles distant, Greatham has a Nursery and a Primary School and Hawkley has a Montessori Nursery, a pretty village green and the popular 'Hawley Inn'. The Hangers Way is a 21 mile walking route which has been divided into 8 sections and can be joined in Empshott, making it ideal for long country walks.
The thriving town of Petersfield is close by and has a wide range of shops, two supermarkets, restaurants and a leisure centre whilst the mainline stations at Petersfield, Alton and Liss provide a fast service to London Waterloo. Guildford, Winchester and Chichester are within easy reach and have more extensive shopping and leisure facilities.
The A3 provides fast access to London, the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton airports. The surrounding area has much to offer with Polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, golf at Cowdray Park, Goodwood, Pulborough and Liphook, motor racing at the Goodwood circuit and sailing out of Chichester Harbour and other centres along the South Coast. There are many footpaths and bridleways in the area for walking and riding.
By Road: London 53 miles, Liss 3 miles, Alton 6 miles, Petersfield 6 miles, Midhurst 14.5 miles, Guildford 24 miles
By Rail: Petersfield to London (Waterloo) from 63 minutes, Alton to London (Waterloo) from 67 minutes, Liss to London (Waterloo) from 71 minutes
Schools: Highfield 7 miles, Bedales 6 miles, Bohunt 6 miles, Alton College 6 miles, Churchers 6 miles
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