5 bedroom barn for saleHambledon, Hampshire
Sold STC £1,350,000
- Vaulted open plan living/sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room,
- Cloakroom/wet room, mezzanine study
- Principal bedroom and adjoining, bedrooms 2 and 3 (both have mezzanine rooms over)
- Jack and Jill bathroom, 2 guest suites (one self-contained), enclosed courtyard - mower store and storage shed. Concrete base for 3-bay garage, subject to planning
- A useful range of outbuildings of some 936 sq ft, including
- Stabling and stores, yard with separate vehicle access
- Beautiful mature gardens, large ornamental pond, thatched breeze house
- Gardens and paddock. In all some 2.437 acres (0.986 ha)
Bent Farm is surrounded by glorious open countryside. It is utterly peaceful and lies off a narrow lane to the south west of the village of Hambledon deep in the Meon valley and now forming part of the South Downs National Park in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Many would describe Hambledon as having all the features that make up a perfect English village, the Parish Church of St Peter and Paul which has stood in the centre of Hambledon for over 1000 years, first class Hambledon and County infant school, and nursery school, doctors surgery, Lotts General Stores, Bank, public house, village hall and two cricket grounds including Broad Halfpenny Down which was formed in about 1750. The village community is very active with many societies, clubs and groups and the countryside is perfect for walking and riding with numerous footpaths and bridle ways including the South Downs Way.
The A3 provides a fast link to the market town of Petersfield which has an excellent shopping centre including a Waitrose and a first class rugby club and the M25, airports and London, or south to the A27 and M27 motorway along the busy conurbation of the south coast. Petersfield also has a mainline station to London Waterloo.
Bent Farm is a period barn that has been very successfully converted into a distinctive and unique home. It has the most attractive mellow brick, weather boarded and flint elevations with inset oak double glazed windows and doors under a mainly clay tiled roof with one part being thatched. So typical of a successful conversion, internally the barn has soaring vaulted roofs with the timber frame fully exposed, carefully incorporated is the latest technology and quality fittings traditional but yet contemporary. The French limestone floors and stone sinks are from Artisans of Devizes, the kitchen is fitted with hand painted bespoke units, most sanitary ware is Villeroy & Boch, there is designer lighting throughout which creates real mood living at night time, joinery is oak and the barn has underfloor heating throughout apart from one of the guest suites.
The accommodation is predominantly laid out on the ground floor. The vaulted entrance hall has exposed brick and flint work to the walls and French doors into the gardens. Leading off is a corridor to the bedroom wing and there is an opening into the magnificent part of the principal barn which is fully vaulted, open plan and on the western side are glazed bi-fold doors which open out on to the terrace and take advantage of the views across the garden and part of the paddocks. There is the outline of an original medieval window and harness racks. Part of the timber frame creates a division into the kitchen/breakfast room fitted with bespoke hand painted units and Antiqued Zimbabwean granite work surfaces. There is a central island unit and a four oven Aga. A door leads through into the utility room with a wet room off and staircase rising up to a mezzanine study which looks down into the kitchen. This end of the house could become self-contained. The corridor in the bedroom wing gives access to the three main bedrooms. The principal bedroom is vaulted, has an oak boarded floor and a sumptuously fitted adjoining bathroom. Bedrooms two and three have a Jack & Jill bathroom between and each bedroom has a staircase leading up to a vaulted room above, one of which also has a dressing room.
The Two Guest Suites
At the southern end of the barn are two guest suites, one is approached over a terrace which sits under a pergola. It has a vaulted open plan bed/living room with a fitted kitchen area and adjoining dressing/shower room. The second guest suite provides a bed/living room and an adjoining bathroom.
The property is entered from the lane by a gravel driveway. It is divided to provide access to the stable yard and solid automatic opening gates hung between brick and flint pillars open into the courtyard. This is very well screened by mature hedging and there is a shaped lawn and a path leading up to the main barn. There is a concrete base for three cars which has been laid out for an open barn-style garage, subject to planning. There are two useful lockable stores, CCTV cameras on the main gates and exterior lighting.
Outbuildings and Yard
The yard is located to the south west of the main house and has its own vehicle access. A range of outbuildings have weather-boarded elevations under a cedar shingle roof and include a range of stabling and generous storage. The yard is equipped with a cloakroom together with hot and cold running water and could be useful for a variety of uses.
The principal gardens are a very special feature, well established. A paved terrace adjoins the main living room, there are sweeping lawns, well stocked herbaceous and shrub borders and strategically placed is a pergola smothered in roses, a vine, clematis, wisteria and jasmine and beyond is a large ornamental pond planted with bamboo and other aquatic plants, partly overhung by a deck and it is sheltered by a variety of flowering trees and shrubs. There is also a thatched Breeze house, perfect for entertaining and it is well placed with views over the grass practice arena and the paddocks. A mown path leads around to a raised vegetable and soft fruit bed where there is a greenhouse. The wide brick paviour terrace continues through in front of the stables.
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