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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Alton Road, South Warnborough, Hook, Hampshire, RG29

Guide Price £1,875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Dining Hall
  • Drawing Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Study
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bath / Shower Rooms (2 En Suite)
  • Cloakroom
  • Cellar

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Old Rectory is a very handsome and exceptionally well-appointed former village rectory of immense character and charm, dating from around 1830. The house now provides a very interesting and substantial village home with exceptionally well-proportioned rooms many with full length windows overlooking the gardens, high
ceilings, fine decorative cornicing and open fireplaces.

The feeling of light and space is immediate with a stunning galleried dining hall with a glazed door to the garden, travertine floor, open stone fireplace and arch to the inner hall. The dining hall forms the heart of the house and provides a natural link between the drawing room, sitting room, study and sitting room, study, kitchen and breakfast room. The two principal reception rooms both have attractive fireplaces and beautiful bay windows overlooking the gardens.

The kitchen/breakfast room is ideal for family living. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of cabinets together with a central island, granite work surfaces, pantry and a tiled floor.
There is a 4-oven gas fired Aga, integrated appliances include an AEG gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer.

The further ground floor accommodation includes a cloakroom, utility room and a far larger than expected cellar.

The first floor accommodation is approached via a beautiful staircase and galleried landing with five bedrooms including two bedroom suites and a family bathroom. The principal bedroom features a dressing room and en suite shower room, finished with limestone tiling and underfloor heating. There are four further bedrooms and a large well-appointed family bathroom with limestone tiling, underfloor heating and a double ended bath.

The house stands within the most attractive gardens and grounds and also has the considerable benefit of a detached studio/home office and gym.


The house occupies an ideal setting close to the heart of this very pretty village. South Warnborough has an active community with a public house, shop, church, village hall, playground and multiuse games area for tennis and football. The village stands amidst fine Hampshire countryside between the villages of Long Sutton and Upton Grey. The surrounding countryside provides ample opportunity for many country pursuits with a number of foot and bridle paths. There are further facilities in the nearby village of Odiham (3 miles) as well as primary and secondary schooling.

There is a greater range of facilities and schooling for all age groups in the market towns of Alton, Basingstoke and Farnham.

Of note, there is also a primary school in Long Sutton and the well renowned Lord Wandsworth College. Winchfield station provides trains to Waterloo, the fastest being 49 minutes, and access to the M3 at Hook offers a route to London and the south coast.


The very well tended grounds have been landscaped to take full advantage of the setting with areas of formal garden, principally
to the south and west of the house, with well stocked flower and shrub borders and a variety of young and mature trees. The front of the house is approached via a parking area and driveway
leading to a large detached double garage with electric up-and over doors and storage above. There is a gym to the rear of the garage with air conditioning and a vaulted ceiling.

There is a broad paved terrace to the south of the house overlooking areas of level lawn with an avenue of limes and central brick terrace with box hedging and roses. There is an ideally positioned detached double aspect studio/home office with a cedar roof and floor to ceiling glazed French doors opening out to the garden. Central steps open out to a further area of lawn with yew hedging. The southern elevation of the house is adorned by a mature wisteria and to the west there is a further terrace with a barbecue area and box hedging. The garden is screened by mature mixed hedging and a variety of young and mature trees.

In all gardens and grounds of 0.52 of an acre.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 August 2016

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