8 bedroom equestrian facility for saleLee-On-The-Solent, Hampshire
- An Outstanding Grade II Listed Farm House
- Eight Bedrooms
- Three Bathrooms (Two En-Suite)
- Four Reception Areas
- Set on Approx. 2.16 Acres
- Living Accommodation of over 4,900 sq ft
- Paddocks & Outbuildings
- All Weather Tennis Court
PROPERTY SUMMARY This impressive home represents the unique opportunity to buy into a slice of history, many of us like to cultivate a touch of luxury in our lives and what better way than by owning a spacious farmhouse, particularly when it is one that enjoys a very special setting, it is close to the sea yet far enough inland to benefit from fields to all aspects and to have a golf course to the rear. At the front of the property is a gated entrance leading to a circular pond which is enclosed by a curved retaining wall framing the houses setting, the rustic bricks and gabled roofline with the timber porch in façade help build the atmosphere that you might expect in a farmhouse built in an era where agriculture was an enterprise involving many people. The house itself has over 4,900 sq ft of living accommodation, arranged over three floors, it has the flexibility demanded by modern families with formal reception rooms at the front and spacious area incorporating the study, living / dining and impressive kitchen and utility areas to the rear. Arranged over the first and second floors are eight bedrooms, the master serviced by a luxury en-suite bathroom and shower cubicle and the second bedroom with an en-suite shower room, at the rear of the first floor is a family shower room and the second floors are serviced by two separate staircases, each giving access to the pair of bedrooms. Within the grounds are a number of out-buildings, the primary one having a games room to one end with music room above and garage / workshop at the other, there are also formal gardens, a pond and enclosed courtyard as well as a raised deck with hot tub and all year round tennis court, ample car parking and farm workshop areas. Situated within access to Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Fareham and major road networks, easy access to the South Coast major cities is not far away. Set on grounds totalling 2.16 acres including the house and formal gardens (1.30 acres) and a separate paddock (0.68 acres), early internal viewing is strongly recommended in order to appreciate both the accommodation and location on offer.
ENTRANCE The entrance is off Shoot Lane leading to flagstone and tarmac entrance with double wrought iron gates depicting house name, with entry phone system, leading to driveway, mixture of flagstone and tarmac driveway leading to left hand side of the property. To the right hand side of the driveway is a lawned garden with mature trees, high brick retaining curved wall and to the left hand side is further lawned areas with maturing shrubs, evergreens and bushes, central pond with water feature, external lighting leading to the front of the house. Directly to the front of the property is a low half circular retaining wall with pillars and chain link with flagstone pathway leading to raised terrace with privet hedging, ornate bushes and trees with a further curved wall and soldier railings with arched gateway leading to the rear, shingled pathway leading to feature wooden covered canopy style porch with clay peg tiled roof and low retaining wall with rose bushes and shrubs to either side. To the left hand side of the property is a large turning and parking area with flowering borders, access to outbuildings, sheds and stores, curved retaining wall with large opening leading to rear garden. Main front door with glazed panels and matching panel over leading to:
HALLWAY 18' 7" x 8' 0" (5.66m x 2.44m) Wooden flooring, balustrade staircase rising to first floor (front wing), brushed steel fronted power points, wall uplighters, picture rail, radiator, feature architraves and doors to primary rooms.
DRAWING ROOM 25' 4" x 18' 7" maximum decreasing to 14'8" (7.72m x 5.66m) To front of chimney breast, feature sash style small paned window to front aspect overlooking garden and driveway with original shutters and wooden panelling under, stripped and stained skirting boards, wooden flooring, three roll top radiators, wall uplighters, zoned dimmer light switch, panelled door to hallway, feature central chimney breast with exposed brick, flagstone hearth with log burner style stove (not tested) to one side is a deep built-in storage cupboard with a range of shelving and consumer box, exposed beams to ceiling, painted and rendered walls with some exposed beams, windows with small panes to side aspect overlooking rose garden, built-in range of shelving with ceiling spotlights, power points.
SITTING ROOM 18' 8" x 18' 2" (5.69m x 5.54m) Into bay window decreasing to 14'2" at narrowest point, stripped and stained floorboards, sash style small paned window to front aspect overlooking driveway and garden with shutters to either side with panelling under, exposed beams to ceiling, central fireplace with exposed brick inlay, open fire with slate hearth, wall lights, double radiator, feature bay window to side aspect overlooking driveway with low sill, ceiling spotlights, panelled door, power points.
FAMILY ROOM 15' 0" x 14' 10" (4.57m x 4.52m) Measurements do not include recessed area with door opening leading to formal hallway and opening to study area with recess, brick exposed to either side of chimney breast with shelving and log store, primary area with wooden flooring, double radiator, windows to side aspect overlooking patio, exposed beams to ceiling, picture rail and wall uplighters, narrow built-in storage cupboard to one side of chimney breast, feature central exposed brick surround chimney breast with wooden mantle, flagstone hearth and exposed wooden beam over with bracket for wall mounted T.V and wiring, square opening leading to dining area.
STUDY AREA 11' 9" x 8' 2" (3.58m x 2.49m) Small paned window to rear aspect overlooking patio and garden with far reaching views, radiator, wooden flooring, brush steel fronted power points, dimmer switch, picture rail, ceiling beam, wall uplighters, corner fireplace with exposed brick surround and open fire with slate hearth, door to:
OUTER LOBBY With door leading to outside, checked black and white tiled flooring, door to:
CLOAKROOM Feature w.c., wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashback, window to side aspect, radiator with cover over, panelling to half wall level.
DINING AREA 20' 3" x 15' 0" (6.17m x 4.57m) Square opening leading to family room with further square opening and beam leading to kitchen, tiled flagstone style flooring, door leading to patio, twin double French doors with windows to either side leading to patio, exposed beams to ceiling with spotlights, central lighting over table area, power points, dimmer switches, wall mounted bracket for T.V. with power points, windows to rear aspect overlooking garden, 'Aga' with twin circular hotplates with ovens under, door leading to rear garden, square opening leading to:
KITCHEN 17' 8" x 10' 3" (5.38m x 3.12m) 17'8" x 10'3" Triple windows to side aspect overlooking garden, paddocks and golf course beyond, comprehensive range of 'Bulthaup' grey fronted floor units with composite worksurface, 'Franke' inset stainless steel sink with drainer to one side, mixer tap and automated 'Quooker' instant hot water tap, integrated 'Miele' dishwasher with matching door, range of soft close drawer units including pan drawer, microwave cupboard, pull out under sink bin area, pull out vegetable drawers, plinth over with ceiling spotlights, exposed brickwork to one wall with brush steel fronted power points and wooden beams over, flagstone style flooring. To one wall is a full height wine rack with a tall larder style fridge/freezer, 'Miele' oven and hotplate under with 'Miele' coffee machine over, to the right hand side is a shutter style canopy and spotlights, central island with large pan and cutlery drawers with soft close mechanism under and 'Miele' induction four ring hob with ceiling mounted extractor hood, fan, light and wooden beam over, zoned lighting with dimmer switch, entry phone system, central heating controls, feature glass wall etched windows with two openers and spotlights, door to:
BOOT ROOM 11' 2" x 9' 0" (3.4m x 2.74m) Stable style door leading to outside with window to one side with views over garden, paddock and golf course beyond, tiled flooring, ceiling spotlights, space for American style large fridge / freezer, door to:
UTILITY ROOM 9' 4" x 8' 8" (2.84m x 2.64m) Matching flagstone style flooring, exposed brick and beams to one wall, central heating control switch, window overlooking garden towards paddock, range of wall and floor units with roll top work surface, inset 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard space under, dishwasher point, washing machine point, large larder style storage cupboard, access to loft space, ceiling spotlights, door to narrow cupboard with underfloor heating manifold.
FIRST FLOOR (FRONT WING) Landing with balustrade, picture rail, radiator, brush steel fronted power points, sash style small paned window to front aspect overlooking driveway and entrance towards paddock and woodland in the distance, doors to primary rooms, doorway opening leading to:
REAR WING Beams to ceiling, window overlooking parking and out-buildings, wall lights, radiator, understairs storage cupboard, return staircase rising to second floor (rear), telephone point.
BEDROOM 1 18' 9" decreasing to 15'6 x 14' 0" (5.72m x 4.27m) Sash style small paned windows to front aspect with views over garden towards entrance, paddock and woodland in the distance, stripped and painted floorboards, radiator, built-in storage cupboard to one side of chimney breast, exposed beam surround chimney breast with central wood surround fireplace and cast iron archway with built in storage cupboard to one side, high skirting boards, second radiator, quadruple doored built-in wardrobes to one wall with hanging space and shelving, bracket for wall mounted T.V., window to side aspect overlooking driveway and car park, panelled door. Door to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 22' 10" x 8' 3" (6.96m x 2.51m) Contemporary style with wooden stripped flooring and skirting boards, roll top radiator with chrome towel rail over, window overlooking driveway and outbuildings, feature vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and 'Velux' skylight windows, exposed brickwork to one wall, ceiling spotlights, closed couple w.c., with twin flush, feature double ended freestanding bath with wall mounted taps with shelf over and separate shower attachment, two high level windows to rear aspect overlooking garden, tall contemporary brush steel fronted radiator, twin sink units with mixer taps and cupboard under, wall mounted mirror with light, shower cubicle with glazed panelled door, 'drench' style hood and separate shower attachment with tiled surround.
BEDROOM 2 15' 0" x 14' 7" (4.57m x 4.44m) Sash style small paned window to front aspect overlooking pond, driveway and entrance with far reaching views over paddock and woodland beyond with radiator under, wooden flooring, exposed beams to ceiling, ceiling spotlights, picture rail, built-in wardrobe to one side of chimney breast with hanging space and shelving, exposed brick surround chimney breast with central wooden mantle and cast iron inlay, ceiling spotlights, power points, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Recessed shower cubicle with, 'Drench' style hood and spotlights, fully ceramic tiled, extractor fan, roll top radiator with cast iron towel rail, close coupled w.c., with twin flush, wash hand basin with towel rail under and mixer tap with tiled splashback, skylight window overlooking paddock and golf course beyond, wooden flooring, access into storage eaves.
BEDROOM 3 15' 0" x 10' 3" (4.57m x 3.12m) Fireplace with wooden mantle and curved arched inlay, narrow built-in storage cupboard with range of hanging rails and shelf, exposed beams to ceiling, double radiator, window to side aspect overlooking paddock and golf course beyond, picture rail, wall lights, dimmer switches, panelled door.
BEDROOM 4 15' 10" x 8' 0" (4.83m x 2.44m) Window to side aspect overlooking patio, parking and out-buildings, radiator, brush steel fronted power points, ceiling spotlights, picture rail, large built-in airing cupboard housing 'Megaflo' hot water cylinder (not tested), pump system and shelving over.
FEATURE SHOWER ROOM 10' 0" x 6' 8" maximum (3.05m x 2.03m) To one end is a shower cubicle with 'Jet Stream' shower system, 'Drench' style hood and separate shower attachment with tall glazed panel with matching panels to either side, window overlooking rear garden, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights, curved fronted twin sink unit with mixer taps, towel rail under and shelving to either side, mirror with lighting, feature wall light, concealed cistern w.c., with twin flush, large storage cupboard, stripped and stained floorboards and skirting boards, contemporary style radiator with towel rail, panelled door.
TOP FLOOR (FRONT WING) Landing with doors to bedrooms
BEDROOM 5 20' 9" x 16' 7" (6.32m x 5.05m) Range of built in wardrobes to one wall, power points, window to side aspect with views toward the gold course & paddocks.
BEDROOM 6 14' 8" x 10' 11" (4.47m x 3.33m) Range of build in wardrobes / cupboards, power points, window to front aspect.
TOP FLOOR (REAR WING) Landing with doors to bedrooms.
BEDROOM 7 18' 2" maximum x 9' 7" (5.54m x 2.92m) Measurements taken from approximately 2'10" off floor level with eaves to ceiling restricting headroom, central ceiling height of 6'4". Dormer window to side aspect with views over outbuildings, woodland, tennis court and gardens, power points, central chimney breast with small windows to either side overlooking garden and woodland beyond.
BEDROOM 8 11' 0" x 9' 5" (3.35m x 2.87m) Measurements taken from approximately 3' off floor level with eaves to ceiling restricting headroom, central ceiling height of 6'2". Dormer window to side aspect overlooking outbuildings, tennis court and woodland beyond, storage cupboard with shelving, door to:
STORAGE ROOM Range of shelving and electric lighting.
OUTSIDE To the south side of the property is a large patio area with door to family room via twin French doors, laid to flagstone with former well with wisteria to side aspect, this area leads to formal gardens which are enclosed by brick walls on all aspect, raised patio area and wide pathway leading to the rear of the outbuildings, the garden has a range of shrubs, evergreens and bushes, manicured hedges, small vegetable plot and greenhouse with rockery area, a further arched top gateway leading to a further garden and paddock. To the rear of the outbuilding is a raised decked area with a six seater hot tub with external lighting, brick paviour path with screened off area for oil tank and curved pathway which leads to a tennis court. All weather green and purple tennis court with wooden retaining wall and fencing over, external power points and lighting.
Arched gateway leading to the parking area, accessible from the car parking and turning area are double gates leading to a paved working area measuring 60' x 32' with a brick retaining wall with fencing over, further twin double gates leading to tennis courts, external security lights, covered garaging extending approximately 33' x 18'4" open sided with corregated style roof (currently used as a farm store).
Arched soldier railings with curved retaining wall, large patio area accessible from the boot room and rear garden with outside cold water tap and light, steps and pathway leading up with retaining wall to picket style fencing with shrubs, crossing over the farm driveway leading stable fenced paddock with stable and storage shed
OUTBUILDINGS There are three outbuildings, log store / kennel, brick built with pitched roof with fencing to one side enclosing kennel, double doors leading to further storage shed, open barn style car port covered with a pitched roof with open sides enclosed to one end.
DETACHED BARN INC. GARAGE & WORKSHOP 38' 9" x 18' 10" (11.81m x 5.74m) Triple folding doors to one wall with pedestrian door to the other, pitched ceiling and roof, electric lighting and power points, partly covered with high level storage, door leading to:
GAMES ROOM / GYM 25' 0" x 18' 7" (7.62m x 5.66m) Flagstone style flooring, large doorway leading to car parking area with window to one side, further twin doors leading to rear with windows to side and rear aspect overlooking tennis court and garden, ceiling spotlight, exposed brick work to all walls with central open fireplace, understairs storage cupboard, staircase leading to:
MUSIC ROOM 20' 9" x 9' 6" (6.32m x 2.9m) Measurements taken from approximately 3' off floor level with eaves to ceiling restricting headroom, two skylight windows, spotlights, fully floored, skirting boards, power points, this area has its own electric consumer box, alarm system.
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