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Independent, experienced, adaptable and creative
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    We have been selling, letting and property managing country houses and cottages in rural locations throughout Hampshire, West Sussex and The Surrey Hills for more than 20 years. In that time we have seen a range of markets and so can offer the very best advice to our clients.

    So why The Country House Company if you are selling or letting a property?

    • With over 165 years of experience across our team, very few situations in property are new to us.

    • We are independent and so can be creative with our marketing and react quickly.

    • We take great care with our online marketing ensuring accuracy and the very best representation of your property.

    • We always have time for you and will oversee your property as if it is our own.

    • We actively engage with social media, the most relevant medium in today's world, thereby reaching a broader market.

    • Members of the property industries leading governing bodies, the RICS and ARLA, we are regulated and accountable.

    • With three disciplines, sales, lettings and property management, all operating from the same premises, we take counsel from one another across a room before then advising our clients appropriately.

    Our area of expertise is in our name. We would be delighted to hear from you.

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The Country House Company 'family'
  • Introduction

    We have 8 highly experienced team members across the company. Many have over 20 years of expertise garnered from positions at large well known brands or smaller, more boutique brands or both. This gives our team members a rounded understanding of most circumstances that arise in our profession.
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    Sue Crossley, Founder Partner
    BSc, MRICS, FARLA, MNAEA
    My husband and I founded the business in 1997. I am a qualified Chartered Surveyor specialising in Land Agency and in particular farming and equestrian property. I also oversee the residential lettings and property management side of the business. We farm ourselves and have done so in Hambledon for many years. We have 4 children.

    Tel: 02392 632275
    Email: sue@countryhousecompany.co.uk
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    Robert Crossley, Co-founder, Partner
    A mutual interest for property and business led to Sue and I establishing The Country House Company in 1997. Since then I have enjoyed the combination of business, family life and running our farm in Hambledon.

    Tel: 02392 632275
    Email: robert@countryhousecompany.co.uk
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    Kate Morton, Head of Lettings
    MARLA
    I have always lived in the Winchester area so was delighted to come back and work here after studying at Harper Adams University; I have been with The Country House Company since January 2012 working in the lettings department.

    DL: 02392 633020
    Email: kate@countryhousecompany.co.uk
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    Emilie Ravaux, Lettings Co ordinator 
    ARLA qualified
    I have lived in the Selborne area for most of my life and have a real love for the people and properties of this region. So having started my lettings career in Winchester a number of years ago, gaining experience as a Senior Negotiator, Valuer and Manager, I am now thrilled to play a part in helping our clients secure their next move into the country properties which are my passion. 
    Tel: 02392 632275 
    Email: emilie@countryhousecompany.co.uk
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    Marishelle Gibson, Head P roperty Management
    MARLA
    I have been working in marketing and PR in Hampshire and nationally for the past 25 years and have been with The Country House Company since September 2010. I have extensive experience of property marketing and management and regard the property industry and Hampshire as 'home' in every way!

    DL: 02392 633025
    Email: marishelle@countryhousecompany.co.uk
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    Claudia Hunt
    After working in a private bank in London for 8 years, we moved out for the rural dream and have never looked back! I live on the Hampshire / West Sussex border and have been with The Country House Company since 2008.

    T:02392 632275
    Email: claudia@countryhousecompany.co.uk
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    Katie Denton
    Having lived in Petersfield for over 18 years and run a family home, I was delighted to join The Country House Company in June 2014 and put my skills to good use managing a variety of houses large and small, new and old across the area!

    Tel: 02392 632275
    Email: katie@countryhousecompany.co.uk
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    Pru Bell-Davies
    Having worked as a project designer for several Architectural practices in London and Scotland, I then had a family career break, living in the USA and Italy before returning to make our home in rural Hampshire. I have been working at The Country House Company since August 2014.

    Tel: 02392 632275
    Email: pru@countryhousecompany.co.uk
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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      'We used the Country House Company as letting agents on recommendation and have not been disappointed. The staff have been a pleasure to deal with, helpful throughout the whole process, extremely professional and we would have no hesitation in similarly recommending them to others.'
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "In short, everything about my tenancy - and all related experiences and matters - is certainly as anyone could expect. Wishing The Country House Company all good speed and continuing success"
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "Sue Crossley and her colleagues at TCHC have provided a first class service, being both professional and understanding of the needs of tenants and landlords alike. The high standards set by CHC for landlords means that tenants can be assured of a quality property which is both safe and maintained during their stay. I would unreservedly recommend CHC as a company that is 'raising the bar' for residential sales and letting. A big 'Thank You' to you all for all your hard work and support through the year "
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "It is now 6 years since I placed the letting of my cottage with The Country House Company, and thought it appropriate as we enter the final stages of its sale, to place on record that throughout our dealings I have been most impressed by the professionalism, courtesy and efficiency of your whole team. What I found particularly refreshing and increasingly rare, was the feeling that regardless of whom I was dealing with, it was less about 'ticking the box', more about putting yourselves in the shoes of the client when any particular issue was being talked through"
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "You have been excellent - the other Letting Agencies could learn a lot from your service"
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "I have found The Country House Company's staff a delight to work with, being extremely helpful in every aspect and very friendly and courteous. They did a great job of advertising and subsequently letting our property - always keeping in touch as to developments and they let our property surprisingly quickly, especially considering it did not tick a lot of people's boxes in some aspects. They obviously know there job and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone"
    • Landlord Testimonial

      "Thanks so much to the whole team. The most professional rental team that I had dealings with"

    Testimonials from Tenants

    • Tenant Testimonial

      "I just wanted to to write and praise your staff. ....... We have been dealing with your team, who have been utterly brilliant. So refreshing to have someone who treats one like a human being!! They have been incredibly polite, professional and diligent. We are still looking but I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it has been to deal with her"
    • Tenant Testimonial

      "Many thanks for all your help and support over the tenancy period - please pass on our thanks to the whole team. We would thoroughly recommend you for your professionalism, service and friendliness."
    • Tenant Testimonial

      I would like to express my deepest gratitude to your lettings team for the professional and personal service they have given while conducting the recent let of our property. It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with your team throughout the course of the letting process. They have dealt with all my queries and questions in a prompt and helpful manner, making sure that I was in full receipt of all relevant information at all times. Their willingness to make sure that I was happy with each given stage of the process was a refreshing change from other 'service levels' I have received with other companies in the past. They have all presented your company in the best possible light from the first contact I had, all the way through. I could not be happier with your company standards. Please pass on my thanks and if anyone is ever passing, the kettle is always hot!
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by The Country House Company, Hampshire. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to The Country House Company, Hampshire. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by The Country House Company, Hampshire. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call The Country House Company, Hampshire on 02392 632275.


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    Independent, experienced, adaptable and creative
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      We have been selling, letting and property managing country houses and cottages in rural locations throughout Hampshire, West Sussex and The Surrey Hills for more than 20 years. In that time we have seen a range of markets and so can offer the very best advice to our clients.

      So why The Country House Company if you are selling or letting a property?

      • With over 165 years of experience across our team, very few situations in property are new to us.

      • Once a sale is agreed, 90% of our sales have gone on to successfully complete over the last 12 months.

      • We achieved 97% of our guide prices over the last 12 months.

      • We are independent and so can be creative with our marketing and react quickly.

      • We take great care with our online marketing ensuring accuracy and the very best representation of your property.

      • We always have time for you and will oversee your property as if it is our own.

      • We actively engage with social media, the most relevant medium in today's world, thereby reaching a broader market.

      • Members of the property industries leading governing bodies, the RICS and ARLA, we are regulated and accountable.

      • With three disciplines, sales, lettings and property management, all operating from the same premises, we take counsel from one another across a room before then advising our clients appropriately.

      Our area of expertise is in our name. We would be delighted to hear from you.


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    To our prospective clients
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      Southern England is an extremely desirable location. Its protected areas of countryside, quintessential villages, access to the coast and importantly transport infrastructures of road, rail and air make it the ideal destination for discerning buyers.

      At The Country House Company we attract a different and diverse range of buyers. Our focus is to look further afield targeting not just the local market but London, National, International, Corporate and Investment, to ensure the very best outcome for our clients in the South. 

      You will be guided throughout the process by our team of experts who will formulate a bespoke marketing plan to proactively showcase your property.  

      We will use high quality professional photography, readable floorplans and all forms of media interaction to target the most suitable potential buyers.

      We will negotitate the very best sales price and engage actively throughout the transaction to minimise the risk of a fall through.

      We are only as good as our last success. Take a look at our testimonals on our website www.country-house-company.co.uk or call for a free no obligation appraisal.

      Our area of expertise is in our name. We would be delighted to hear from you.

      Kate Porter, Head of Sales

      02392 633026


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    Prospective buyers
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      It will be of no surprise to buyers, that our role is to achieve the best result for the seller but this can be achieved when the buyer is equally happy with their purchase.

      We make it our priority to learn as much about any property we are appointed to sell so that the experience for a prospective buyer is informative and allows for a sound judgement accordingly. We know that an agent cannot answer basic fundamental questions about a property and the area in which it exists is frustrating.

      Not all of our properties list on line  so it is ALWAYS worth calling us directly

      Kate Porter, Head of Sales

      DL: 02392 633026 

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      Professional residential valuations for:

      Probate

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      Tax, financial and estate planning

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    The Country House Company 'family'
    • Introduction

      We have a highly experienced team many have over 20 years of expertise garnered from positions at large well known brands or smaller, more boutique brands or both. This gives our team members a rounded understanding of most circumstances that arise in our profession.


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      Sue Crossley, Founder Partner

      My husband and I founded the business in 1997. I am a qualified Chartered Surveyor specialising in Land Agency and in particular farming and equestrian property. I also oversee the residential lettings and property management side of the business. We farm ourselves and have done so in Hambledon for many years. We have 4 children.

      M: 07770 817 898 T: 02392 632275 E: sue@countryhousecompany.co.uk

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      Robert Crossley, Co-founder, Partner

      A mutual interest for property and business led to Sue and I establishing The Country House Company in 1997. Since then I have enjoyed the combination of business, family life and running our farm in Hambledon.

      T: 02392 632275 E: robert@countryhousecompany.co.uk

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      Kate Porter, Head of Sales
      I began working in the property industry over 17 years ago and have ever since specialised in the sale of rural, village and country houses throughout the South of England. Having recently joined The Country House Company as Head of Sales I look forward to working alongside this highly experienced team who have decades of experience within the industry.
       DL: 02392 633026 E: katep@countryhousecompany.co.uk
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      Kate Morton, Head of Lettings

      I have always lived in the Winchester area so was delighted to come back and work here after studying at Harper Adams University; I have been with The Country House Company since January 2012 working in the lettings department.

      M: 07884 494422 T: 02392 632275 E: kate@countryhousecompany.co.uk

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      Marishelle Gibson, Head of Management

      I have been working in marketing and PR in Hampshire and nationally for the past 25 years and have been with The Country House Company since September 2010. I have extensive experience of property marketing and management and regard the property industry and Hampshire as 'home' in every way!

      M: 07979 908190 DL: 02392 633025 E: marishelle@countryhousecompany.co.uk

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      Claudia Hunt

      After working in a private bank in London for 8 years, we moved out for the rural dream and have never looked back! I live on the Hampshire / West Sussex border and have been with The Country House Company since 2008.

      M: 07790 574766 T: 02392 632275 E: claudia@countryhousecompany.co.uk

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      Emilie Ravaux, Lettings Negotiator
      I have lived in the Selborne area for most of my life and have a real love for the people and properties of this region. So after starting my lettings career in Winchester and gained experience and qualifications in lettings and property management, I am now thrilled to be working with the country properties which are my passion.
      Tel: 02392 632275  E: emilie@countryhousecompany.co.uk
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      Katie Denton

      Having lived in Petersfield for over 18 years and run a family home, I was delighted to join The Country House Company in June 2014 and put my skills to good use managing a variety of houses large and small, new and old across the area!

      T: 02392 632275 E: katie@countryhousecompany.co.uk

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      Pru Bell-Davies

      Having worked as a project designer for several Architectural practices in London and Scotland, I then had a family career break, living in the USA and Italy before returning to make our home in rural Hampshire. I have been working at The Country House Company since August 2014.

      T: 02392 632275 E: pru@countryhousecompany.co.uk

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    A selection we have received over recent months...

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

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      "We were delighted with the level of service you provided. From our very first discussions, when you took details of the property and even asked whether any restrictive covenants applied, your attention to the detail of both our selling process and indeed our purchase, was both impressive and welcome and resulted in a very positive experience. We are of course delighted that we have been able to sell CFH and our thanks must go to you in no small part."
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      You were so patient and kind and helped me cope with the whole business of selling which I had no idea would be so complicated. I think he looked after ....with tact, calm and great humour. All in all a Godsend!"
    • Seller Testimonial

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      Thank you for all of your assistance during this process. It has been extremely testing at times, but we have been grateful for your perseverance, pragmatic advice and sense of humour to help get us to the end point. Thank you too for not being the stereotypical estate agent! It has previously been exasperating, when dealing with agents who just haven't listened and/or properly taken the time to understand what we want to achieve, etc. That has culminated, on my part, in a slight mistrust of agents generally. It has therefore been refreshing not to feel that way and, again, that is down to your experience and approach - it is much appreciated!
    • Seller Testimonial

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      We had a great experience with The Country House Company who cemented for us their position as the leading agent in East Meon.  The personal and professional service had us feeling like we were the only client and we were particularly impressed not only with how they secured great buyers but also with the attention to the sale process after we had accepted the offer. Dealing personally with the estate agents and solicitors in the chain meant The Country House Company had a big impact on making the sale complete smoothly.
    • Seller Testimonial

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      Thank you for your expertise and commitment in arranging for the sale of ..... We are very pleased with the outcome."
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      You did a great job of juggling quite a tricky sale...kudos to you. I was always grateful to receive your unbiased guidance. 
    • Seller Testimonial

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      An overdue thank-you and congratulations on the sale of the stable yard. Your judgment was spot on the whole time; your patience and courtesy was welcome. You must be pleased with the result. Congratulations".
    • Seller Testimonial

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      The Country House Company has done a superb job selling our house. They were ambitious and justifiably so. The whole process was done with sensitivity and great attention to detail. I am therefore hugely grateful to the team.
    • Seller Testimonial

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      I want to thank you for everything you have done. You have been, hands-down, the very best estate agent I have ever had the pleasure to work with. The Days also spoke very highly about you. You have managed some high stress situations with such intelligence, sensitivity, and grace. Thank you very, very much. I think you are very, very good at your job.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you very much for getting back to us so quickly. Your market appraisal has helped to reassure us that our project is going in the right direction. We will heed your other advice on the finish and landscaping. We will also share the elevations with you once we get them. We are already fans of Country House and will be much stronger advocates in the future"
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      I ESPECIALLY need to thank you for making this selling 'journey' as painless as possible. I think you've done a brilliant job. It really has been a pleasure doing business with TCHC (that sounds terribly corny) but the whole way through I felt you had my best interests at heart and that all that could have been done was done. There is no doubt in my mind that I chose the best company for the job.'
    • Seller Testimonial

      'the service that you have provided has been very good, smooth and courteous all round with the right level of nudging'
    • Seller Testimonial

      'I think it is brilliant that you were able to get this away before Christmas - really well done to you and your team.'
    • Seller Testimonial

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      "Self-evidently, selling one's house is not always plain-sailing, one needs good people behind one: for me The Country House Company team were superb. Quickly securing me a sale at the asking price, they then strongly supported me and/or applied a light touch when the sale process required it. Basically- on my side throughout! If you want friendly 100 % efficiency in your agents - and who doesn't - look no further than The Country House Company. "
    • Seller Testimonial

      'From the minute The Country House Company staff initially came to see and value our house, we felt absolutely confident that we were dealing with the right company. The staff were all unfailingly delightful, friendly and experienced. They really appreciated not only the 'commercial' aspects of our property, but also its historic interest and associated period features. The Country House Company know their existing client database very well and take the time to listen closely to what new clients are searching for; as a result, they are confident in matching properties to potential buyers. As far as dealing with agents was concerned, our sale was as calm as this notoriously stressful process is possible to be and we cannot praise them highly enough. Throughout, they were at pains to keep in close touch so that we knew exactly where we stood. I have since recommended them to all friends interested in selling in the near future, confident that The Country House Company will provide them with an equally excellent service. "
    • Seller Testimonial

      "The Country House Company was recommended to us for the sale of our family home of over 50 years. In rather emotional circumstances we found them to be understanding, sympathetic, efficient and patient in a somewhat complicated sale. We cannot recommend them too highly"
    • Seller Testimonial

      'TCHC did a marvellous job in simplifying and managing the sale of our first home. Geraldine's carefully placed suggestions where invaluable in making the most of what we had, and her communication throughout was reassuring to both seller and buyer alike. From first introductions through to the successful sale, my experience with TCHC sets a very high standard to which every future transaction should aspire."
    • Seller Testimonial

      "My wife and I would like to thank you and the rest of the staff at The Country House Company for the excellent work in selling our house. What we found particularly useful was that you and your staff were always on hand to help with our worries and concerns. Moving house is always stressful and for us it would have been more so without you at our side. And as if that were not enough, you managed to achieve a figure very close to the asking price. With grateful thanks and best wishes for the future. "
    • Seller Testimonial

      "Thank you so much  for sticking with us over what I know for us all has been a much longer and more difficult process than we had originally hoped. We are very grateful to all at Country House for your efforts on our behalf. With many thanks once again"

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      "A and I are genuinely pleased that you were the agent on this difficult sale and have kept things on an even keel when it felt like we might slip over board on a number of occasions....thanks so very much for all your help and please do pop round for that cup of tea or something stronger if you are in the village and have time."
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by The Country House Company, Hampshire. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to The Country House Company, Hampshire. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by The Country House Company, Hampshire. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call The Country House Company, Hampshire on 02392 632275.


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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by The Country House Company, Hampshire. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to The Country House Company, Hampshire. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by The Country House Company, Hampshire. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call The Country House Company, Hampshire on 02392 632275.