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Preston Candover, Hampshire, RG25








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Key features

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 - 4 reception rooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 10.35 acres
  • 3 bedroom cottage
  • Lift
  • Modern
  • Outbuildings
  • Detached
  • Double Garage


Built in approximately 1960 to a high specification and exacting standard, Southwood House is situated in the middle of the Moundsmere Estate and is the Dower House to the Estate, enjoying far-reaching views over the rolling Hampshire countryside. This unlisted property is constructed over two floors, above two cellars, and offers well-laid out and appointed accommodation, ideal for either entertaining on a grand scale or family living.

Off the impressive staircase hall and positioned to either side of the inner hallway is the drawing room and dining room, both with parquet floors, dual aspect and fine working fireplaces. In addition, there is a dual aspect study, a cloakroom, laundry room and a newly installed kitchen/breakfast room with larder off. There is also a lift to the first floor bedroom accommodation.

On the first floor is the well-appointed principal bedroom with long views over the Hampshire countryside and benefiting from a well-proportioned adjoining bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms, a single bedroom, two further bathrooms (one adjoining) and a separate shower room. (Please refer to the floorplans within this brochure). We believe there is potential to increase the bedroom accommodation into the attic floor, subject to the necessary planning consents.

The merits of Southwood House are its idyllic semi-elevated position in the heart of the Moundsmere Estate together with easy access to excellent communications via road, rail and air and some highly regarded private schooling.

Behind and above the double garage, is a three-bedroom cottage, with its own entrance and briefly comprises: sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, with three double bedrooms and a cloakroom above. The cottage also has the benefit of its own private garden.

The property is approached off the lane down a long sweeping drive, leading to a large turning area to the front of the house. The formal gardens are found to the south side of the property below a large terrace which benefits from far-reaching views over its own pastureland and neighbouring arable fields and woodland beyond. To the eastern side of Southwood House is the swimming pool with a summer house and tennis court which is floodlit. Beyond the tennis court is an area of woodland.

To the western side of the property is a walled garden with heated greenhouse and ideal for growing vegetables and fruit. Beyond this are several stores and to the north of the house is a belt of woodland. The main area of pasture sits to the southern side of the property, below the formal lawns beyond which there is also stabling and a tack room.

Southwood House is situated approximately 1 mile from the traditional Hampshire village of Preston Candover, in the heart of the renowned Candover Valley. The village is regarded as one of the prettiest villages in the county and is well-equipped with its church, primary school, post office/shop, village pub and tennis club. It is surrounded by some of Hampshire's finest rolling countryside ideal for walking and riding.

Additional local facilities can be found in the Georgian market town of Alresford, approximately 8 miles away, with its boutique shops, restaurants, delicatessen's and much more. More extensive amenities being found in both Basingstoke to the North and Winchester to the Southwest including supermarkets, cinemas etc.

There is excellent access to London via the national motorway network with the nearest junction being junction 5 of the M3, approximately 7 miles away. There is also a fast and regular train service running between Basingstoke and London Waterloo taking from approximately 45 minutes. Farnborough Airport is approximately 21 miles, whilst Heathrow 44 miles and Gatwick Airport 61 miles.

There is a wide choice of excellent schools in the area including Twyford, Prince's Mead, Pilgrim's, St Swithun's school for girls, Bedales, Winchester College and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College, all in and around Winchester. In addition, other private schools within an easy driving distance are Cheam, Lord Wandsworth College, Wellesley Prep School, Ludgrove, Eaton College, Marlborough College and Wellington College, but to name a few.

Recreational and sporting facilities nearby include golf at Test Valley, Alresford, Overton, Basingstoke and Winchester. There is also excellent sailing within easy reach along the South Coast. The local area is also well-renowned for some excellent chalk stream fishing on the world-renowned rivers, the Itchen and the Test.


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Preston Candover, Hampshire, RG25


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