7 bedroom detached house for saleAllens Farm Lane, Exton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32
- 7 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Purpose Built
Originally dating from the 17th century with Victorian additions, the current owners further extended the main house about 10 years ago to create a spacious family home. There is planning permission to convert the large barn into further residential accommodation.
EPC rating E.
The ground floor accommodation flows well from the impressive entrance hall leading to the large drawing room. Like the majority of the reception rooms, this faces south east with views over the garden and has doors to the terrace. In the older part of the house there is the dining room and sitting room as well as a south facing study. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of painted wood units as well as a 4 oven Aga. To one end is an Inglenook fireplace creating a welcoming seating area. In addition there is a conservatory and utility room, as well as access to a wine cellar. On the first floor there are three bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms, four further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
A brick and flint building has a workshop/store, two garages, three stables, a tack room and an office. The large 17th century barn, of over 3000 sq ft which is currently used for storage as well housing the pool equipment, has planning permission for residential use.
Gardens and grounds
The majority of the garden sweeps south east to the River Meon which forms one boundary to the property. Much of it is laid to lawn but with several elegantly placed mature specimen trees, including fruit trees. In a sheltered spot there is an outdoor heated swimming pool as well as a hard tennis court. To the south is a vegetable garden and a paddock. On the other side of the lane there are further paddocks and a horse shelter.
Alresford 10 miles. Petersfield 12 miles (London Waterloo from 66 minutes). Winchester 12.5 miles (London Waterloo from 57 minutes). Times and distances approximate.
Situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Exton, in the South Downs National Park. The village has a popular pub, The Shoe, and the nearby village of Corhampton has a village shop. The Georgian town of Alresford has a good range of boutique shops, restaurants and pubs but more extensive facilities can be found in Petersfield and Winchester, both with trains to London Waterloo. Schools in the area include Winchester College, St Swithun's School for Girls and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College; preparatory schools, include Pilgrims, Twyford, Prince's Mead. To the east there is Bedales School and Churchers College.
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