6 bedroom detached house for saleTunworth, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25
- 5 - 6 bedrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Secondary accommodation
A fabulous barn conversion by Batterham Matthews architects set amidst open farmland. It offers approximately 6,567 sq.ft. of living accommodation in total and set in about 10.3 acres.
The collection of 18th century timber framed barns were originally used as the main farm to the Hackwood estate until modern units were required in the 1950's. Retaining the character and scale of the former storage barn, only the end sections are converted into two-storey living spaces, leaving a large light central open area complete with a hanging gallery and stairs. The building is now a dramatic open plan contemporary living space comprising 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, 4 further bedrooms, 3 further bathrooms.
There is also a cottage comprising:- sitting room, kitchen, shower room and a mezzanine bedroom. This is ideal for staff or for use as a guest house or an elderly relative.
There are 10.3 acres of which about 1.25 acres are garden, designed by Christopher Masson. The pastureland lead the eye towards the woodland, carpeted with blue bells in springtime. The ancient hazel coppice is covered in snowdrops. There is an orchard, vegetable garden and tennis court.
There are two further traditional listed agricultural barns, workshops, storage, garden shed and a greenhouse. One of the barns could be converted to an indoor pool, subject to planning. There is currently planning permission for an outside swimming pool beside the terrace.
The local area is spoilt for choice for schooling, which includes Daneshill, Lord Wandsworth College, St Neots and Cheam. Newbury is 20 miles and includes; Downe House, St Gabriels and Horris Hill. Winchester is 23 miles and includes; St Swithun's School, Twyford, Pilgrims and Winchester College. Ascot is 27 miles and includes; St Georges School, Heathfield School, St Mary's Ascot and Sunningdale. Oxford is 45 miles and includes; Abingdon, The Dragon School, St Edward's, Radley College and Summer Fields School.
The major centres of Basingstoke (4 miles) and Winchester are within easy driving distance, offering shopping and recreational facilities. Hook (6 miles) and the market town of Odiham (7 miles) are ideal for local shopping.
London Waterloo via Basingstoke (7 minutes drive) from 45 minutes. The M3 provides rapid access to London, the South Coast and West Country. Heathrow Airport is 35 miles and Southampton Airport is 32 miles. (All distances and times are approximate).
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