A charming listed house with 10 acres, pool, tennis court, office and planning permission to extend
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Holdrop House is a beautiful Grade II listed house set in over 10 acres. The original farmstead is believed to date from the mid sixteenth century, and the traditional mix of an old mellow brick house opposite a thatched tythe barn is a timeless classic. Holdrop House offers the ideal country house mix of a comfortable house with a swimming pool and tennis court, together with a generous land parcel, paddocks, stabling and a manege, and a beautiful tythe barn. The house itself boasts a wealth of period features and beautiful exposed beams and fireplaces. The drawing room has an abundance of natural light from attractive period windows which look south down the twin herbaceous borders to the open rural view beyond. Upstairs the principal bedroom suite with en suite bathroom has a wonderful outlook across the gardens and grounds. There are three further bedrooms and two further bathrooms on this floor, and two additional bedrooms on the top floor. The attractive tythe barn is just across the courtyard garden at the front of the house and is perfect for entertaining or as a games room, and has potential for other uses including additional ancillary accommodation for the house or as a fabulous dining/party room.
Home Office The property includes a separate converted artist's studio which provides an excellent home office. The fully refurbished building is set within the grounds of the house and provides a fully functioning office space with high speed fibre internet connection, telephone line, independent heating and a wood burner. The office benefits from a monitored alarm and CCTV.
Planning and Listed Building Consent There is planning permission to extend the house to create a large vaulted family kitchen, as well as a new boot room and utility room/ laundry. The extension will complement the original house and create the modern kitchen living space so relevant to today's modern lifestyle. Listed building consent has also been granted to create a further bathroom on the top floor. With regard to planning permission interested parties should make their own enquiries of the local planning authority.
This property has 10.63 acres of land.
Holdrop House is approached via double white 5-bar gates and a gravel drive leads to a large driveway providing plenty of parking. There is a pretty courtyard garden between the house and thatched barn and outbuildings which provides a very attractive foreground to the front of the house. The gardens and grounds are beautifully maintained and host a wide selection of mature trees, an orchard and established hedgerows, with longer vistas over the surrounding land. The swimming pool is close to the main garden but is well screened from the house and enclosed by hedges and walls providing a discreet suntrap. The swimming pool is adjacent to the tennis court and recently designed kitchen garden. The paddocks adjoin the grounds of the house and are fenced and have been used for many years for the grazing of sheep as well as horses. There are three stables and a tack room close to the all-weather menage for equestrian purposes, and there is excellent riding direct from the property
Holdrop House is situated in a beautiful and convenient location between Newbury and Basingstoke. The area offers wonderful walking and riding opportunities in the beautiful surrounding countryside and also has great accessibility to road and rail links with a choice of commuting options from Basingstoke into London Waterloo, or from Newbury into London Paddington, and easy access to the M3 and M4. Kingsclere is less than 2 miles away and provides excellent local facilities including a primary school, village shop, butcher, and doctors' surgery. The property is located close to some of the most prestigious schools in the area including Cheam, Elstree, Horris Hill, Brockhurst & Marlston House, Bradfield, Downe House and St Gabriel's.
From Newbury follow the A339 south until you reach Headley and take the left turning into Galley Lane, just before the entrance to Cheam School. Continue along this lane for approximately 0.5 miles and the entrance to Holdrop House will be found on the right hand side behind white painted wooden farm gates.Read all
- 6 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Studio Annexe/Home Office
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
- Tythe barn
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