Grade II Listed Arts & Crafts house in the Test Valley with stunning views
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Green Place was designed by the notable Arts & Crafts architect MH Baillie Scott and built in 1906- 07 for Ellen Mary Stratford Hill. Her husband, Sir Norman Hill Bt was the solicitor for the White Star Line during both the Titanic and Lusitania enquiries. Originally designed as a holiday home it was further extended in 1913 for the family to live in during the enquiry.
The house has a Celtic fairy tale motto attached to it, in the Arts & Crafts style of eschewing the modern industrial age, and chosen by the architect and his clients to reflect the sentiments of the owners in setting the house in a rural landscape And It Fell Upon A Day Of Days That They Were In A Green Place And They Were In The Sun And Out Of The Wind And They Were Near Their Friends And Far From Their Foes They Could See Everyone And No One Could See Them.
Green Place has been sympathetically restored throughout and careful historically relevant consideration was taken to further enhance the Arts & Crafts aspects of the property. Every room has a view to open countryside and the house itself is fantastic for entertaining. The beautiful wood panelled entrance hall leads to the dining room and drawing room with original period features and fireplace. There is a further family room, sitting room, study and gym. The west facing kitchen/breakfast room is beautifully appointed with gas Rangemaster which leads to a larder, boot room and utility room. There is a further shower room on the ground floor located next to the drawing room.
The bedrooms are arranged over two levels with a stunning dual aspect bedroom on the ground level and a further bedroom which is served by a family bathroom. On the first floor there are two further double bedrooms, family bathroom and the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
This property has 3.41 acres of land.
Green Place sits in approximately 3.41 acres of grounds. In 2013 the impressive pool house was constructed. There are high ceilings throughout, a games area, kitchen as well as changing room and shower room. The pool has far reaching views over the valley and is tiled and all one depth. There is also a hard surface tennis court, a gate lodge and stabling which could potentially be developed further subject to planning consent. The garden design and layout was inspired by the prominent Arts & Crafts garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll.
Green Place is set in an elevated and private position the heart of the Hampshire countryside, with stunning 180-degree views it is positioned above the desirable Test valley. On a clear day the view extends towards the south coast as well as Salisbury. The pretty market town of Stockbridge is only 0.8 miles from the property and provides an excellent variety of local amenities including excellent local shops, butcher, public houses and doctors surgery. The city of Winchester lies about 8.7 miles to the east and provides further extensive shopping and cultural amenities. The cathedral city of Salisbury lies 16.5 miles to the west of Stockbridge.
Road and rail links are excellent. The A303 is about 7.9 miles away providing easy access to the south west and London to the east (via the M3), the A34 provides easy access to the midlands and north. London Waterloo is reached via Winchester in approximately 57 minutes and Southampton Airport is 19.6 miles, providing regular flights to Europe.
The area is well known for good independent schools including Farleigh, Leaden Hall, Twyford, Pilgrims, Winchester College, St Swithuns and Godolphin and good local sixth form at one of the UKs top colleges, Peter Symonds in Winchester.
The surrounding area is well known for its excellent sporting pursuits including fishing on some of the countrys best known chalk stream rivers including the Test and Itchen.
From London take the M3 and exit at junction 8 onto the A30. Follow signs for Stockbridge on the A30. On reaching the roundabout at the top of Stockbridge High Street continue to follow signs to Stockbridge and at the second roundabout take the first exit onto Winton Hill. At the top of the hill turn right into Somborne Park Road and the house is the first on the right hand side with large wooden electric gates.Read all
- 4338 Sq ft
- 5 Reception rooms, gym
- Kitchen/breakfast room, larder, boot room, utility
- 5 Bedrooms, 1 ensuite
- 2 Bathrooms, shower room
- Pool, games room, kitchenette, changing room
- Tennis court, outbuildings
- Garden & grounds of about 3.41 acres
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