Offering spectacular views, this unique detached house is set on the edge of Blackdown forest

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Foxholes is a detached, characterful property which has been extended and upgraded over the years. The house is believed to be a former part of the neighbouring Aldworth estate built in the 1860s by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The property makes the most of its elevated woodland position, with much of the accommodation opening onto a large sun deck and taking in the magnificent views of the surrounding forest, which is set on the highest point of the South Downs. The principle rooms have been designed with large windows to maximise the far reaching views.

The charming, detached stone built cottage with vaulted and timbered roof can be adapted into additional guest accommodation or home office.

This property has 5.6 acres of land.


The house is approached via a long private drive leading to a parking and turning area. A path leads down to a stone paved barbecue area surrounded by banks planted with a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs. The path continues to an elevated timber sun deck extending the full width of the house, with its vantage point for enjoying the magnificent views. There are steps up to a roof terrace and down into the gardens. The grounds slope away from the house into a valley, planted with a wide variety of shrubs and trees and where a spring-fed stream trickles down through a series of ponds to a small lake with an island. Beyond the garden the grounds comprises of mature woodland, which in spring enjoys a blanket of bluebells.


Foxholes is surrounded by delightful woodland and in a highly desirable and secluded location on one of Haslemere’s most sought after residential roads. Tennyson’s Lane, named after poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, leads to hundreds of acres of National Trust land providing wonderful walking and riding countryside. Haslemere town is about 1.9 miles and provides a good variety of boutique shopping, restaurants, a Waitrose supermarket, recreational facilities and a mainline station to London Waterloo. The A3 London to Portsmouth road is about three miles distant providing access through the Hindhead tunnel to Guildford, London, Heathrow, Gatwick, the M25, and south to the coast.

There is a fine selection of schools in the area including St Ives, St Edmunds, The Heights, Highfield, Brookham, Amesbury and the Royal School (both junior and senior).

Sporting facilities include golf at Liphook and West Surrey, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, polo at Cowdray Park and sailing off the south coast at Chichester.

Haslemere town centre 1.9 miles, Haslemere mainline station 2.4 miles (London Waterloo 53 minutes), London 42 miles

Agents note: Two areas of Japanese knotweed have been found in the grounds; report is available on request.


From Strutt & Parker’s Haslemere, turn onto Petworth Road and after just over a quarter of a mile, turn right onto Haste Hill and continue straight ahead into Tennysons Lane. Follow for 1.3 miles and on the apex of the left-hand hairpin bend go straight ahead through white gates towards Aldworth House. After about 80 metres, turn right onto a track that winds through woodland for 0.25 miles to Foxholes. (Please note access via an unmade track).

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Other features

  • 3 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bath/shower rooms
  • Outbuilding
  • About 5.6 acres

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Tennysons Lane Haslemere West Sussex GU27

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Ref: HSL220031

Tennysons Lane Haslemere West Sussex GU27

Guide Price