Quintessentially English period farmhouse set in magnificent gardens
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The Homestead is a former farmhouse which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and presents as an attractive family home with all modern conveniences whilst maintaining a sense of history and character. It is situated in Thackhams Lane which is a highly regarded location on the outskirts of Hartley Wintney. The house is complimented by gardens and grounds extending to about 6 acres and includes an attractive Grade II listed barn which could be re-utilised, subject to the necessary planning permissions, and a substantial detached building which is currently set up as a nursery school. This could be used as additional accommodation for relatives or guests.
The house was a former farmhouse which has been extended and refurbished over the years. There is a light and spacious atmosphere created by the many classic windows and various architectural features typical of the period. The Homestead is very comfortably appointed with newly fitted bathrooms and cloakroom.
Arranged over two floors, the house has brick elevations with a tiled roof. From the covered entrance porch with ornamental brickwork the front door leads into a spacious hallway with attractive wall beams, terracotta tiled floor, fireplace and wooden dog legged staircase leading to the first floor.
This property has 6 acres of land.
The Homestead is approached via a five bar gate onto a large gravelled parking area suitable for several vehicles. There is a Grade II listed detached barn which is currently used for storage.
A brick pathway leads to the house and covered entrance porch which has ornamental brickwork and a tiled floor and leads into the hallway of the house.
There is an attractive brick pavior pathway leading to a paved terrace which is ideal for al fresco dining. The front garden consists of raised flower beds and a level lawned area bordered by hedging with a personal gate onto Thackhams Lane. There are separate areas of the garden with a wide variety of trees and shrubs creating an interesting and established setting in a secluded environment.
The Homestead has a magnificent mature wisteria which runs across the front of the house and onto the balcony and covered loggia. This is a feature of the property and compliments the mature setting of the house. Surrounding the house are several seating areas which afford privacy and invoke a sense of tranquillity.
From the terrace there is a pergola with steps which lead down to a level lawned area with greenhouse/planting area, vegetable garden and storage shed for garden equipment and over towards a small natural pond. A side gate leads onto the fabulous terraced area with decking which overlooks a larger pond well stocked with plants. This is an ideal spot for entertaining or nature watching.
Adjoining the house is a field/paddock with post and rail fencing. Subject to Planning Permission there may be scope for the building of stables.
The Homestead is located about 1.4 miles west of the desirable village of Hartley Wintney which provides an excellent range of local amenities, including shops, post office, surgery, public houses, churches, schools and a golf course. Schools within the village include Oakwood Infant School and Greenfields Junior School. Preparatory schools in the area include Daneshill and St. Neots. Senior independent schools include Lord Wandsworth College, Bradfield, Wellington College and, further afield, Winchester College and St. Swithun's, Winchester.
The village is steeped in local history with Hartley Wintney Cricket Club being formed in 1770 and remaining one of the oldest playing cricket greens in the country. More extensive shopping, educational and recreational facilities can be found in the neighbouring towns of Farnham, Basingstoke, Fleet and Reading, all of which are within easy driving distance of The Homestead.
Local and regional communications are excellent with access to the M3 (Junction 4A and 5) within easy driving distance and Winchfield mainline railway station providing a fast and regular service to London Waterloo.
From Odiham proceed down the High Street (East) turning left at the mini roundabout onto the A287. Take the first right hand turning signposted towards Winchfield and Hartley Wintney. Continue on this road passing through Winchfield and turn right at the t-junction onto the A30 towards Hartley Wintney. At Phoenix Green traffic lights turn left into Thackhams Lane, continue along this lane where The Homestead will be found on the right before the turning into West Green Common.Read all
- Reception hall
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility/boot room
- Sitting room
- Dining room
- Drawing room
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
- 4 further bedrooms
- Map & Street View
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