Whaddon Lane, Owslebury, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JL | Property for sale | Savills
479.01 sq m(5,156 sq ft)
Guide price £3,950,000($5,000,503)

Whaddon LaneOwslebury, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JL

  • Under offer

Key features

  • 5 bedroom house
  • 1 bedroom cottage
  • Swimming pool & tennis court
  • In all about 9.98 acres
  • A further 2.4 acres available by separate negotiation

A charming family home of significant character situated on the outskirts of Owslebury

About this property

  • Great Hunts Place is a charming family home of significant character, situated on the outskirts of this sought after South Downs village. Today the house is a most comfortable and beautifully proportioned family house, remodelled and extended with the assistance of Adam Architecture, in a glorious setting overlooking Hampshire downland.

    Approached over a beautiful tree lined driveway the house sits in an elevated position surrounded by its land that extends to approximately 9.98 acres, with an additional parcel of about 2.4 acres available as a separate lot.

    The house is approached through a wonderful dining hall, a dramatic curved staircase leads to the first floor. Doors from here lead to the rear lobby, cloakroom and drawing room. The drawing room is a wonderful double reception room, with doors leading out onto the south facing terrace, there are stunning views over the valley beyond. The main body of the room features a superb open fireplace with marble surround and hearth. The second area is arranged as a library, a cosy area with a fireplace and fitted wood burner, slightly less formal but equally beautiful.

    The kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining sitting room is the heart of the house, a family space which opens to the rear terrace, ideal for informal dining, and for just relaxing and watching television. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of units with fitted appliances including the Aga and separate electric oven. There is a large central island and breakfast bar and glorious views over the rear gardens. The kitchen leads into a dining area and beyond that a comfortable sitting room with wood burner and doors to the terrace with stunning views. Beyond the kitchen is a good study and linking the kitchen to the dining hall, a rear lobby with pantry. There is a separate laundry room and boot room with stairs down to the wine cellar.

    First floor
    The staircase leads to a generous first floor landing. The principal bedroom is double aspect with super views and has a large bathroom with a bath and shower, and a separate dressing room with fitted wardrobes. Bedroom two has an adjoining bathroom. There is a further bedroom with adjoining shower and two further good size bedrooms and a family shower room.

    The property is approached through electric timber gates leading to a stunning tree lined gravelled drive providing a wonderful sense of arrival as you pull up to the parking area adjacent to the house.

    Gardens and Grounds
    The formal gardens that surround the house are beautifully tended and a large terrace runs adjacent to the southern elevation of the house overlooking the parkland and valley, with views extending to the Isle of Wight. To the south of the drive is a highly professional kitchen garden and greenhouse and just beyond this some solar panels, neatly out of sight. To the north of the drive are the paddocks.

    Behind the house and beyond the formal gardens are the tennis court and swimming pool. The swimming pool is neatly tucked away and surrounded by terracing and with a pool house, it's the perfect sun trap.

    The tennis court is perfectly positioned close to the house yet out of sight and is in excellent condition, a real asset.

    The cottage was later converted in 2011. It boasts a kitchen/dining room on the ground floor, a shower room, a double bedroom and a superb vaulted sitting room on the first floor. It has a slightly contemporary feel throughout, complementing the quality of the main house.

    There is a large agricultural style barn used for livestock and storage. In addition, there are two stables and a good-sized workshop.

    Great Hunts Place is situated at the heart of the South Downs National Park within the popular village of Owslebury. The village benefits from having a thriving primary school, The Ship Inn public house and a variety of clubs and societies including cricket and football clubs. An excellent village shop can be found in nearby Twyford, with a post office, whilst a twice-weekly post office operates in Owslebury village hall. More comprehensive facilities can be found in Bishop's Waltham and Winchester and a variety of supermarkets are within easy reach.

    Owslebury is conveniently located approximately 5 miles from junction 9 of the M3 motorway northbound to Basingstoke and London, and approximately 6 miles from junction 11 southbound to Southampton, The Solent and, via the M27, the New Forest and South Coast. Winchester railway station lies approximately 6 miles to the north-west with regular connections to London Waterloo (approximately 60 minutes). The attractive market towns of Bishop's Waltham and Alresford are respectively 5 miles and 9 miles distant.

    Owslebury is ideally located for state and private schooling, Twyford Prep and St. Swithun's School for Girls are easily accessed, as are Princes Mead and the Winchester Schools including Winchester College, Pilgrims and Peter Symonds College. Slightly further afield is King Edwards in Southampton and Farleigh at Red Rice.

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Additional information

  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H