Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LF | Property for sale | Savills
676.43 sq m
Guide price £5,950,000(170,860,926 EGP)

Hinton AmpnerAlresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LF

    Key features

    • Contemporary open plan living to include three reception rooms
    • Principal bedroom with bathroom and dressing room
    • Six further bedrooms (2 en suite)
    • Two bathrooms
    • Garaging, stores and plant room
    • Gardens, pasture and woodland
    • About 18.8 acres

    Exceptional, architect-designed reinterpretation of a Hampshire farmhouse set in over 18 acres within the South Downs National Park

    About this property

    • Black House Farm is an incredible country retreat, created from a Grade II listed 17th Century farmhouse, linked to a 19th Century barn via a stunning contemporary wing. It was designed with the assistance of Robin Lee Architecture with a view to recreating the early 19th Century enclosed farmyard form whilst creating a magnificent family home. The property sits in over 18 acres of wonderful gardens and grounds with areas of mature woodland and wild flower meadow. It is tucked away in an idyllic location within the South Downs National Park and is approached via a no-through lane with gates opening onto a private driveway.

      The front door opens into the historic farmhouse, a traditional brick and flint and timber-framed building with a thatched roof. The farmhouse has been carefully restored with the assistance of expert artisan tradesmen and has three ground floor rooms including a reception hall/boot room, a sitting room and a study/snug. There is also a cloakroom and a traditional cellar. Three guest bedrooms and two bathrooms are arranged over the first and second floors.

      From here, you are drawn into the magnificent new single-story hallway, which provides a dramatic link to the rest of the property, with contemporary wood panelling, a coffered ceiling and reaching almost 100ft in length towards the timer-framed barn. Full length glazed windows flood the space with light. The hall continues around the central courtyard garden, stepping up to reach the drawing/living room with polished concrete flooring seamlessly linking the two spaces.

      The 19th century barn contains the kitchen and is an exceptional space with the original timber-framing contrasting with contemporary panelling and cabinetry. Overall the living spaces are cathedral-like, open and light with a warmth provided by the natural wood finish.

      There are three bedrooms, including the principal suite within the contemporary wing. These are all wonderful light spaces, with full height windows and en suite bath/shower rooms. There is also a separate studio/office and a utility room.

      Gardens and Grounds

      Black House Farm sits beautifully within its grounds so as to enjoy sweeping views in all directions as well as incredible privacy. The grounds are designed to echo the natural landscape with wild flower meadow, woodland and pasture. There is also a large natural pond which has been used for wild swimming.

      There is gravelled parking for a number of vehicles and a large outbuilding provides garaging and a plant room.

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    Black House Farm is an incredible architectural masterpiece, completely tucked away in the South Downs National Park.

    Camilla ElwellProperty agent

    Local information

    • Black House Farm sits in a secluded setting within the South Downs National Park and adjoining the National Trust's Hinton Ampner estate. The Georgian market town of Alresford is 5 miles away and offers a range of high quality shops, pubs and restaurants. The market town of Petersfield and Cathedral city of Winchester are both within 10 miles and offer a wide range of amenities including direct rail services to London Waterloo – the fastest service from Winchester taking just under 1 hour. The M3 and A3 both link to London and the wider motorway network. Heathrow and Southampton Airports are both within easy reach.
    • The area is renowned for a number of well-regarded preparatory and secondary schools including Twyford, Princes Mead, Pilgrims, Bedales, St Swithins and Winchester College amongst many others.
    • The South Downs National Park offers some of the most glorious countryside in Southern England with many opportunities for walking, cycling and horseriding as well as other country pursuits.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Winchester and the M3 take the A272 towards Petersfield. Follow the road for about 6 miles, passing through the village of Cheriton and passing the driveway for The National Trust's Hinton Ampner Estate on the right hand side. Soon after, take the turning on the right hand side onto Hinton Hill following the sign for the village of Hinton Ampner. Follow the lane for about ½ mile and then bear left at the fork. After about another ½ mile, on reaching a left hand bend on the lane turn right onto a small unnamed lane/track. Continue to follow the lane for about 1 mile and into an area of ancient woodland. The gates for Black House Farm will be ahead of you after a short distance. Postcode: SO24 0LF
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G