Victorian country house in a glorious secluded setting with direct private access to hundreds of acres of National Trust land.
Hunters Moon is tucked away in a private spot in the middle of what was once the Kingswood Firs Estate, a large rural estate between Stoney Bottom, Crossways Road and Waggoners Wells. Although the Estate has been developed over the years for residential use, Hunters Moon, which was the principle residence on the estate, remains in a protected position, hidden from view and surrounded by its own land. The house has its own direct private access onto Ludshott Common.
A private drive leads up to the property and arrives at a large turning circle in front of the house. The house is constructed of brick and tile-hung elevations under a multi-pitched, tiled roof. It is said to have been built between 1884 and 1894 though additions have been added over the years. The current owners refurbished the property between 1992 and 1994. The majority of the gardens and grounds lie to the west and south-west of the property. The house has a variety of attractive and unusual design features, including several arched windows, a large bay window in the drawing room and the dramatic, timber clad, pitched roof in the family room to the rear.
Inside, the rooms are exceptionally well proportioned and the layout lends itself very well to family living. A central reception hall gives the house a great sense of balance and provides access to the magnificent 32ft drawing room, study, family room, dining room and the wine cellar. The kitchen and utility area, which was substantially redesigned by the current owners, is the generous and comfortable heart of the house. It has an Aga, lots of cupboard space and plenty of room for a large breakfast table. The formal dining room is conveniently located for access to the kitchen. Beneath the kitchen are very extensive cellars (including wine cellars), and the boiler room. From the hall next to the kitchen a passageway leads into the wood
Set over the first and second floors there are 6 bedrooms in total, which are served by 4 bathrooms. The magnificent principal suite also has two dressing rooms. All of the bedrooms are good sized doubles and are elegantly presented. For further detail regarding the layout please refer to the floor plan.
Gardens & Outbuildings
The gardens at Hunters Moon are enchanting and were carefully planned by the current owners and garden designer, Fiona Lawrenson, who has won two gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. To the rear of the house is a secluded seating area, ideal for outdoor entertaining during the summer months. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with lush, mature beds and a variety of trees. A timber framed rose walk leads through to an ornamental part of the garden, which features pretty box hedging. The swimming pool area is incredibly well protected as it is surrounded by the original garden walls, which are attractively adorned with foliage. There is a patio area for poolside entertaining. Beyond the gardens are the paddocks, which are fenced with post and rail fences and the ménage. The extent of the land and woodland can be seen on the boundary plan.
Adjacent to the rear of the property is the stable block, which is a charming period building with 4 stables, a tack room, 2 store rooms and a hay loft above. This building may have potential for conversion, subject to the usual consents.
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This wonderful Victorian family house is situated in an incredibly private spot, adjoining hundreds of acres of National Trust land and convenient position backing onto National Trust land.Clive Moon