A charming country house on the edge of Ecchinswell with outbuildings, views and 7.8 acres.
Chalkpit House is unlisted and is understood to date from about 1850 having been extended a number of times during the 20th Century. The original house was likely associated with the former chalk pit which sits to the west of the house forming the beautifully sheltered gardens. Within the grounds, a small outbuilding is understood to be a former isolation hospital dating from the early 20th Century.
The house provides well-balanced living space including a
particularly well proportioned 25ft drawing room with an open
fireplace. The further reception rooms include a sitting room and dining room and there is a choice of two studies. The kitchen/breakfast room has an adjoining utility room/back hall and a pantry. There are six bedrooms on the first floor including a well-placed principal bedroom which enjoys the best of the superb views and has a dressing room and en suite bathroom. There is a guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
OUTBUILDINGS, GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Chalkpit House has a lovely approach via a driveway which winds through the grounds to a gravel parking area located to the north of the house. The parking area is adjacent to a substantial timber-framed outbuilding which provides garaging, workshops and stores.
The gardens are principally found to the west of the house and include a wide lawn, a number of specimen trees and a tennis wall. To the south of the house is a sheltered terrace with a variety of shrubs and trees.
The stableyard is found to the north east of the house and includes 3 loose boxes, a feed room and tack room with ample space to park a horse lorry. There are paddocks adjacent to the driveway and to the north of the stables as well as a large field to the north west of the house and gardens.
The tennis court is found to the north of the stables.
Rights of Way
There is a public footpath crossing the field to the north west of the house.
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The most wonderful setting, on the edge of the Hampshire DownsCamilla ElwellProperty agent