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