Swelling Hill, Ropley, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0DA | Property for sale | Savills
2,649 sq ft(246.10 sq m)
Guide price £1,650,000(€1,925,085)

Swelling HillRopley, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0DA

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Vaulted open plan drawing/dining room
  • Bespoke fitted kitchen and breakfast room
  • Three ground floor bedrooms, family bathroom and guest shower room
  • Impressive first floor principal suite with balcony
  • Detached office/gym and workshop
  • Double garage with room over
  • Gardens of about 2.14 acres

A characterful and spacious home.

About this property

  • Hornbeams offers beautifully proportioned and spacious accommodation of significant character with vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers; and stands in landscaped grounds of just over two acres. The property sits superbly in its gardens, approached along a stunning driveway set beneath hornbeam arches, that add to the sense of arrival. Hornbeams is entered through a large, vaulted, open plan drawing room/dining room, a spectacular entertaining space extending to 34' 10.4m with an exposed oak frame, two further sets of doors on to the gardens and a wood burning stove. The living accommodation is further complemented by a large kitchen and breakfast room with doors to the terrace. The bespoke fitted kitchen has a full range of cabinets and drawers, five ring induction range, dishwasher, Silestone work surfaces and breakfast bar. Importantly, there is also an adjoining utility room leading to a boot room, which gives access to the boiler room and the outdoor terrace.

    The further accommodation is very flexible and includes three double bedrooms to the ground floor, each with doors opening out to the garden as well as a family bathroom and a separate guest shower/cloakroom . Oak lined stairs and a minstrels' gallery lead up to a very impressive main bedroom suite including a dressing area, shower room and balcony, all at first floor level.

    In addition to the accommodation in the main house the property benefits from superb outbuildings, comprising an office/gym with bi fold doors on either side, that is heated, with phone line and power; and that links via an adjoining shower room and kitchenette, to a large, heated workshop offering excellent space with 3-phase mains electricity. There is also a detached timber clad double garage with adjoining log stores, internal store cupboard, gardener's WC, and heated loft storage.

    The house stands in attractive landscaped grounds, providing a beautiful setting, mainly laid to lawn with specimen trees inside the hedged and fenced boundary. There are flower and rose borders and a number of young and mature trees including a handkerchief tree, beech, maple and a laburnum intertwined with a wisteria. An extensive paved terrace adjoins the kitchen/breakfast room and provides an ideal outside seating area. Fruit trees line the path down to the office/gym.

    A long private driveway runs from Swelling Hill, beneath a colonnade of arched hornbeams, up to a large parking area for a number of cars, as well as a spur providing access to the gated lower paddock to the West.

    External shots taken in preparation May 2020, at which time the outbuildings were not linked.

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A stunning home located in a superb position on the outskirts of this highly sought after village, peaceful with fine views and excellent high quality outbuildings.

Steven MooreProperty agent

Local information

  • Hornbeams occupies an enviably tranquil position on the edge of Ropley, enjoying views over adjacent fields to nearby woodland, as well as long views to the West. Ropley is a thriving village with easy access to excellent walks and open countryside, as well as an array of amenities including a community shop and Post Office, primary school, church, parish hall, sports pavilion and recreation ground.
  • The nearby Georgian market town of Alresford is famed for its pretty streets lined with 18th century houses, cottages, boutique shops, independent retailers, cafes, pubs and everyday stores. The River Arle flows through the town and on into the River Itchen with a number of beautiful riverside walks and the watercress meadows. Further amenities can be found in Winchester and Alton.

Additional information

  • Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating.
  • Freehold
  • Council Tax Band G
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G