Chilton Candover, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TX | Property for sale | Savills
10,688 sq ft(992.95 sq m)
Guide price £7,800,000(€9,269,567)

Chilton CandoverAlresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TX

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2023
  • Beautifully appointed accommodation of 10,700 sq ft
  • Fine views over the valley
  • Seven bedrooms
  • Self contained annexe
  • Stunning gardens and grounds extending to 8.5 acres
  • Swimming pool and tennis court
  • 4-bay garage and parking area
  • Outbuildings

A magnificent country house in an elevated setting with views over the Candover Valley.

About this property

  • Pelican House is an outstanding country house which combines the very best of traditional architectural design with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. The house was completed in 2010 in the brick and flint vernacular of a Hampshire manor house and has beautifully mellowed into the natural landscape so that it appears completely timeless.

    Pelican House is beautifully proportioned and has been designed so that the principal rooms all benefit from the wonderful views across the valley. The ground floor accommodation is focused around an impressive hall with a galleried landing above which opens into the principal reception rooms including an exceptional drawing room with a deep bay window, open fireplace and doors out to the terrace. Double doors link the drawing room to an adjacent sitting room and there is a study and a dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room is superbly appointed with bespoke cabinets, a Lacanche range cooker and a large walk-in larder. There is a large boot room and a utility/laundry room. Beyond the boot room there is an office, or studio and stairs lead down to a purpose built wine cellar. A self-contained 1 bedroom annexe, ideal for staff or dependent relatives is located on the ground floor and there is a games room on the lower ground floor.

    There are six bedrooms on the first floor including an outstanding principal suite with a dressing room and bathroom. There are five further bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms, two family bathrooms and an ironing room. The loft is accessed via a staircase and is boarded for storage.

    Pelican House is approached from the lane via gates onto a gravel drive which leads to a parking and turning area with an adjacent 4-bay garage building. A York stone courtyard is found to the front of the house giving a lovely approach to the
    front door.

    The gardens at Pelican House are idyllic and provide a wonderful setting with great care and attention having gone into the planting and landscaping. To the south side of the house there is a brick and stone paved terrace which can be accessed via a choice of doors from the house with a covered veranda providing shade and linking around to the swimming pool garden. The surrounding formal beds are beautifully stocked with a range of shrubs and perennials which give colour and structure throughout the seasons. To the south there is a large semicircular formal lawn with a retaining wall and beyond sweeping lawns planted with specimen trees. There is a circular ornamental rose garden with a central gazebo.

    The swimming pool is located to the west of the house and is partly enclosed by brick and flint walls. There is a pool house with changing rooms, a shower and cloakroom. To the north there is a walled kitchen garden, a hard tennis court and a pony paddock. To the south east of the grounds there is a substantial timber framed barn with its own access gate from the lane.

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One of the finest residential locations in Hampshire, the Candover Valley is widely regarded as a prime location for those looking for a substantial country house.

Steven MooreProperty agent

Local information

  • Pelican House sits in an elevated position overlooking the hamlet of Chilton Candover in the heart of the Candover Valley. It is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after addresses in Hampshire, surrounded by un-spoilt countryside. The village of Preston Candover is just over a mile away with a village store, public house, primary school and tennis club. Chilton Candover is also home to the popular café and events space ‘The Yard'.
  • The market town of Alresford is 5 miles away and offers a range of high quality shops, boutiques and restaurants and the Cathedral City of Winchester is also within easy reach.
  • Basingstoke and Winchester both have direct rail services to London Waterloo and the M3 connects to London and the South Coast and the wider motorway network.
  • The surrounding area is known for a number of well-regarded preparatory and secondary schools including Twyford, Princes Mead, Pilgrims, St Swithun's and Winchester College amongst others.

Additional information

  • Ground source heat pump with back up oil boilers, solar thermal panels, rainwater harvesting tanks, mains water, mains electricity and private drainage.
  • Directions: From Winchester take the A33 heading towards Basingstoke and take the right hand tuning signposted for Northington and the Candovers. Go under the M3 motorway and head for the Candovers until you get to the Woolpack Inn which will be facing you. Turn left onto the B3046, drive through Brown Candover and on reaching the small hamlet of Chilton Candover turn left opposite the timber bus stop and shelter. Continue up the hill and the entrance to Pelican House will be found near the top on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H