An impressive wing of an imposing country house set within a stunning location high on the Downs amidst some of Hampshire's finest countryside.
Leydene Park, a substantial and imposing house was built in 1914 for the local MP Lord Peel whose forebear, Robert Peel founded London's Metropolitan Police in 1829. From that time London's police officers were known as bobbies'. The house was taken over in 1941 by the Royal Navy and became an important communications training base, HMS Mercury until 1994.
Positioned on the ridge of the Downs this fabulous property was converted into four wings arranged over three levels off a magnificent domed and galleried central hall with a stunning helix' staircase. Number 11 is approached from the main central hall through double doors to the reception hall leading to the drawing room, dining room, sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a ground floor shower room.
The drawing room, approached through double doors is exceptional with beautiful high ceilings and ornate ceiling cornices, a fireplace and an expansive bay window allowing natural light to flood in a superb room for entertaining. The dining room is also approached through double doors and is equally attractive with its high ceiling and cornices. From the dining room, glazed double doors lead out onto the courtyard garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room is well appointed with fully integrated appliances and a walk-in larder. There is ample space for a breakfast table. Across the hallway from the kitchen is the sitting room/snug perfect for a TV.
A staircase provides access to the first floor with the principal bedroom with dressing area and adjoining bathroom. There is a further bedroom suite with adjoining bathroom and a box room which would make an ideal study or laundry room.
On the second floor there is a guest suite with dressing room and bathroom and two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Leydene Park is approached along a sweeping drive from the main gate, bordered by lawns and woodland. Number 11 benefits from a beautifully paved and landscaped courtyard garden perfect for outdoor dining complete with a charming timber summerhouse. Beyond the curtilage of the house communal grounds are divided into a number of principal areas including the formal Knot Garden and a large level lawn for outdoor recreation. Lawns and woodland at the front of the property create privacy and tranquillity and beyond these areas are the tennis courts. Number 11 comes with a garage and ample parking space.
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A substantial family property in a wing of this magnificent country house.Steven Moore