Quintessential Georgian village house in the heart of Odiham.
Bury House is a Grade II listed Georgian village house with a rich history. The house dates as far back as the late 1600's but most of what we see today as Bury House', was built in the 1800's. The house was home to the sisters of Neville Chamberlain around the time of WW2.
In the last 10 years, the property has been subject to a comprehensive refurbishment program, which has seen the creation of an elegant and well-proportioned family house, arranged over three floors. Bury House combines a wealth of typical Georgian features and is well equipped for modern living, with ceiling speakers connected to Sonos, under floor heating in the kitchen, conservatory and 1st floor bathrooms. Character firmly remains in abundance in the form of cornicing, 18th century sash windows and wooden shutters and early 19th century frieze-work on the landing level of the main hall.
The previous owners also undertook major works including a new roof, new swimming pool, kitchen and a new zinc roof installed on the veranda running the width of the main house. The current owners have maintained the house well, the whole house was externally repainted in 2017. The current owners also rebuilt the wall within the garden having obtained Listed Buildings Consent to do so.
Inside is as you would expect with a house of this period, the rooms are light and airy, most of the principal reception rooms enjoy views over the walled garden and feature high ceilings and large sash windows. There is a spacious dual aspect drawing room with open fireplace, bay window and double doors opening to the morning room. The hub of the house is arguably the open plan kitchen and breakfast room, with painted wooden units under black granite work surfaces, a central island unit and well-appointed integrated appliances. There is also access into the kitchen through the back door off the courtyard and there is a useful traditional pantry and a door leading through to the laundry room. The current owners have applied for Listed Buildings Consent to create an additional utility room off the kitchen.
On the first floor, the impressive master bedroom has an attractive stone fireplace, separate dressing room with built in wardrobes and a well-appointed en suite bathroom including a walk in shower. Bedroom number two features a fireplace and open plan bathroom, with a roll top bath on a raised plinth. On the eastern side of the house, with its own landing and secondary staircase is a newly renovated guest suite.
There is a family bathroom and a further wet room on the first floor, servicing the two further double bedrooms. On the second floor, the attic space is highly flexible, and is currently arranged as two bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge area with a generous storage room in addition.
Whilst there is private parking for two cars in the courtyard at the front of the house, there is also a large games room. This is currently used for storage and has previously been used as a stables and a garage and is subject to an application by the present owners for Listed Buildings Consent to return it to garaging. With its own separate access off The Bury, is the Stable Flat, converted from part of the original stables. The accommodation comprises a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom and is currently let out.
Garden, Grounds and Outbuildings
Bury House is approached via electric gates giving access into a generous two car courtyard driveway. There is also an ornate iron gate providing access to the classical pillared Georgian entrance, flanked by zinc lanterns. The rear walled garden of Bury House is worthy of particular note, with a south westerly aspect and an attractive landscape, this space is a tranquil and secluded environment, flanked by views to the church and to the back of the house with its handsome symmetry and pretty regency canopy veranda, covering the Portland stone terrace.
The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with well-stocked borders and flower beds, mature shrubs and trees and a magnificent Holm Oak to the corner of the garden. There is a raised flagstone terrace adjacent to the conservatory, perfect for outdoor dining and gravel path leading to the pedestrian gate.
The beautifully landscaped sunken swimming pool (approx. 12m x 5m) sits within a tiered and extremely private Victorian walled garden and is accessed via a wrought iron gate. The pool is set within a multi-level paved terrace with raised flower beds, a pool house/ changing room and an area of shaped lawn with gravelled pathways.
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Bury House personifies the perfect Georgian village house, it has wonderful proportioned rooms, a beautiful, private walled garden and is just a stone's throw from the High Street. I believe this is one of the best houses in this village to come to the market for some time.Lottie Geaves