7,621 sq ft(708.01 sq m)
Guide price £3,500,000

The Old VicarageSelborne, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3JQ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in January 2018
  • Grade II listed former Vicarage
  • 8 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms
  • Coach house comprising gym and stables
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • In all about 1.84 acres

An immaculate Grade II Listed period village house in one of Hampshire's finest villages

About this property

  • This Grade II listed Old Vicarage is believed to date from around 1845 and has handsome Selborne stone elevations. Gilbert White was born in the original vicarage which stood on this site, part of which remains and is now the kitchen/breakfast room. The house has been completely refurbished by the current owners over the last 12 years to an exceptional standard with wonderful and subtle decoration. The house offers light and well proportioned rooms throughout making it a fabulous and spacious family home.

    Coach House
    The Coach House is Grade II Listed, part of which is currently used as a gym, but also provides garaging, storage, stabling, hayloft over and open store to one side. There is planning permission in place to convert the Coach House to a 2 bedroom cottage perfect for dependants, guests or staff.

    Gardens
    The Old Vicarage stands within delightful private gardens, backing onto National Trust land with views to the south over the Hangers. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with shaped flower and shrub beds. At the front stands a magnificent mulberry tree. To the west and screened by a yew hedge is the heated swimming pool. Towards the eastern boundary is a tennis court which is adjacent to an area of woodland with a number of mature trees and enjoys views to the church.

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Local information

  • The Old Vicarage lies discretely next to the church in Selborne in the heart of the East Hampshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Selborne has a post office, shop, tea shop, pottery, two pubs and the famous Gilbert White museum. There is endless scope for walking and riding on miles of footpaths and bridleways to which there is direct access from the grounds of the house. There are woodlands, arable and livestock farming, a vineyard and the National Trust Hangers, all within the South Downs National Park.
  • Shopping
  • Alton and Petersfield are nearby market towns. Haslemere (20 minutes), Winchester and Guildford (both within half an hour) have an extensive range of shops, boutiques and restaurants.
  • Schools
  • The area is renowned for its excellent prep schools, especially Highfield and Churcher's Junior in Liphook. Public Schools include Bedales and Churcher's Senior in Petersfield with Winchester College, St. Swithuns and Wellington College within half an hour.
  • Racing
  • Goodwood and Fontwell Park are nearby. Newbury, Sandown, Epsom Downs and Ascot are all within an hour.
  • Travel
  • Southampton Airport is 39 miles and Heathrow Airport is 44 miles. A direct train service runs from Alton (4 miles) to London Waterloo in 68 minutes. The service from Liss (3.5 miles) to Waterloo takes 72 minutes.

Additional information

  • Directions: Directions Leave Alton on the B3006 towards Selborne. On entering the village continue past Gracious Street (on your right), turning almost immediately left by the gallery onto The Plestor. Continue past Selborne Pottery where the entrance to the Old Vicarage will be found immediately on the left.
  • EPC Exempt