A delightful country house with a detached cottage. The property occupies a private position with views over its own mature gardens and woodland.
Burton House was built in 1937. It stands in an elevated position protected by the adjoining woodland and enjoys lovely views over the gardens and grounds to the North Hampshire Downs which lie to the south west. Although the house has undergone successive renovation and modernisation programmes it has changed little since it was first built. There are many original features such as the fireplaces, wooden
floors, doors, picture windows and cornices. The lady who built the house had interests in Canadian timber where much of the wood used in the house came from. The layout of the house provides excellent family accommodation but there is considerable potential to extend and modify, subject to planning permission.
The Lodge, approached over a separate drive, this detached three bedroom house offers excellent income potential or space for relatives or guests.
Gardens and grounds
The house is approached from a gravel drive which opens onto a large parking area in front of the house and is flanked by stone walling and an impressive bank of rhododendrons and azaleas. The majority of the grounds lie to the south and west of the house. To the south of the house is a pergola clad with rose and hydrangea and a terrace which extends to the swimming pool flanked by a tall brick wall into which is built a changing room and sauna. Beyond the pool is a fire pit and a fine open sided garden room with a spa bath which is perfect for entertaining. To the west is a further terrace flanked by a dwarf brick wall and a lawn which enjoy lovely views across the lake to the land beyond. There is a small orchard with apple and plum trees. Steps lead down to a further lawn and the lake which has an attractive brick gazebo. The garden is flanked on most sides by large areas of rhododendrons and azaleas which in turn are flanked by areas of woodland with oak, birch, other deciduous trees and some fine Scots Pine which extends round to the front of the house. A large garden machinery barn is discretely hidden in the woodland to the east of the house. Lying west of the lake a gate opens onto a wildflower meadow which has been managed as a conservation area with mown paths and a bench from which to enjoy views of the house and the North Hampshire Downs. Immediately east of the house is a small kitchen garden with a greenhouse and potting shed and close by a summer house with a decking area overlooking the lake.
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Love this Arts & Crafts period - and amazing grounds too.Liz McLean