Savills | Leydene Park, Hyden Farm Lane, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1HF | Property for sale
4,186 sq ft(388.89 sq m)
Guide price £1,395,000

Leydene ParkHyden Farm Lane, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1HF

    Key features

    • Magnificent setting high in the South Downs
    • Three good sized reception rooms and large kitchen
    • Five spacious bedrooms
    • Superb ceiling heights and character features
    • Private gardens and extensive communal grounds
    • Garage and parking

    An impressive wing of an imposing country house set within a stunning location high on the Downs amidst some of Hampshire's finest countryside.

    About this property

    • 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.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A substantial family property in a wing of this magnificent country house.

    Steven MooreProperty agent

    Local information

    • Leydene Park enjoys a superb setting high on the Downs, with commanding views across rolling countryside to the south and south-west encompassing the Isle of Wight and the renowned sailing waters of The Solent. The property stands amongst landscaped formal gardens and park-like grounds and benefits from the use of three tennis courts.
    • The nearby village of East Meon offers a well-stocked village shop come post office and an award-winning pub, Ye Olde George Inn. The villages of West Meon and Hambledon offer a variety of shops including an artisan butcher and a choice of pubs. Two convenience stores, a doctors' surgery and a pharmacy can be found in Clanfield two miles away. The excellent location of Leydene Park provides quick access to major routes.
    • The A3 connects to the south coast and north to Guildford and London. The market town of Petersfield is within six miles with main line railway services to London Waterloo (approximately 60 minutes). The M3 at Winchester connects to major centres and transport hubs including Southampton Airport (40 minutes).

    Additional information

    • Leasehold - residue of 999 year lease dated 1997, the owner of No.11 holds a share of the freehold. Further details with the agents.
    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Share of Freehold