An attractive brick and flint period family home offering generous accommodation of over 3,000 sq. ft. and set within superb grounds of approximately 0.6 acres.
The property forms part of what was originally Idsworth Park Estate, which was owned by Sir Jervoise Clarke-Jervoise who was the MP for south Hampshire between 1857 and 1868. Since this time the property has undergone some significant transformation as it was originally a pair of farm cottages along with an adjoining barn. Having undergone remodelling, the property now consists of one single dwelling which provides a fabulous living environment with some good accommodation and particularly interesting features. The superb drawing room with its magnificent vaulted ceiling and large central fireplace is a particularly atmospheric room and ideal for entertaining and relaxing. There are three further reception areas, including a rather charming sitting room with open fireplace, a snug and a farmhouse-style kitchen with its range of fitted units with work surfaces over and various integrated appliances, including a double-width range-style cooker and Aga. This combined with
the attractive limestone tiled floor gives this a rather warm and
traditional feel. Off the kitchen is a large conservatory which provides ample space for entertaining.
At first floor level there are four bedrooms including a principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, and there is a further family
bathroom. The detached garage block provides parking for vehicles, and at first floor level there is a studio/office which provides a super space for a hobbies room or the potential to work from home.
Byden Court sits centrally within its grounds, which extend to approximately 0.6 acre. The property itself is approached via a private lane which gives access straight into the woods and countryside of the South Down National Park. From the lane, a set of wrought iron gates open out on to an attractive brick block driveway which provides parking for numerous vehicles and access to the detached garage. A pathway meanders up through the front gardens to the integral entrance porch, and the gardens to the front are beautifully arranged with some established planting and lawned areas, giving a particularly appealing outlook and degree of interest through much of the year. To the rear of the property there is a large paved courtyard area which is ideal for outdoor entertaining, and from here views over the rest of the garden, which is mainly laid to lawn, and across surrounding countryside can be seen.
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This is a great period home with superb reception spaces offering a fabulous living environment, being set within the national park amongst some of Hampshire's finest countryside this property offers a fabulous lifestyle opportunity.Giles Muddle