Weston, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3NP | Property for sale | Savills
11.17 Ac(4.52 Ha)
Guide price £3,150,000

WestonPetersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3NP

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Grade II listed farmhouse with a rich history
  • Spectacular reception rooms
  • Substantial kitchen/family room with views of the Vineyard and Butser Hill beyond
  • Principal bedroom suite, four further bedrooms, one en suite and family bathroom
  • Swimming pool and pool house
  • Various outbuildings
  • Stunning gardens, grounds vineyard and pasture of about 11.17 acres

An exquisite Grade II listed farmhouse with an attached converted tithe barn, outbuildings, vineyard and land in a stunning setting within the South Downs National Park

About this property

  • Deans Farm is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse with a
    rich history. There has been a settlement on this land since the
    Domesday Records and the current house dates from 1486 and was the principal and oldest house in the Hamlet. Full details of the house including its history are held in a dedicated book at the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester. The property has been beautifully restored and additions have been made in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries as well as more recently and is offered in first class order throughout, having retained the character and period features of this property. The attached Tithe Barn, dating from 1530, accommodates a stunning kitchen/family room and is linked to the house by an extension built in the 1990s. The property is approached along a private lane opening into a gravel courtyard with a large turning and parking area adjacent to the house, barn and the garaging. Flagstone steps lead up through dwarf brick walls and beautifully stocked flower beds to the entrance porch and front door which in turn leads to the reception hall. The property benefits from four reception rooms; a stunning drawing room, a sitting room, a most attractive dining room, and a spectacular living area within the old tithe barn. The drawing room is well proportioned with a large feature inglenook fireplace and a wealth of exposed ceiling timbers. The room has a calming character and with its triple aspect offers beautiful views and well-lit accommodation. The sitting room is very comfortable with a large, fitted wood burner and the dining room too is spacious and bright with an inglenook fireplace, and double doors to the rear terrace and gardens. The stunning and substantial kitchen/family room within the tithe barn has spectacular and uninterrupted views onto the Vineyard and Buster Hill beyond. It would be perfect for entertaining and has full height double doors on either side and a woodburning stove. The kitchen area is well appointed with a large central island and a range of fitted appliances including an Everhot range. Beyond the sitting area is a door to a ground floor guest bedroom suite with bathroom, this room has a personal door to the outside creating considerable flexibility to the accommodation. A good-sized fitted utility room and a cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation and a cellar is accessed by steps leading from the cloakroom. On the first floor the principal suite has an adjoining bathroom, there are three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    The property is approached along an historic sunken lane leading into a gravelled driveway which terminates in a wide courtyard adjacent to the property. There is a separate access from the lane into the paddocks that surround the house and also into the vineyard. The gardens of the house are exceptional. Directly adjacent to the rear of the property is a large terrace that leads on to the formal garden, beautiful lawns with mature flowering shrubs and flower beds, ornamental and structural hedgerows with specimen trees provide an idyllic space with a charming parterre and wonderful covered seat adorned with roses. Beyond a large hedgerow, access can be gained to the pool area, secluded and peaceful with a charming pool house. There is a well-stocked kitchen garden beyond the garaging, where fruit cages lead through to a small orchard of five varieties of apple trees. There are substantial and productive vegetable beds and a greenhouse and garden shed with power. Beyond the driveway is the vineyard, with views over farmland to a backdrop of Butser Hill. The vineyard is professionally laid out with rows totalling 360 Pinot Noir vines surrounded by hedgerows and traditionally planted roses at the end of each row of vines. The vineyard accounts for over 200 bottles of wine per year for the enjoyment of family and friends. The vineyard benefits from its own dedicated service shed with both water and power for winemaking on the premises. The house is surrounded by its own land. To the North, a large field of approximately 6 acres has landscaped wildflower meadows, trees, a cut grass pitch and a further area for recreation close to the swimming pool. To the South, the Vineyard leads onto a small, wildflower paddock, both comprising approximately 2 acres. A further 2 acre paddock situated to the west of the house contains the ruin of a former barn and with power and water on site, may represent a planning gain.

    Opposite the house is an excellent timber framed building which consists of one double and one single garage, a workshop with mezzanine style floor over, and a separate store room/gym with bifold doors and adjoining shower room. There is a superb pool house, cloakroom and pump room with an outdoor shower.

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Deans Farm is a very special place, beautifully designed for country living in the most stunning setting

Camilla ElwellProperty agent

Local information

  • Deans Farm lies in the heart of East Hampshire. Situated a short distance from the bustling market town of Petersfield, the property sits in its own grounds and land in a private yet easily accessible location with outstanding views of Butser Hill and rolling Hampshire countryside.
  • Mainline Rail Services including Petersfield (3 miles) offering a direct South West Train service to London Waterloo from 65 minutes. Southampton International Airport is 34 miles to the South and Gatwick Airport is 46 miles to the East.
  • There is an excellent choice of senior and preparatory schools in the area including Bedales School, Churcher's College, St. Swithun's School, The Pilgrim's School, Twyford and Winchester College. Petersfield offers wide-ranging amenities including shops, supermarkets, restaurants and pubs. More extensive amenities can be found in Winchester, Chichester and Southampton. Hampshire and particularly the Meon Valley have a wide range of opportunities. Nearby golf courses include The Royal Winchester GC, Old Thorns GC and Alresford GC.
  • Fishing is available on renowned rivers, The Meon, The Itchen and The Test. The beaches of the south coast at Chichester are within easy driving distance. Sailing can be found on The Solent and The Hamble. Nearby Goodwood hosts world famous events including Horseracing and The Qatar Goodwood Festival and the Motor Circuit hosts The Goodwood Revival and Festival of Speed. The Chichester Festival Theatre produces a wide range of theatrical productions.

Additional information

  • The farmland at Deans Farm totals about 249.33 acres (100.91 ha) and is divided into three very distinct parcels and as such it is being offered as a whole and in four lots. At present the land is farmed under a Farm Business Tenancy (FBT). Notice has been served which will allow for vacant possession in October 2022. More details on farm yields, cropping plans and the tenancy agreement itself are available from the agent.
  • Lot 2 comprises a total of approximately 59.74 acres and is mainly arable land with a lovely mix of recently planted and mature woodland. The land is classified as Grade 3 and is well suited to growing a range of cereal crops. Access is provided past Deans Farmhouse as well as from Ramsdean Lane which divides the farm. There is also an area of ancient woodland known as Bopeep copse which is made up of deciduous specimen trees, the copse has been recently extended and a pond created to increase the diversification of the natural habitat.
  • Lot 3 lies to the east of Lot 2 and access is from Ramsdean Lane and Weston. This part of the farm totals about 86 acres and is mainly 3 large arable fields and directly borders the village of Weston.
  • Lot 4 lies to the west of Lot 3 and is approximately 13.08 acres of arable land. The field is very private and would lend itself to equestrian use as well as a small holding. Queen Elizabeth Country Park lies directly to the south.
  • Lot 5 lies to the south of Lot 2 and access is from Ramsdean Lane. This part of the farm totals about 86 acres and is comprised of 3 large arable fields. There is also a fishing pond in the north west corner which is currently let on an annual license to an angling club. Queen Elizabeth Country Park lies directly to the south and west.
  • Shoot and conservation Deans Farm is rich in natural diversity and provides a range of arable, pasture and woodland. There is currently a small syndicate run non commercial shoot which is based primarily on enhancing the environmental aspects of the farm. The undulating topography of the farm lends itself to providing excellent sport. The Land is currently in a mid-tier stewardship scheme which is due to end in 2025 the income of which is taken by the tenant. The woodland in Lot 2 is in a woodland management plan.
  • Minerals, Sporting Rights and Timber The sale is subject to the reservation of mines and minerals the details of which are available from the land registry and the agents. The sporting and timber rights so far as they are owned are included in the sale.
  • Archaeological Reservation The archaeological rights on the hatched area of the sale plan are retained by the Vendor and those authorised by the Vendor, including all finds. They will be reserved in the Transfer deed and subject to conditions, which the agent is happy to share with you. An archaeological report has been prepared and is available from the agent.
  • Overage The land at Deans Farm is subject to an overage of 25% for 25 years for all residential and commercial development excluding agriculture and equestrian use. For the avoidance of doubt this overage includes renewable energy. A deed has been prepared by the vendors solicitor and is available upon request. Easements, Wayleaves and Right of Way. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way whether public or private, including drainage, water, electricity supplies and other rights, covenants, restrictions and obligations and wayleaves whether referred to or not. A copy of the relevant page of the definitive plan is available from the agent.
  • Tenant Right If applicable, and subject to the date of completion, in addition to the purchase price the purchaser(s) will take over and pay for all growing crops, cultivations, seeds, fertilisers and chemicals applied, fuel, feedstuffs including silage, hay and straw and any stocks and stores at valuation or cost. Payment is to be made upon completion at the figure assessed by the Vendor's valuer based upon CAAV rates or contractors' rates where applicable and invoiced costs of seed, fertiliser and sprays applied plus enhancement charged monthly from the drilling date.
  • Planning The farm is offered subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient orders, public rights of way, town planning schedules or resolutions and planning charges which may be or come into force. The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of these and satisfied themselves as to the effects that such matters have on the property.
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  • EPC Rating = F