An outstanding Grade II* listed country house, on the edge of the popular village of West Meon and with further land available.
The property is a superb country house, listed Grade II* and having a fascinating historic provenance. At the core of the house is a late medieval timber-framed hall, with 16th Century alterations and to the north and south, substantial 19th century extensions. The walls are predominantly of flint with stone quoins, mainly red-brick dressings and some Flemish brickwork. Internally, the house has extensive accommodation, full of character and with exposed framing and panelling of several eras. The principal reception rooms include a large drawing room centred around an open fireplace, a comfortable family room with westerly views over the gardens and a magnificent oak beamed dining room sitting in the oldest part of the house. The kitchen/breakfast room is beyond and has an oil-fired Aga and a good range of hand-painted kitchen units. There is an adjoining utility room/boot room and a pantry. Beyond the kitchen, a back hall links to the snug, secondary stair case and access down to the wine cellar.
The principal bedroom sits above the dining room in the oldest part of the house. It has an adjoining dressing room and bathroom. There are four further bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor and two bedrooms, one with an adjoining bathroom on the second floor.
To the north of the house is an attached period outbuilding which currently provides garaging, stores and a workshop but could be adapted to alternative uses subject to the necessary planning consents.
Within the grounds, with its own access from the lane is a stable yard providing three loose boxes, a barn and a substantial workshop. This area has its own electricity supply and mains water.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The house is approached from a no-through lane, used by just a handful of other properties. The sweeping gravel drive is gated and provides a large parking and turning area with an in-and-out' access.
The gardens are delightful and have the perfect balance of formal and informal areas. Adjacent to the driveway is a traditional knot garden framing a wonderful David Harber armillary sculpture. To the south and west there are sweeping lawns interspersed with numerous beds and borders providing structure and interest. To the south-east is a formal pond with a silver-birch walk beyond. A partly walled or chard and kitchen garden is found to the south with an adjacent wilderness' area planted with a range of specimen trees. The tennis court is in good condition and is found to the west. Adjacent to the house there are a couple of terraces, ideal for summer dining, including a pretty and substantial courtyard off the kitchen. To the north of the courtyard is a herb garden with a greenhouse.
There is an area of paddock to the south of the property
leading down to the river that extends to about 2.55 acres.
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Court House is a wonderful historic house and West Meon undoubtedly one of the best villages in the South Downs.Steven Moore