Savills | Hale, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2RD | Property for sale
762.73 sq m
Guide price £5,995,000( ₫)

HaleFordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2RD

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2021
  • Principal house with 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Superb 3 bedroom coach house with gymnasium and spa
  • Garaging for 5 cars, tennis court, swimming pool
  • Extensive landscaped gardens
  • 4 lakes, paddocks and woodland in all about 43 acres

A substantial country house situated in its own private valley.

About this property

  • Hemmick Court is one of the finest country houses to have been built in the New Forest within the last twenty five years. It stands in an elevated position and has wonderful views to the south over its beautiful gardens, grounds and lake, and across to the Forest and the valley. The house has very distinctive mellow red brick elevations, inset double glazed windows under a tiled and dormered roof with a central pillared entrance portico. Hemmick Court has been refurbished with the help of an eminent interior designer to create ‘a country house of our time'. The quality of the fittings are exceptional, the accommodation flows perfectly and the main reception rooms radiate off a magnificent reception/dining hall. The majority have French doors opening out on to the terrace and into the gardens and also have long views over the grounds and adjoining countryside. Other features include panelled internal doors, moulded architraves, skirting boards, radiator grilles, wall light points, down lighters, ceiling speakers and underfloor heating on the ground floor.

    Off the large landing are five bedroom suites. The Principal Suite is sumptuously appointed with a bedroom, balcony overlooking the grounds, and mirror fronted double doors conceal a large walk-in clothes closet. All of the bathrooms and shower rooms have quality fittings including Duravit.

    The Coach House
    The coach house is situated opposite the main house and built very much in keeping with brick elevations under a tiled and dormered roof surmounted by a clock tower. Three sets of opaque folding glass doors give access to garaging for 5-6 cars, motorbikes etc. There is a gardener's WC.

    The cottage: Sitting room, fitted bespoke units, limestone floor, kitchen/dining room, fully fitted with units. First Floor: Three bedrooms, shower room and bathroom.

    At first floor level there is also a gym which could be a home office, etc, and has a staircase leading down to the garaging. Off the bathroom is a sauna and a further staircase leads down to a solarium/steam room.

    Gardens and Grounds
    The grounds are a particular feature of Hemmick Court. The large terrace accessed from the main reception rooms offers a great to place to relax with elevated views over the grounds. There is also a Jacuzzi located on the terrace.

    Beyond the terrace are the formal gardens with beautifully well maintained lawns. There is a parterre garden, stepped water garden and parallel to this is a long pergola planted with hydrangeas and roses.

    Below the house is a good sized swimming pool, pump house, barbecue area and hard tennis court.

    There is also a dog kennel and fenced vegetable patch.

    The lake is well stocked with a central fountain, weeping willow and ornamental gazebo.

    The driveway from the house continues though the gardens and leads down to the stabling and ménage.

    The land lies primarily to the south and south west and is arranged as pasture and paddocks and is divided by areas of woodland. There are three further ponds and beyond here is the mature woodland known as Sticklands Plantation.

    Agents Note
    A right of way over the rear track exists in favour of the neighbours. A byway and path run through part of the property. Details with the agents.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

An estate in the heart of the Forest, a perfect lockdown retreat

Steven MooreProperty agent

Local information

  • Hemmick Court lies at the end of a quiet country lane totally concealed and protected by its own land between the small villages of Hale and Woodgreen, in the north west corner of the New Forest National Park, and the River Avon valley close to the Wiltshire county boundary. Within the parish stands Hale House, a large 18th century mansion which was the country house of architect, Thomas Archer, who also rebuilt Hale church (St Marys) in 1717. It is a scattered community with thatched cottages around the green, a village hall, primary school and the nearby village of Woodgreen and the small market town of Downton offering a wide range of facilities.
  • The Forest itself offers many miles of unspoilt heath including the National Trust owned Hale and Purlieu Moor and Woodland which makes it a wonderful location for those wanting to ride, walk, cycle amongst other outdoor pursuits. The Avonside town of Fordingbridge and the cathedral city of Salisbury between them have comprehensive facilities.
  • Communications in the area are extremely good with fast access south to the M27, Junction 1 at Cadnam, which provides good access to M3, M25 and London, and there is also good access to Southampton, Salisbury, Bournemouth and Poole. There are international airports at both Southampton and Bournemouth and mainline stations to Waterloo from Salisbury and Southampton Parkway.
  • The area has a good range of schools including primary schools at Hale and Breamore, Forres Sandle Manor Preparatory School, Bishops Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar School. Private schools include La Retraite, Goldophin and Chaffin Grove.
  • Sporting amenities include golf at Salisbury and Bramshaw, racing at Salisbury, fishing on the Rivers Avon, Test and Itchen and sailing in the Solent from Hamble, Lymington and Poole.

Additional information

  • Hale 1.5 miles
  • Downton 4 miles
  • Fordingbridge 5 miles
  • M27 (Junction 1) 8 miles
  • Salisbury 10 miles (London Waterloo 70 minutes)
  • Southampton International Airport and Parkway Station 19 miles
  • Bournemouth 20 miles
  • London 93 miles
  • (Distances and time are approximate)
  • Directions: From London take the M3 continuing past Winchester and join the M27 westwards towards Bournemouth. Leave the M27 at Junction 1, signposted A337. Turn right on to the B3079 towards Brook. After about one mile, on entering Brook, fork left passing The Bell Hotel following the B3078 towards Fordingbridge. After three miles fork right on to the B3080 towards Downton. On reaching a sharp right hand bend, turn left to Woodgreen. Drive over the cattle grid and keep right past Hale Green. After about one mile bear sharp left and after a further 800 yards turn left into Queen Street. The gates to Hemmick Court will be found on the right hand side towards the end of the lane.
  • EPC Rating = D