For Sale: Hampshire Country House
Hampshire, Andover, England
OFFERED BY: Strutt & Parker
PRICE: Upon Request
SIZE: 14,768 sq ft, 1371 sq m
LOT: 40.74 acres, 16.48 Hectares
With the principal part of the house dating from the 16th century, Standen House has significant Georgian additions. Set in a wonderful south facing secluded position overlooking its own parkland along with surrounding farmland and woodland, the house is constructed of brick under a tiled roof.
Owned by the present owners for around 30 years the house has been well maintained and provides flexible accommodation ideal for entertaining as well as everyday family living.
The rooms flow effortlessly around the beautiful central reception hall. There are period features throughout the house including ornate cornicing, large sash windows, herringbone wood floors and intricately carved fireplaces. The house is entered through the semi-circular entrance hall with double doors into the reception hall which includes two separate seating areas with fireplaces at either end.
The principal reception rooms comprise a large well-proportioned west facing drawing room with French doors to the outside, ‘snug’, large games/ music room with raised stage, dining room with bay window and fitted cabinetry and large kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, fitted cupboards, central island with granite top, fitted appliances, breakfast area and pantry. There is also a good sized boot/ cloakroom adjoining the kitchen and three separate downstairs WC’s. There is a secondary staircase leading from the boot room to the first floor.
The east wing, with its gymnasium, double garage, laundry room and separate garage on the ground floor, has two first floor studies and an estate office (with ensuite bathroom). This area was formerly an integrated flat and could easily be converted back for this use.
From the ground floor a fine oak staircase with carved newall posts with finials in the shape of baskets of flowers rises to a half landing before continuing to a large central landing with a raised seating area. On the first floor there is a large master bedroom suite in the south western corner of the house overlooking the garden and grounds with ensuite bathroom and dressing room. The master bedroom suite enjoys a further separate dressing room across the landing. The remainder of the first floor comprises two guest bedroom suites both with adjoining bathrooms, two further bedrooms, two family bathrooms and a linen cupboard.
The second floor comprises a number of flexible rooms ideally suited for family guest accommodation and includes three further bedrooms along with two sitting room / bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are also two attic store rooms.
There is access from the outside down to the cellars which house the boiler room, stores and wine store.
This property has 40.74 acres of land.
The garden and grounds at Standen House are beautiful with exceptional mature trees dotted throughout the gardens and parkland. The formal gardens consist of a thatched walled garden with lawns, herbaceous borders, rose beds, orchard and a rose walk leading to the swimming pool with its concertina roof making it flexible for use as an outdoor pool or indoor pool. There is a changing pavilion along with swimming pool pump and filter system. The second walled garden, known as the knot garden, comprises clipped box hedging, lawned areas, vegetable garden and greenhouse as well as espalier fruit trees along the walls of this garden. To the north and west of the house are lawned gardens and a water garden with stream and waterfall flowing into the pond. A hard tennis court with tennis pavilion is located in the garden.
Land Standen House is set in the middle of beautiful parkland. The area to the south of the house, seen on the approach, provides a beautiful open vista with mature trees. The area to the north of the house is divided into nine post and rail paddocks, all with water troughs, providing excellent grazing. The paddocks are protected by a large belt of trees wrapping around the western and northern border of the estate.
Stable View Cottage To the north of the stable yard, Stable View is a single storey building constructed of brick under a tiled roof and comprises an open plan sitting room and kitchen area, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a second bedroom along with a family bathroom. Stable View provides flexible accommodation ideal for guest or staff and can be divided accordingly.
Garden Cottage Also built of brick under a tiled roof, Garden Cottage contains a kitchen/dining room with utility room and family bathroom, sitting room and three bedrooms. It is set within its own private garden.
Stable yard The original stable yard building is believed to be Georgian and beautifully constructed of brick and flint containing two loose boxes and a tack room. There are a further 4 stables as well as a separate wash box.
Standen House sits in beautiful countryside on the edge of Chute Standen, a small hamlet about 7 miles to the north west of Andover and 11.7 miles south of Hungerford.
There are a number of excellent nearby private schools including Cheam, Farleigh, Horris Hill, Thorngrove, Forest Hill, Marlborough College, Bradfield College, Downe House, St. Mary’s Calne and Eton.
There is an excellent train service from Andover to London Waterloo taking from 1 hour and 8 minutes. Alternatively, there is a train link from Great Bedwyn (8 miles) and Newbury (15 miles) to London Paddington taking around 1 hour 14 minutes and 56 minutes respectively. The property is well positioned for travelling to London and the rest of the country by car with the M4 (Junctions 13 & 14) within around 21 miles and the A303 about 7 miles away leading to the M3 (Junction 7/8) about 24 miles away.
Along with nearby farm shops, extensive shopping along with supermarkets and restaurants can be found in Andover, Hungerford and Marlborough.
There is horse racing at Newbury, Ascot and Salisbury with golf courses at Andover, Overton, Newbury and Leckford. The surrounding countryside is renowned for its excellent walking and riding with an adjacent bridleway being accessed directly from the property. There is a choice of local hunts, pony clubs and dressage venues nearby together with Andover Riding school only 6.5 miles away. The area is renowned for its excellent pheasant shooting with a number of excellent shoots nearby as well as first class chalk stream fishing on the nearby Anton, Test and Kennet rivers.
- Reception hall, Inner hall, Drawing room, Dining room, Family room/snug, Media/games/music room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Boot room/family cloak room, Pantry, Gymnasium, Wine cellar, Three separate private offices with bathroom
- Master bedroom suite with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, one further dressing room, Two main guest suites both with ensuite bathroom, one with dressing room, Two further bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, Five further bedrooms with three further bathrooms
- Stable Cottage with two bedrooms
- Garden Cottage with three bedrooms and a private garden
- Excellent equestrian facilities
- Stable yard with seven loose boxes and feed store, 60m x 30m outdoor manége
- Two separate walled gardens
- Covered swimming pool with separate changing room
- Tennis court
- Garage block, Implement store
- Parkland post and railed paddocks,
- Woodland with ride
- Direct access to bridleways
- In all about 40.74 acres
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