A recently completed contemporary country house in a lovely rural setting.
THE PROPERTY Old Rushmere is a fascinating country house with a lovely contemporary feel. Our client bought the property in 2016 and almost completely replaced the old house with what you see today. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and offers well proportioned and flexible accommodation. At the heart of the house is a very large kitchen/breakfast room and beyond that there are three principle reception rooms, a family room and study. Upstairs there are three bedroom suites and then three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a wash room. The top floor with two of the bedrooms and has been designed to be used as a self contained area if required. Within the grounds there are a good range of outbuildings including an office building, double garage and further garage, workshop, stable and tennis court. The house sits in 3 acres of ground with attractive views over open countryside and is one that has to be viewed to be truly appreciated.
OUTSIDE A gravel drive leads up to the house and provides extensive parking and adjacent to this are the office and double garage. Approached via a separate access is the yard area where the other outbuilding is located made up of a garage, workshop, and stable. The house sits in large level gardens and adjacent to the house is an extensive area of terracing leading to lawns which are bounded in places by herbaceous and shrub borders. There is also a vegetable growing area and then an area of woodland. Beyond the yard is the hard tennis court and to the side of this, the paddock. The grounds as a whole total 3 acres.
LOCATION The property lies on the southern edge of Hambledon, home of cricket, 0.4 miles from the centre of village, which has good facilities including a primary school, shop, pub and village hall. For a more comprehensive range of shopping, sport and leisure facilities including Waitrose, Petersfield is 9.5 miles away and also has a mainline station with train services to London Waterloo in just over the hour. The larger centres of Winchester, Guildford and Chichester are all within reasonable driving distance. The A3 is only a few minutes drive to the east and gives easy access to the Coast and to the M25 and beyond. The house sits within the South Downs National Park and there is great scope for both riding and walking in the area including The Monarchs Way and The South Downs Way.