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East Meon, Hampshire

Sold | Guide Price £949,000



A substantial and well proportioned Mews/Wing of a country house in a private rural community setting with remarkable far reaching views towards the Solent.

THE PROPERTY Hunters Rise is a unique Mews/West Wing of Leydene House being one of just 6 set around a courtyard to the side of Leydene House, yet integrating part of the original country house (divided into 5). These all form part of the larger Leydene Park Estate which is made up of 31 houses in a lovely parkland setting. Leydene House used to be the Officers Mess to HMS Mercury. All residents have use of the communal grounds and tennis courts. The exceptionally well proportioned accommodation is imaginatively spread over three floors, which includes a fine master bedroom suite with dressing room/study and bathroom, three further double bedrooms and two further bathrooms one of which is en suite, together with spacious and impressive reception rooms with high ceilings and a modern kitchen/breakfast room (refitted in 2017). Lovely views can be enjoyed to the south west towards Southampton, the Solent and the Isle of Wight from the roof terrace, master and guest suites. The overall space is versatile and manageable, as the top floor is integrated into the main bedroom suite, so could be used as a home office or bedroom.

LOCATION Leydene Park is an exclusive private estate situated just over two miles south of the thriving village of East Meon which has two pubs, a church, a village shop and primary school, together with a modern recreation ground and village hall. The park itself sits on a ridge of the South Downs with amazing views to the south west. The popular market town of Petersfield is 7.5 miles away and has a mainline station with services to London Waterloo in just over an hour and this is also where you can access the A3, which provides good regional links to Guildford and the M25 beyond and the South Coast. The property sits in the heart of the South Downs National Park providing extensive recreational and leisure activities and the South Downs Way runs along the northern side of the park. The larger regional centres of Winchester, Guildford and Chichester are all within reasonable driving distance as are the harbours and creeks of the South Coast. There is a wide selection of independent schools within reach including PGS, Churcher's, Bedales and Ditcham Park.

OUTSIDE Located just outside the courtyard is a single garage with a parking space in front. There is a lovely private courtyard garden outside the kitchen and dining room, with pedestrian access to the Leydene House drive and immediately to the rear of the drawing room and sitting room is a further private terrace from where you can access the large communal gardens of Leydene House, shared with the other four houses. This is made up of principally the knot garden on the southern side and large open areas of lawn on the western side. The maintenance of these areas is included in the house service charge. Beyond this are the further areas of parkland owned by the whole estate and there are three tennis courts for use by all of the residents. Approached from within the mews is a separate staircase, with steps leading down to a shared basement where there is an allocated private secure cellar.

In a nutshell

We love being in a secure private rural community, with flexible spacious rooms and never tire of the extraordinary country views to the Solent.

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