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Leydene Park, East Meon, Hampshire

For Sale | Guide Price £1,250,000



A magnificent south facing wing of the historic and imposing Leydene House offering spectacular views.

THE PROPERTY Leydene Park is a magnificent south-facing wing of the historic and imposing Leydene House. Originally built in 1914 for Lord Peel, Leydene House is located near the ridge of the Downs, offering spectacular southerly views and is part of the wider Leydene Park Estate, of 31 houses set in beautiful parkland, including communal grounds and tennis courts.

Access to this wing is via the front entrance of Leydene House, leading into the breathtaking domed and galleried hall with a central 'helix' staircase. Large double doors from the galleried hall lead to the private entrance hall, from which all rooms are accessed. The modernised kitchen/breakfast room is open to the dining room, with French doors leading to a wide, south-facing terrace. The ground floor also features a drawing room with impressive ceiling heights and detailing, a separate sitting room, and a downstairs cloakroom.

The accommodation is spread over three floors, comprising five double bedrooms and four bathrooms in total, as well as a well-equipped utility room. The principal bedroom is particularly extraordinary, offering an impressive vista, dressing room and ensuite. Exuding grandeur and luxury throughout, the property offers spacious and flexible accommodation with views across the countryside to the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

OUTSIDE No. 8 Leydene Park boasts a spacious and south-facing private terrace, perfect for entertaining or peacefully enjoying the view. This expansive terrace is adorned with an elegant balustrade and overlooks the meticulously manicured formal knot garden and countryside beyond. The communal grounds also include a large level lawn section, ideal for outdoor activities. At the front of the property, there is a charming pond and copse of woodland, enhancing the natural ambiance and adding to the harmonious atmosphere. The wider parkland and tennis courts offer further recreational opportunities. Additionally, the property includes a garage and ample parking.

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 southwest. 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 Estate. 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 Winchester College, Portsmouth Grammar School, Churcher's College, Bedales and Ditcham Park.

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