A versatile wing of a Listed country house in an unspoilt rural setting on edge of the Meon Valley.
THE PROPERTY Within the heart of the finest English countryside, this imposing wing of a late 19th Century Grade II listed mansion, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, who also designed the Natural History Museum, commands uninterrupted views over its own grounds and the South Downs National Park. There is plenty of character associated with the Victorian ancestry of this corner wing with high ceilings, an original staircase with stained glass windows and a rose window on the top floor. The internal space is spread over four floors and is versatile with a lift from the basement to the first floor.
In a nutshell:
We have much enjoyed being part of a community, never feeling alone in this magnificent country house that has adapted to our family life for 50 years.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the property there is a private parking area for three cars and a garage. There is a pedestrian access into a shared inner communal courtyard with back door access to Number 8. There are also useful external and internal staircases to the basement level where the oil tanks, boiler and store rooms are located.
The garden is, in part, open plan adjoining the front and rear drive and essentially laid to lawn for ease of management, interspersed with several mature trees and tall hedges providing more private enclosed areas. A timber summer house has extensive country views and a wonderful spot to find peace and quiet. In all approaching 1 Acre (0.392 ha).
LOCATION Swanmore Park forms a private, self-contained community set down a long drive on the western edge of the Meon valley within The South Downs National Park and within a gently undulating downland landscape. Whilst a wonderful rural location, the network of local lanes provides easy access to Swanmore village with its shop, pub, village hall, church, nursery, primary and secondary schools or more extensive amenities at the local market towns of Bishops Waltham or Wickham. City shopping facilities are available in either Winchester or Southampton. The nearest mainline stations are at Botley, Winchester, Southampton or Petersfield. The area has a wide range of both state and private schools, and good regional transport links via the M3, A3 and M27. For those with cycling or walking interests there are extensive options via the lanes and footpaths.