Generously proportioned rooms
Grade 2 listed building
Magnificent Arts & Crafts Features
Private and secluded
1.18 acres of secluded gardens and woodland area
A substantial and imposing 8 bedroom country house and family home to be found in Shedfield, situated on the fringes of the Meon Valley and the South Downs National Park in Hampshire.
With 4 reception rooms comprising a welcoming reception hall, a large and magnificent dual aspect south facing and sunny drawing room with an arts & crafts style feature fire place, a home office, a utility room and also a characturful beamed family room. There is a large dual aspect farmhouse kitchen breakfast room with Aga, separate pantry and scullery. The downstairs shower room and boot rooms are also of a useful size. On the first floor the 6 generously proportioned bedrooms offer a sense of tranquillity with plenty of space for a growing or large family. The second floor provides for a further 2 bedrooms/guest rooms or would be equally happy being used for the home office or artists studio etc.
The large cellars contain the original creamery with slate beds, miscellaneous store and boiler rooms. Totalling 5525 sq feet of living accommodation (708sq ft of cellars) with circa 1.18 acres of formal private gardens and secluded woodland Shedfield House is a hidden gem set in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.
As a striking grade 11 listed building steeped in history, the house dates right back to the 1600's with later additions particularly at the turn of the twentieth century by Christopher Hatton Turnor, an apprentice to the renowned architect Lutyens at the time. Turnor, who wrote to the Lady of the house thanking her for allowing him to experiment with a number of rooms in the house, demonstrates his passion for extravagant tiled fireplaces and slightly eccentric interior detailing, all of which remain in place today. In fact every room in the house offers a unique and characterful glimpse into times past; boasting a number of feature fireplaces, Arts & Crafts styling, an array of original period features to include high ceilings, ornate cornicing, working window shutters and maids bells.
A much loved family home that has been sympathetically restored over the years to provide a spacious and modern home whilst retaining many of the original features that the house has earned of its grade 11 listed status.
The current family plan to emigrate and this now provides a unique opportunity for the successful purchasers. The current owners have secured the necessary planning consent to split the main house into two separate 8/9 bedroom dwellings. This is a unique opportunity to purchase the remaining and substantial half of this truly iconic country house. A unique opportunity exists for the new owners of Shedfield House to add their own personal stamp on such an historic building and its surrounding grounds.
Upon arrival at Shedfield House you are greeted by a set of large iron gates that continue on through a five bar gate down a long and leafy driveway. A right of way is granted over the private driveway which is comprised of a number of imposing rhododendrons, specimen planting and a wooded area to the right. Shedfield house, sitting to the left, is set in a private and secluded corner of Hampshire and reveals itself as the corner is turned with the formal lawns laid to the front and rear of the property.
Located within easy commuting distance for London with Botley railway station being only 3 miles away. Winchester is very drivable at 14 miles or Southampton Parkway airport and railway station being only 10 miles away.
Local amenities such as schools, shops and doctors surgery's etc. can be found in either Waltham Chase, the beautiful market towns of Wickham, Botley or Bishops Waltham – all less than 3 miles.
The successful buyer will need to put in a new septic tank or sewerage treatment system with 6 months of completion.
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