A substantial country house of Georgian characteristics and proportions with glorious and uninterrupted views across the rural Hampshire landscape
Currently under construction due for completion Summer 2017
Hallway, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Rear Hall, Utility Room, Boot Room, Larder, Cloakroom & WC
Main bedroom with Dressing Room & Bathroom, two further bedroom suites, two further Bedrooms with two further Bathrooms with an additional dressing room
Second Floor with open plan space capable of accommodating further Bedroom/Sitting Room suite and additional Bathroom
Detached three bay Garage with staff flat above arranged as Bedroom, Shower Room, Kitchen and Living Area, Tennis Court (subject to planning permission)
Set in 8 acres (3.24 hectares)
Location & Connections
A short distance from the western edge of the historic village of Linkenholt, Hart Hill lies off a quiet country lane and enjoys a glorious and uninterrupted view across the valley.
While it would be difficult to find a more tranquil spot, Linkenholt is nonetheless within easy reach of major road and rail arteries. London Paddington is an hour from Hungerford, 8 miles to the North'; Newbury, 10 miles to the North East and Reading, 35 miles to the North East, itself a major rail hub with connections to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Trains into London Waterloo run from Andover, 10 miles due South, and Whitchurch, 13 miles to the South East. The M4 lies to the North (J13, Chieveley, 16 miles) and the M3 to the East via the A303 at Andover. There are also important international airports at Southampton and Portsmouth.
Quality and Craftmanship
The external elevations to the house, faced in traditional stucco, and the roof, clad in Welsh slate - understated as is typical of the style - allow the magnificent proportions to sit comfortably within the surrounding landscape. The large sash windows create a natural and very elegant facia, while the stone columned portico announces very emphatically the rich and spacious interior.
In building upon and around an existing structure, it is only right that there is a narrative history that runs through the design. What is now a generous utility annex was once a substantial part of the existing structure and contains a second staircase to the first floor. The drawing room and family room both open onto the south-facing lawn with spectacular views across the valley. Natural light permeates these high-ceilinged spaces during the day while the feature fireplaces promise a cosy intimacy on cold winter evenings. The family room and forms the heart and soul of this beautiful home, incorporated with the Kitchen, itself is sumptuous in form and function - wonderfully elegant and served by every modern amenity and facility.
The stairway to the first floor is flooded with natural light from a feature window that once dominated the front elevation of the existing structure. The landings and passages between the upstairs' rooms are spacious and the four main bedrooms each have luxurious en-suite bathrooms.
A flight of stairs takes you to a further large space on the second floor that can be designed to the buyers own specifications.
Exemplifying a quintessentially English capacity to embrace the present while celebrating the past, the period detailing of the interiors blends seamlessly with the conveniences of modern living and technology. The home features underfloor heating on the ground floor, pre-wiring for Lutron and select audio-visual systems in several zones, and the provision for future commissioning of security and CCTV systems.
Honouring the commitment to quality and architectural integrity, Sherbourne Developments proudly specifies brands such as: Farrow & Ball Paint Library Stevensons of Norwich Fullbrooks of England Lapicida Artisans of Devizes Fired Earth Walking on Wood Trunk Surfaces Chesney's English Fireplaces Lefroy Brooks Bard & Brazier Victoria + Albert
Services: Mains electricity and water. Air source heat pump backed up by oiled fired boiler. Private drainage by sewerage treatment plant. Ten year warranty: The property will be independently surveyed during construction by surveyors who will issue a ten year warranty certificate, covered by BLP, upon satisfactory completion of the property.
Viewing: Please contact
Jackson-Stops & Staff on 01635 45501
or Sherbourne Developments Ltd: David Milligan 07836510576, firstname.lastname@example.org
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