Guide Price £1,695,000
East Meon, Hampshire
When you are looking for a home with the wow factor then look no further. Little Copse is not only an individually designed detached family home sitting on mature formal gardens it also has extensive land extending to approximately 12.95 acres including woodland and its own cricket pitch, grounds and pavilion. It sits proudly well back from the road via a private driveway and is located within the South Downs National Park, the house itself has 2610 sq ft of living space with a further 1294 sq ft of garaging/car port and tractor store. The extensive grounds are reached by a private roadway and the house is surrounded by approximately 2 acres of formal gardens and woodland, extending into further woodland and cricket grounds. Within the grounds is a cricket ground, a pavilion and separate tea room with 1835 sq ft of changing rooms, wash facilities etc. What is most unusual is the rather unique opportunity to own your own cricket ground and pavilion.
PROPERTY SUMMARY When you are looking for a home with the 'wow' factor then look no further. Little Copse is not only an individually designed detached family home sitting on mature formal gardens it also has extensive land extending to approximately 12.95 acres including woodland and its own cricket grounds and pavilion. It sits proudly well back from the road via a private driveway and is located within the South Downs National Park, the house itself has 2610 sq ft of living space with a further 1294 sq ft of garaging/car port and tractor store. This home has been extended by the current owners and comprises; hallway, sitting room, conservatory, dining room, 19' kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, study, utility room and home office on the ground floor with four double bedrooms, two having en-suite facilities and a family bathroom on the first floor, there is also a separate workshop above the double garage. The extensive grounds are reached by a private roadway and the house is surrounded by approximately 2 acres of formal gardens and woodland, extending into further woodland and cricket grounds. Within the grounds is a cricket ground, a pavilion and separate tea room with 1835 sq ft of changing rooms, wash facilities etc. This family home is located approximately 4 miles from the village of Hambledon, which is is renowned for being the 'Cradle of Cricket', the rules were made at the Bat and Ball Pub on the Broad Halfpenny Down, the pub is located approximately 1.3 miles away.
Little Copse is one of only five houses within Hyden Wood, a setting that is typical Southern English countryside surrounded by sweeping farmland and splendid woodland, all within the South Downs National Park. It is also approximately 2 miles from East Meon Village, where there are restaurants, pubs and shopping amenities as well as being 6 miles from the market town of Petersfield, with its commutable road and rail links to London (Waterloo) by either the A3(M) or the mainline railway station, it is also within 17 miles of Winchester. Set within Butser Hill National Nature Reserve and within close proximity of Queen Elizabeth Country Park, the property benefits from all the advantages of being in a semi-rural, desirable close to nature location, yet within easy access of the South Coast's major cities. What is most unusual is the rather unique opportunity to own your own cricket ground and pavilion, this land was formally the recreation ground of the Royal Navy HMS Mercury so it is protected against any potential redevelopment.
ENTRANCE Via a private concrete road (owned by Little Copse providing access to Little Copse and the other four neighbouring homes) with trees and woodland to one side leads to stable style gates with pedestrian gate to one side and stable fencing, leading to shingled T shaped driveway. To the right hand side of the house is a driveway leading to the detached double car port. Lawns to either side with mature shrubs, evergreens and bushes, the driveway then leads across the front of the house to a circular turning area to the front of the garage.
To the left hand side are open gardens with mature trees and woodland, opening directly on to the grounds of the cricket pitch. To the front of the property is a central pathway with privet hedge and lawns to either side with high brick retaining wall and gateway leading to side garden, covered porch with tiled flooring, leadlight windows to either side, original main front door with glazed windows to either side leading to:
HALLWAY Wooden flooring, radiator, ceiling rose, doors to primary rooms, balustrade staircase rising to first floor with galleried landing over, door to understairs storage cupboard housing electric meter, central heating control switch, power points.
STUDY 9' 11" x 6' 4" (3.02m x 1.93m) Dual aspect wood framed double glazed windows to front and side overlooking driveway and garden, wooden flooring, radiator, power points, panelled door.
BOOT ROOM Shelf with hanging rail under, wooden flooring, double glazed wood surround window to front aspect overlooking garden and driveway.
CLOAKROOM Frosted double glazed window to side aspect, close coupled w.c, radiator, tiled flooring, vanity unit with wooden legs, tiled splashback and granite surface with wash hand basin.
SITTING ROOM 19' 11" x 17' 7" (6.07m x 5.36m) Into bay window, wood framed double glazed window to front aspect overlooking driveway and garden with views towards the Cricket ground and Pavilion in the distance, radiator under, large double glazed bay window to side aspect overlooking garden, feature surround fireplace with granite hearth and open fire with canopy (not tested), ornate ceiling coving, two ceiling roses, picture rail, power points, twin glazed doors with matching panels to either side leading to:
CONSERVATORY 13' 3" x 11' 7" (4.04m x 3.53m) Tiled flooring, electric heater, double glazed roof with supporting rods, feature cathedral style window to one end with double glazed windows and low retaining wall overlooking gardens on three aspect, twin doors leading to patio, power points, wall lights.
DINING ROOM 16' 4" x 13' 0" (4.98m x 3.96m) Twin wood framed double glazed doors with windows to either side leading to patio and overlooking garden, radiator, ornate ceiling coving, picture rail, power points, panelled door, dimmer switch.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM 19' 11" x 11' 10" (6.07m x 3.61m) Door to large walk-in larder/storage cupboard with range of shelving and work surface. Breakfast area: Tiled flooring, radiator, wood framed double glazed windows to front aspect overlooking driveway and garden, power points, door to inner hallway. Kitchen area: Comprehensive range of cream fronted wall and floor units with granite work surface, inset sink unit with mixer tap and granite drainer to one side with cupboards under, range of drawers and storage cupboards, integrated fridge and freezer with matching doors, inset four ring induction hob with extractor hood, fan and light over, ceramic tiled surrounds, power points, under unit lighting, integrated 'Bosch' dishwasher with matching door, wood framed double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking garden and patio area, ceiling spotlights, matching tiled flooring, blue 'Aga' with twin circular hot plates and ovens under, surface to one side and book shelving over, dimmer switch.
INNER HALLWAY Door to office, square opening leading to;
UTILITY ROOM 13' 0" x 8' 9" (3.96m x 2.67m) Stable style door leading to rear garden and patio, tiled flooring, radiator, cloaks hanging area, access to loft space, ceiling spotlights, space for fridge/freezer, free standing boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating (not tested), tall larder style storage cupboard with shelf, double oven and grill to one side with cupboards under and over with further adjacent tall larder unit, work surface with butler sink, mixer tap and cupboards under, washing machine point, space for tumble dryer, basket style shelving, double glazed wood framed windows to side and rear aspect overlooking garden and driveway towards car port.
OFFICE 13' 0" x 9' 2" (3.96m x 2.79m) Wood flooring, double glazed bow bay window to front aspect overlooking driveway and garden, window to side, radiator, power points, panelled door, recessed area with range of shelving.
FIRST FLOOR Landing with balustrade, radiator, access via extendable ladder leading to loft space, power points, doors to primary rooms, built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder (not tested) with range of shelving, dual aspect double glazed windows to front and side overlooking garden and driveway.
BEDROOM 2 14' 10" x 10' 1" (4.52m x 3.07m) Twin double glazed wood framed windows to front aspect overlooking driveway with far reaching views towards the Cricket grounds and Pavilion beyond with radiator under, access to loft space, dado rail, power points, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fully ceramic tiled shower cubicle with sliding panelled doors, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c, mirror with shaver point and light, extractor fan.
BEDROOM 4 10' 3" x 8' 10" (3.12m x 2.69m) Double glazed wood framed window to front aspect overlooking driveway and garden with far reaching views towards the Cricket grounds and Pavilion beyond, radiator under, built-in wardrobe with storage cupboard over, power points.
BEDROOM 3 13' 3" x 10' 11" (4.04m x 3.33m) Built-in double doored wardrobe with storage cupboard over, wood framed double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking garden and woodland beyond, radiator, power points, dado rail.
FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising; panelled bath with telephone style chrome mixer tap and shower attachment with rail over, fully ceramic tiled to walls, wood laminate flooring, radiator, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c, double glazed wood framed window to front aspect overlooking driveway.
MASTER BEDROOM 18' 10" x 12' 10" (5.74m x 3.91m) Twin wood framed doors with windows to either side leading to faux balcony overlooking garden and woodland beyond, range of built-in wardrobes to one wall with hanging space and shelving, window with radiator under, power points, door to:
FEATURE BATHROOM 10' 11" x 8' 7" (3.33m x 2.62m) Free standing claw footed bath with telephone style mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, mirror and light over, wood framed double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking garden and woodland beyond with radiator under, low level w.c., large corner shower cubicle with glazed panelled door and drench style hood, wood laminate flooring.
OUTSIDE Accessed via twin electric gates, the driveway sweeps to the front right hand side of the house leading to a detached double bay Oak framed garages and detached double garage. Opposite the house is a lawned garden with mature trees and steps leading up to the Cricket grounds The whole plot inc. the house, formal gardens, woodland and the cricket pitch extends to approximately 12.95 acres.
To the left hand side of the property is a high retaining wall with blue brick coping stones and gateway leading to enclosed garden area with archway and hedge leading to primary garden and detached garage, accessible from the conservatory and dining room is a large patio area with an arched brick opening and hedge to one side leading to a turning area car port and oil tank. To the rear of the garage block are two fenced off areas with flowerbeds
DOUBLE BAY OAK FRAMED GARAGE 17' 3" x 16' 2" (5.26m x 4.93m) Enclosed on three sides with central pillar.
DOUBLE GARAGE 21' 0" x 19' 6" (6.4m x 5.94m) Twin up and over doors, side pedestrian door, staircase rising to first floor workshop.
FIRST FLOOR WORKSHOP 21' 0" x 15' 2" (6.4m x 4.62m) Three skylight windows, sink unit, window to front aspect overlooking driveway, power points.
TEAROOM 36' 1" x 17' 10" (11m x 5.44m) Kitchen area to one end with range of cupboards, windows to side aspects, pedestrian door to one end.
CRICKET PAVILION Range of Ladies and Gentlemen's changing rooms incorporating toilets, shower and wash areas, built-in storage cupboards and hot water tank.
MAIN CHANGING ROOM 15' 8" x 15' 7" (4.78m x 4.75m) Seating areas.
SECOND CHANGING ROOM 12' 6" x 12' 5" (3.81m x 3.78m)
TEA / REFRESHMENTS ROOM 12' 5" x 9' 4" (3.78m x 2.84m)
KITCHEN 8' 9" x 6' 2" (2.67m x 1.88m) Range of units
TRACTOR STORE 21' 2" x 14' 1" (6.45m x 4.29m) Enclosed on two sides.
- An Impressive Detached Family Home
- Four Bedrooms
- 5739 Sq Ft of Living Space inc. Pavilion
- Garaging & Car / Tractor Ports
- Approx. 12.95 Acres of Land Inc. Formal Gardens
- Woodland Gardens
- Impressive Cricket Grounds
- Unique Opportunity