Guide Price £875,000
An excellent opportunity to purchase an elegant and handsome village house that has undergone recent improvements and now offers a compelling lifestyle in the heart of the charming and historic village of Hambledon. The village, located within the South Downs National Park, has an outstanding history, being The Cradle of Cricket and the rebirth place of English commercial wine production. The village nestles along a valley and ancient riverbed running from the South Downs in East Hampshire. For 3000 years there has been a settlement in Hambledon and the human footprint of history can still be discerned; a Roman villa, a Saxon church and significant Norman and Medieval buildings. Hambledon is set in typical southern English countryside in the South Downs National Park, surrounded by sweeping farmland and splendid woods. Vernon House has 3173 sq ft of living accommodation arranged over two primary floors.
PROPERTY SUMMARY An excellent opportunity to purchase an elegant and handsome village house that has undergone recent improvements and now offers a compelling lifestyle in the heart of the charming and historic village of Hambledon. The village, located within the South Downs National Park, has an outstanding history, being The Cradle of Cricket and the rebirth place of English commercial wine production. The village nestles along a valley and ancient riverbed running from the South Downs in East Hampshire. For 3000 years there has been a settlement in Hambledon and the human footprint of history can still be discerned; a Roman villa, a Saxon church and significant Norman and Medieval buildings. Hambledon is set in typical southern English countryside in the South Downs National Park, surrounded by sweeping farmland and splendid woods. 'Vernon House' has 3173 sq ft of living accommodation arranged over two primary floors and comprises: Hallway, drawing room, snug / sitting room, open plan fitted kitchen inc. breakfast area, conservatory, dining room utility room & cloakroom on the ground floor with five bedrooms, the master bedroom having an en-suite wet room and separate walk in wardrobe, there is also a characteristic family bathroom and separate shower room on the first floor.
On entering the house you are immediately aware of a striking sight line through the house to the rear garden. The flagstone floor, which runs from the front door, through the hallway, into the kitchen / breakfast room and beyond into the conservatory provides a satisfying sense of flow throughout this open plan space, which is perfect for entertaining. Having some character features inc. solid oak doors on the first floor and large sash windows allowing a good deal of natural light, early internal viewing is strongly recommended in order to appreciate the quality and style of the living space
ENTRANCE Covered portico leading to main double glazed front door, leading to:
HALLWAY 15' 1" x 6' 10" (4.6m x 2.08m) Travertine flooring with underfloor heating, access via trap door to basement / cellar, ceiling spotlights, square opening leading to breakfast room / kitchen and conservatory beyond, high level electric meter cupboard with low level cupboard housing consumer box, tall cloaks cupboard, doors to primary rooms, some wood panelling.
DRAWING ROOM 17' 8" x 14' 6" (5.44m x 4.37m) Double glazed sash style bay window to side aspect with views along West Street and overlooking driveway, two radiators, original wooden sash window to front aspect with low sill and secondary glazing, power points, beams to ceiling with central support, wooden mantle, slate hearth with log burner, panelled door, picture rail, wall lights.
SNUG / SITTING ROOM 14' 8" x 13' 5" (4.42m x 4.09m) Measurements do not include recessed area to one side of chimney breast, measuring approximately 3'10" in depth (17'4" max), original sash style window to front aspect with secondary double glazing and original shutters with low sill, two double radiators, fire surround with log burner, brick hearth and matching inlay, panelling to dado rail level, part-glazed door leading to hallway, wooden beam, panelled door to breakfast room.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM 21' " x 12' 5" (6.63m x 3.78m) Decreasing to 11'2". Breakfast Area: Matching travertine flooring, square opening leading to hallway, door to snug / sitting room, further glazed panelled door to inner hallway and square opening leading to conservatory. Ceiling spotlights, roll top radiator, originally external window providing borrowed light to inner hallway. Kitchen Area: Comprehensive range of bespoke wall and floor units with granite work surface, inset ceramic 1½ bowl sink with mixer tap and granite drainer to one side, integrated 'Neff' dishwasher with wooden matching door, corner storage cupboards, range of drawers and storage cupboard with soft close mechanism. Free standing 'Lacanche' range style cooker with central hot plate, wok burner, four ring gas hob and electric ovens under, extractor hood, fan and light, eye-level 'Neff' microwave oven with storage cupboards over, tall larder style unit with basket under and spice racks inside doors, wine rack, corner carousel units, granite splashback, integrated fridge with matching door and storage cupboard over. Peninsula style unit with curved end storage cupboard and wooden block above. Sash style windows to rear aspect, one to the outside the other overlooking the conservatory, ceiling spotlights, underfloor heating throughout this area, power points.
CONSERVATORY 18' 4" x 14' 2" (5.44m x 3.71m) Double glazed Victorian style glass panelled roof with 'K' glass and rod supports, double glazed windows to three aspects with bay to one end, aluminium bi-folding triple doors leading to rear garden with low sills to either side, power points, roll top radiator, matching travertine flooring, underfloor heating & double glazing, square opening leading to breakfast area. Step to square opening leading to:
DINING ROOM 13' 9" x 12' 0" (3.84m x 3.66m) Square opening leading to conservatory, door to inner hallway, wooden flooring, feature 'Cathedral' style window, double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking garden, beams to ceiling, panelling to dado rail level with dado over, radiator, power points, cast iron surround fireplace, dimmer switch.
INNER HALLWAY Ceiling spotlights, borrowed light window to kitchen / breakfast room, door leading to breakfast area, balustrade staircase rising to first floor with understairs storage cupboard, radiator.
CLOAKROOM / UTILITY ROOM 7' 8" x 4' 8" (2.34m x 1.42m) Range of matching wall units with brushed steel T bar handles ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, low level w.c., tiled flooring, radiator, power points, wood block work surface, sink with mixer tap, integrated washing machine and fridge under with matching doors, tiled surrounds, panelled door.
FIRST FLOOR Landing with balustrade, radiator, feature arched ceiling, doors to primary rooms, step down leading to front wing and doors to primary rooms, ceiling spotlights.
BEDROOM 1 14' 3" x 12' 5" (4.27m x 3.71m) Radiator, power points, double glazed sash window to rear aspect with low sill overlooking garden, ceiling rose, wooden panelled door.
DRESSING ROOM / WALK IN WARDROBE 7' 0" x 5' 9" maximum (2.13m x 1.75m) Celling spotlights, access to loft space.
EN-SUITE WET ROOM Concealed cistern w.c with shelf over, panel surround, raised pelmet with tiled surround, wall mounted taps with mirror over, oval wash hand basin with wall mounted taps, cupboards under and mirror over, tiled flooring with central floor drain away, glazed screen, drench style shower hood and separate shower attachment, double glazed sash window to rear aspect overlooking garden and woodland beyond.
BEDROOM 2 13' 4" x 12' 4" (4.04m x 3.66m) Feature vaulted ceiling measuring approximately 10' in height, access to rear loft space, ceiling rose, twin sash style double glazed windows to side aspect with radiator under, panelled door, power points, 'Cathedral' style arch double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking garden.
SHOWER ROOM 8' 0" x 4' 1" (2.44m x 1.24m) Ceramic tiled to two walls, mosaic style flooring, chrome heated towel rail, large shower cubicle with sliding panelled door, 'drench' style hood and separate shower attachment, 'Velux' skylight window, ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, mirror fronted medicine cabinet, granite work surface with circular wash hand basin and separate mixer tap, concealed cistern w.c., with twin flush, panelled door.
BEDROOM 3 14' 6" x 10' 7" (4.5m x 3.23m) Measurements do not include recessed area measuring approximately 3'10" in depth x 4'0" in width (15'3 max). Built-in double doored cupboard housing hot water cylinder (not tested) and range of shelving, pump system and timer switch, double glazed sash window to front aspect with radiator under, dado rail, wooden panelled door, power points, loft hatch with extendable wooden ladder leading to:
LOFT ROOM 31' 3" x 7' 0" (9.37m x 2.13m) Measurements taken from approximately 3'6" off floor level with slight eaves to front and rear ceiling restricting headroom (12'7" max), four double glazed skylight windows to rear aspect central ceiling height 6'5" with spotlights, power points, plasterboard and lined, currently used as an Artist studio, home office and storage area.
BEDROOM 4 11' 7" x 9' 10" (3.51m x 2.97m) Double glazed sash window to front aspect with radiator under, power points, wooden panelled door.
BEDROOM 5 12' 5" x 9' 2" (3.73m x 2.77m) Measurements do not include recessed area for door opening. Ceiling spotlights, double glazed sash windows to front and side aspect, radiator, power points, panelled door.
FEATURE BATHROOM 9' 5" x 5' 2" (2.87m x 1.57m) Sash style double glazed window to side aspect, chrome claw feet double ended roll top bath with central telephone style chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, low level w.c., vanity unit with wash hand basin with drawers and cupboard space under, panelling to dado rail level with narrow shelf over, panelled door, wooden flooring, roll top radiator, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights, tiled splash back.
CELLAR 19' 3" x 12' 7" (5.87m x 3.84m) 'L' shaped
OUTSIDE To the left hand side of the property is a shingled driveway which is currently rented from British Telecom and can fit three small cars or two large cars, the rent is £1,300 per annum. The lease is for a period of 10 years which started in August 2012.
Directly to the rear of the house is a large patio area with matching travertine flooring and a retaining brick wall. Steps lead up to a flint walled garden which is laid to lawn and herbaceous beds. These contain a range of bulbs, mature shrubs, perennials, grasses and fruit trees, (including apple, pear and plum), which fill the garden with a riot of colour throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn. There is also a wooden shed with pitched roof and double opening doors, a second patio and seating area which captures the last of the setting sun and two wooden raised beds for kitchen herbs and salad crops. A side gate leads out onto the drive.
- An Outstanding & Elegant Village Family Home
- Five Bedrooms
- Four Reception Areas
- Conservatory Leading to Mature Walled Garden
- Feature Family Bathroom & Separate Shower Room
- En-suite Wet Room & Walk In Wardrobe
- Loft / Artist Room
- 3173 Sq Ft of Living Space