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A prestigious 6 bedroom Arts & Craft style country house enjoying an elevated position within the New Forest National Park overlooking the Avon Valley offering updated accommodation with park-like gardens and grounds extending to just under 7 acres.
Hungerford House is an imposing Arts and Crafts style country residence within the New Forest National Park with glimpse south westerly views over the Avon Valley towards Cranborne Chase. The house was built in 1927 for Commander Egerton D.S.O. and thereafter owned in the 1930's by the Bishop of Salisbury. The gardens and grounds consist of formal garden, bluebell wood, kitchen garden, orchard and tennis court in all extending to about 7 acres, along with the benefit of forest rights. The current owners have in recent years carried out an extensive programme of modernisation and improvement to an exceptional standard that incorporates original features and makes for a perfect, flexible family home with accommodation over 3 floors. Some of the benefits include oil fired central heating to traditional column radiators, a 3 oven Special Edition 1930's style electric Aga, 2 Chesney wood burning stoves, original solid oak flooring along with an extensive area of Travertine flooring and security system.
Entrance Porch Hardwood front door into hall.
Hall Oak flooring.
Cloakroom Low level WC. Wash basin.
Study Door to outside.
Music Room Oak floor. Easy rising staircase to first floor. Open fireplace with Chesney fire surround and wood burning stove with adjoining bookshelves. French doors to garden.
Drawing Room Dual aspect room with very pleasant outlook to the south-west over the Avon Valley and the gardens. Open fireplace with Adam style fire surround with stone slips and hearth fitted with a Jet Master fire.
Sitting Room Dual aspect room with open fireplace having a stone surround and hearth with Chesney wood burner. Built-in cupboards and shelving.
Cellar Formed in an under stairs area with quarry tiled floor.
Dining Room Bay window and four wall light points. Oak flooring.
Hallway Secondary staircase to first floor with under stairs cupboard.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Travertine floor. Semi-vaulted ceiling. A bespoke painted kitchen with granite work surfaces and electric special edition 1930's style Aga. Double enamel sink with swan neck mixer tap. Large island unit with oak surface. Integrated dishwasher. Electric oven and ceramic hob with hood over. Recess for American-style fridge freezer. Door to pantry with cold shelves and oak shelving. Walk-in china cupboard.
Boot Room Door to outside and oak framed porch. Travertine floor.
Cloakroom WC and wash basin. Travertine floors.
Landing Large airing cupboard.
Master Bedroom Dual aspect room with fitted wardrobes. Outlook over the gardens and to the west over the Avon Valley.
En-suite Bathroom Travertine floor. Large double ended bath. Wash basin in vanity surround. Shower cubicle. Built-in cupboards. Painted dado panelling.
Bedroom 2 Built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 Dual aspect room. Outlook over the gardens. Built-in wardrobes.
Bedroom 4 Built-in wardrobes.
En-suite Shower Room Shower cubicle. WC. Wash basin.
Family Bathroom Travertine floor. Double ended bath. WC. Wash basin with cupboards under. Shower cubicle.
Bedroom 5 Dual aspect room.
Bedroom 6 Built-in eaves cupboards.
Bathroom Tiled floor and part tiled walls. Bath with shower above and shower screen. Wash basin with drawer below. WC.
Hungerford House occupies a fabulous position enjoying southerly views over the Avon valley to the Cranborne Chase. Hyde is one of several peaceful hamlets and villages dotted about the uppermost north western corner of the New Forest National Park, where ponies and donkeys frequent the lanes and freely mingle with the residents. There are popular public houses at North Gorley and Frogham; Hyde itself has a highly regarded primary school and tea rooms. The Avonside towns of Fordingbridge (approx. 1.5 miles) and Ringwood (approx. 6 miles) have an excellent range of local shops, health centres, as well as reputable state primary and secondary schools, with Moyles Court and Forres Sandle Manor serving the private sector. The area is well served by the local road network, which draws the regional centres of Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton within striking distance. There are mainline rail services from Salisbury and Southampton Parkway (90 minutes and 71 minutes respectively) to London Waterloo and international airports at Southampton and Bournemouth. Those seeking outdoor pursuits will be satisfied by the glorious walking, riding and cycling countryside quite literally on the door step and there are a number of local golf and angling clubs. Sailing opportunities abound on the South Coast.
Wrought iron gates and a cattle grid entrance leads onto a shingle drive offering ample parking and turning space and gives access to the detached GARAGE/OUTBUILDING which incorporates a former pair of STABLES and TACK ROOM.
The GARDENS incorporate a crazy paved terrace along the length of the house with raised planters which in turn leads onto a sunken garden. Manicured lawns with walkways screened by yew hedging creating rooms within the garden. A variety of mature and specimen trees and shrubs are underplanted with spring bulbs, and there are various vantage points where views can be enjoyed over the valley. In addition, there is a tennis court, kitchen/vegetable garden, small orchard and a bluebell wood in all extending to about 7 acres with the benefit of Forest Rights.
New Forest District Council. Tax Band: H. Amount payable 2019/20 £3561.22p.
Mains water and electric. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
Leave Fordingbridge travelling South on the A338 and after approximately 1 mile turn left at the Hyde/Bickton crossroads (signposted Hyde). Cross the cattle grid and continue towards Hyde. As the road begins to climb turn right onto Hungerford Hill and proceed for a short distance to the top of the hill. Turn right at the junction and the entrance to Hungerford House will be located after a short distance on the right hand side.