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16.16 acres, Chilton Candover, Alresford, SO24, Hampshire
For Sale - Guide Price £4,000,000


  • 7 bedrooms
  • 6 reception rooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 16.16 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Double Garage
  • Garden
  • Rural

Chilton House sits in the beautiful countryside of the ought-after Candover Valley and represents a wonderful opportunity to own a classic English country house within glorious grounds. The property, listed Grade II, was historically the rectory of Chilton Candover and dates from the late 17th century, with later additions in the 18th century. The majority of the elegant and well-proportioned rooms face south overlooking the mature gardens with the elegant backdrop of the Valleys rolling hills beyond.

There are countless period features, including decorative cornicing, ceiling roses, sash and Venetian windows, several working fireplaces and original flagstones. The property requires some modernisation and George Saumarez Smith, of renowned Adam Architecture, has created a captivating vision for the house in its next phase with his plans - including the successful consents for the planning permissions involved as well as a comprehensive schedule of works. The potential of the property is exciting and will present a unique and enviable home, ideal for formal entertaining as well as comfortable family living.

At the top of the drive is a separate two-bedroom brick cottage with kitchen, shower room, and sitting room. It has its own private garden with separate and beautiful views over the rolling hills beyond. This accommodation has had previous use as a rental property, gardeners quarters, as well as a home office.

The house is approached from the south west via a long drive with lawns on either side to the main house parking area and turning circle. The majority of the garden stretches from the back of the property and is mainly comprised of sweeping lawns with mature trees and shrubs, as well as mature flower beds. There is a ha-ha giving a seamless vista from the formal garden over the pasture and beyond over the surrounding farmland. There is a south-facing terrace running along the back of the house accessed by a number of French doors. An outdoor swimming pool to the south of the house has a converted dairy for changing rooms. A tennis court, in need of repair, boasts a stunning view of the countryside scenery. Additionally, there is an extensive enclosed kitchen garden with fruit cages and greenhouses, as well as impressive rose and peony beds.

An L-shaped red brick building, previously the stable block, is currently used for garaging and storage. There is also planning permission on this building, which would create a games room, spacious home office and studio, as well as tractor store, plant room and potting shed.

The attractive villages of the Candover Valley are justifiably popular and represent what is finest about the Hampshire countryside. Chilton Candover itself is a quiet hamlet with Moonroast and The Yard, a boutique rural café, but Preston Candover (about 1.4 miles away) has a store/post office, church, infant and primary school, pub and tennis club. The Georgian market town of Alresford (about 6.1 miles) provides a wide range of independent shops and restaurants, whilst Basingstoke, Alton and the cathedral city of Winchester are all within 13 miles. There are pubs in Preston Candover (Purefoy Arms), Totford (The Woolpack) and in Lower Wield (The Yew Tree).

The M3 (J7) is about 7.9 miles and there are mainline stations at Basingstoke (London Waterloo from 44 minutes), Alton (London Waterloo from 67 minutes) and Winchester (London Waterloo from 58 minutes).

The surrounding countryside offers excellent walking and riding including the Wayfarer's Walk which passes through Brown Candover.

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