Tichborne, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24
Old rectory in unspoilt hamlet setting
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a much loved family home, which was last on the market at the beginning of the 1980s, in one of Hampshire’s unspoilt rural areas. The house is Grade II listed with various additions in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The house is in the middle of the village conservation area and is approached by a gravel drive leading up to a parking area bordered by lawns. There is a light and spacious hall, that the current owners extended, and of particular note is the elegant drawing room, that has impressive floor to ceiling windows giving views over the gardens. There is a cosy sitting room, a light dining room and a kitchen and breakfast room. The rear hall with ample storage, utility room and playroom/garden room are all beyond. The stairs rise past a glorious sash window on to the landing, from where there is the master bedroom suite with dressing room, 4 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Situated beyond the house is a useful one bedroom cottage, and a double garage, which is accessed from the rear drive into a courtyard, which further contains a pool room, kennel and garden store/potting shed. Beyond is the swimming pool bordered by a high brick and flint wall and a wooden fence. The gardens and grounds are certainly a feature of the property; it is laid mainly to lawn with a variety of well stocked herbaceous borders and mature trees. Of note is the delightful paved terrace from which there are long views down the lawns to the fields beyond. There is an all weather tennis court, kitchen garden and orchard.