Located in the picturesque Candover Valley near Alresford, Hampshire this property is a pretty former hunting lodge with permission for a significant extension by the renowned architect John Pardey. Permission has also been granted for a more traditional extension.
The plot is approximately 1.54 acres in size and can be found at Grange Park, a magnificent country estate that centres around a historic Grade I-listed mansion now maintained by English Heritage.
The three-bedroom house would potentially be transformed into a five bedroom house with a wonderful open-plan kitchen / living / dining room if the Pardey design was put into place.
The house itself is now in some disrepair but still retains a number of attractive original features including chimneypieces, mouldings, fireplaces (now sealed) and traditional leaded light windows.
The gardens are a significant part of the appeal of this wonderful property. Set behind a beautiful old brick and flint wall, the gardens are largely level and lawned with a rich mix of plantings, mature shrubs, herbaceous borders with an abundance of climbing and other roses. There are established rows of hedging and also a wild flower area. There are also two garage buildings on the site and a brick shed.
John Pardey Architects is one of the UK’s most celebrated residential architects, winning an amazing number of awards for their designs. Pardey has said that “we try hard to attain simplicity yet richness, clarity yet depth, elegance yet robustness”, all qualities which are evidenced in his designs for this project.
Grange Park is located four miles from the popular town of Alresford and approximately eight miles from the historic cathedral city of Winchester. The area is well known not only for the beauty of its historic architecture but also of the surrounding countryside. Winchester is also renowned for its schooling. Alresford has an impressive range of cafes, independent shops and other facilities. The nearest train station is Micheldever, which runs services to London Waterloo in approximately one hour, although there are also alternative stations at Winchester and Basingstoke.
For details of planning permissions visit Winchester City Council planning website and use the reference numbers: 12/02056/FUL and 16/00567/FUL
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.