Chute Forest, Andover, Hampshire Sp11
An elegant wing of Chute Lodge, a Grade I Listed Georgian mansion, quietly tucked away within the historic Chute Forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The charming family accommodation is complimented by a large landscaped garden extending to about an acre
Chute Lodge was built to replace an Elizabethan house destroyed by fire in the 1760s for Mr John Freeman of the East India Company, designed by Sir Robert Taylor who was also responsible for designing a number of country houses for the men associated with the East India Company at the time. This fabulous former mansion has been divided into four substantial private dwellings. Chute House, the eastern wing, is partially linked on the south westerly corner and has the benefit of two private driveways for parking and separate garage with attached studio. The stunning and peaceful garden (landscaped by the present owner and Tangley Landscapes) enjoys great privacy with attractive views over the surrounding countryside. The house itself is spacious and elegant with tremendous character and has been sympathetically kept for many years.
The property is situated in the quiet peaceful hamlet of Chute Forest, once part of a large Royal Forest in the 13th Century, and within the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and renowned for excellent riding, walking and cycling. The Chute Causeway, with its stunning views is within 3 miles. The village of Hatherden is also within 3 miles and has a junior school and pub, however a more comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities, as well as a mainline railway station providing fast services to London (Waterloo in just over one hour) can be found in Andover, approximately six miles away. The picturesque town of Hungerford is approximately twenty minutes’ drive away with access to the M4. Newbury and Marlborough are about 17 miles and the A303 nearby gives access to the West Country and London via the M3.
Steps ascend to a wide covered ENTRANCE PORCH Lantern style light. Log storage to either side. Large panelled door leading into:
RECEPTION HALL Stunning turning staircase (carpeted with brass stair rods) with balustrade to side rising to two half landings and on to the first floor. The staircase is a particular feature and affords a great opportunity to show case pictures and paintings. Coir door mat. Two sash windows to either side aspect, one with display sill, cupboard below. High ceiling with pendant light point. Two radiators, one concealed within decorative case. Wall lights. Deep skirting boards. Panel doors into drawing room, sitting room and dining room.
DRAWING ROOM Two steps with brass stair rods rise into this most elegant main reception room. Open fireplace with granite hearth, inset surround and decorative mantelpiece. Four sash windows with low level shutters to side aspect. High coved ceiling with two pendant light points, ideal for chandeliers. Deep skirting boards. Two long low level radiators. Wall and picture lights. Panel door into:
WALK-IN DRINKS CUPBOARD Timber bar area, mirror behind and shelving. Recess and power point for fridge. Space for wine racking. High ceiling. Wall light point.
SITTING ROOM (Cosy dual aspect reception room) Two sash windows to front aspect, further sash window to side aspect. High ceiling with central pendant light point. Deep skirting boards. Long low level radiator.
DINING ROOM (Large dual aspect reception room) French doors with windows above opening onto terrace affording a wonderful outlook over the landscaped gardens and beyond towards countryside. Two sash windows to front aspect, further sash window to side aspect. High coved ceiling with pendant light point. Deep skirting boards. Wall light. Radiator. Panel door into shelved china cupboard. Further panel door into:
INNER HALL Small pane glazed double doors opening onto main terrace and garden. Oak effect flooring. Coat hooks. Radiator. Open doorway into kitchen/breakfast room. Panel door into:
CLOAKROOM Suite comprising wash hand basin with ceramic tiled splash back. Low level WC. Oak effect flooring. Ceiling light point. Hatch into loft void. Extractor fan. Radiator.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM (Large room with exceptionally high ceiling)
Three sash windows to side aspect with views over the main garden towards countryside beyond. Ceramic twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Long roll top work surfaces with ceramic tiled splash back above, drawers and open fronted storage beneath. Space for dresser. Arched former fireplace with quarry tiled hearth. Free-standing Trinity Bendix double oven and grill with four ring hob above, stainless steel splash back and extractor fan/light above. Recess and plumbing for dishwasher, washing machine and space for dryer. Display shelving. Space for table. Oak effect flooring. Wall and pendant light point. Radiator. Part glazed door into open plan freezer room with pantry and larder areas. Pull-out open tread steps rise to:
MEZZANINE AREA Ideal play area and has also been used as an occasional bedroom. Enclosed by balustrading.
FREEZER ROOM WITH PANTRY AND LARDER High ceiling. Shelving. Space for two upright fridge/freezers. Openings into pantry and larder areas.
Larder: Comprehensive shelving. High ceiling with light point.
Pantry: Shelving. Radiator. Sheila Maid.
LARGE SPLIT LEVEL LANDING (Part divided by archway) Balustrade continues overlooking the staircase and reception hall. Sash window to front aspect. High ceiling with three pendant light points. Radiator. Panel doors to bedrooms and bathrooms. Further panel door into walk-in linen cupboard with hanging rails, slatted shelving and light. Double doors above into large cupboard.
MASTER BEDROOM (Beautiful dual aspect double bedroom) Two sash windows to side aspect with glorious views over the landscaped garden and beyond towards countryside and farmland. Further sash window to front aspect. Pendant light point. Former fireplace (not in use) with timber mantel and arched alcove to one side of chimney breast. Two radiators. Door into:
MASTER BATHROOM White suite comprising twin wash hand basins each with brass mixer tap, mirror above and strip light/shaver socket, double cupboard beneath. Low level WC. Bidet. Panelled bath with brass mixer tap/hand held shower attachment to one end, fully tiled surround, overhead wall mounting and glass shower screen. Towel radiator. Sash window to side aspect overlooking main garden. High level cupboard. Panel door to landing. Further door into deep walk-in airing cupboard with lagged copper cylinder, fitted immersion and slatted shelving.
BEDROOM TWO (Large dual aspect double bedroom) Sash windows to front and side aspect. Pendant light point. Two radiators. Wash hand basin tiled splash back, glass shelf, mirror and cabinet above.
BEDROOM THREE (Double bedroom) Two sash windows to side aspect. Twin wardrobe cupboards with storage above. High ceiling. Pendant light point. Long low radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR (Large double bedroom) Two sash windows to side aspect. High ceiling. Pendant light point. Two low radiators.
FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, glass shelf, mirror and strip light above. Panelled bath tiled sill to one end, storage beneath, mixer tap/hand shower attachment with wall mounting to other end, fully tiled surround and folding shower screen. Corner shower enclosure. High ceiling with light point. Towel radiator. Panel door into WC, part tiled with low level WC, pendant light point and sash window to side aspect overlooking main garden.
Chute House itself is approached over a narrow country lane. Wide opening off the lane onto a private herringbone paved driveway providing parking, screened to one side by laurel hedging. Area of front garden to other side which is laid to lawn and well enclosed by tall beech hedging with specimen fruit tree and staddle stone. Steps ascend to the front porch with deep brick edged shrub border to one side. Paved steps rise at the side of the property through a picket gate opening into a most attractive paved terrace the full width of the property, well enclosed by stone balustrade, ideal for entertaining and ‘al fresco’ dining. From here a fabulous open aspect is enjoyed over the landscaped garden to countryside beyond. Wide paved steps with stone balustrade to side descend to a lower patio area with central wrought iron gate leading onto a small level lawned area with central lavender bed enclosed by box hedging. Opening at the rear leads onto the main lawn and garden.
MAIN GARDEN Comprises a large level lawn with inset herbaceous borders containing a great variety of flowers, plants, topiary, specimen and fine mature trees including substantial beech trees and a flower cherry. Gazebo. Timber garden shed. Brick built barbecue area to rear of the lawn. Woodland garden. LPG tank screened by trellis. Separate access off the lane onto a further herringbone paved driveway providing additional parking and access to:
DOUBLE GARAGE WITH ADJOINING STUDIO Brick built beneath a slate roof. Up and over door to front. Studio at end with door to gable end. Light and power connected.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by the agent.
Post code: SP11 9DG. Once in the vicinity take the track signed Chute Lodge and proceed to the main house. Chute House will be seen on the left hand side.
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