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Tufton, Whitchurch, Hampshire Rg28

6 bedrooms


An extremely well presented six bedroom detached period country house, standing in gardens, grounds and paddock extending to nearly 3.5 acres, and an ideal family home within easy reach of a wide selection of excellent schools.

Property Details


A fine detached period house, believed to date from the early 1870s, constructed of attractive brick elevations beneath a slate roof.  The property is not listed and has been extended over the years to provide substantial and beautifully presented family accommodation.  An attractive period former coach house offers additional family bedroom space but could also be used as a separate cottage/annexe, if required, and is linked to the main house by an oak framed extension.  The property stands in mature grounds enjoying a high degree of privacy, and the gardens have been attractively landscaped by the present owners.  Within the grounds there is also a heated swimming pool with adjacent pool barn/studio, space for a grass tennis court and a useful range of outbuildings which include a Victorian greenhouse and former pump house.  Adjoining the garden the property has the additional benefit of a 2.2 acre paddock with separate vehicular access.


The property is surrounded by farmland and is situated within a Conservation Area in the hamlet of Tufton, about one mile south west of Whitchurch.  Whitchurch offers a comprehensive range of amenities, and a mainline railway station (London Waterloo in one hour).  There is good access to Newbury, Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover (all within a 30 minute drive) as well as excellent road links to London, the Midlands, the South Coast and the West Country via the A34, M3 and A303.  Whitchurch also offers primary and secondary schooling however there is also an excellent choice of private schools in the area: Farleigh, Cheam, St Gabriel’s, Winchester College, St Swithun’s and Pilgrims to name a few, as well as Peter Symonds College in Winchester.


Decorative leaded entrance porch.  Overhead light.  Large hand built part bevel glazed door beneath rubbed brick arch leading into:

RECEPTION HALL  Sash window to front aspect.  Part glazed door to outside.  Turning staircase rising to first floor.  Understairs storage cupboard.  Halogen spot lights.  Pendant light point.  Picture rail.  Panelled doors to:

CLOAKROOM  Pedestal wash hand basin.  Low level WC.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Part tile walls.  Window to side aspect.  Wall light point.

DRAWING ROOM   Picture window to side elevation overlooking garden.  Large sash windows to either side elevation (one with bi-folding shutters, decorative panelling below). Marble open fireplace, brick hearth.

FORMAL DINING ROOM  Deep bay window and door with decorative panelling above overlooking gardens and grounds.  Large sash window to side aspect.  Decorative ceiling rose.  Victorian fireplace with tiled surround, wooden mantel over.  Serving hatch.  Dado rail.  Four wall light points.

FAMILY ROOM  Open fireplace housing cast iron wood burning stove standing on slate hearth with timber surround and mantel. Recess to either side (one with built-in shelved cupboard with double cupboard above.  Wide four panel folding hardwood double glazed doors (recently installed by Input Joinery) opening onto main terrace.  Large sash windows to two aspects overlooking the gardens.  Two wall light points.  Five original staff call bells (in working order) linked to dining room, drawing room, two bedrooms and front door.  Two built-in dresser style units (one concealing radiator).  

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM  Extensive range of hand built colour washed low level units.  Ample deep Iroko work surfaces with tiled splash back.  Ceramic ‘Belfast’ style double sink unit with mixer tap.  Stainless steel sink with central bowl, drainer and mixer tap.  Oil fired four oven Aga with double hob and hot plate within brick recess with ceramic tiled splash back and oak beam over.  Eye level ‘Neff’ double oven/grill.  ‘John Lewis’ four ring ceramic hob.  Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Integrated dish washer Display shelving and high level plate rack.  Terracotta tiled floor. Space for dining table. Sash window with window seat overlooking terrace and garden beyond.  Three further sash windows on three aspects.  Small pane part glazed door leading onto terrace with inset door mat.  Spotlights.  Access to loft space via hatch.  Open doorway into larder/pantry with two granite cold shelves with shelving above, recess ideal for fridge or freezer, beam spot lights and terracotta tiled floor.  Part glazed door into:

SECONDARY ENTRANCE HALL  Oak frame construction linking the cottage/annexe to the main house.  Ledged and braced doors to utility room and outside.  Terracotta tiled floor. Steep staircase rises to office.  Step descending into:

PASSAGEWAY  Pegged oak frame and glazed elevations with inset double doors opening onto terrace, enjoying views over the gardens.  Book shelving to one side.  Brick floor.  Door into cottage/annexe.

UTILITY / FREEZER ROOM (Potential separate kitchen for annexe) Windows on two aspects.  Large double ‘Belfast’ style sink unit with mixer tap.  ‘Butcher block’ work surfaces with cupboards under. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for dryer and chest freezer. Oil fired boiler. Down lighters. Shelving. Coats hanging. Terracotta tiled floor.

OFFICE  (Stairs from secondary entrance hall to first floor)  Windows to front and rear aspect.  Vaulted ceiling with pegged oak framework.  Exposed wooden floor boards.  


Split level LANDING  Two wall light points.  Pendant light point.  Halogen down lighters.  Access to loft space via hatch.  Double cupboard with shelving above.  Further shelved cupboard.  Window to rear aspect overlooking garden.  Panelled doors to:

Bedroom:  (Triple aspect) Three large sash windows with views over the landscaped gardens and grounds.  Wide opening into:
Dressing Area:  Cast iron Victorian fireplace.  Picture rail.  Built-in oak fronted double cupboard with cupboard to side.  Panelled door into:
Luxury En Suite Bathroom:  Cast iron four claw roll top bath with mixer tap/shower attachment to one side.  Twin wash hand basins set in stone surround with storage beneath, splash back and bevelled mirrors with lighting above.  Low level WC.  Corner curved glass/tiled enclosure housing overhead shower, separate hand held attachment.  Window to side aspect. Traditional style radiator/heated towel rail.  Slate effect ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating.  Down lighters.  Extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO  (Dual aspect)  Two large sash windows to rear and side aspect with views over the gardens and grounds.  Picture rail.  Access to loft space via hatch.

BEDROOM THREE  (Dual aspect)  Sash window to front and side aspect.  Corner fireplace (not in use).  Wash hand basin with tiled splash back, light above. Picture rail.  Access to loft space via hatch.

BEDROOM FOUR  Large sash window to front aspect.  Picture rail.  Wash hand basin with tiled splash back.

FAMILY BATHROOM  White suite comprising bath with mixer tap/hand held shower attachment, sill to one end and fully tiled splash back.  Pedestal wash hand basin.  Low level WC.  Folding glass door into tiled enclosure housing shower.  Ceramic tiled flooring.  Sash window to side aspect.  Lagged copper cylinder with fitted immersion, slatted shelving, cupboard above.


Hallway:  Window to rear aspect overlooking garden. Range of full height wardrobe cupboards, further cupboards over, display shelving to one end.  Down lighters.  Turning staircase with storage beneath and balustrade to one side rises to first floor.  Panelled doors to double bedroom and passageway leading to bathroom.
Double Bedroom:  (Bedroom 5) Triple aspect.  Ceiling light point.
Passageway:  Cupboards to side. Wall light point. Heated towel rail/radiator. Electric radiator.  Steps up into:
Bathroom:  White suite comprising roll top cast iron bath set in surround, mixer tap/hand held shower attachment to one end, curtain rail.  Pedestal wash hand basin.  Bidet.  Low level WC.  Sky light.  Low window with deep sill. T&G decorative panelling.  Range of cupboards.  Down lighters.  Large heated towel rail/radiator.


Large Reception Room:  (Bedroom 6)  Windows to either end (one with window seat, cupboards and shelves to either side).  Cast iron fireplace with brick hearth (not in use).  Four Velux windows.  Balustrades overlooking staircase.  Storage radiators.


Beautifully landscaped mature gardens and grounds of about 1.2 acres

FRONT GARDEN Timber gate with piers to either side opens onto brick paviour approach continuing onto a gravelled driveway providing ample parking and turning in front of the house.  Slate edged borders containing a colourful variety of plants, mature shrubs and specimen trees.  Path leading to entrance porch.  Victorian greenhouse to one side with light and power.  Former pump house with brick under tile roof, light and power connected.  Porch for secondary entrance hall.  Outside tap.  Outside lighting.  Raised oil tank. Timber sheds.  The front garden enjoys a high degree of privacy, screened by tall mature hedging and trees.

MAIN GARDEN  Split level terrace.  Corner ornamental pond and water feature surrounded by raised borders retained by brick walling.  Steps rise to the main garden comprising undulating lawned areas with inset borders containing mature plants and shrubs.  Box hedging.  Walkways and sitting areas.  Croquet lawn (formerly a grass tennis court).  Timber outbuilding to rear corner boundary.

HEATED SWIMMING POOL  Heated by air source heat pump.  Paved surround and far reaching views over paddocks, screened by trelliswork and ship lap fencing.

POOL BARN / STUDIO  Timber clad barn style construction with a pitched roof, double doors leading into:
Main Room:  Pegged timber frame.  Exposed floorboards.  Large raised ‘Clear View’ wood burning stove.  Down lighters.  Windows on four aspects.  TV and telephone points.  Latch door into shower room.  Open tread stairs to first floor loft room.
Shower Room:  Shower cubicle.  Wash hand basin.  Low level WC.
Galleried Loft Room:  Skylight to one elevation.  Doors to either end, one with balcony, the other with steps descending.  Ceiling spot lights.  

PADDOCK  Amounting to 2.2 acres  Enclosed by post and wire fencing.  Hedging along southern side bordering the lane.  Vegetable beds.  Greenhouse.  Access to garden.  Separate access to lane by right of way over neighbouring paddock.


Mains electricity. Private metered water supply.  Private drainage.  Oil fired central heating. Note: No household services or appliances have been tested and no guarantees can be given by Evans & Partridge.


1.  These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.  All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Evans & Partridge or the vendors or lessors.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
3. No person in the employment of Evans & Partridge has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

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