Formerly the local vicarage, this wonderful period property in Herriard would make an ideal base for a young family

Originally the local vicarage, Elderfield House dates from 1870 and now comprises a wonderful family property with handsome reception rooms, light interiors and comfortable reception and bedroom accommodation.

Inside, the galleried entrance hall offers access to the more formal reception rooms, whereas the family rooms and large kitchen/breakfast room lie to the rear. As a whole, the house caters very well for a number of different ages and generations’ requirements, from parties to peaceful family time.

Accommodation in total comprises: drawing room, dining room, sitting room, family room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, cloakroom and cellar, plus six bedrooms (two en-suite), family bathroom, and dressing room upstairs. There are two staircases to the first-floor rooms.

hampshire village house kitchen

Since 2004 the current owners have replaced the original windows with bespoke gothic style double glazed casement windows, updated the heating system and done extensive re-pointing and re-facing of the brickwork.

hampshire country house sitting room

The house would suit a family with ponies; there are three stables and a tack room outside, while the separate two-bedroom cottage offers ancillary accommodation. The grounds and well-tended gardens come to just under four acres.

Herriard is a much sought-after village spread out over a series of country lanes with fantastic links to Alton and Basingstoke. The Herriard estate owns much of the surrounding countryside, Local footpaths and bridleways provide a varied network of walks or rides. Alton is seven miles and Basingstoke just five miles.

The guide price is £2.15m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01256 350 600 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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