Hale Farm sits on the outskirts of Hale in Hampshire, and is quietly tucked away in an idyllic spot overlooking its own paddocks and woodland. The original part of the property dates from the 17th century, and later extensions were subsequently added.

The house isn’t listed, so further alterations or extensions would be possible subject to the necessary consents.

Accommodation serves family life extremely well although some parts of the property may benefit from updating. This includes a large family kitchen with Aga, well-proportioned drawing room with views over the grounds, and a dining room with an open fireplace. Upstairs are the master bedroom, a guest bedroom suite and four further bedrooms, plus a family bathroom.

The property also comes with a self-contained two-bedroom cottage which could be used as staff or guest accommodation, or equally has been successfully let.

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The three barns in the grounds have all been re-boarded and re-roofed and are currently used as a cattle barn, small granary barn and a large hay barn, plus a stable block. The grounds come to around 16 acres and include acres of ancient woodland, with over 100 species of tree, which leads to a network of bridal paths, open heathland and the New Forest, all of which can be reached without using a road. There are four ponds and a productive orchard with apple, plum, greengage and quince trees. There are also four paddocks, one with a shelter.

The Hampshire village of Hale is set in the New Forest with good access to Salisbury (for trains to London Waterloo), as well as Romsey and Southampton.

The guide price is £1.9m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01962 850 333 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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