Beaurepaire Park is a Grade II* listed property with Medieval origins which sits in wonderful parkland. Local Church records show visits from Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth some years later, but was first owned by the St John family during the reign of Henry III.
The house itself dates from the 18th century, but part was destroyed by fire and rebuilt and remodeled to form today’s impressive manor house. It extends to around 9,000 sq ft and is perfect for formal entertaining as well as modern family life. The focus of the ground floor is the impressive reception hall, and the south-facing drawing room has French windows opening onto the rose garden. The sitting room was once the kitchen, and as such contains the old bread ovens; the dining room comfortably sits sixteen. Also on the ground floor are the study, cloakroom and access to the cellar.
On the first floor the master bedroom suite has far-reaching views across the park and there are five further bedrooms plus the guest suite and three bathrooms.
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Outside, within the moat lie beautiful formal gardens, while just north of the house is the stable yard with its seven loose boxes. To the rear is a charming courtyard with a herb garden; south of here is the orangery. To the east, over the footbridge across the moat, is and orchard leading to secluded woodland. A hard tennis court lies to the south west.
There are three cottages on the estate of varying size and condition. The estate itself is a mixture of parkland, pasture and paddocks, arable land and woodland – the farmland has been easily managed. Two large lakes lie south of the main house and two stream run through the estate, which has an abundance of wildlife and could easily support a small shoot family shoot.
The land comes to just under 250 acres.
Beaurepaire Park is just six miles from Basingstoke, and racing at Windsor, Newbury, and Ascot, and polo at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club, and at Windsor are all within easy reach. There are regular trains from a branch line just two miles away.
The guide price is £7m. For further information please contact Savills on 01962 834 090 or visit www.savills.co.uk.
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