Believed to be 200 years old, Beech Lodge is a classic example of a country house. The house itself is charming, and has a wealth of period features including original brick fireplaces and exposed beams. It now makes for a perfectly comfortable country property with land, woodland and a beautiful lake.
All the principal rooms have outstanding views to the gardens and the lake – a terrace runs around the south side of the property to allow for outdoor entertaining, also to make the most of the views.
Accommodation in total comprises: porch, reception hall, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, billiard room, guest bedroom suite on the ground floor; upstairs are the master bedroom suite and three further bedrooms plus a family bathroom.
Outside there is a heated swimming pool and garaging for four cars as well as a painted brick-built stable block with four stables plus a feed store and tack room. There is also an old timber-framed barn and a boarded garage.
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Steps lead down from the terrace to the lawns, paddock and boating lake, and combined they form a striking setting as seen from the house. The lake is fed by a stream and is well stocked with fish; at its eastern end there is a substantial waterside chalet at the front of which is a balcony, extending over the water with a small landing stage from where there are delightful views. There is also a small wooden stable suitable for a donkey.
The property also has a disused area of land which used to be a short tennis court which many would see as worthy of reinstatement, as well as a timber chalet once used as a billiard room.
There are 60 acres of woodland with the house which is covered with abundant wildflowers and contains numerous rides and tracks over rustic bridges across the streams which wind through the trees. The land in the lot with the property comes to just over 71 acres.
Beech Lodge lies in beautiful countryside in the Harting Combe Valley between the villages of Rake to the north and Rogate to the south. The nearby towns of Midhurst, Liphook and Petersfield provide most everyday needs while the A3 provides good access to London.
The guide price is £3,750,000. For further information please contact Jackson Stops & Staff on 01730 812357 or visit www.jackson-stops.co.uk.
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