About Bagmore Lane, Herriard, Basingstoke, RG25, England
An exceptional Victorian English country house originally built as a vicarage within a village community. It retains a number of period features and has seen numerous improvements. It is set in an area of informal gardens that extend to working paddocks. It benefits from a separate cottage, ideal for guest, relative or staff. It also has income potential. This home is a perfect combination of rural living, yet it is still in relatively close proximity to Basingstoke and the rail station. Alton, Winchester and Farnham are within easy distance.
Elderfield House dates from 1870 with some later additions. This practical family house has well-proportioned rooms with the high ceilings and large windows of the period, which give extensive views over the garden and paddocks beyond. These paddocks together with the efficient stable block make for a very usable small equestrian unit. Many improvements have been made including the installation of bespoke hardwood windows and an updated heating system with zoned management. The external fabric of the building has been extensively maintained.
This is a family house that is impressive, yet practical. The accommodation is over 2 floors. The ground floor consists of 4 reception rooms, an expansive hall and a study. There is a good size and well fitted kitchen together with a functional breakfast room. An impressive conservatory leads off facing south. The accommodation upstairs consists of 4 bedrooms with 2 en-suite bathrooms and a family bathroom off the main landing and two rear bedrooms as overflow accommodation. A rear staircase gives additional access to the kitchen.
Gardens The large and well stocked garden is laid mainly to lawn with a south facing terrace to the rear. There are a number of old trees including Oak, Beech and Lime. There are herbaceous beds, areas of spring bulbs and a productive vegetable garden. A tennis court provides the opportunity for outdoor activity. The sweeping front drive provides an impressive approach to the house with a turning circle and ample parking.
Stables and Paddocks The stables are well positioned by the 3 small paddocks and has its own vehicular access off Bagmore Lane.
The Cottage There is a separate 2 bedroom cottage that was once the old coach house. It is well equipped and in excellent decorative order. It is sited discreetly in the northern corner of the estate.
Locality The property lies within the village of Herriard with a good local pub and a vibrant community. Close by to the north is Basingstoke (5 miles) well served by a Waitrose and many other shopping and recreational facilities. Basingstoke is convenient for commuters with fequent and rapid trains to London Waterloo. The market town of Alton (6 miles) lies to the south east. The M3 lies to the north at Odiham (7 miles) or Basingstoke. Winchester is 19 miles to the south west. Hampshire has a number of good schools, both state and independent. It has easy access to many top schools further afield.