Steeped in history, Grenville Hall was a racing establishment around 1871 surrounded by its own racetrack. A horse called The Lamb was trained at the stables and went on to win the Grand National in both 1868 and 1871. Grenville Hall was also used by the Allied Forces for D-Day in 1944 with both Winston Churchill and Lord Montgomery (one of the most decorated military leaders of World War II) having stayed at the property. The surrounding outbuildings and land being used as a camp housing up to a thousand soldiers at one point during the war. The property itself comes with a wealth of both charm and character with many period features including high ceilings, parquet flooring, open fireplaces and sash windows. Accommodation on the ground floor briefly comprises a drawing room with separate dining area, family/music room, formal dining room, good-sized kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, guest bedroom and bathroom. On the first floor there are then a further three double bedrooms, en-suite, bathroom and cloakroom. Additional benefits include a detached barn and adjoining workshop, nine stables and tack room, formal gardens and just over four acres of adjoining paddocks.
AGENTS NOTE: The vendor would also consider selling the property without the additional paddocks, stables and barn - Price on application.
To fully appreciate the accommodation on offer and the property's location, an early viewing truly is a must.
LOCATION The property is situated close to the pretty market towns of Bishops Waltham and Wickham, both of which offer a broad range of shops and amenities. The Cathedral City of Winchester and market town of Petersfield, both of which have mainline railway stations, are also close by as is Havant mainline railway station with Gatwick Airport links and all main motorway access routes are also within easy reach.
INSIDE The house itself is approached via a shingled driveway leading to an arched storm porch with attractive ceramic tiled flooring which then leads to an original front door, opening through to a beautiful bright entrance hall. From the hallway there are stairs leading to the first floor, stripped floorboards and a cupboard housing the oil-fired central heating boiler. Further doors from the hallway lead through to the drawing room which has a sash window to the front, an open fireplace with oak surround and original fireback, stripped floorboards and wall lights. An attractive archway then leads through to an impressive dining area which has a sash window to the rear and a set of French doors that lead out onto a private side patio area. There are fitted corner units with shelving, cupboards and inset lighting with the room also benefitting from parquet flooring and wall lights. The dining room, again a well-proportioned room, has a sash window to the front, stripped floorboards, an open fireplace and a set of double doors that lead through to a large family/music room which has a sash window to the rear and a window to the side with a beautiful briquettes arts and craft style open fireplace to one wall. The fourth/guest bedroom can also be found on the ground floor which is a large double room with a sash window to the side and stripped floorboards. Serving the guest bedroom there is then a good-sized bathroom directly opposite with a suite comprising a roll-top bath with ball and claw feet, matching wash hand basin and WC. The heart of the house is the lovely light and airy kitchen/breakfast room which has full height windows and a set of French doors that lead out onto a rear decked patio which overlooks the garden, whilst the kitchen is fitted with a matching range of wall and base units with cupboards and drawers under. There is a double bowl ceramic sink unit, double width Range style cooker and further appliance space, with the room also benefitting from Travertine tiled flooring with underfloor heating, two chandeliers, downlighting and complementary tiling to walls. A useful utility room has a fitted worktop with various appliance space and a door to the side then completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor landing there is a sash window to the front overlooking the central courtyard, with a door then leading through to a large master bedroom which has sash windows to both front and side, a range of fitted wardrobes along one wall and an original fireplace. A door to one side then leads through to a good-sized en-suite bathroom which has two windows to the side with views over the adjoining paddocks, with suite comprising a panel enclosed bath, wash hand basin set in vanity unit with marble worktop and drawers below, a separate WC and complementary tiling. Bedroom two, again a large double room has a sash window to the front and side, a fireplace and stripped floorboards with a fitted wardrobe and the room also has a sink with tiled splashback whilst bedroom three, which is also a double room, has two sash windows to the side, again has fitted wardrobes and also comes with fitted shelving. (Bedroom three was previously two small double bedrooms which could be converted back). The family bathroom has windows to both rear and side with a suite comprising a roll-top bath, ball and claw feet, matching pedestal wash hand basin and WC. There is also a heated towel rail, complementary tiling and a separate cloakroom.
OUTSIDE To the front of the property there is a large central courtyard with a pond and driveway providing off-road parking for numerous vehicles, leading to a large detached flint fronted barn which has a staircase leading to a first floor fully boarded loft space with the barn also benefitting from a 22ft adjoining workshop. There are then nine stables directly opposite with a central clock tower and tack room with a side gate leading through to the rear garden which has both paved and decked patio areas, leaving the rest of the garden mainly laid to lawn yet well stocked with a wide variety of selectively planted flowers, trees and shrubs. There is also a gate at the end of the garden which leads through to the paddocks which consist of approx. four and a half acres, split into several paddocks.
Rarely available to the market and to fully appreciate both the accommodation on offer, the property's charm and character and of course its location, an early viewing truly is a must.
DRAWING ROOM 15' 7" x 16' 0" (4.75m x 4.88m)
DINING AREA 20' 3" x 15' 5" (6.17m x 4.7m)
DINING ROOM 16' 8" x 15' 7" (5.08m x 4.75m)
FAMILY/MUSIC ROOM 16' 5" x 14' 0" (5m x 4.27m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 19' 5" x 16' 2 x 11'4" (L-SHAPED ROOM) (5.92m x 4.93m)
MASTER BEDROOM 16' 8" x 14' 9" (5.08m x 4.5m)
BEDROOM TWO 16' 8" x 15' 7" (5.08m x 4.75m)
BEDROOM THREE 15' 9" x 13' 1" (4.8m x 3.99m)
BEDROOM FOUR 15' 9" x 12' 5" (4.8m x 3.78m)
BARN 30' 0" x 17' 9" (9.14m x 5.41m)
WORKSHOP 22' 6" x 17' 6" (6.86m x 5.33m)
X EIGHT STABLES 17' 0" x 10' 2" (5.18m x 3.1m)
X 1 STABLE 17' 0" x 8' 3 + TACK ROOM (5.18m x 2.51m)