Picturesque and versatile converted oast house nestled in the heart of the Hampshire countryside with superb gardens and grounds.
The Wyck Oast is understood to originally date from the 18th century when it was an oast with five towers. The barn was converted and remodelled in 1990 into the stylish home that it is today with its mixed elevations of brick and stone under a tiled and slate roof. The reception hall is impressive with a galleried double staircase with the vaulted ceiling of the tower making it a light and spectacular entrance to the property.
There is a formal dining room which is a grand room, overlooked by the first floor mezzanine library and gives access through arched double doors into the orangery. The orangery is a spectacular space with double doors at both ends giving access to terraces, impressive Chesney’s marble fireplace and underfloor heating beneath the stone floor.
At the heart of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room with a utility and boiler room and two cloakrooms. There is a second kitchen, which was installed to assist with multi generation family living and provides great flexibility within the house.
At either end of the ground floor there is a drawing and sitting room, both with views and access out to the front and rear gardens as well as a study.
The grand double staircase is set within the single remaining oast tower and provides access to the first and second floors. The landing area is a generous space creating a mezzanine library area.
The first floor accommodates a master bedroom with a walk in wardrobe and bathroom with separate shower and twin sinks. There is a similarly well-appointed guest suite with balcony overlooking the walled garden, dressing room and en suite. On this floor there are a further two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. On the second floor there are two more bedrooms with en suite shower/bathrooms and storage in the eaves.
The Wyck Oast is well presented throughout and the flexible accommodation makes this unique property a very comfortable family home.
Detached from the main house is a cottage, providing secondary accommodation with an open plan kitchen/living area, cloakroom with shower and a first floor bedroom.
Gardens and Grounds
The Wyck Oast is approached up a gravel drive, through automated wooden gates which lead to a parking and turning area in front of the house. The drive continues to the side of the property to the cottage and carport where there are four bays for parking and two storerooms.
Immediately adjoining the house are some delightful paved terraces, opening onto areas of lawn interspersed well-stocked shrub and flowerbeds. To the rear of the property is a wonderful walled garden with a central fountain that is mainly laid to lawn with specimen plants and trees.
Beyond the walled garden, the grounds open out into further landscaped gardens including a pond with island and bridge, banks of wild flowers, a vegetable garden, a selection of carefully planted specimen trees and decorative hedging. There are a series of walkways with focal and viewing points throughout with delightful views over the surrounding countryside that can be enjoyed. Furthermore there is a tennis court and two paddocks with a field shelter.
Wyck is a picturesque rural hamlet located within the South Downs National Park. The location is peaceful and secluded, and benefits from having the neighbouring villages of East Worldham and Binsted which are accessed by the network of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes. In East Worldham there is a church and public house, whilst Binsted boasts a church, primary school and public house and the local village of Holybourne benefits from a village shop and post office.
The Hampshire town of Alton with a wide range of shops including a Waitrose and Sainsbury supermarkets. The charming Georgian market town of Farnham has a good range of High Street and independent shops, cafes and restaurants, with the more extensive facilities of Guildford approximately 12 miles away.
Mainline stations to London Waterloo can be found in Alton (from 1 hr 7 minutes), Bentley (60 minutes) and Farnham (53 minutes). The property is within easy reach of the A31 with links to M3, M25, Southampton, Gatwick and Heathrow airports as well as the south coast.
There is a choice of schools in the area including Binsted Primary, Eggar’s Secondary, Edgeborough, Frensham Heights, Charterhouse and Lord Wandsworth College. Other private schools can be found in Winchester, a little further afield.
The surrounding rolling Hampshire countryside offers endless scope for walking and riding on miles of footpaths and bridleways to which there is direct access from the grounds of the house with stunning views.
Square Footage: 7,350 sq ft
Acreage: 5.1 Acres
From the centre of Farnham proceed along West Street and join the A31 towards Alton. Stay on the A31 for 5 miles. Very shortly after passing the Hen and Chicken PH on the other side of the A31, take the left turn off the A31 sign posted for Binsted and Wyck and follow for a mile until reaching a cross roads. Continue straight over the cross roads and follow Clay’s Lane which becomes Wyck Lane. After a right and left sharp bend in the road take the next available left hand turn after the Wyck village sign. At the sharp right hand bend continue straight and take the right fork which takes you through the automatic gates to the gravel parking area in front of the main house.