Tenure: FreeholdDial House is a magnificent and beautifully presented country house set in exquisite gardens and grounds of about 3.5 acres within the New Forest National Park. Dial House, which takes its name from the sundial on the rear elevation, is believed to have been designed by the reputable architect Joseph Brewerton in 1907.
Internally: The spacious accommodation of approximately 6000 square feet offers stylish and large proportioned rooms with high ceilings and beautiful bay windows. There is a good degree of natural light with the principal rooms all enjoying fabulous views over the stunning grounds to the rear. The owners have upgraded the house to the highest specification with huge attention to detail and have provided an elegant but comfortable family home with an eclectic mix of period and modern features, which includes a Sonos sound system.
There is a large hallway with a terracotta tiled floor entered via a beautiful solid wood door with access to a cloakroom/wc and laundry room to the side. An impressive drawing room with a delightful stone fireplace with log burner and French doors to the garden, ideal for entertaining. A separate sitting room/snug with a built in mirror television and an ornate fireplace with a log burner, perfect for those less formal, cosy evenings.
A large dining room which has charming murals and is conveniently placed behind the kitchen and with a stunning Orangery to the side. A stunning bespoke hand painted kitchen/breakfast room which has been beautifully appointed with floor and wall mounted units with granite and wooden worktops, a central island with breakfast bar, integrated Miele appliances including wine fridge and dishwasher, a four oven Aga and French doors to the fabulous courtyard garden.
An impressive staircase with a beautifully carved balustrade leads up to a large galleried landing/reception room which could be utilised for many purposes, e.g. a study, library or another sitting room or could have potential if required to convert into another bedroom. On the first floor there are three exceptionally large bedrooms which have been beautifully presented with period style wall paper, benefitting from having en-suite bathrooms and delightful fireplaces with original decorative tiled surrounds. The master bedroomï¿½s en-suite being particularly spacious with a central roll top bath, shower cubicle and several vanity cupboards with a marble top. There is also a separate cloakroom/wc.
The second floor also provides three double bedrooms and a family bathroom and could be utilised as staff accommodation (as it would have been used when this grand and impressive stately home was originally built) or it could be ideal for teenagers preferring their own space.
Externally: This impressive property is approached through large wooden electric gates with brick pillars, providing a good degree of privacy onto gravelled off-road parking for several cars, which meanders through beautiful topiary hedges to the front of house. There are three enclosed garage bays, two of which have electric doors, a log store and two garden stores.
An attractive wrought iron gate leads under a yew arch to the formal side garden which has box hedging. The fabulous rear garden has a large expanse of well-kept lawn which would be ideal for croquet enthusiasts and roses, wisteria and clematis majestically meander up the rear elevation of the house providing a fabulous display of colour in the spring and summer months. The borders would impress any garden enthusiast and have been well thought out to provide interest and colour throughout the blooming seasons with azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, acers, hydrangeas and mature trees which include a eucalyptus and a deodara with a shaded corner seat underneath.
Decorative wrought iron gates lead to a less formal garden which affords a splendid woodland back drop, several rhododendrons and acers which display an array of seasonal colour.
Additional Features: There is a heated swimming pool with a terraced surround enjoying a Southerly aspect, ideally placed far enough away from the tranquil setting and sanctuary of the more formal gardens directly to the rear of the house. Pathways meander through the woodland area with several varieties of trees, a haven for a family with children, also protected by post and deer mesh.
The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage.
Viewing highly recommended in order for a buyer to appreciate the size, grandeur, exquisite taste and stunning grounds that this simply fabulous home has to offer; a rare gem indeed, situated in the New Forest National park.
AGENTS NOTE: Dial House comprises of the main part of this stunning country home which offers a good degree of privacy and is situated in a fabulous semi-rural location with easy access to the village of Bransgore.
Location: This fine house is situated in Bransgore on the southern edge of the New Forest National Park, with delightful access to the National Park yet within 10 minutes of the beaches at Christchurch and Barton-on-Sea. Dial House is located on elevated ground at the end of a private lane in beautifully established gardens. The area, known for its country pursuits and sailing on the South Coast, offers a huge range of recreational activities. The sailing centres of Lymington and Christchurch are both nearby, with Lymington also offering a ferry service to the Isle of Wight. The larger coastal cities of Bournemouth and Southampton are both easily accessible, as is the cathedral city of Winchester. Bournemouth boasts an international airport with an increasing number of national and international destinations, as does Southampton, each within very easy reach. The A31 provides access to the M27 and the motorway network. There are railway services from nearby Hinton Admiral (approx 3 miles) which provides a service through to London Waterloo (1hrs 54 mins) or from Brockenhurst (1hr 34 mins). The Chewton Glen Country Club is a short drive away (4.7 miles) and provides excellent spa and leisure facilities, including gym, golf, tennis and swimming.
The heating system, mains and appliances have not been tested by Hearnes Estate Agents. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.
EPC RATING: D
COUNCIL TAX BAND: H