Stunning principal apartment set within this Grade Ii listed country house originally designed for Alfred Waterhouse with superb period features yet is presented to a modern and tasteful standard Set in 12 acres of communal grounds including a tennis court and swimming pool. Grade Ii listed Blackmoor House is a Gothic revival country mansion built in the late 19th century. Designed by the Victorian architect, Alfred Waterhouse who was famed for designing Manchester Town Hall and the Natural History Museum. The house was built by the 1st Earl of Selborne and still owned by Lord Selborne. The house was converted in to sixteen apartments in the 1970s but the principal apartment was retained by Lady Laura Easthaugh, a member of the Selborne family. Blackmoor House has an imposing communal central hallway with fireplace a grand sweeping staircase. A major feature is the stained glass windows. The apartment is light and spacious offering 3,544 sq ft of accommodation. The farmhouse kitchen has granite work surfaces with cupboards and drawers underneath and a breakfast area leading to the generous sized formal dining room which has an ornate fireplace, high ceilings, exposed floor boards and sash windows. The majority of the rooms are on the southerly side of the apartment including the superbly proportioned dual aspect drawing room which has fine views of the garden and countryside through a large bay window. There is another imposing central fireplace, again, high ceilings with ornate architraves and cornicing. There is a further reception room which the current owner uses as a study. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms and a separate guest cloakroom. The principle suite is south facing and offers amazing views through a wonderful bay window. The further three bedrooms are all doubles with the guest having an en suite. Outside: The property is set in superb communal grounds of about 12 acres with a mixture of lawned areas, broad level terracing and stone retaining walls interspersed with mature trees and pathways. There is a lake with an island, an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. In addition to these communal gardens, the apartment benefits from its own private garden which is laid to lawn with a formal terraced area, sun area and two garages. Services: Mains Water and Oil Fired Central Heating Leasehold: 150 years from 1975 Ground Rent: £200 pa divided between the 16 properties. Service Charge and Maintenance Charge £6,420 pa. Surrounding Area: Farnham, Guildford and Haselmere are all within about 20 miles, all benefiting of having main line train services in to London Waterloo. There are excellent private as well as state schools in the area including Bohunt Secondary School and Sixth form in Liphook which was awarded the Tes Secondary School of the Year in 2014. Private schools include Churcher's Junior and Senior Schools in Liphook and Petersfield respectively, Bedales in Steep as well as Lord Wandsworth in North Warnborough and Highfield and Brookham further to the north in Liphook.
Price ≈ € 1,015,109
Price / sq metre: ≈ £ 2,687.86
≈ € 3,094.00/m²
Agency: Sotheby's International Realty UK