Do you often find yourself dreaming of escaping the hustle and bustle of the city — uprooting and moving to a pile in the country? Then we may have found the perfect palace for you to call home.
Situated in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside lies Standen House — a Grade II-listed, 16th century manor with some major Georgian additions.
Step inside, through the semi-circular entrance hall, and you’ll emerge into the vast entrance hall — around which most of the rooms on the ground floor branch off.
Amongst them, you’ll find a music and games room, a snug, a drawing room, a dining room and a modern kitchen. Venture through this kitchen into the east wing and you’ll come across two garages and an in-house gym.
On the first floor, you’ll find the five of the main houses’ eight bedrooms, including a master suite that boats an en-suite bathroom and an adjoining dressing room. On the second floor, you’ll find three further bedrooms and two of the house’s six bathrooms.
If you’re entertaining an even larger crowd, the second floor’s two sittings room could easily be converted into extra accommodation, and there are an additional five bedrooms in the two guest houses.
Guest houses, you say? Oh yes, if your desire to move to the country is strong enough to purchase this property, you will not only get the main house, but also a stable cottage, garden cottage, tennis court and an excellent equestrian centre, complete with paddocks and stable yard.
Explore your great outdoors a little further, and you will find two perfectly-maintained walled gardens, hidden gems in the 40 acres of green parkland that encircle your new home. Pass an orchard and follow the rosewalk and you’ll find a swimming pool, with a concertina roof that’ll allow you to take a dip whatever the weather.
And despite feeling like an escape from the city, you’re not actually too far away. Standen House is located in Chute Standen, a small and quintessentially British hamlet just seven miles from the quaint market town of Andover. From here, you can take a direct and swift direct train straight into London Waterloo in little over an hour. If you want to, that is…
So, whether you’re hoping to move your family out of the city, bring your own horse closer to home, or turn your field of dreams into a reality, this country pile is perfect for you.
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