A substantial residence set in grounds of approximately twelve acres steeped in military history and occupying a delightful position in the heart of Droxford village located within the South Downs National Park.
Studwell Lodge is a Georgian residence with Victorian additions and is steeped in various aspects of military history. It is reported that Sir Henry Keppel had his crew attend the property whilst ashore to create what is now the lower terrace and croquet lawn so that the lady of the house could enjoy uninterrupted views across the neighbouring water meadows and down to the river. Part of the water meadow and the river now sits within the curtilage of the property and further benefits from single bank fishing rights. Napoleonic tunnels remain within the grounds without disrupting the household.
Arranged over four floors including a large basement, the property extends to 8924sq ft. The entrance hall is impressive with its double height window and curved staircase. There are four elegant reception rooms all with open fireplaces, sash windows and working shutters. The vast split level conservatory currently used as a gym and entertainment space, was originally an indoor swimming pool which could be easily reinstated. The kitchen is fitted with an oil-fired Aga, bespoke cupboards with wooden surfaces and a central island with a granite top. There is a large master bedroom, dressing room and ensuite and 8 further bedrooms and six bathrooms laid out over two floors.
Georgian Country Residence
Four Reception Rooms
Large Conservatory/Gym/Swimming Pool
The property is approached via electronically operated gates leading on to a driveway with parking for several cars and a detached double garage. There are beautifully landscaped gardens set in 3 acres, a rose garden, feature pond and a hard tennis court with an extensive patio to the rear of the property. A pathway winds its way through woodland and mature shrubs stretching the length of the grounds. There is also a feature pond and hard tennis court. A gate leads out on to a public footpath giving a network of paths for excellent walking. Beyond this are approximately nine acres of paddocks leading down to the river.
The village provides a range of local amenities with more extensive facilities can be found at Bishops Waltham and Winchester. The railway stations of Petersfield and Winchester run one hour services to London Waterloo. There are a good range of primary, junior and senior schools and a number of independent schools.