Hook House is a beautiful Grade II Listed, 17th Century residence, set amidst two acres of established grounds. Formally a hotel, the property presents a variety of uses, including that of a substantial family home.
Hook House is situated to the east of the desirable village of Hook with a great selection of everyday amenities including banks, schools, public houses, surgeries, dentist and a number of shops. There are many excellent schools in the area and for the commuter, Hook railway station gives a direct line to London Waterloo in under an hour and access to the M3 can be gained at Junction 5.
This fantastic property was built in 1684 by a local farmer called Eustace Hooke, who built the home for his new bride. After his death in 1699, his brother William sold the House to a Mr Field of Odiham. Within a few short years the house was being rented, setting the pattern for centuries to come whereby many different owners occupied the building. Hook House can be found on the Tylney Estate map of 1774 and was afterwards purchased by the Bird family who farmed many fields within the local area. 1899 saw the Playfairs purchase Hook House, in 1903 the house was sold to Mrs Close and in 1969 the Todd family took up residence and proceeded to convert the servant’s quarters into guest bedrooms. 1988 the current owners took possession and in November 1990, Hook House was opened as a commercial venture.
As a former hotel, this substantial property presents a wealth of accommodation that can be used for a variety of purposes. The main entrance opens into an impressive reception hall where double doors open into the first reception room that creates a warm and welcoming impression. The hall is further linked to all of the main reception rooms including a meeting room, office, breakfast room, a fitted kitchen and a very large conference room that extends to some 36ft in length. The rooms are well proportioned which, in combination with the excellent ceiling heights and numerous full length windows, maximise natural light throughout, creating a unique and comfortable living space.
There are also four bedrooms to the ground floor, all of which are of generous proportions and benefit from en suite bathrooms.
A turning staircase leads to the first floor landing where a picturesque window offers stunning views over the front. On this floor you will find six well-proportioned bedrooms, all of with high ceilings and en suite facilities. Bedroom one in particular, has beautiful full length windows and being on the west side of Hook House, enjoys the sweeping view over the landscaped lawns.
To the second floor are seven more bedrooms, all of which benefit from en-suite shower rooms.
Beneath the property is a useful cellar, perfect for storing wine.
Hook House is approached via a long sweeping drive which leads to the parking area and front of this delightful country house. The grounds are an absolute delight; with an array of mature trees surrounding its borders further complimented by large expanses of rolling lawns. To the west side of the house is a large terrace which can be found off the conference room and is ideally positioned to enjoy the beautiful vista.
On Wednesday 8th June we are holding an Open House Event, strictly by appointment, if you would like to view this once in a lifetime property, please contact our Hartley Wintney office on 01252 844015 or email@example.com.