Cricket Green Lane, Hartley Wintney

Hampshire, RG27 8PH


Ref: 24161

THE PROPERTY Broadoak House is a charming period home, filled with natural light and retaining most of its original features, having been built circa 1899. It has brick elevations with a tiled roof, presented with almost the original layout and has been lovingly maintained to the most exacting standards by the present owners for over forty years.
The house is approached from Cricket Green Lane over a gravelled pathway to the porch and front door, opening into a reception room with period features and oak flooring. An internal doorway opens into a further reception hall with a staircase ascending to the first floor, with a landing window.
The main reception rooms lead off from the hall; the drawing room, featuring a fireplace, oak flooring and casement windows overlooking the flagged stone terrace, lawn and mature walled garden; a second door leads to a dining room with a period fireplace, offering views via large bay windows to the front garden and Oak Common. A third door leads to the downstairs cloakroom and to steps accessing the sizeable wine cellar. A fourth door opens into a kitchen/breakfast room, which combines most of its original features (including the Victorian service bells) with up-to-date amenities. There is also a utility room, leading through to a traditional walk-in pantry. A further door opens to a storage/freezer room, adapted from the tradesmen's entrance. The outer door of the kitchen opens to two adjoining studio rooms, currently used as a double study (formerly the laundry/drying room and coal/wood store); and the original gardeners' W.C.
Upstairs, the stately square landing gives onto four well-proportioned and spacious bedrooms, each with a picturesque view. The master bedroom has a well-integrated en suite shower room and there is a nicely proportioned family bathroom. The landing also gives ceiling access to a large attic space.

THE GROUNDS The front walled garden comprises lawn and mature plantings, bordered on one side by a beech hedge and on the other side, by a specimen Metasequoia tree. The roadside frontage features a rail fencing and original Victorian wrought iron gate.
At the rear of the house, the flagged terrace leads to an immaculate lawn area, surrounded by mature plants and shrubs. The well-stocked flowerbeds feature carefully planned and maintained seasonal planting.
Both front and rear gardens are entirely enclosed by original local brick walls, offering a picturesque backdrop to the plants and trees and providing a high degree of seclusion and privacy.
The rear garden path winds through to a further paved area with plants, shrubs and an atmospheric summerhouse for garden entertaining. The rear exit from the garden is via a further wrought iron gate, leading to a large single garage and hardstanding parking for two vehicles. There is a well-maintained private access side lane to the garage and hardstanding.

LOCATION Hartley Wintney is one of the most sought after villages in Hampshire. It has been consistently voted Britain's best place to live for quality of life and amenities. It features as one of the most desirable residential locations within commuting distance of the capital.
Sited in the middle of the village, Broadoak House is built within walled gardens. It overlooks the picturesque oak trees of Hartley Wintney Common, flanked by the historic Cricket Green and parish church. In a peaceful setting, the house is nevertheless only two or three minutes walk from the High Street with its many shops, restaurants, cafes, Post Office and street market. The vibrant Victoria Hall community centre, with its regular cultural activities, Cricket Club and Hartley Wintney Golf Club are nearby.
Hartley Wintney is steeped in history and when the settlement became established under the ownership of King William the Conqueror after 1066, it thrived on its reputation as a place to hunt deer, an activity which lasted for more than 600 years.
The village, with a population of approximately 5,000, sits astride the A30, the road formerly being a stagecoach route and a popular place to change horses and overnight in many hostelries. The beautiful Trafalgar Oak Common was planted in 1805 by Lady Mildmay to help ensure the nation would always have enough oak timber for fighting ships. This is the only surviving plantation from that time.
The village offers a good range of local shops, traditional butcher, mini-supermarket, restaurants, post office, doctors and dentist, pharmacy, churches and proximity to a number of highly rated state and independent schools including Daneshill, St. Neots, Lord Wandsworth College, Bradfield and Wellington College.
Local and regional communication are excellent with nearby access to the M3 (Junction 4A and 5) and within easy driving distance to the M4 at Reading (Junction 11). Local bus services provide access to most neighbouring towns and villages and the community bus provides services to the train station and popular shopping destinations. There are shopping and recreational facilities in the neighbouring towns of Camberley, Basingstoke, Fleet, Farnham and Reading.
Approximate distances to nearby places: Odiham 5 miles, Fleet 3.5 miles, Basingstoke 10 miles, Reading 13.5 miles. Mainline train stations: Winchfield 1.8 miles, Fleet 4 miles, M4 (Junction 11) 10.5 miles

VENDOR COMMENTS "Broadoak House is a beautiful period home. Well-positioned, the residence has picturesque views over Hartley Wintney Commons; is only two to three minutes from the rural village high street, yet is ideally located for commuters travelling by car, bus or train."

AGENT'S COMMENTS "An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful period family home overlooking Oak Common, within a stones throw of the High Street."


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Property highlights

  • Charming and substantial period home retaining many original features
  • Well-located at the centre of Hartley Wintney, overlooking the commons
  • Entrance porch, reception room and hall, drawing room and dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and a pantry
  • Studio/summerhouse, wine cellar, study/offices and workshop/potting shed
  • Family bathroom, cloakroom, W.C. and external gardener’s W.C.
  • Master bedroom with en suite shower room and wardrobe
  • Three further double bedrooms
  • A garage and ample parking, approached by a private drive
  • Sizeable grounds with walled gardens to front and back

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Branch Address

Millbank House
High Street
Hartley Wintney
RG27 8PE