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Written by JulieW
(12/1/2006 10:14 a.m.)
Here are the sale particulars...I do love estate-agent speak...
"The sale of Ashe Park represents an opportunity which rarely comes up in Hampshire; Ashe Park is the finest estate to come to the market in the area for some years.”
- Clive Hopkins from the Estates team at Knight Frank
Ashe Park estate, an elegant Georgian mansion set within over 235 acres and patronised by the likes of Jane Austin and the royal family has come to the market with Knight Frank.
Situated 2 miles east of the attractive village of Overton in rural Hampshire the Ashe Park Estate benefits from excellent access to London by both car and train (55 miles and 45 mins from Overton).
From its grand approach along a long tree-lined carriage drive Ashe Park House has an air of irrepressible grandeur and beauty. The accommodation comprising over 12000 sq ft is typical of the Georgian era, with large high ceiling rooms possessing sumptuous fabrics and furnishings and a dazzling array of period features centred round a grand reception hall.
The property is ideal for entertaining with immaculately kept garden and grounds including a tennis court and swimming pool with pool house, a coach house converted into two guest cottages and garaging with a separate staff cottage. The exceptional views from Ashe House over the parkland were enough to inspire Jane Austin, a regular visitor in the early 19th Century, to write Pride and Prejudice in what is now the drawing room.
Offering tremendous sporting potential, the estate has a renowned Polo ground within walking distance of the house which is highly regarded as one of the country’s best polo venues. It has hosted many high profile events, including those attended by members of the Royal Family.
For equestrian activities facilities are plentiful with a purpose built stable yard set away from the main house, comprising 20 loose boxes and planning permission to construct a new stable block which offers more staff accommodation.
With the luxury of 163 acres of mostly pasture land, largely laid out into post and rail paddocks and 48 acres of woodland including a mixture of old and younger plantations; this provides an ideal opportunity to develop a family shoot.
Clive Hopkins from the Estates team at Knight Frank comments: “The sale of Ashe Park represents an opportunity which rarely comes up in Hampshire – Ashe Park is the finest estate to come to the market in the area for some years
I wodner how much it realsied.....?
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