Riding high in Hampshire
FOR sale through Strutt & Parker (020–7318 5182) at a guide price of £11 million for the whole, Highbrook Hall at Hawkley, in the heart of rural Hampshire, is a fine Grade Iilisted country house overlooking its own lake (above), and set in some 202 acres of gardens, grounds and farmland. The house dates from two distinct periods: there is an original 14th-century part, built of marlstone, sandstone and brick, and an early-19th-century Georgian part, built of brick under a slate-tile roof.
During their tenure, the present owners have carried out a complete refurbishment of the house, which offers 9,337sq ft of comfortable family living space, including four reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a billiard room, eight bedrooms and four bathrooms. Highbrook Hall comes with three cottages and amenities that include a party barn, a swimming pool, a tennis court and superb equestrian facilities with extensive stabling, an outdoor manège, an indoor school and paddocks.