SOME of the properties in the Winchester district are simply amazing – and this newly-listed home is proof.

For £3.2 million, this six-bed detached house with seven reception rooms could be yours.

Situated in the heart of Droxford in South Hill, it is thought an Admiral of the Fleet, a High Sheriff, an aide to Cecil Rhodes and both the Army and Navy’s longest serving Active List officers have all been previous custodians.

The owners have uncovered stories of tunnels being built to keep the horsemen out of sight from the house and grounds. They have also uncovered reports of Churchill, Smuts, de Gaulle, Eisenhower and others walking through the grounds during their visit in 1944 to plan the D-Day landings.

An entry for the property on Zoopla, through Hamptons estate agents in Winchester, says: "The accommodation has undergone various permutations in its history and today functions as a comfortable and impressive country residence adapted to accommodate a self-contained staff annexe on the first floor, which can be accessed from either within the main house or independently.

"What was previously a sizeable pool and gym area have been converted to create a versatile wing to the property which accommodates three bedrooms suites with kitchenettes and a communal living area that the current owners use for holiday lets, although this area could be adapted to serve a number of different purposes.

"The creation of an impressive cinema room gives a modern twist to the property whilst the original parts of the house boast elegant entertaining spaces as well as more cosy day to day living areas.

"The majority of the formal living areas along with the kitchen command stunning views over the exquisite grounds which consist of a large paved terrace adjacent to the property which leads on to an expanse of lawn edged by shaped borders stocked with mature trees and shrubs providing interest and colour through the seasons. At the end of the formal gardens there is a lower terrace with full size tennis court beyond which is what was a croquet lawn and pavilion.

The formal gardens include raised beds, a small courtyard area close to the house with a fountain, a vegetable garden and a greenhouse.

If interested in the property, call: 01962 710158.

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