Nothing dull about Grey House in popular North Boarhunt

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THE name may accurately reflect the building materials used but it far from describes the atmosphere of a property at North Boarhunt, between Southwick and Wickham.

The detached house is constructed of grey stone under a red tile roof and has grounds with paddocks and stables that approach two acres in size.

And unlike most humans its age – the house achieved its centenary last year – there’s not much grey about the way it feels as it has been completely renovated and tastefully extended.

Grey House is surrounded by countryside laced with great riding routes stretching up into the Meon Valley and the South Downs to offer gentle hacks or invigorating rides.

‘This house is very much about space, from the plot it occupies to the first floor, with its large area providing three bedrooms, including the master with an en-suite shower to complement the well fitted family bathroom,’ explains Colin Shairp, of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire in Drayton.

‘Reception space is generous thanks to the drawing and sitting rooms, the latter embracing a dining area at one end. The L-shaped kitchen/breakfast room, which bristles with units and appliances, has connecting doors to the dining room and hallway from the breakfast area, which has a wine rack and display shelving.

‘The staircase continues to a top floor landing, where a sliding door opens to a loft room that has potential to develop subject to consents.

‘A stable block makes ample provision for horses and the current owners also rent more adjacent land with a ménage and open-fronted barn.

‘Formal gardens, overlooked at the rear by a ballustraded first floor balcony also.

Guide price is £900,000. Contact Fine and Country Southern Hampshire on 023 93 277 277 or email