Period home with long views

Eleanor House is an exceptional period house, now completely renovated, lying on the edge of the village of Ropley and enjoying long views over grounds of three acres and countryside beyond.

The original part of the house, built in 1869, served as a chapel for many years and when the house was substantially extended some forty years later, this became the beautifully proportioned drawing room. The principal rooms have good ceiling height, architectural detailing and many enjoy the best of the long views.

The house is primarily arranged over two floors but with a useful cellar and lovely attic rooms which currently provide a large bedroom, bathroom and playroom for visiting grandchildren.

The entrance hall makes a fine statement and the staircase rises from here to the first floor. The drawing room lies to the rear and is a superb room with twin pairs of French doors flanking a feature fireplace and opening to a westerly terrace.

The formal dining room is charmingly elegant and the kitchen/breakfast room lies on the other side of the hall complete with an excellent range of cabinets, Aga, larder and plenty of space for informal dining. Leading off a rear lobby is a sitting room and cloakroom. There is also a long glazed conservatory with lovely views over the formal gardens and across to the paddocks.

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Four principal bedrooms radiate from the first floor landing, accompanied by three smart bathrooms and there is a further room ideal as a study or additional bedroom.

Outbuildings within the grounds include an oak framed double garage, boiler room with ground source heat pump, two stables and a tack room.

The formal gardens are landscaped and stocked with classic herbaceous borders and sweeping lawns, complemented by a fruit cage, greenhouse and three paddocks which have a separate access.

The village of Ropley is situated on the south side of the A31 but the house itself is located off a quiet country lane on the north eastern side of the village and has long unspoilt views over the adjoining countryside. The village is a busy community and amenities include a community owned shop/post office, sports pavilion, parish hall, coffee room, primary school, church, numerous societies and clubs.

Jackson-Stops & Staff will be pleased to provide further details of this lovely country home and a guide price of £1,795,000 is given. Contact the office on 01962 844299.