Hyden Farm Lane, East Meon, GU32

5 Bed │

Guide Price £1,150,000


Dean Kellaway

Sales Manager

Key features

  • Private estate in the South Downs
  • High quality accommodation
  • Garage and parking
  • Beautiful gardens and grounds
  • Terrace and outbuildings
  • Far reaching views
  • EPC Rating: F

Full description

A substantial wing of a stunning former stately home in a parkland setting within the South Downs National Park Leydene House is a striking building constructed during the early part of the twentieth century for Lord William Peel, a sitting member of the House of Lords. What became known as Peel House was commandeered by the Royal Navy in 1941 and became HMS Mercury, a naval signals training base.

In the late 1990s the house and grounds were developed into the highly desirable and much sought-after Leydene Park estate. At the heart of the estate is Leydene House itself, comprising four wings, arranged over three levels and positioned around a magnificent domed and galleried central hall with a unique helix staircase.

Number 11 is approached from the central hall through double doors into a welcoming entrance hall which leads into the drawing room. This is an exceptionally elegant, triple-aspect room with a marble mantlepiece, large windows - including an expansive bay window - and high, corniced ceilings that ensure an abundance of natural light. Further double doors open into the dining room which is a truly impressive space benefitting from the same high ceilings and cornicing and ideal for entertaining. French doors open onto the private terrace, perfect for a pre-dinner apritif on summer evenings.The kitchen/breakfast room is well-appointed with fully integrated appliances and a walk-in larder. There is ample space for a breakfast table and chairs. Crossing the hallway from the kitchen is the sitting room/snug which provides the perfect space to relax. A ground floor shower room completes the downstairs accommodation.Stairs lead from the hallway to the first floor. The principal bedroom is also triple-aspect with a large bay window and comprises a dressing area and en suite bathroom. There is a further bedroom with en suite bathroom, and a box room which would make an ideal study or laundry room.

On the second floor is a guest suite with a dressing room and en suite bathroom and two further double bedrooms which share the family bathroom. Outside Leydene Park is approached along a sweeping drive from the main gate, bordered by lawns and woodland. Number 11 benefits from a beautifully paved landscaped courtyard complete with a charming timber summerhouse perfect for outdoor dining. Private gardens for the use of Leydene House residents only are divided into specific areas such as the formal Knot Garden and a large level lawn for outdoor recreation. Lawns and woodland at the front of the property create privacy and tranquility. Beyond these areas are further extensive wooded grounds and the tennis courts. There is ample parking space to the front of the house and the garages are situated discreetly at the end of the drive.


Leydene Park is located adjacent to the East Meon Valley. The South Downs Way, Old Winchester Hill, Butser Hill and Queen Elizabeth Country Park are all within easy reach. The nearby village of East Meon offers a well-stocked village shop-cum-post office and an award-winning pub, Ye Old George Inn. A range of shops for day-to-day needs plus a doctors' surgery and a pharmacy can be found in Clanfield two miles away. There are more comprehensive facilities at Petersfield including Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, a Marks & Spencer Foodhall and a twice-weekly market held in The Square on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Petersfield's mainline railway station offers a regular service to London Waterloo. The A3 bypass provides easy access between the South Coast and London. Excellent schools in the vicinity include Bedales, Churcher's College and Ditcham Park School.

Council Tax Band: H

Tenure: Share of Freehold

Why live in Petersfield?

Petersfield often features on lists of the best places to live and work and was recently voted one of the top 10 most desirable market towns in England; The Guardian went so far as to describe Petersfield as ‘a commuter’s Nirvana, the urban equivalent of a foot rub and a G&T’.

We have a delightful choice of properties in the area, from beautiful character cottages, some dating back 500 years, to coach house style homes and large rural retreats to modern family homes. There’s also a thriving rental market here as the convenient location, attractive setting and abundant facilities make this an excellent base for those working in the wider area or simply wanting a perfect place to raise a family.

One of the major attractions for families is the choice of world-class schools – The Petersfield School is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and Bohunt School at nearby Liphook is one of the top performing state schools in the country. In the private sector, Churcher’s College and Bedales are located in the town, while Ditcham Park School is just to the southeast.

We have cosmopolitan range of shops, restaurants and cafés, with most major retailers represented. The Petersfield Market is held twice a week in The Square and a Hampshire Farmer’s Market is held on the first Sunday of every month. We also have many sports facilities, including two golf clubs, the Taro Leisure Centre and the Petersfield Open Air Swimming Pool, which, despite being open to the elements, is always heated to an average of 27 degrees.

But what really sets Petersfield apart is the beautiful countryside and its pretty villages. These include Selborne with its post office, primary school and choice of two pubs, Steep Village, which sits on wooded slopes known as The Hangers and was once home to Sir Alec Guinness, Buriton Village, which sits between Petersfield and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Rogate and Rake to the east within in the Rother Valley.

If you’d like to buy, sell or let a property in Petersfield, get in touch with your local team and discover the Henry Adams difference for yourself.

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