A house called Treetops within the ancient Forest of Bere just has to be something special – and when you visit you cannot fail to be impressed.

Set back behind its own duck pond, complete with a viewing platform, the property is accessed over its own bridge that connects to a driveway leading past the pond to the garage block. There is an immediate impression that this property is above and beyond what many expect – quite literally as it takes full advantage of its hill slope setting.

“The house has been brilliantly designed and life here could be totally absorbing without the need to cross back over that bridge into the wider world,” says Colin Shairp, of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire.


“Its Soberton Heath location is within a few hundred metres of the South Downs National Park boundaries on three sides, bringing virtually all the advantages of living within the park yet without the more complicated planning restrictions that might apply if it was within those boundaries.

“The ground floor has four bedrooms, two of which overlook the pond and share a bathroom. The other two have individual en-suite shower rooms, making them perfect guest accommodation – there’s unlikely to be a shortage of people wanting to invite themselves to stay!

“The upper first floor has viewing platforms on three sides, one accessed via the kitchen / dining room and another forming a terrace to the side of the vast sitting room and featuring steps up into the garden slopes. On the opposite side of the living area, the dining room has double doors onto a terrace from which a path rises to a summer house and then a further link connects to a second summer house with its own terrace platform among the trees.

“The house has a wonderfully calming feel about it with the first floor master suite providing the ultimate haven from the bustle of everyday. It is served by its own landing with doors to a luxurious shower room, dressing room with all-round wardrobes installed, and then there’s the bedroom itself with windows overlooking the upper reaches of the garden.

“While all this greenery and plentiful wood features feel a million miles from anywhere, it’s a short drive to the A32 and then the M27; Winchester and Portsmouth are also easily accessible while trains to London pass through nearby Botley. The area also has excellent schooling choices and while it’s unlikely the owners will ever be bored with Treetops the Meon Valley with its many natural havens is also on the doorstep.”

Guide price is £1.2 million (EPC Band C). For more information, contact Fine and Country Southern Hampshire on 023 93 277 277 or email drayton@fineandcountry.com

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