£10,000,000 | Built c.1550 | 16,491 Sq. Ft. | 15 Beds | 15 Baths | 40.74 Acres
Chute Standen, Andover, Wiltshire, England, SP11 9EE
Set on 40 acres in the beautiful countryside on the edge of Chute Standen, a small hamlet about 7 miles to the north west of Andover, is Standen House, a magnificent 17th century home on the market for £10 million. Period features exist throughout the house, including ornate cornicing, large sash windows, herringbone wood floors and intricately carved fireplaces. The property underwent a major renovation between 1986-87, in which time the interior was reconfigured to allow the main reception rooms to flow freely around the central hall. Today the property provides flexible accommodation that is ideal for entertaining as well as for everyday family living. The main residence is centrally placed overlooking its own parkland along with surrounding farmland, woodland and equestrian facilities. Standen House has been well maintained and in the possession of the same family for more than 30 years.
The principal reception rooms comprise a large well-proportioned west facing drawing room with French doors to the outside, a ‘snug’, and an elegant dining room with bay window and fitted cabinetry. Amongst the previous owners, Captain Freville Cookson is believed to be responsible for the addition of the north-west wing and ballroom, which today constitutes a large games / music room with raised stage. A large kitchen / breakfast room with Aga, fitted cupboards, central island with granite top, and fitted appliances, is accompanied by a breakfast area and pantry. A large boot / cloakroom adjoins the kitchen and three separate downstairs bathrooms.
A late-17th-century-style oak staircase, with carved newel posts, and finials in the shape of baskets of flowers, rises to a half landing before continuing to a large central landing with a raised seating area. On the first floor there is a large master bedroom suite in the south western corner of the house, overlooking the garden and grounds, with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room. The master bedroom suite enjoys a further separate dressing room across the landing. The remainder of the first floor comprises two guest bedroom suites both with adjoining bathrooms, two further bedrooms, two family bathrooms and a linen cupboard.
Standen House showcases beautiful gardens, with exceptional mature trees throughout its parkland. The formal gardens consist of a thatched walled garden with lawns, herbaceous borders, rose beds, orchard and a rose tunnel leading to the swimming pool. A concertina roof makes the pool flexible for use as an outdoor or indoor pool. There is a changing pavilion along with the pool’s pump and filtration system. The second walled garden, known as the knot garden, comprises clipped box hedging, lawned areas, a vegetable garden and glasshouse as well as espalier fruit trees along its walls. To the north and west of the house are lawned gardens and a water garden with stream and waterfall flowing into a pond. The grounds also include a hard tennis court and pavilion.
Standen House’s equestrian facilities are first class. The original stable yard building is believed to be Georgian, and is beautifully constructed of brick and flint, containing two loose boxes and a tack room. There are a further 4 stables as well as a separate wash box, tack room and feed room. Furthermore, there is a full-size, sheltered outdoor manège. To the north of the house are nine post-and-railed paddocks, all with water troughs, providing excellent grazing, and protected by a large belt of trees along the western and northern borders of the estate. A network of bridleways leads directly off the estate into miles of rolling countryside. Standen House is on the market with a guide price of £10 million with Ed Sugden and Liz McLean of Savills and Gideon Lang-Laddie of The Agency.