Glebe House – Information
Glebe House is a stunning Georgian country estate located near the beautiful village of Wickham in Hampshire, just 7 miles from the south coast. Approached through a gated entrance and a sweeping driveway, Glebe House is set in 10 acres of beautiful private grounds, with idyllic views over the surrounding countryside. The picture perfect exterior is typical of Georgian architecture, yet as soon as you enter the front door and step into the stylish entrance hall you begin to realise Glebe House offers far more than meets the eye.
Beautiful flagstone flooring, elegant antique furnishings and cosy original fireplaces combine effortlessly with contemporary touches throughout this stylish home, with bespoke art work and chandeliers creating a fabulous country retreat that would feel right at home in any interior design magazine. Yet despite the chic interiors and grandeur of the rooms, Glebe House offers a wonderfully homely and welcoming feel, with amazing attention to detail in order to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The entrance hall leads through to the fabulous kitchen at the heart of this beautiful home, superbly equipped to ensure catering for large groups is a breeze, with a 4 cooker Aga, electric oven and hobs, boiling water on tap and two dishwashers. There are also two fridges and a freezer giving ample storage space even for longer stays. The muted grey tones, bespoke light fittings, granite worktops and central island add to the feeling of understated luxury throughout.
The kitchen is open plan to the dining area which makes it perfect for hosting dinner parties, or if you don’t fancy cooking why not let the resident chef take over and create a feast fit for a king. Large patio doors flood this room with natural light and lead out to a beautiful terrace with al fresco dining and manicured lawns. To the rear of the kitchen is a bar area which leads through to a further kitchen/utility area, boot room and a bathroom, along with a washing room with washing machine, tumble dryer and drying racks. From the boot room (which is well equipped with wellington boots, hats and umbrellas for guests’ use) the back door leads to the courtyard and the pool house, and the gardens beyond.
Glebe House is a wonderful choice for couples and families alike, and the children’s play room is separated from the dining area by double doors, so children can play whilst the adults’ dine yet are close enough to keep a watchful eye (or let us arrange one of our inspected child minders so you can really relax and unwind). The play room is fabulous for children, with two beautiful rocking horses, a ride-on model car and plenty of toys and games, and comfy seating. A games console can also be made available on request.
The home entertainment room is the ideal place to kick back and watch a movie with a fabulous large screen television and Sky TV, along with a DVD/BluRay player and Bang and Olfsen multi-room sound system. There is also a desk with a printer just in case you need to catch up on work during your stay.
The elegant Winter Room is perfect for relaxing in front of the log fire with a G&T, with the Lutron/Bang and Olfsen sound system offering an amazing choice of 30,000 songs, with a fabulous multi-room sound system. If curling up with a good book is more your style, the beautiful Drawing Room offers sumptuous sofas and arm chairs, along with a plethora of books and board games to keep everyone entertained.
Upstairs, the lavish master bedroom suite is an exceptionally spacious dual aspect room, divided into two areas with a super king size leather sleigh bed and lovely fireplace, and a beautiful freestanding claw foot bath tub and a dressing area. The stunning en-suite bathroom features a large walk in shower and luxury Cowshed products.
The second bedroom also has a super king bed, and is another very spacious room with lovely views to the front of the house, and a large en-suite bathroom with his ‘n’ hers sinks and a bath with hand held shower attachment. The third bedroom is decorated in rich red tones and features a king size four poster bed, with a sink in the bedroom and a compact en-suite shower room with wc.
A corridor leads to three further bedrooms, one twin room, a second twin room with a pull-out bed and a single bedroom. These rooms are a little more compact and would be perfect for children, however they could also sleep adults if required. There is a spacious family bathroom with a lovely bath tub built-in with marble and large walk in shower cubicle which serves these bedrooms.
At the other end of the house, accessed via a separate staircase just beyond the kitchen, is a further lovely king size double bedroom with a dressing table and flat-screen TV, which utilises the private shower room at the base of its own staircase.
Outside, you will find manicured lawns to the side of the house, facing south to benefit from all day sun, with a lovely large terrace with quality rattan dining furniture. Towards the rear of the house you will find a delightful herb garden and beautiful formal gardens with topiary, and a pathway leading through to the croquet lawn, tennis courts and children’s play area. The play area is fantastic for children with a play house well equipped with games and toys along with a sand pit, trampoline, swings and a climbing frame. Beyond the lawns a woodland path loops around with some delightful surprises for children on the way, returning near the play area.
The fabulous pool area features a large heated saltwater swimming pool, with ample high quality sun beds and facing south and west to benefit from all day sun and well into the evening. There are beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and adjacent wild meadow, with a gate to the rear of the property leading to mile after mile of beautiful walks through the surrounding forest and countryside.
Next to the pool is the fabulous pool house, a wonderfully light and airy space with a double height ceiling, relaxation lounge and flat screen TV with DVD player, and an elegant dining area, with double doors leading to a large, sunny terrace with al fresco dining opportunities and a large Webber BBQ available for guests’ use. There is also a separate gym featuring a rowing machine, cross trainer and free weights, along with a changing room, shower room and wc, and a large fridge. The pool house can be set up as a lovely large dining room perfect for hosting larger dinner parties, and has a great sound system for relaxing background music.
There are many activities that can be arranged in the local area, from the usual country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting and archery to water based activities such as sailing. We can also arrange hacks into the countryside from the equestrian centre located nearby.
Glebe House is the perfect choice for relaxing family holidays, weekend breaks or special celebrations, with superb facilities and luxurious interiors, all less than two hours’ drive from London. Discover this haven of tranquillity and unwind in pure luxury, you are sure to find no finer place than Glebe House.