Harambee House – Information
Harambee House is a beautiful country residence tucked away on a private road in the heart of rural Hampshire, a true oasis of tranquillity with nothing but the sound of the breeze in the trees and the gentle sound of birdsong filtering through the air. This level of seclusion and privacy is hard to find, particularly just one hour away from the hustle and bustle of central London.
The long private driveway leads through the grounds to the house, rising majestically through the trees. Harambee House is surrounded by over eight acres of gardens, paddocks and meadows; with beautiful rural views beyond and a plethora of walks and outdoor activities available from the doorstep.
The impressive wood panelled entrance hall welcomes you into the heart of the home, with a beautiful hand carved solid oak staircase leading to the first floor. From here, a doorway leads through into the beautiful drawing room, flooded with natural light with triple aspect windows and sliding doors to the terrace and garden. There is a stunning feature fireplace with a wood burning stove, making this room wonderfully cosy when the nights draw in.
Double doors lead through to the formal dining room, beautifully decorated in a traditional style with luxurious furnishings and original oak beams to the ceiling. The elegant mahogany dining table provides ample space for up to 12 guests for dining, whilst the large window gives beautiful views over the garden.
The lovely country kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need, including a dishwasher, fridge freezer, five ring hob, double oven and a microwave. Again there are beautiful views over the grounds with sliding doors onto the terrace from the breakfast area, with a delightful rustic country table and chairs. A separate utility area offers laundry facilities and more larder storage, helping to keep any clutter at bay; with a doorway through to the pool area and pool changing facilities/cloakroom.
The beautiful family/games room is the perfect place to relax, with vast luxurious leather sofas and a large flat screen TV. French doors lead directly onto the swimming pool area and terrace, perfect for keeping an eye on the kids. There are a wide variety of games and toys, including a Wii games console and a plethora of board games to keep the whole family entertained, with the full sky package including sky sports for you don’t miss out on those vital sports matches!
There is also an office located on the ground floor complete with printing and faxing facilities, and of course there is free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
On the first floor, there are five exquisite bedrooms, all individually designed and two with en-suite facilities and there is also a family bathroom. The master bedroom suite is a particularly spacious room, beautifully furnished with rich colours, sumptuous silks and velvets. There is an enormous bed and a sofa area with a 42inch television, and beautiful rural views from the dual aspect windows. The vast walk in dressing room comes complete with a wine cooler, and the truly stunning feature en-bathroom offers beautiful limestone tiling, a vast raised double bathtub with stunning rural views, double sinks, a huge walk-in rainfall shower and funky lighting.
The second bedroom suite is also beautifully furnished with a super king size bed and delightful rural views. Built in wardrobes cleverly conceal a secret door leading through to the beautiful en-suite bathroom, again with limestone tiling, gorgeous contemporary lighting and a bath and separate shower.
The remaining bedrooms, one king size, one double and one twin; all offer luxurious décor and lovely views, and share the family bathroom finished to the same high standard with double sinks and a separate bath and shower.
As beautiful as the accommodation is, it is the grounds that truly set Harambee apart. The house is surrounded by countryside as far as the eye can see, with over seven acres of private grounds. The south facing terrace overlooks the beautiful gardens, with outdoor dining facilities and a built in BBQ. The manicured lawns, well-tended flower beds, mature trees and shrubs providing a delightful setting for al fresco dining or drinks receptions, with the gardens leading directly on to well-maintained paddocks ideal for large outdoor events.
The gardens lead round to the wonderful heated outdoor pool and sun terrace; a real sun trap facing south and west to enjoy all day sun. There are sun loungers and built in seating available to relax and enjoy this beautiful area, and direct access into the house through the family room or the changing area. The pool is well heated to ensure a pleasant environment.
To the front of the property, there is a large parking area for several vehicles and a double garage. Across the courtyard there are stables available, and a short distance down the lane is a large barn opposite the paddocks.
Harambee House is completely private and secluded, yet offers easy access to some wonderful country pubs and a wide range of activities. There are two internationally renowned spas within ten miles of the property, and five exclusive golf courses. There are great walks and horse riding in the surrounding area, and Harambee is well positioned for many major sporting events in the South East in addition to easy access to the coast.
Harambee House is a wonderful country retreat offering a true escape from the rigours of city living. Enjoy luxurious interiors, great facilities and a breath taking setting; and all just a short drive from London making Harambee House the perfect weekend getaway.