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The Swallows And Amazons Way

The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage

It is not very often we get the chance to turn fiction into fact or to indulge ourselves in a childhood fantasy but once you have entered the beautiful oak gates of The Old Vicarage nestled in the South Down National Park you are swept back in time and find yourself emerged in one of the most famous children’s story books of all time, Swallows and Amazons.

You cannot fail to be captivated by a feeling of nostalgia for a quintessential British childhood, your imaginations runs away with you as the two acre gardens stretches out before you with sturdy trees and branches perfect for climbing, soft lush grassy lawns ripe for children to hammer in tent pegs and build a campfire, the River Meon runs leisurely through the garden suggesting long balmy afternoons and evenings fly fishing. Meander further into the grounds and you will stumble across a pretty wooden bridge waiting patiently for a game of pooh sticks, before finally you reach your very own perfect desert island complete with decking. Growing up here will ensure your children learn all the outdoor skills required to survive and enjoy the perilous escapades  of childhood.

Once you have finished exploring the grounds, the adventure continues inside this beautiful Grade 11 listed former vicarage with origins dating back to the 16th century. Four large receptions rooms with original sash windows, fireplaces and exposed floorboards make it perfect for laid back entertaining. The traditional features throughout are elegantly combined with contemporary touches and the seven individually styled bedrooms ensure your family and friends would never need be turned away.

This charming story continues all around the property with additional delightful features such as a traditional walk-in pantry, an original brick built bread oven, a timber beamed snug with open fireplace and authentic basement cellar.

Finally relax in the stunning and inviting family room where light floods through three sets of French doors opening onto a terrace area with views over the River Meon.

Its hard to believe  this enchanting lifestyle can be achieved in the village of Corhampton, which benefits from a village school, post office and local church but is excellently located for access to motorways, airports and mainline railway stations.


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