THIS imposing eight bedroom family home of over 6,000 sq ft with a tennis court, guest lodge, annexe and grounds of more than five acres could be yours for just £2.65 million.

Eastfield House stands on the edge of the Test Valley village of Longparish, within ten miles of Stockbridge, Whitchurch and Andover.

Originating from the late Victorian and Edwardian era, it is understood to have been the home of General Oswald, Intelligence Corps, during World War II.

The present owners acquired the property in 1992 and completely renovated and re-modelled the house as well as largely extending the property, but it burnt down on the night of January 25, 2005.

The vendors moved back into the house in the spring of 2007 after it had been completely rebuilt to include a spacious second floor extension.

The main house provides comprehensive family accommodation featuring mostly dual or triple aspect rooms, high ceilings, detailed coving and ceiling roses, porcelain tiled or oak flooring, oak/glass doors and oak joinery.

There are galleried landings on each floor and all manner of reception rooms including drawing room, family room, conservatory, study, dining room, garden room and a cellar, as well as the impressive kitchen / breakfast room.

Bedroom suites, many of them with en suite facilities and dressing rooms, are interspersed with playrooms.

Views are over the extensive 5.24 acre gardens and grounds with tennis court and sweeping private lawns interspersed with an abundance of mature trees onto farmland.

Ancillary accommodation includes a detached two bed / two bath modern lodge and a separate self-contained loft annexe, incorporated within the detached garaging.

The property is situated on the edge of Longparish, where properties very rarely come to the market. The village offers everyday amenities including a shop/Post Office, primary school and playing field, church, bus service, and nearby riverside walks.

The reputable Farleigh School is only a 12 minute drive away, whilst Marlborough College is a 40 minute drive.

The town of Whitchurch (six miles) has a mainline railway station providing fast services to Waterloo in 70 minutes. Andover is five miles to the west, whilst Winchester, Southampton and Newbury are all within a 15 to 25 minute drive and offer a comprehensive range of shopping, educational and leisure facilities. The A303 is close at hand providing convenient road access to the West Country, to London via the M3, and to the North and South Coast via the A34.

Sports enjoyed within the area include fishing, shooting and horse riding.

Eastfield House is for sale through Evans and Partridge.

Call 01264 810702.