The Leckford Hutt is situated on the main A30 about 3 miles out of Stockbridge on the London Road. It is easily accessible from other important towns and cities such as Salisbury, Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke and Romsey.
The Leckford Hutt is an elegant 18th-century Grade II listed former farmhouse. It started life as a sheep-drovers hut but was converted to an inn 200 years ago. During the war it was renamed the White Hart, but reverted to the Leckford Hutt soon after and continued as a public house. In 2004 it was refurbished and converted into a restaurant. The accommodation has great appeal and has retained many period features including exposed beams and open fire places.
The restaurant area and bar are accessed from the main entrance. Currently there are two dining areas which have 40 covers and a lounge area which could be used for further dining and / or a bar. The main restaurant area has an open fire place. Off the lounge there are separate ladies and gents cloakrooms.
From the lounge bar there is a hall leading to a sitting room which is currently used as private accommodation, but previously has been used as a private function room which could be readily done again or converted into guest accommodation.
The kitchen is behind the bar and is very well equipped with a door to the utility room and access to the outside.
The private residential accommodation is mainly on the first floor and currently comprises three bedrooms, a bathroom and a sitting room (formerly a kitchen area). This is in addition to the sitting room on the ground floor. See floor plan for the accommodation layout.
There is potential to provide further guest accommodation for example converting the barn and using the ground floor sitting room, subject to the appropriate planning consents. This is based on the assumption that the residential accommodation on the first floor would remain being used by the owners and/ or staff.
The property is approached off the A30 into a large car park. Behind the main restaurant is a courtyard garden area, which could also be used as part of the restaurant facility. It has previously been used for weddings and outside functions. There is a further area of private garden beyond.
There is a barn which, is 832 sq ft (77.29 sq m) which could be used for many purposes. In the past it has been used as a cookery school and shop and is now used for storage, but has great potential for further uses.
Main Building 3192 sq ft (296.54 sq m)
Barn 832 sq ft (77.29 sq m)
Price exclusive of VAT.
Rateable Value: £26,500.*
Rates payable for year ending 31/03/21: £13,223.50
*Interested parties should satisfy themselves that the Rateable Value/Rates Payable are correct.
Mains electricity. Private drainage and water supply.
Caution: The services and fittings mentioned in these particulars have not been tested and hence, we cannot confirm they are in working order.
In the opinion of the Agents, the property could continue as a highly quality restaurant or revert to a restaurant/public house. The Agent also considers it has potential for other uses, but subject to planning consent.
All enquiries should be directed to Test Valley Borough Council, Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road, Andover SP10 3AJ. Tel: 01264 369000.
1. The Clos du Marquis business is moving to Stockbridge High Street as from 2021. The business is not for sale. Various fixtures and fittings could be available at valuation if so required.
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