A STUNNING Grade II listed country house set in 5.7 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside is up for sale for £2.85 million. 

Upper Chilland House is one of the Itchen Valley's most spectacular properties, set in a tree-lined lane which runs down to the River Itchen. 

The property, in the village of Martyr Worthy, five miles east of Winchester, boasts seven bedrooms, plus an annexe, a tennis court and paddocks.

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The substantial Queen Anne-style house is over 5900 sq ft in size with a wealth of character and charm. 

The property is approached over a gravel driveway which leads past the house to a parking and turning area adjacent to the double garage.

Beyond the Doric pillared porch is a welcoming reception hall with a wonderful 18th century turned staircase with access to the principal reception rooms. 

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There are spacious drawing room, morning room and dining rooms, as well as a conservatory and cellar.

The kitchen, complete with Aga, leads through to a secondary kitchen and annexe area with sitting room, study and utility room with a rear staircase and cloakroom.

The seven bedrooms are all on the first floor and in the attic and there are two bathrooms and a Jack & Jill dressing room upstairs as well. 

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At the front of the house are pretty gardens and an enclosed terrace. The formal gardens are laid to lawn and there is a glasshouse and large garden store, a fenced lawn tennis court, paddocks and an orchard. 

Steven Moore, of agents Savills Winchester, said: "Upper Chilland House is an exceptional Queen Anne family home in an enviable position in tree-lined Chilland Lane, which runs down to the River Itchen."

Martyr Worthy is a delightful rural riverside village close to the water meadows. 

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The Cathedral city of Winchester boasts exceptional schooling and amenities, as well as a fascinating history. 

Constantly voted one of the country's best places to live, it also offers fast access by train or car to the capital and nearby Southampton Airport with its host of domestic and European destinations. 

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