The Manor House, Old Bedhampton
Magnificent manor with 6,000sq ft living space
A separate annexe in the north wing plus wine cellar in the basement
Manor houses are expected to be magnificent – but some are much more magnificent than others!
Take The Manor House in Old Bedhampton, for instance.
It’s listed for its architectural features, has almost 6,000 square feet of living space with a further 550 square feet of garaging, and stands in around an acre of beautiful, manicured gardens despite its prime location in the Portsmouth and Havant conurbation.
Its spacious layout was perfect for its most recent use housing a small number of elderly residents and their housekeeper, but now it is being offered on the open market, a splendid opportunity to acquire what is literally a landmark building.
‘The house has an interesting past and, during the war, was owned by the proprietors of The News, Portsmouth, in case their city centre office was bombed and they needed an alternative base,’ says Colin Shairp, of Fine and Country Southern estate agents.
‘As well as the house, one of the access gates is also listed and there are many fine features around the grounds, including an ancient yew tree beside the pristine lawns and close to a productive vegetable garden.
‘There’s such a parkland feel at the back that it’s easy to forget just how close to the world the house really is.
‘In fact it’s almost like a stately time machine because you can arrive at the front in a 21st century car and walk through to the back to drink in the 16th century architecture and magnificent gardens from the terrace adjacent to the house.
‘The early original central portion has north and south two storey wings added in Victorian times, but they enhance rather than detract from the overall proportions of the original.
‘The interior accommodation is extremely flexible with the reception space and bedrooms in the centre of the house providing great family space – further enhanced by the wings to each side.
‘With ground floor en-suite bedrooms, a separate annexe in the north wing, wine cellar in the basement and copious other space, the house can more than manage the brightest ideas of its next owners without the need for alterations that might be affected by its Grade II listed status.’
Guide price is £895,000.
For more information, contact Fine and Country Southern Hampshire on (023) 9327 7277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org