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8 bedroom detached house for sale
Colbury Manor, Eling
- NO FORWARD CHAIN
- Victorian Manor House
- Over 8,000 Square Feet
- Grounds in Excess of 2.75 Acres
- Eight Bedrooms
- Close to The New Forest National Park
- Ample Parking & Double Garage/Workshop
- Four Receptions Plus Ancillary Rooms
- Huge Potential - Must Be Seen!
The interior is arranged over two floors although there is a small cellar ideal for wine or general storage. The main entrance to the house opens into the reception hall, whose original staircase sweeping up to the first floor gives an immediate impression of Colbury Manor's grandeur. Two separate doors from the hall lead into the drawing room, a magnificent room with ornate high ceiling, feature fireplace, and two full-height sash windows with shutters overlooking the garden. The kitchen has been refitted by Rivendell of Winchester with an attractive range of light oak units incorporating some stainless steel appliances; two pairs of double doors open onto a south facing patio.
The other principal reception room has a feature fireplace and two shuttered windows to the front, and has previously been used as a cinema/viewing room for conferencing, business meetings and the like. This room adjoins the main hall but also gives access to the inner hall from which is access to the remaining ground floor rooms. These include a family/playroom, former soundproofed recording studios, cloakroom with wc, a dining room, utility/boot room, and two large store rooms. The rear hallway has a door to the garden, access to the cellar, and 'servants' staircase to the first floor.
The first floor is equally spacious with, effectively, eight bedrooms. The master bedroom is of a generous size and, as you would expect, has a walk-in dressing room and spacious en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. The remaining first floor rooms presently comprise an additional seven double bedrooms although these can be configured into five or six en-suite bedrooms if preferred.
Gardens and Grounds
Colbury Manor occupies grounds extending to around two and three-quarter acres. The majority of the gardens are to the south and west of the house and therefore enjoy a high degree of sunshine, ideal for those who enjoy an outdoor al-fresco lifestyle. The gardens are principally laid to lawn so ideal for young children, with the outer south and west boundaries planted with mature trees creating a lightly wooded backdrop to provide privacy and, again, a wonderful environment in which children can play and explore.
The property is approached off the lane onto an expansive gravelled drive with parking for numerous vehicles. There is a right of way over the adjoining drive serving The Coach House to the rear, which provides useful in-and-out access as well as vehicular access to the detached double garage/workshop with adjoining hard standing.
SITUATION Eling is a quaint village at the head of Southampton Water and home to a working tide mill, a sailing club, two pubs, and one of the oldest churches in the New Forest - its origins date back to Saxon and Norman times. Local amenities are available at nearby Marchwood and Totton whilst the comprehensive facilities at Southampton city centre are within five miles. Nearby is access via the A35 to the New Forest and West Country, with the M271 connecting with the M27/M3 network for London and Winchester. Mainline stations at Totton, Southampton, and Southampton Airport Parkway offer regular services to London Waterloo with journey times of between 70 and 90 minutes.