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9 bedroom manor house for sale

Godshill, Isle Of Wight

Withdrawn from Market £1,575,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Originating from around 1760, Godshill Park House was built as part of the Appuldurcombe Estate and in about 1860 the house was extended, adding the Regency front and is now Listed, Grade II. The accommodation benefits from having generously proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights and large windows, most of which have views over the gardens and surrounding countryside.

The property is set in the midst of delightful countryside within a mature parkland setting. There is direct access from the property onto footpaths and bridleways leading through the surrounding countryside providing wonderful walking and riding. The nearby village of Godshill has well regarded public houses, shops, restaurants and a primary school. The house is approached over a 450 metre long maintained drive and so benefits from quiet and secluded surroundings yet within easy reach of amenities.

With the improved A3 providing faster access from London to Portsmouth, and ferry links to Fishbourne or Ryde, the island is easily accessible. The Fishbourne to Portsmouth car ferry takes approximately 45 minutes whist there are high speed ferry services from Ryde to Portsmouth and Cowes to Southampton taking between 12 and 25 minutes. The Island has diverse opportunities for outdoor pursuits ranging from numerous golf courses to world renowned sailing and water sports, in addition to a wealth of historic attractions and festivals. 

The house benefits from some particularly fine reception rooms including an elegant drawing room with French doors to the garden, a well proportioned dining room as well as a sitting room to the rear of the house with twin aspects overlooking the gardens. All of these are accessed via an impressive wide entrance hall with original flagstone flooring and an elegant period staircase.

The kitchen/breakfast room incorporates a range of built in cupboards with granite work surfaces, a Neff double oven and gas fired Aga, views over the rear garden and a walk-in larder.

The first floor has a generous landing. The spacious master bedroom has a balcony, bathroom en-suite and a dressing room/study/sixth bedroom. There are 4 further double bedrooms and a bathroom. 

The Cottage A spacious, self contained wing to the western end of the main house, comprising a double bedroom and a large sitting room/dining room. With a well fitted kitchen and bathroom, it has proved a popular holiday let but would also serve well as staff or guest accommodation.  

The Gardens The gardens are a particular feature and extend to approximately 3 acres in all. The driveway is flanked by lawns planted with spring bulbs and bordered by mature trees and there is a single garage.

To the front of the house are lawns incorporating a former grass tennis court enclosed by an array of mature trees and shrubs including Rhododendron and impressive oaks trees. To the rear of the house there is a large flagstone terrace with water features and lavender beds providing a stunning south facing seating area overlooking the lawned gardens beyond and with views over the surrounding downland. There is an impressive array of trees and shrubs including an ancient Mulberry tree. The upper level of garden would lend itself to be a small paddock of approximately 0.65 acre. 


THE LODGE A substantial, characterful house that has been refurbished sympathetically and to a high standard in recent years that has great earning potential as a long term or holiday let, (having achieved Gold Star Award from Visit Britain.) A limestone paved floor extends throughout the hallway and kitchen. A high quality kitchen has been installed including solid hand built wooden units with integral Smeg double oven and induction hob with granite work surfaces and separate utility area. In addition there are two good sized reception rooms both with open fireplaces and southerly views over the garden.There is a stone walled garden, largely laid to lawn with planted borders and a terrace.

The spacious principal bedroom has a dressing room and recently modernised shower room en-suite. There are two further double bedrooms each with large walk in cupboards and served by a family bathroom. 

Outbuildings To the west of the Lodge are a useful range of period outbuildings including the former stables, partly built of stone and brick which now provide garden stores, a workshop and carport. There was historically planning consent granted for the conversion of these buildings in to two holiday cottages which, subject to the necessary planning consents could be renewed.  


Services Mains water, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating and Aga to the main house (supplemented by electric heating.) Private drainage to septic tank.  

Council Tax Godshill Park House is Band G. The Lodge is Band D. The Annexe is Band A. 

Postcode PO38 3JF 

Directions From Newport take the A3020 towards Sandown, after approximately 2 miles turn right and continue on the A3020 towards Shanklin and Ventnor. After about 3 ½ miles you will enter the village of Godshill. Approximately 0.1 of a mile after passing through the village of Godshill take the turning right signed as 'Access to farm only' and as the 'Worsley Trail Bridleway'. Follow the lane for approximately 0.2 of a mile and Godshill Park House is found on the right hand side via a private driveway. 

The Area The nearby seaside town of Ventnor (approximately 5 miles) has a sandy beach, a fish market and a good range of bars and restaurants including The Hambrough restaurant and The Royal Hotel. In addition to the town's Botanical Gardens which thrive in the area's microclimate there are some stunning coastal walks leading to areas such as nearby Steephill Cove with its popular seafood restaurant.

Cowes, with its world renowned sailing facilities, numerous yacht clubs, bars and restaurants also has frequent passenger ferry services to Southampton taking about 25 minutes is approximately 11 miles.

Ryde is approximately 10 miles from Godshill where there is a popular private school as well as a range of frequent passenger ferry services to Portsmouth and Southsea taking between 12 and 25 minutes. 

Viewings: All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the selling agent Spence Willard:

i The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.

ii All descriptions, references to condition, necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchaser should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact and must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness and accuracy of each of them. 

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