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6 bedroom manor house for sale

Shalfleet, Isle Of Wight

Withdrawn from Market £1,600,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Lot 1 The Manor House - Versatile accommodation of great character, reception hall, 3 fine reception rooms, study, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and scullery, master bedroom suite, 5 further principal bedrooms, 3 further bathrooms, about 5,203 sq ft (483.4 sq m).

Shalfleet Manor Barn - A substantial secondary house used as a holiday let with excellent income generation, substantial open plan living room with kitchen/dining area, utility room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, about 1,288 sq ft (119.7 sq m).

Shalfleet Manor Cottage - A one bedroom residential property, again used as a holiday let.

Outside - An excellent range of multi-purpose outbuildings around expansive courtyards, impressive principal driveway, outstanding mature gardens, swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, kitchen garden.

The property is capable of producing a significant rental income from holiday lettings and commercial lettings. Incorporating Shalfleet Manor Farmhouse there is annual income of approaching £85,000.

About 14.34 acres (5.8 hectares) 

Available by separate negiotation Lot 2 - Shalfleet Farmhouse - 2 reception rooms • kitchen • 4 bedrooms • bathroom • garage with garden and paddock and about 2.45 acres (0.99 hectares)

Lot 3 About 39.13 acres of farmland and woodland.

In all about 55.92 acres (22.63 hectares)

There is potential for the property to qualify for the lower stamp duty rate of 4% for 'mixed use' if purchased as a whole. 

Shalfleet Manor Shalfleet Manor is an exemplary example of a village manor house, a charming and historic residence set within delightful gardens and grounds. The Manor dates from the 16th Century and has the distinction of a Grade II* Listing. The house presents versatile accommodation with some lovely interiors which suit both entertaining and comfortable family living.

In addition to the main house, Shalfleet Manor includes two further residential properties, Shalfleet Manor Barn and Cottage. These dwellings have been used as holiday lets and produce enticing rental income.

The grounds of Shalfleet Manor are alluring with beautiful mature gardens in addition to paddock land. There is a most attractive approach to the Manor over a principal driveway whilst two other drives give access to the pastureland and to an excellent range of multi-purpose outbuildings, ideal for storage, equestrian or business use, subject to planning. The grounds extend in all to about 55.92 acres, available as a whole or in three lots. 

The Accommodation
The interior of Shalfleet Manor is extensive but easily manageable. The main reception hall is approached through an attractive stone arched vestibule. Off here is a good sized cloakroom and access to the principal reception rooms and to the kitchen/breakfast room.

The substantial drawing room has a beautiful late 16th Century stone fireplace as a focal point. Large windows overlook the gardens and double doors lead into the conservatory which has the benefit of the south and westerly aspects. Two pairs of French doors lead out to a sun terrace and there are lovely views over one of the nicest parts of the garden.

Off the drawing room is a good sized study whilst the two hallways that flank the ancient chimney lead through to the perfectly placed dining room having a connecting door to the kitchen and featuring an 1824 fireplace. Beyond the dining room, an inner hall features an early 19th Century curved staircase and provides access to the splendid panelled sitting room. The wonderful oak panelling rises to a modillioned cornice and the room also features some fine bookcases and an exceptional 17th Century overmantel.

The expansive kitchen/breakfast room is ideally situated at the heart of the house with Aga cooker, good working space, separate breakfast area and the original bread oven. This part of the house is completed by useful domestic offices including scullery, utility room and a rear hall/boot room leading out to the main courtyard.

The master bedroom suite is at first floor level with large principal bedroom, balcony and ensuite bathroom. There is a good sized guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The second floor has two good sized bedrooms, a bathroom and various storage areas including a walk-in linen cupboard.

Shalfleet Manor Barn & Shalfleet Manor Cottage These two residential units are currently operated as two successful holiday lets. The Cottage is a cosy one bedroom property having a good sized open plan living room with kitchen area whilst the Barn is a much larger home situated to the rear of the Manor with separate access. This large holiday let has a very spacious living room, kitchen/dining area, separate utility room, 3 good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. These two properties have produced exceptional rental income over many years, further details available on request. 

Gardens and Grounds A short narrative cannot do justice to the captivating grounds at Shalfleet Manor which offer privacy, mature surroundings and great variety through the seasons. There are two main vehicular access points to Shalfleet Manor, one off the main road and one off Mill Road to the side together with an access over a further farm drive which leads to the paddocks.

The principal entrance to the south features ancient stone pillars flanked by tall closely clipped yew hedges. There is a sweeping drive towards the Manor House which comes gradually into view as the drive winds its way through the mature gardens. Expansive lawns are interspersed with a wide variety of specimen trees and areas of shrubbery with ancient yews worthy of particular note. The various tall formal hedges give the gardens a wonderful framework and create a number of vistas with lawn walkways flanked by lavender, deep borders stocked with roses and herbaceous plants. The hedges also conceal a productive kitchen garden with raised vegetable beds and glasshouse.

As the drive approaches the house there are further areas of lawn covered with wild flowers in the spring and some fine trees include eucalyptus, magnolia and a spectacular tulip tree. The drive passes the cottage and continues to the rear of the house. The front of the house is draped with a number of climbing and rambling plants including clematis, rambling roses, honeysuckle and a beautiful camellia. On the west side of the house is the conservatory where French doors lead out to a stone paved terrace situated in a very private and sheltered spot in the gardens. Steps lead to an upper terrace featuring a circular ornamental pool as a centrepiece. Beyond here is a formal lawn surrounded by mature flower beds and shrubbery and there is a very fine magnolia tree.

A tall archway within the closely clipped hedge on the north side leads through to another area of hidden garden which features the swimming pool. The heated pool is surrounded by a sunken stone paved terrace. Two fascinating oast-house style circular buildings with conical roofs lie in this area of the garden, one serving as the plant room with adjacent changing / shower room and the other as a charming summer house overlooking the swimming pool. Steps rise to an upper lawned garden which leads round to the all-weather tennis court.

To the west of the gardens are two well-fenced paddocks amounting to about 7.43 acres with water laid on and three small plantations. There is a separate vehicular access from the public road.

Outbuildings Shalfleet Manor has an excellent range of multi-purpose outbuildings, principally situated to the north of the main house with a separate vehicular access from Mill Road leading to extensive yard areas. The versatile buildings offer garaging, stabling and large-scale storage opportunities.

Domestic Outbuilding - about 16.10m x 3.75m - single storey, stone and brick elevations under a tiled roof, providing log store, general storage and loose box.
Stables - About 9.70m x 4.90m - single storey, stone elevations under a tiled roof, housing 2 loose boxes.
Dutch Barn - About 32.20m x 23.30m (max) (including two lean-to sections) - steel and timber frame multi-purpose barn with concrete floor, corrugated metal and asbestos cement sheet roofing. Includes a two storey store of block construction (about 9.00m x 4.60m).
Storage Barn - About 25.20m x 10.40m - single storey, concrete block under asbestos sheet roofing. internal fittings and fixtures are excluded from the sale.
Plant Room and Pool Facilities - Plant room and separate changing room with shower and WC - requiring modernisation.
Glasshouse - Timber framed greenhouse/potting store.
Farm Building - 28.3m x 8.9m - steel framed barn. 

Lot 2 - Shalfleet Manor Farmhouse Believed to originate from the 1920's with later additions, the farmhouse occupies a picturesque setting from which there are some views of The Solent and Newtown Creek from the first floor. Occupying a large garden with driveway and garage, the house has operated as a successful holiday let with the direct access to superb walks to Shalfleet Quay and Newtown being part of the appeal. Its superb position provides great further potential and planning consent had been achieved for a more substantial replacement dwelling to be erected on the site. The farmhouse sits in grounds of approximately 2.45 acres (0.99 ha.) including a paddock to the north. The car park immediately to the north of the farmhouse will shortly cease being used as such and revert to being part of the grounds of the farmhouse, and a smaller new car park will be created further to the north.

Available to the purchaser of lot 1 at an additional guide price £395,000.

Lot 3 - Land Approximately 39.13 acres of land, including pasture, woodland, a flight pond and 27.5 acres of arable land.

Available to the purchaser of lot 1 at an additional guide price £320,000. 

Historical notes There has been a manor house at Shalfleet since before the Norman Conquest and the Manor is mentioned in the Domesday Book. For nearly three centuries it was owned by the Trenchard family who hunted deer in the park and later it came, by marriage, to an ancestor of the Lord Cardigan who led the famous Charge of the Light Brigade. In Elizabethan times it was purchased by the well-known Island family of Worsley who owned it until Sir Richard Worsley Bt, Governor of the Isle of Wight and author of the earliest history of the Island, sold it in George III's reign. In the 19th Century the property was bought by a local baronet and land owner Sir Richard Simeon of Swainstone, whose descendant sold the house in the 1950's. There is a full description of the house in the Victoria History of the County of Hampshire. The present Manor House dates from the 16th Century, but the main portion was probably built during the reign of King James I. In the Regency period the house was modernised and enlarged. There are interesting features dating from all these periods. The building is Listed as a building of architectural and historic interest 

Shalfleet Shalfleet Manor lies just to the north of the village of Shalfleet on the edge of a wonderful part of the coast known as Newtown Estuary. The estuary has been designated as a National Nature Reserve by Natural England, one of only 200 in England. Much of the area around the estuary is under the guardianship of the National Trust.

The village takes its name from the Saxon for 'Scealden Fleote' meaning shallow creek or stream. Neolithic Bronze Age Roman remains have been found in the village and early Saxon burials have been excavated. The estuary is rich in sea food and is fed by freshwater streams so the fording port at Shalfleet was an obvious place for an early village. The creeks provided safe anchorage for early traders. The village is still centred on the church, Manor and inn and there is a post office, shop and primary school. The church of St Michael the Archangel stands opposite Shalfleet Manor. The oldest part is the massive Norman tower which once housed a cannon to defend the village against French invasions from the sea. A steeple was added to the tower in around 1800 and removed in 1913.

Adjacent to Shalfleet Manor is Mill Road, a quiet lane that leads up to Shalfleet Quay and a thriving boat yard, ideal for a mooring within walking distance of the Manor. There has been a quay at Shalfleet since Medieval Times. In the 14th Century Newtown was the most important port on the Isle of Wight. Its decline was largely due to silting and the growth of larger ports at Newport and Yarmouth. Today it is a charming harbour, now with pleasure craft rather than trading ships. The estuary is particularly significant as a feeding and overwintering ground for waders and other wildfowl. These include brent geese, black tailed godwits, teal and widgeon. There are also many resident birds including red shank, ringed plovers and little egrets. Above the mud flats is the salt marsh with a wide variety of flora and nesting birds such as red shanks.

Location and Communications
Shalfleet Manor lies amidst some of the Island's most picturesque countryside characterised by Shalfleet Creek, open farmland and significant expanses of mature indigenous woodland. The coast is within walking distance with views from the upper parts of the house into the Solent.

The property is situated within easy reach of Newport, Cowes and Yarmouth for an excellent range of shops, restaurants and recreational facilities. The Island's extensive Heritage coastline has numerous beaches within a short drive. Cowes, internationally renowned for its sailing is approximately 8 miles away with further sailing facilities to the west in Yarmouth.

As one would expect, communications to the mainland are first class. Travel by ferry includes car and passenger services, Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth, both with journey times of about 40 minutes together with a hi-speed passenger service from Southampton to Cowes, journey time about 23 minutes. There is a passenger hovercraft service, Southsea to Ryde with the swiftest journey time of approximately 10 minutes. The private airfields of Sandown (about 15 miles) and Bembridge (about 16 miles) offer a link for private flights from the UK mainland. Road links are very good from the mainland ports with the M3 motorway and A3 providing easy and fast access to and from London from Southampton and Portsmouth.  

The property is to be sold freehold with vacant possession. Some holiday let bookings may have been made and further details of commitments and historical income are available on request. 

Fixtures and Fittings Fitted carpets are included in the sale. All other fixtures, fittings and furniture such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale. Some items may be available by separate negotiation. 

Services Mains water, gas, drainage and electricity are connected. Gas fired heating.  

Agri-environmental Schemes Details of any Scheme and Grant details are available on request. 

Directions From Newport take the A3054 westwards towards Yarmouth for about 7 miles or from Yarmouth take the same road eastwards for about 4 miles. On reaching Shalfleet the entrance to Shalfleet Manor is on the north side of the road, immediately opposite the village church. 

Postcode PO30 4NS 

All viewings are strictly by prior appointment only through joint agents, Knight Frank or Spence Willard. 

Important Notice 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard and Waterside Properties in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.  

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