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5 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24

Sold STC £2,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 reception rooms
  • 5 bedrooms & 5 bath/shower rooms
  • Garaging
  • Stabling complex
  • Pool & tennis court
  • Award winning landscaped gardens
  • 9.7 acres
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial neo Georgian country house set in an elevated position with southerly views over landscaped grounds and ornamental lake


Marl House is situated within the popular New Forest village of Burley surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside the New Forest has to offer, as well as enjoying direct forest access. The village of Burley has an excellent range of local facilities including a post office, selection of boutique shops and several pubs. There is a well regarded primary school in the village and the property is also well placed for a number of private schools. The house offers good access to the South Coast with its fine beaches and in addition the popular sailing in the Solent. The market town of Ringwood is approximately 6 miles away. Lymington is 11.5 miles away and is a renowned sailing hub, with a regular ferry service to the Isle of Wight.


Marl House is a fine country house set in an elevated position with attractive southerly views over its fabulous grounds. The accommodation works well for family living, including a fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a large skylight making for a light and bright room. There is a range of floor and wall mounted units including cupboard and drawer sections and work surfaces over. This room is ideal for all families sizes and enjoys attractive views over the formal gardens. The reception rooms include a magnificent drawing room with its feature fireplace and windows overlooking the grounds. The other reception rooms include a library and a formal dining room, which is accessed off the reception hall with double doors, making it ideal for entertaining and large gatherings. There is a family room off the kitchen/breakfast room which provides, a practical space for everyday living.

From the reception hall a large staircase rises to the first floor galleried landing. The master bedroom suite has a dressing room and en suite bathroom. On this floor there is a guest bedroom suite with 'His & Hers' bathrooms, and 2 further en suite bedrooms. On the second floor there is a large home office with bespoke furniture, which could equally be a 5th bedroom.

The rear hall at ground floor level leads to the indoor swimming pool complex with its attractive conservatory style roof and swimming pool with large expanse of terracing around, creating a fabulous space for relaxing and recreation. There is a dressing room and 2 shower rooms off the pool area, along with sauna and bar area.

The rear entrance hall staircase leads to the games room at first floor level. This was originally a 1-bedroom apartment and could easily revert to this use if required, and would suitable for an au pair or annexe accommodation.

The property is approached through electric gates and a sweeping gravel driveway which meanders through the grounds and culminates at the Italianate courtyard, and with a parking and turning area immediately in front of the formal garaging. The property has further parking beyond the house.

The award winning grounds, which were designed by Sarah Eberle, have been well thought through and are immaculately presented, and include a large ornamental lake stocking a variety of aquatic plants and fish. Set within the gardens are a large number of mature oaks as well as other maturing specimen trees, plants and shrubs, which gives Marl House a real park-like setting.

To the rear of the property is a large area of light woodland which has a gated right of way for walking and riding with direct access into open Forest off Castle Hill. There is a fenced and floodlit manège/sand school and tennis court, and a purpose built pavilion/garaging/barn complex. The pavilion, with electrically operated roller shutters, could be used for storing cars and has previously been used to store a helicopter.

To the west of the property and accessible via the parking area are a number of loose boxes, with electricity connected, incorporating a tack/feed/rug room. There is a sand school and attractively maintained post and rail paddocks. Below this area is the hard outdoor tennis court. In all, the land associated with Marl House extends to approximately 9.7 acres and provides the ideal set up for equestrian enthusiasts.

Square Footage: 9,405 sq ft
Acreage: 9.7 Acres


From London: Proceed west and follow the M3 past Basingstoke and Winchester, joining the M27 at Junction 14, signposted M27 (West). Continue on the M27 and onto the A31 past Minstead and signs to Emery Down. At Picket Hill Services leave the A31. Continue for approximately 2 miles towards Burley and at the bottom of the hill opposite Long Mead Road the entrance to Marl House can be found on the right-hand side.
From Winchester: Proceed in a southerly direction, joining the M3 at Junction 11 and follow the directions as above.

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01 June 2016

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