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Netley Castle, Abbey Hill, Southampton, SO31

Guide Price £945,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Conservatory
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2nd kitchen
  • Garage with sail loft
  • Communal gardens of about 3 acres
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Enchanting duplex penthouse within historic castle with sea views and four terraces.


Netley Castle is located in Old Netley which is 1.4 miles from Hamble and 0.8 miles from the centre of Netley. Old Netley is situated on the south coast of the county, on the east side of the city of Southampton. It is flanked on the one side by the ruins of Netley Abbey and on the other by the Royal Victoria Country Park. The oldest part of Netley retains the feel of an old fashioned and quaint village with some traditional small shops and rows of colourful terrace cottages. It is located along the shore of Southampton Water with a shingle beach and Weston Sailing Village nearby. There are two schools, including Netley Abbey Infants' School and a County Junior School, together with a local Church. A railway station at Old Netley offers services to Southampton and Portsmouth.


The Castle has historical connections dating back to the Tudor dynasty and has been visited by Queen Elizabeth I and King Charles I. It was transformed in the 1880's to a Victorian Gothic style castle, adding the castellated wings and towers on each side, and in 1999 the castle was converted into luxury apartments, with the penthouse part of the new build addition completed in 2001.

This imposing penthouse has substantial accommodation arranged over 2 floors and is presented neutrally, in excellent decorative order. This exceptionally light and spacious dwelling, has superb, far reaching views across Southampton Water, which can be enjoyed externally, from 2 of the 4 terraces and internally from most of the rooms. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and offers tremendous storage, parking, garaging and the use of a unique dining hall, which is part of the original castle, and can be utilised for family functions and meetings. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of wooden units and is well fitted with major appliances, and provides space for a breakfast table. The impressive drawing room has a feature fireplace and is light and spacious with views across Southampton Water, having independent access from the communal hallway. There are a number of period features which have been added to this modern apartment to continue the theme of the building and these include cast iron period style radiators and panelled doors leading from the entrance hall. The apartment is served by both the staircase and the lift.

A good size dining room has a door to a terrace which can be used for evening dining. On this floor, bedroom 2 has an en suite shower room with a walk-in shower and terrace. The master bedroom also has an en suite bathroom. The second floor is accessed by a wide spiral staircase. This level could well be utilised as a separate flat comprising a bedroom with en suite and mezzanine level, kitchen, conservatory, sitting room/bedroom 4 and an extremely large southwest facing terrace overlooking Southampton Water. The second floor of the apartment has an independent access from the communal hallway. A particular feature of the apartment is the excellent security it provides, together with the privacy a penthouse offers, whilst retaining an expansive and pleasant feel once within the grounds.

The Castle is approached via a set of electric gates which lead to a sweeping driveway to the front of the building. The communal grounds are mature and well cared for, and extend to 3 acres, creating a wonderful backdrop to the building, with a large area of lawn to the front. The original portion of the Castle has a Great Hall, which as mentioned previously, can be used by all 10 apartments on a booking basis. The garage for the apartment, with storage loft above, is part of a block with a remotely operated door.


From junction 8 of the M27 follow the B3397 Hamble Lane from the main large roundabout. After passing Tescos on your left continue until a right hand turn into Portsmouth Road, signed to Old Netley. Remain on this road and at the crossroads turn left into Grange Road. At the T-junction turn right onto Abbey Hill and the castle is immediately opposite Netley Abbey.

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01 July 2016

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