5 bedroom manor house for saleBedhampton, Hampshire
- An Historic 16th Century Grade II Listed Manor House
- Five Bedrooms & Five Reception Rooms
- Separate House Keepers Apartment
- Extensive Mature Grounds Extending Approx 1 Acre
- Sought After Conservation Area & Hamlet
- Renovation and Modernisation Required
- Car Parking Facilities & Four Garages
- Four Loft Rooms & Wine Cellar
- No Forward Chain
PROPERTY SUMMARY An exceptional opportunity to purchase an historic 16th century Grade II listed Manor House which is recorded as one the oldest houses in the village hamlet of Old Bedhampton. The Manor House has two wing extensions made in the Victorian era and is understood to be the former home of Lord Sherborne and during World War II was owned by the Portsmouth News to use as alternate offices had their city premises been destroyed through bombing. The Grade II listed building stands proudly on grounds approaching one acre and provides flexible accommodation including an impressive drawing room with dual aspect windows and four further ground floor reception rooms, one with a half timbered wall. There are currently five principal bedrooms, four with en-suite facilities, plus a one bedroom (with en-suite), adjoining kitchen and living room, house keeper's apartment. There are also further four second floor rooms and an impressive wine cellar / basement. The gate to the rear wall which is separately listed, provides easy access to Bidbury Mead, local shops and amenities. A feature of the garden is the ancient Irish Yew beyond which is an easily worked and productive vegetable garden and greenhouse. The front of the manor is a large gravel driveway with parking for numerous cars and accessed via a covered yard leading to four garages. The property has more recently been home to three elderly people and a house keeper and now requires some modernisation, however a large number of the period and character features remain. Old Bedhampton is located within approximately one mile to the west of Havant in a pleasant and peaceful hamlet, centred on the ancient village church, yet with good road and rail commutable links to all the major South Coast cities, the Southsea historic waterfront, Hayling Island and historic harbours. With mainline railway station from Havant providing access to London Waterloo in approximately one hour and fifteen minutes as well as local train services. An early internal viewing of this Manor House, which is located in a conservation area is strongly recommended in order to appreciate both the potential and accommodation on offer.
ENTRANCE Via Edward Gardens (unadopted road), low brick retaining wall with mature shrubs and evergreens, entrance to The Manor leading to shingled driveway with off-road car parking for numerous cars, mature trees, shrubs, evergreens and bushes, access to right hand side of the property via arched opening leading to rear garden, brick retaining flower borders with mature shrubs, evergreens and bushes to either side the main entrance. To the left hand side there is a further shingled area leading to briquette hardstanding and covered porch with side access, covered carport with twin gates leading onto Edward Gardens with access to garaging.
MAIN ENTRANCE With yellow and red brick surround, entry phone system, bells, main front door with glazed panels leading to:
PORCH 8' 7" x 7' 5" (2.62m x 2.26m) Frosted glazed windows to side aspect, flagstone flooring, internal door leading to:
RECEPTION HALL 26' 3" x 9' 6" (8m x 2.9m) Two feature arched openings, balustrade staircase rising to first floor, high level sash style window to front aspect, two radiators, sash style window to front aspect overlooking driveway, power points, high ceiling, feature architraves and skirting boards, doors to primary rooms and access to both wings, understairs storage cupboard housing electric meters.
DRAWING ROOM 30' 9" x 17' 9" (9.37m x 5.41m) With a ceiling height of approximately 11'5" Sash style window to front aspect overlooking driveway with original shutters (painted in), four double radiators, stripped and painted floorboards, high skirting board, power points, ceiling coving, picture rail, wall lights, brick surround fireplace with matching hearth and tiled mantle, twin glazed doors with panel over and original shutters to either side leading to rear garden.
WET ROOM Low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic tiled to walls, heated towel rail, shower cubicle with seat and Triton shower, extractor fan.
NORTH WING Door from reception hall leading to:
INNER HALLWAY With flagstone flooring, alarm panel, low level storage cupboard, radiator, square opening leading to further area with wooden parquet flooring and former servant staircase rising to upper floor, doors to primary rooms.
MORNING ROOM 14' 8" x 14' 8" (4.47m x 4.47m) Sash style windows to rear aspect overlooking garden (easterly aspect), two radiators, exposed beams and plaster to one wall, ceiling beam, panelled door, power points, door to:
SHOWER ROOM Shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, saniflo system low level w.c., dimplex heater, extractor fan.
CLOAKROOM High level w.c., high level frosted glazed window to front aspect, wash hand basin, tiled splashback.
UTILITY ROOM Sash style window to front aspect, range of wall and floor units with roll top work surface, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, washing machine point, space for fridge, built-in storage cupboard, built-in airing cupboard with hot water tank, storage shelf over, radiator, fluorescent tube lighting.
BREAKFAST ROOM 18' 1" x 16' 0" (5.51m x 4.88m) With a ceiling height of 10'6" Feature exposed and painted walls to all aspects, exposed beams, door to side aspect, flagstone flooring, three radiators, built-in corner crockery cabinet / cupboard, sash style window to front aspect, feature exposed brick surround fireplace with wooden mantle and shelf over, arched shelving to one side, original beam to ceiling with meat hooks, door to:
INNER LOBBY AREA Door to cellar / basement, opening leading to further lobby with exposed beam wall and rendered wall.
KITCHEN 12' 3" x 11' 0" (3.73m x 3.35m) Range of gloss white fronted wall and floor units with roll top work surface, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard space under, further circular wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled surrounds, sash look window to side aspect overlooking garden, free standing Leisure Rangemaster style cooker with five ring gas hob, hot plate with ovens under, extractor hood, fan and light over, extractor fan, radiator, tall larder style storage unit, space for fridge / freezer, beam to ceiling with original hooks, sliding door to hallway.
LARDER 8' 0" x 4' 4" (2.44m x 1.32m) Slate shelving and range of further wooden shelves with work surface, cupboard under, brick flooring, window to rear aspect with key chain
SITTING ROOM 16' 0" x 11' 0" (4.88m x 3.35m) Sash style window to rear aspect overlooking garden, access to rear loft space, two radiators, built-in double doored storage cupboard to one side of chimney breast, panelled door, picture rail, door to:
BOOT ROOM 9' 9" x 6' 5" (2.97m x 1.96m) Double radiator, access to loft space, door leading to rear garden, door to:
SHOWER ROOM Fully ceramic tiled shower cubicle with panelled door, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., radiator, window to side aspect, extractor fan, ceramic tiled to half wall level.
FIRST FLOOR Primary landing with sash style window to front aspect, glazed panelling and doorway leading to:
INNER LANDING Split level providing access to all upper floor rooms, built-in storage cupboard with shelving, two radiators, door leading former servants staircase and housekeepers apartment.
SOUTH WING Landing, double doors with steps, ladder style staircase rising to top floor
BEDROOM 1 18' 0" x 13' 0" maximum decreasing 10'9" (5.49m x 3.96m) Triple doored built-in wardrobe, two radiators, sash style window with original shutters, overlooking garden with views towards parkland and beyond, picture rail, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Corner shower cubicle, vanity unit with wash hand basin and cupboard space under, ceramic tiled to half wall level, low level w.c., extractor fan.
BEDROOM 2 17' 10" x 13' 4" (5.44m x 4.06m) Sash style window with original shutters (painted in) to front aspect, picture rail, two radiators, power points, built-in double doored wardrobe, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Corner shower cubicle with Mira shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., ceramic tiled to half wall level, high level window to side aspect.
BEDROOM 3 12' 7" x 13' 5" maximum decreasing to 9'6" " (3.84m x 4.09m) Built-in double doored wardrobe, picture rail, power points, sash window to front aspect overlooking garden and parkland beyond, radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Low level w.c., wall mounted wash hand basin, extractor fan.
BEDROOM 4 13' 7" x 12' 3" (4.14m x 3.73m) Sash style window to front aspect overlooking driveway, double radiator, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splashback, picture rail, corner ceramic tiled surround fireplace.
BATHROOM Panelled bath with hand grips, high level w.c., wall mounted wash hand basin, frosted glazed window to front aspect.
BEDROOM 5 14' 1" x 14' 5" (4.29m x 4.39m) Sash style window to front aspect overlooking lawns and garden towards Parkland beyond, built-in wardrobe, panelled door, picture rail, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Corner shower cubicle with curved panelled doors, Mira shower, wash hand basin, low level w.c.
NORTH WING/SEPARATE ANNEXE Staircase from ground floor, former servants staircase rising to first and second floor, door to:
INNER LANDING Door to:
ROOM CURRENTLY ARRANGED AS KITCHEN 9' 4" x 8' 5" decreasing to 6'2" (2.84m x 2.57m) High level sash style window to front aspect, 1 ½ bowl sink unit with cupboard space under, range of storage cupboards, eye level oven, ceramic tiled surrounds, power points, work surface with electric hob, washing machine point under, space for fridge/freezer, storage cupboard.
LIVING ROOM 15' 8" x 14' 1" (4.78m x 4.29m) High level sash style window to front aspect, window to side, two radiators, ceiling coving, feature surround fireplace, picture rail, door to:
BEDROOM 15' 4" x 12' 6" (4.67m x 3.81m) High ceiling, sash style window to rear aspect overlooking rear garden and window to side overlooking Edward Garden, double radiator, built-in wardrobe, further built-in wardrobe with hanging space and shelf.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM With corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., low level window, slight eaves to ceiling restricting head room, exposed beam to wall, tiled surround.
SOUTH WING TOP FLOOR Twin double doors from primary landing with ladder style staircase rising to top floor landing.
ROOM 1 12' 4" x 10' 10" (3.76m x 3.3m) Measurements taken from approximately 3'5" off floor level with eaves to ceiling restricting head room, primary ceiling heights 6'2", sash style window to rear aspect overlooking lawns and grounds towards parkland beyond to far reaching views towards the South Downs, access to storage eaves.
ROOM 2 15' 6" x 11' 1" (4.72m x 3.38m) Measurements taken from approximately 3'3" off floor level with slight eaves to ceiling restricting head room, maximum ceiling height 6'2", sash style window to front aspect.
NORTH WING First floor landing there is a former servants staircase winding up to the top floor roof rooms.
ROOM 1 14' 3" x 10' 5" (4.34m x 3.18m) Measurements taken from approximately 3' off floor level with slight eaves to ceiling restricting head room, maximum ceiling height 7', Sash style window to front aspect.
ROOM 2 13' 7" x 10' 3" (4.14m x 3.12m) Measurements taken from approximately 3' off floor level with slight eaves to ceiling restricting head room, maximum ceiling height 7', Sash style window to front aspect overlooking grounds and lawns towards parkland beyond.
BASEMENT/CELLAR Stone staircase down from outer lobby leading to:
HALLWAY With arched brick ceiling, exposed and painted wall, original flagstone flooring leading to:
ROOM1/WINE CELLAR 12' 1" x 9' 4" (3.68m x 2.84m) Recessed areas with shelving, flagstone flooring, stone shelving for wine and recess to chimney breast with archway, door leading to:
ROOM 2/BOILER ROOM 15' 4" x 10' 0" (4.67m x 3.05m) With ceiling height of 6'. Feature brick arch ceiling, flagstone flooring, a range of stone, brick and flint walls, free standing central boiler with flue (not tested).
OUTSIDE To the front is an unadopted road, which has been maintained at the joint expense of the users, leading to brick retaining wall with mature flower beds, shrubs and evergreen, leading to large shingle driveway with flowering brick borders with mature shrubs, trees and bushes. To the right hand side of the property there is an arched opening leading to rear garden. To the left is further access to the breakfast room via a briquette hardstanding area with gateway and fencing leading to twin detached garage blocks. Immediately to the rear of the property is a raised crazy paved patio area with doors leading to drawing room and dining room, with a further pathway leading to the left hand side of the property. Brick raised flowering borders with central steps leading down to lawned garden. Lawned garden is enclosed by brick wall to one end and fence panelling on both sides, mature tree with semi-circular rose garden, mature shrubs, evergreens and bushes with an open aspect to the rear. Sheltered behind manicured hedges and flower borders is access to the vegetable garden with range of allotment type areas and greenhouse. Crazy paved pathway leads to the left hand side of the property and boot room with a further vegetable area to the rear of the garage blocks.
TWIN DETACHED GARAGE BLOCKS Providing for four garages, pitched roof, carport with gated entrance from Edward Gardens.
AGENTS NOTES This property is owned by a Charity and the key driving objective for this charity is that they are to "preserve historic buildings" and therefore the Trustees have decided that they must enquire about the buyers intended use (re-development is clearly not acceptable) and ensure the buyer has sufficient funds to cover the essential maintenance/restoration works.
AGENTS NOTES (2) Japanese Knotweed has been discovered in the garden of this home on the 25th June 2015. Measures have taken place and treatment was started on 1st July 2015 to eradicate the weed.
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