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7 bedroom manor house for sale

Godshill, Isle Of Wight

Sold by Us £3,950,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Stenbury Manor Estate Seven bedroom Grade II listed manor with gardens and outbuildings.
Separate eight bedroom farmhouse.
Range of modern and traditional farm buildings.
Two three bedroom cottages.
Approximately 389.66 acres of grassland.
In all about 412.25 acres (166.80 hectares).
Available as a whole or in six lots. 

Situation Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) amidst some of the most stunning countryside on the Isle of Wight, Stenbury Manor Estate is surrounded by open farmland with wonderful and far-reaching rural and coastal views. The estate is positioned to the south of the Island, between Ventnor and Newport, which between them have extensive recreational and shopping facilities.

The property is also in easy-reach of the popular centres of Ryde, Bembridge, Yarmouth and
Cowes, providing fast and frequent connections to Southampton, and from Fishbourne and Ryde to Portsmouth.

The Island is famous for its yachting and sailing in the renowned waters of The Solent.

In addition, there is golf at Freshwater, Sandown, Ryde and Osborne, and an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding.

There is a primary and preschool in Wroxall. Private schools on the Island include Priory School, East Cowes and Ryde School, which are both within half an hour's drive. 

Lot 1 - Stenbury Manor 23.15 acres (9.35 ha)  

The Manor Stenbury Manor is a Grade II listed Jacobean Manor house and one of the original Domesday Manors faced with Island stone with a tiled and slate roof. It is thought to have been built in the 16th Century and altered in the 18th Century when the west wing was added by Sir Robert Worsley of Appuldurcombe who is said to have lived there while Appuldurcombe was rebuilt.

The Manor is now T shaped with two storeys and attics. The Manor has been vacant in recent years and is in need of renovation but many of the original features are still in place which include a four centred stone fireplace with keystone in the 'great hall', fielded panelling in the dining room and original 17th century mullioned windows.

The Manor comprises three reception rooms, a kitchen, study, WC and store on the ground floor with seven bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. In addition there is an attic with two rooms. 

Outside The Manor is approached along a shared track off Whitwell Road. A gravel drive over a small moat leads to the Manor. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with flower beds. 

Outbuildings There are several traditional outbuildings which form part of lot 1 opposite the Manor. These comprise:
- L Shaped courtyard with a log store, garaging and workshop - approx. 3420ft² (318m²)timber framed with Island stone (part breeze block) and a slate roof.
- Stone barn - approx. 1179 ft² (110m²) - Island stone with a corrugated iron roof and large double doors.
- Redundant cattle stalls - approx. 1159 ft² (108 m²) - Island stone with a sheeted roof.
- Redundant cattle shed - approx. 781 ft² (73m²)portal framed barn with block walls and a sheeted roof.
- Long barn - approx. 1561ft² (145m²) - portal framed barn with Island stone a slate roof and timber doors. 

The land The land sits predominately to the south west of Stenbury Manor and comprises approximately 13.30 acres of gently undulating grass paddocks with a small woodland block and ponds.

The land is available with vacant possession from 1st October 2016. 

Lot 2 - Land at Stenbury Manor This block of 239.99 acres (97.12 ha) of pasture and 13.92 acres of woodland surrounds Stenbury Manor with far reaching views to the South East. The land is currently grazed by livestock and as such is well fenced with water.

Access is from various points along two private tracks (a right of way will be reserved along the track to Stenbury Manor should lot 2 be sold separately).

The land is subject to FBT until 31st December 2017. 

Lot 3 - Itchills Itchills is a pretty cottage constructed of local stone with a tiled roof. The cottage has been well cared for but is in need of modernisation. It comprises a kitchen with a wood burner, larder, sitting room with an open fireplace, bathroom and three bedrooms.

The property sits in 0.97 acres and benefits from a well-kept garden with lawns, a pond, vegetable garden and trees such as copper beech. There is a gated gravel drive with parking for two cars.

The property is subject to a Rent Act 1977 tenancy. 

Lot 4 - Stenbury Lodge Stenbury Lodge is a three bedroom cottage in need of repair and renovation. It comprises a kitchen, sitting room, office and bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs there are three bedrooms.

There is a small garden with parking for two cars in front of the house.

The property is currently let on an Assured Tenancy. 

Lot 5 - Sheepwash farmhouse and buildings (PO38 3JP) 8.50 acres (3.43 ha) Grade II Listed stone farmhouse that has been extended over time to provide extensive accommodation, of which the Eastern wing has been used as a holiday let. The house requires modernisation but retains some period features such as flagstone flooring to a number of rooms. There are a mixture of traditional wooden windows and some UPVC double glazed windows. The farmhouse comprises four reception rooms, a kitchen, breakfast room, utility, with eight bedrooms and 4 bath/ shower rooms, (if including the East Wing). 

Outside The principle garden lies to the South of the farmhouse approached by a driveway to a gravelled turning/parking area, whilst there is an additional parking area and garden to the West of the house. 

Outbuildings There are a series of period stone outbuildings to the west of the farmhouse including old piggeries and a former office. To the north is a courtyard of stone barns, comprising:
- L-shaped barn/store-approx. 1,400 ft2 (130 m2).
- Stone Barn- approx. 1,615 ft2 (150 m2).
- 2 storey stone barn with a ground floor area of approx. 1830 ft2 (170 m2) incorporating processing areas
- Lean to store to rear- approx. 807ft2 (75 m2) 

A separate access from Sheepwash Lane, just to the north of the main farmyard leads to:
- Modern 6 bay steel portal frame barn- approx. 3,607 ft2 (335 m2)

The pasture is let under an FBT until 31st December 2017. 

Lot 6 - Land at Sheepwash Farm Approximately 138.18 acres (55.93 ha)of undulating pasture as shown on the plan with access directly from Sheepwash Lane.

There is a period stone barn occupying an elevated position to the south of the lot with great potential. 

General Remarks and Stipulations  

Method of Sale and Tenure Stenbury Manor Estate and Sheepwash Farm are offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in six lots with vacant possession on completion subject to the existing tenancies. The 2 cottages are only available to the purchasers of other lots. 

Land Classification The land is classified as Grade 4 with Upton 1 soil series which is a shallow well drained calcareous soil over chalk. 

Designations The land is in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Part of Stenbury Manor is a Scheduled Monument. 

Overage Part of the farm (traditional buildings at Sheepwash Farm) is subject to an overage clause on residential development. Further information is available from the selling agents. 

Basic Farm Payment The land is registered for basic payment and the entitlements are available by separate negotiation. 

Environmental Stewardship Scheme The Estate is in an Entry Level Scheme which is coterminous with FBT. 

Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned. The sporting rights are let for the 2016/2017 season. 

Water Supply The estate has mains and a private water supply. Further information regarding the private supply is available from the selling agents. 

Fixtures and Fittings All those items usually regarded as tenant's fixtures and fittings are specifically excluded from the sale. Further information is available from the selling agents.


Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing easements and rights of way, whether public or private especially mentioned or not. There are several footpaths and bridle paths crossing the property.

New Barn Farm and Little Stenbury have a right of way reserved over the Estate.

If sold in lots, rights of way will be granted as required. 

VAT Any price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that the sale of the property or any right attached to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition. 

Local Authorities Isle of Wight Council
County Hall
High Street
Isle of Wight
PO30 1UD
Tel: 01983 821000 

Health and Safety Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the cottages and buildings. 

Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the selling agents. 

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 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.  

Lotting- The Estate is available as a whole or in 6 lots as shown on the plan. The 2 cottages are only available to the purchasers of other lots.  

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