Set along a quiet lane, this 17th century Grade II listed five bedroom manor house is set in approx. ten acres and offers almost 6,300 sq ft of flexible accommodation, arranged over three floors.The property is steeped in history, was previously owned by a relative of Jane Austen and comes with formal gardens two ponds, a 36ft swimming pool and pool room, views over pastures, vineyard, backs on to the River Hamble and also has a 90ft x 39ft marquee. The Stables, an additional three bedroom property within the grounds, comes with additional benefits including a large driveway with turning space for horse boxes, three stables, two acre paddock and additional stable block.
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Set along a quiet lane in the heart of the historic village of Botley, this spacious and beautifully presented 17th century manor house offers almost 6,300 sq ft of flexible accommodation, arranged over three floors. The property is steeped in history and was previously owned by a relative of Jane Austen. Internally, the manor house has been sensitively modernised and thoughtfully combines the amenities of modern living yet retaining the property's charm and character, with period features including high ceilings and open fireplaces.

Accommodation on the ground floor briefly comprises an inviting entrance hall, two large reception rooms with open fireplaces, a large dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and smaller dining room, snug, office, utility room, boiler room and cellar. There is then an inner courtyard from which there is access to a log store, pump room and two further useful storerooms.

The first floor provides a master bedroom and an additional bedroom, both of which are en-suite. There is then another double bedroom with a shower room and two further double bedrooms with a separate family bathroom. On the second floor there is a large room that the current vendors use as a music room, with three further rooms and a large loft room (formerly the servants quarters), which could be converted into additional accommodation or provide useful storage space.

Outside, the property is approached over a sweeping gravel drive leading to the manicured formal gardens with the driveway providing off road parking for numerous vehicles. The grounds are a particular feature of the property, that lead down and front the River Hamble.

Vendor's comment: "I remember jumping off the riverbank and learning to swim in the river at the end of the garden".

The lawns are intercepted by gravel pathways and planted with a wide variety of attractive flowers, trees and faunae. There are also many mature specimen shrubs, with views over the pasture and vineyard. The grounds meander further to reveal two large mature ponds. There is then a 36ft swimming pool with sun terrace, adjoining a 36ft pool room with changing rooms and cloakrooms, ideal for entertaining.

The main property also comes with a 90ft x 39 ft marquee, which could have a number of uses.

The Stables is an additional property situated within the grounds and is a three bedroom house in a large enclosed gravel courtyard, adjoined by four stables and a tack room. The house consists of a large flagstone floor farmhouse style kitchen with fitted cupboards and a Butler sink, leading off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry leading to a small outside courtyard. The large hallway leads through to a spacious sitting room with open fireplace, original exposed beams and doors that then lead through to a dining room and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. On the first floor there are a further two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property's garden leads through to an orchard, barn and grazing consisting of three sectioned paddocks.

Both properties are set in a total of approximately ten acres and to fully appreciate both the accommodation on offer and of course the property's wonderful location, an early viewing truly is a must.

Vendor's comment:
"Steeple Court has been our home for nearly forty years, it holds many wonderful memories including our wedding. Its wonderful location, in terms of being surrounded by woodland and on the edge of the River Hamble, has enabled me to indulge my passion for wildlife. Having access to the river, also gave our family the opportunity to enjoy days out in the boat, even water skiing further on up the Solent. The nearby country park and adjoining farmland are perfect for riding our horses and walking our dogs - Steeple Court Manor will always hold a special place in our hearts".

Hedge End
Botley, Hampshire *360 degree virtual tour*
8 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
9 Reception Rooms
Call 01489 779030