6 bedroom Detached House for sale: High Street, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31

  • reception rooms 3
  • bedrooms 6
  • bathrooms 3
Reference: 36249_17773936


Rare opportunity to acquire this imposing Georgian Grade II listed detached dwelling, situated within approximately two acres of beautiful grounds on the banks of the River Hamble, with River and neighbouring countryside views.  Please contact Manns and Manns on Tel no. 023 80 404055 directly for the online viewing. 


The History

Originally built in the 18th century as the New Inn, this property is steeped with history and is famous for starring in ‘Howards Way’. A popular TV show filmed in Old Bursledon from 1985-1990. This elegant dwelling has countless endearing and attractive qualities, typical of its lavish era. These include large open feature fireplaces, high ceilings, traditional skirting boards, thick panelled doors, a cellar, large Georgian wooden casement windows with keystones, and a well. One of the most attractive features is the incredible entrance reception hall. As you enter the room, you immediately notice extensive detailing to the carved Oak panelled walls and an exquisite carved staircase leading to the galleried landing. There is a feature fireplace that also has carved oak features to the surround with a gas burning stove.

Historically Captain L.P and Mrs Emmeline Shaw-Story purchased GreyLadyes estate in 1873, then later purchased the New Inn and, altered the house so the front no longer faced the road and enlarged the property to a sizable family home. Today the gated driveway sweeps alongside the main entrance to the house and further leads to a sizable parking area and space for a boat. The grounds approaching two acres have beautifully kept gardens with extensive private views of Greyladyes Park.

Mrs Emmeline Shaw-Story was extremely interested in good brickwork and was responsible for the elaborate chimneys which adorn Greywell, and many other houses within the village. The front elevation is a fine example of the Bursledon brickwork, with red and grey headers. To other elevations, there is a red hanging clay tile to the exterior. The main roof is of red clay tile and the property has been modernised with gas fired central heating.

The property was Grade II listed on the 5th of December 1955 by Historic England. 

As you enter this beautiful family home, there is the most exquisite and lavish entrance hall. The walls are panelled with carved Oak detailing, the floor is tastefully laid to parquet and there is a carved Oak staircase leading to the first floor galleried landing. There is a gas fire, space for a study area, porthole windows to each side of the entrance door, and doors to all the principle reception rooms. The ceiling has exposed beams with spot and display lighting. The entrance hall continues behind the staircase where there is a casement window, radiator, a door to under stairs storage and carpet to the flooring.

This spacious room has two traditional entry wooden doors, casement windows with dual aspect views of the beautiful gardens and neighbouring Greyladyes Park and feature fireplace. Two radiators, ample power points, and a smooth and coved ceiling. Door to:

Porthole window, ceramic tiled floor, side elevation window, smooth ceiling, space for hanging coats, spotlight, double radiator, space and plumbing for a washing machine. Open archway to:

Two side elevation windows, ceramic tiled floor, pedestal wash hand basin with splashback, low-level WC, and a heated towel rail.

This elegant and spacious room was part of the original Inn, and is ideal for entertaining. There is a feature fireplace, two casements windows with seats to the front elevation, storage cabinets and cupboards with display lighting, two walls mounted lights and a picture wall light. Ample power points, a radiator and two entrance doors, one which leads in from the spectacular entrance reception hall, and one to the:

Providing access to the kitchen/breakfast room with laminate flooring and radiator. A glazed door leads to a further walkway with additional stairs to the first floor. Tile effect vinyl flooring, wall panelling, and doors to the front and rear elevation. Door to the Cellar with stairs leading down from the ground floor and light. Door to the:

This delightful room has a casement window to the front elevation. Wood panelling to the walls, wall mounted lights, ample power, wooden flooring, and a feature fireplace with a wood burner. Pantry Stone floor, side elevation windows with secondary glazing, an array of shelving for food storage, fuse point, gas, and electric meters, worktop and electric point.

Traditional WC with a pull flush cistern and tile effect vinyl flooring.

Two casement windows with extensive views over the gardens and neighbouring Greyladyes Park. Range of matching base cupboards and drawers, matching wall mounted cabinets with lighting beneath. Work surfaces to two sides of the room with tiling above. Aga, four ring gas hob, and a ceramic tiled floor. There is two stainless steel sinks with drainer and mixer tap. Space for a dishwasher and integrated fridge. There is a cupboard which houses the modern gas-fired boiler for the central heating and domestic hot water supply. Built-in Oven and grill, smooth and coved ceiling with spotlights, ample power points, wall mounted central heating, and hot water control.

Carved Oak balustrade with a split level landing, leading to the principle bedrooms and bathrooms. The landing is carpeted throughout with a door separating the second staircase which could be used as a guest area. There is a window to one end which has fabulous views of the River Hamble, built-in wardrobe with sliding doors, two casement windows to the rear elevation, and roof light creating a light and airy atmosphere. Radiators, ample power points, smooth ceiling, carpeted throughout, and a wall-mounted thermostat.

Side elevation casement window, front elevation window with views towards the River Hamble. Built-in wardrobe, ample power points, radiator, feature fireplace, and door to:

Casement window with views towards the River Hamble. Smooth ceiling, radiator, range of cupboards, and wardrobe space to one side. Door to hallway.

Rear elevation casement window, linen cupboard housing the additional gas fired boiler (not in use), and hot water tank. Low-level panelled bath with shower attachment, low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, wall mounted mirror, inset spotlights, fully tiled shower cubicle.

Front elevation casement window with views towards the River Hamble, built-in wardrobe with cupboards above, smooth ceiling, powerpoint, radiator, carpeted throughout.

Side elevation casement window, feature fireplace, built-in wardrobes to each side of the fireplace with sliding doors, radiator, carpeted throughout. Ample power and light.

Casement window looking over the side gardens, built-in wardrobe with cupboard space above, sealed fireplace, carpeted throughout, radiator and powerpoint.

Rear elevation casement window, Victorian style bath with claw feet and telephone style shower attachment, wooden flooring, shaver point, pedestal wash hand basin, hatch to loft area, half height wall tiling and radiator. Smooth ceiling with spotlights.

Separate WC with spotlight, extractor, radiator, wooden flooring, side elevation casement window.

Side elevation casement window, feature fireplace to one corner, carpeted throughout, smooth ceiling, and spotlight.

Rear elevation window, radiator, feature fireplace, powerpoint, and carpeted throughout.

Side elevation window, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC, panelled bath with shower and glass screen. Fully tiled walls, inset spotlights, smooth ceiling, shaver point, Dimplex electric heater.

The main entrance to the house is approached by stone and ball top brick piers and a traditional Iron gate. It is enclosed with a red brick wall and there is a further iron pedestrian gate to one side. The paved driveway elegantly follows the footprint of the house. To one side there is a pretty well and steps leading down to a private lawn area, enclosed by established evergreen hedgerow and a stone wall. Ideal for alfresco dining or lawn sports.
The sizable main garden has been laid to lawn, with harmonious views towards the neighbouring Greyladyes Park which is approximately 16 acres of land, supported by Natural England, within the local conservation area. The garden is bounded by hedgerow and post and wire fencing. There are some established flowerbeds, Oak tree, magnolia tree, and established fruit trees.

The outbuildings include an open log store, double garage and further storage areas which are in need of some replacement/repair. There is garden house to one end which is of brick elevations under a pitched roof, which has a work surface with two stainless steel sinks, storage space, electric, ceramic tiled floor, and outside light.
The main driveway is laid with gravel and has ample space for several vehicles and a boat. There are further storage areas to the front elevation, which can be accessed via a pathway.

Council Tax Band: H
Local Authority: Eastleigh Borough Council

Viewings strictly by appointment only

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Reference: 36249_17773936

Contact Agent

Manns & Manns
Tel: 02380 404055