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Property DetailsAn historic Manor House with commercial/tourism opportunities set in wonderful grounds.One of the Island’s finest historic stone manor houses set in about 4.5 acres of formal gardens and grounds, this property has a wealth of period features providing extensive accommodation including 8 bedrooms and 7 reception rooms together with outbuildings including The Old Dairy: a one-bedroom self-contained outbuilding currently used as a studio by the present owners and The Nook: a one bedroom annexe used to support the studio. Both have scope/potential for holiday or business accommodation (subject to obtaining any necessary statutory consents) enabling the Manor to appeal to both residential buyers and those keen to explore the commercial and tourist potential of this unique property. Nestling between a historic village and rolling downland, this Grade II* listed property has the potential to offer buyers the opportunity of diversifying from pure residential use and to augment income at this historic family home.Arreton Manor is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) and has been owned by at least 8 monarchs, the earliest being Alfred the Great. Charles 1st reviewed troops on the lawn in 1629 and Queen Victoria planted a tree in the garden. Whilst parts are undoubtedly older (including a screen wall circa 1396) the majority of the present house dates from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods and is built on a classic ’E’ plan. It is provided with a wealth of period features including stone mullioned windows with leaded lights, fine wood panelling, Tudor-arched doorways and fireplaces as well as much of the original timbering and joinery. In 2000-2003 the house underwent an extensive but extremely sympathetic programme of restoration and renovation to maintain, preserve and improve the fabric of the building.The property is approached by electric powered, remote controlled, wrought iron gates on a tree lined gravelled driveway. The gardens of Arreton Manor are a true delight, having been carefully sculpted by the current owners in the Elizabethan style with formal gardens and box hedging to reflect the historic importance and age of the house and gardens. Like many gardens of the period they have been divided into clearly defined areas, garden rooms effectively. These comprise in the main; The Knot Garden based on a design by Walter Stonhouse and centred around a Bramley apple tree to the east of the house. The Rose Garden which is arranged around a walnut tree and comprises Old English roses selected for their perfume. The Terraced Garden is arranged over four tiers, including a maze, a knot garden and a water terrace, each with their own individual character and each designed to be best viewed from the terrace above, creating a spectacular effect with the Arreton Downs as the backdrop. To the west of the garden is a large car park used for functions or perhaps to be grazed over to form a paddock. There is also a further entrance via a right of way from the south leading to driveways either side of the Old Stable Block and Coach House.The grounds extend, in all, to about 4.5 acres. There are lawns, woodland areas and two large ornamental ponds screened by a low yew hedge. There are views to the Yarborough monument on Culver Down in the distance. Gravelled paths meander through the gardens; stone walls, pergolas and a wealth of trees and shrubs, all combine to provide an extremely attractive and secluded setting. There are a range of garden stores and an automatic irrigation system serving pots throughout the garden.Garage: A green oak-framed open-fronted garage with workshop/store.The NookA self-contained annexe with the potential for holiday letting accommodation with Bedroom, Shower Room and Kitchen/Sitting/Dining area, situated at the north east of the Manor.The Old Dairy
Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at Main Road, Arreton, Newport offers eight bedrooms. The property is presently selling at $2,386,079.
This property is listed by George Burnand of Strutt & Parker located in England.