12 bedroom manor house for sale

Vaggs Lane, Hordle, Lymington SO41 0FP

£2,250,000 via Spencers, Brockenhurst: 01590 631661

A wonderful country manor house extending to over 8700 sq ft and arranged around a central courtyard, the property offers truly versatile accommodation. Currently arranged for multi-generational living, the property would suit a number of requirements as a whole and with the potential to derive an income.

This is a substantial residence comprising of a Main Residence, a sizeable annexe and holiday cottage, making a total of twelve bedrooms, ten reception rooms and eight bathrooms. The property benefits from beautifully maintained gardens extending to approximately 2 acres and further benefits include a tennis court and separate oak framed insulated double car barn.

The property enjoys a lovely semi rural setting with lovely views across the gardens to fields beyond. The village of Hordle is a close neighbour of the small and busy town of New Milton to the west, and the popular Georgian market town of Lymington to the east.

A general store is complimented by a selection of further shops on Stopples Lane, two local pubs and an 'Ofsted' outstanding Hordle Primary School. For leisure activities, the choice of wonderful coastal walks at Milford on Sea is matched by the New Forest, which provides an area of outstanding natural beauty with ancient woods and heathland enjoyed by riders and walkers alike.

Main Residence

Parts thought to date back to 1823, the accommodation is arranged over three floors and offers many original features such as stripped flooring and doors, window seats and fireplaces. A large welcoming reception hall with wide staircase ascends to the first floor galleried landing. The hallway leads through the property with access to all principle rooms with the sitting room, conservatory and snug enjoying southerly aspects across the beautiful gardens, in addition to a large dining room and well fitted study.

A well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room is set to the front of the property with recently fitted modern shaker style units set at base and eye level to provide for ample storage with complimentary stone worksurfaces. Further benefits include a large walk-in larder, floor mounted gas Aga, double inset Belfast sink, an integrated microwave oven and space for a large American style fridge/freezer. The kitchen opens out into the breakfast room which features a large bay window with built in window seats.

A very useful Boot Room, with dog shower and Laundry Room sit at the end of the hallway which in turn interconnects with the ancillary accommodation within the East Wing. Two further storerooms complete the ground floor accommodation.

The first floor galleried landing offers access to five bedrooms including an impressive principle bedroom suite with views across the garden and fields beyond, a large en-suite bathroom and dressing room interconnect with the bedroom area. The family bathroom is accessed from both the landing and the guest bedroom and two further bedrooms complete the first floor.

A further stair case takes you up to the second floor which accesses the fifth bedroom and a separate cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.


Currently arranged as a separate dwelling which is currently accessed via the hallway within the main residence but benefits from two externals doors accessed from the courtyard. The hallway provides access to a dual aspect sitting room, a large pantry and through into a dining room which in turn leads through to a separate kitchen, ground floor study or bedroom and bathroom.

The first floor landing currently interconnects if required to the main residence. A hall leads to two bedrooms with a large four piece bathroom with a further two bedrooms and a second bathroom with shower set to the front, which complete this floor.

Holiday Cottage

Set to the rear of the property, this two storey extension was built in 2015 and interlinks with the main residence and is currently utilised as separate ancillary accommodation. Arranged over two floors there is a superb open plan kitchen dining area with orangery, separate TV Room and cloakroom. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms all of which have ensuite facilities. The wing benefits from under floor heating to the ground floor, its own double garage and terraced garden.

The layout of the house lends itself beautifully encircling a central courtyard of which all parts of the house have numerous doors leading out onto. Double gates lead to the driveway.

Grounds & Gardens

Accessed from Vaggs Lane, the drive opens out onto a large gravelled area providing for extensive parking and access to a Double Detached Oak Framed Garage which benefits from a mezzanine level for storage. Further areas to the rear provide space for boat storage and additional outbuildings. The drive also leads round to the East Wing and separate garage.

A particular feature of the property are the beautiful rear gardens which benefit from southerly aspects and are bounded to two sides by neighbouring fields. Extending to approx. 2 acres with an array of complimentary planting, mature shrubs and trees. The garden is divided into two main lawned areas and screened with hedging and large trees to the boundaries.

Further areas of interest include parts of the formal Edwardian garden and maze, potting area with chicken run, old ‘piggery’ and a ‘hidden’ garden which provides an additional seating area as well as the formal terrace which abuts the main house and provides for extensive seating and entertaining. The grounds further incorporate a tennis court, well-tended raised vegetable beds, and an attractive pergola arch arranged with climbing wisteria.

Agent: Spencers, Brockenhurst

Spencers of the New Forest , 56 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RA

Phone: 01590 631661