7 bedroom detached house for sale

Main Road, East Boldre, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7WT

£3,100,000 via Knight Frank, Covering New Forest and Isle of Wight: 01590 637850

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Manor Bank Cottage is nestled on the boundary of the esteemed Beaulieu Estate and Sowley Estate. This charming property comprises a traditional cob and thatch cottage dating back to the 17th century, along with an adjoining converted barn, combining period features with modern comfort and convenience.

Originally two separate dwellings, the property underwent a conversion in the 1970s/1980s to create a single, spacious residence while retaining its characterful features. Notably, the property is not listed, offering freedom for further enhancement and personalisation.

The current owner has carried out a programme of extensive remodelling and modernisation with highlights including the addition of two bathrooms, installation of intelligent lighting systems, and Cat 5 cabling for enhanced connectivity.

The gardens have been professionally redesigned by Charlotte Rowe, a renowned Chelsea Gold Medal winner, complemented by external lighting by LIGHT IQ London. The addition of a kitchen extension and the creation of a pool area further enhance the property's appeal for leisure and entertainment. The property is approached via a drive with a cattle grid set well back from the public road.

The pool, which has a glass fence for safety, was completely upgraded in 2023 and is heated by an air source heat pump, providing year-round enjoyment. Separate ancillary accommodation provides a self-contained one bedroom annexe together with a additional games room/ancillary accommodation which offers versatility and flexibility for various lifestyle needs.

Recent upgrades include the refurbishment of the annexe, replacement of windows, rethatching of the original cottage and barn, and the installation of solar panels and a Tesla battery for sustainable energy usage. Please note that the thatching is due to be completed in June 2024.

The property also has a horse menage added in 2021, hidden electric dog fence, and ample parking space.


The house occupies a wonderful position and enjoys expansive open views across the New Forest. Set well back from the road the house is perfectly situated to enjoy open walks and cycle rides across the Forest while also
being only about 6 miles from the market town of Lymington. There is a nearby pub (The Turfcutters Arms) in East Boldre and the popular East End Arms is a short drive away. There are marinas, sailing clubs and facilities at both Lymington and Bucklers Hard while Brockenhurst station provides direct rail services to London Waterloo in approximately 2 hours.

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Agent: Knight Frank, Covering New Forest and Isle of Wight

Knight Frank, Covering New Forest

Phone: 01590 637850