An historically important, and beautifully preserved, Jacobean Manor house is being offered on the Isle of Wight, just 7 miles from Cowes. Arreton Manor is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and it appears that during the 12th century, the manor was farmed by the monks of Quarr Abbey. After the dissolution of the monasteries it is believed that the existing house was probably built between 1595 and 1612 and is typical of the late Elizabethan/early Jacobean architecture. From the early 1660s to the early 20th century the house remained in the ownership of three families, namely the Culpepers, Fairfaxes and the Martins.
The property itself is spacious and contains many original features, all laid out over three floors. It comprises a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, utility room, family room, garden room, undercroft and cellar, six principal bedrooms, four bathrooms (three en suite), games room, two attic bedrooms and secondary bedroom accommodation.
Outbuildings include the Old Dairy, which is currently used as a music studio, and is constructed of stone and brick, and to the south west of the house is the stable block which currently works as a gift shop.
The house is set in four and a half acres of landscaped grounds including lawns, a rose garden, herbaceous and woodland areas. The north easterly terrace features an intricate knot garden miniature maize and two large ornamental ponds screened by a low Yew hedge. There are also many gravelled pathways, stone walls, pergolas and a wealth of trees and shrubs all combining to provide an extremely attractive and secluded setting.
Arreton Manor is in a fantastic location near Cowes, Ryde and Bembridge. There is excellent horse riding, sailing and golf all within easy reach of the house, and Ryde School offers education from pre-school up to sixth form.
The guide price is £2.35m. For further information, please contact Savills in Southampton on 02380 713 990 or Hose Rhodes Dickinson on 01983 538 090.