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Duplex penthouse in Hampshire castle

Netley Castle has historical connections dating back to the Tudor dynasty, and had the honour of being visited by Elizabeth I and Charles I. The property was transformed into a gothic style castle in the 19th century, with the addition of the castellated wings and the towers on each side, and a century later was transformed into luxury apartments: the penthouse was completed in 2001.

The apartment itself has substantial accommodation over two floors. The impressive drawing room has a feature fireplace and is light and spacious, and offers impressive views across Southampton Water, while the kitchen is well fitted with space for a large dining table.

The dining room itself offers access to one of the terraces which can be used for evening dining and a spiral staircase leads to the second floor, while the mezzanine level leads to a further terrace and a conservatory, and has ample space for a separate flat. Owners also have use of the unique dining hall which is part of the original castle and can be used for family functions and meetings.

Accommodation in total comprises: entrance hall, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, drawing room, 2nd kitchen, conservatory, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

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Outside, the mature communal grounds come to three acres and are well cared-for, with a large area of lawn to the front.

Netley Castle is located in old Netley, just over one mile from Hamble and under a mile from the centre of Netley, flanked on one side by the ruins of Netley Abbey and on the other by the Royal Victoria Country Park and on the shore of Southampton Water.

The guide price is £1.2m. For further information please contact Savills on 01962 841 842 or visit

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