01489 893555

Park Lane, Upper Swanmore, Southampton

Sold STC
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  • Magnificent wing of country house
  • Sought after Upper Swanmore
  • Beautiful views from some aspects
  • Five bedrooms
  • Stunning Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Large garden
  • Garage
  • Drive and parking

Within the sought after area of Swanmore Park in Upper Swanmore is this magnificent wing of a late 19th Century Grade II listed mansion, designed by Alfred Waterhouse who also designed the Natural History Museum. The property enjoys fabulous views from some aspects over surrounding countryside towards the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

The property offers spacious accommodation with a wealth of elegant character features including high ceilings, a stunning sitting room with an original marble fireplace, bay windows with shutters, sash windows and original ornate ceilings and cornicing. The magnificent sitting room with approximately 3.6 m high ceilings was formerly the library to the main house and also features a bay window with original shutters.

To the front of the property is private parking for two cars and there is a garage nearby.

The garden is of a good size overall with areas adjoining the property plus an additional large garden area laid to lawn and interspersed with shrubs and plants. There is also a summerhouse with power and a shed.

Swanmore Park forms a private, self-contained community set down a long drive on the western edge of the Meon Valley within the South Downs National Park and within a gently undulating downland landscape. Whilst a wonderful rural location, the network of local lanes provides easy access to Swanmore Village with its shop, pubs, village hall, church, nursery, primary and secondary schools. More extensive amenities can be found in the nearby country town of Bishops Waltham.

City shopping facilities are available in either Winchester or Southampton . The nearest mainline stations are at Botley, Winchester, Southampton and Petersfield. The area has a range of good schools and transport links via the M3, A3 and M27. For those with cycling or walking interests there are extensive options via the lanes.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hallway

9' 3'' x 6' 6'' (2.82m x 1.98m)

Vaulted ceiling and double doors with an arch over with access to the driveway. Feature stained glass and leaded window. Tiled floor.

Cloakroom / Utility Room

WC, wash basin, and space for washing machine.


13' 11'' x 10' 9'' (4.24m x 3.27m)

Fitted with a range of Oak style units to both wall and floor with both high and lower level wall units. Drawers, shelving and plate rack. Double bowl sink with mixer tap, breakfast bar. Triple sash window window to the front. High ceiling and tiled period feature floor. Cupboard housing Valliant Calor gas fired boiler. Radiator & kickboard space heater.

Dining Room

13' 11'' x 12' 8'' (4.24m x 3.86m)

Dual aspect room with sash windows, high ceiling and wood floors, two radiators.

Main Hallway

24' 7'' x 6' 4'' (7.49m x 1.93m)

Which leads to the double doors with access to the outside at the rear. Staircase to the first floor and understairs cupboard. High ceiling with traditional features. Wood block flooring. Radiator. Magnificent high door leads into the sitting room.

Sitting Room

23' 8'' x 18' 3'' (7.21m x 5.56m)

The sitting room was formally the library for the original house and really must be viewed to be appreciated. High ceiling with ornate decorative detail. Polished oak flooring, Marble fireplace with wood burning stove. Bay window with sash windows, original concertina shutters and charming window seats for enjoying views over the gardens. Feature archway which lead originally to the billiard room. Two radiators, wall light points, wood floor.

First Floor

Loft access. Door to second floor stairwell with a bespoke Oak staircase, Doors to;

Master Bedroom

20' 11'' x 17' 11'' (6.37m x 5.46m)

A significant room with a sash bay window with shutters. Two radiators and traditional fireplace.

Bedroom 2

13' 7'' x 13' 4'' (4.14m x 4.06m)

Traditional sash windows enjoying far reaching views towards the Isle of Wight. period fireplace. radiator, wood flooring.

Bedroom 3

14' 0'' x 8' 11'' (4.26m x 2.72m)

Sash windows with views over the grounds of Swanmore Park. Radiator.


Suite comprising a bath with shower attachment, low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Radiator.

Second Floor Landing

Vaulted ceiling and storage area over. Underfloor heating.

Shower Room

With a heritage suite comprising a pedestal wash basin, corner shower. Extractor fan, downlighters, heated towel radiator, tiled floor. Underfloor heating.

Bedroom 4

16' 11'' x 12' 3'' (5.15m x 3.73m)

High vaulted ceiling, views over countryside. Exposed timbers. Access to roof space. Underfloor heating.

Bedroom 5

16' 11'' x 12' 3'' (5.15m x 3.73m)

Window with fabulous far reaching views. Underfloor heating.

Gardens & grounds

The property is approached over a gravelled driveway leading to the front door and porch. There is parking for two cars and an area of adjoining lawn. There is a Calor gas storage tank for the central heating. The main garden is a lovely feature being large and located just across the driveway. There are areas of lawn with trees, shrubs and hedgerows. Summerhouse and shed both with power and an outside tap.


Garage located in a nearby block and additional parking space.

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Park Lane Upper Swanmore
Southampton SO32 2QS
County: Hampshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: MP2500

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