Abbey Hill, Netley Abbey, SO31 5FA

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Bedrooms: 3
Abbey Hill, Netley Abbey, SO31 5FA Hunters of Netley Abbey are proud to have been entrusted with instructions to offer for sale, this ground floor apartment in Netley Castle.

Situated in a stunning waterside location, Netley Castle has a rich history dating back to the mid-16th century and was originally built as part of Henry VIII's coastal defences against the French. Built as an artillery fort, stone from the recently dissolved Netley Abbey was used in the construction and it was built to protect Southampton Water and formed part of a chain of defences collectively called the Device Forts.

After the English Civil War, the castle was decommissioned and was inherited by William Chamberlayne c1826, he added a crenelated tower and the property was leased by George Hunt for use as a private residence. In c1832, the castle was the subject of a series of sketches by JMW Turner.

In 1881 the castle & grounds were purchased by Sir Henry Crichton. He enlisted the services of the renowned architect John Dando Sedding who was influential in the Arts & Crafts movement. Sir Henry died in 1922 and Lady Crichton remained at the castle until her death in 1936 when the property and grounds were sold. The castle was then used as a rehabilitation unit for war veterans and later as a convalescent home.

In 2000 the Castle and grounds were developed into ten exclusive apartments in private grounds.


The ancient village of Netley Abbey is situated on the South Coast between the City of Southampton and the popular yachting marinas at Hamble-le-Rice. Netley Abbey village derives its name from the ruined Cistercian Abbey which was founded by Peter des Roche, Bishop of Winchester in 1239 under the patronage of Henry III. The village boasts many local amenities, shops, cafés, pubs, restaurants and a post office. The Royal Victoria Country Park is within walking distance, formerly the site of The Royal Victoria Military Hospital set in 220 acres of waterside parkland and woodland. For sailing enthusiasts there are two local yachting and sailing clubs in the village. Communication links include Netley station with connections to Southampton, Portsmouth and London. Road links to the M27 & M3 enable easy access to routes North (Winchester & London), East, (Portsmouth & Chichester) & West (New Forest & the West Country). The local Southampton & Bournemouth International Airports provide excellent alternatives to Heathrow & Gatwick. The port of Southampton offers a convenient departure point for cruise holiday destinations. The Channel Islands of Jersey & Guernsey are accessible by air & local Red Funnel services offer sea connections to the Isle of Wight.


Apartment 2 has been the subject of intelligent and sympathetic works by the current owners which include but are not limited to; new bathrooms, shower rooms, decorations, floor coverings and the construction in stone of a private terrace accessed from the sitting room overlooking Southampton Water. The terrace has been built to exacting standards and incorporates a storeroom with power and light.


Secure, feature studded entrance door. Tiled flooring, cornicing to ceiling and arrowslit style windows with medieval style light fixtures.

You enter the apartment through the doors from the lobby;


Carpeted floor, cornicing to ceiling and inset down-lighters, two column radiators. Feature panel doors to adjoining rooms, encompassing a large storage cupboard.

Double feature doors leading to the;


Gothic style windows affording far reaching and spectacular views across Southampton Water towards Hythe and the New Forest. Feature brick-built fireplace with hardwood mantle and decorative wood stove. Cornicing to ceiling. Four wall-light points. Re-fitted hard wood effect flooring. French doors lead to the private terrace.

Leading onto;


The South West facing terrace has been added by the current owners and has been sympathetically installed using matching stone. The terrace provides the perfect place for alfresco dining while overlooking the ever-changing views of yachts and cruise ships.


BEDROOM Westerly aspect windows affording far reaching views across Southampton Water. Cornicing to ceiling with inset down lighters. Two built-in double wardrobes with integrated dressing table. Column radiator. Door to;

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Re-fitted with a three-piece, white suite comprising panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and telephone style hand shower, in-vanity wash-hand basin & concealed flush WC. Ceramic tiled walls and wood effect, ceramic tiled flooring. Fitted anti-fog mirror with halo mood lighting. “Simplehuman” sensor make up mirror.



There is a three-panel window overlooking the gardens. Cornicing to ceiling, column radiator.


Recently refurbished with a three-piece white suite comprising; tiled shower enclosure wall-mounted thermostatic shower with monsoon shower head and hand shower attachment, vanity wash-hand basin with storage under and close-coupled WC. Ceramic tiled walls and wood effect ceramic tiled flooring. Anti-fog mirror with halo mood lighting. Designer towel radiator.


The spacious hallway leads down through a stone gothic archway to the;


Five Gothic style arch windows to westerly aspect forming a three-sided bay which provides a panoramic view across and along Southampton Water. Travertine stone flooring, cornicing to ceiling with inset down-lighters. The kitchen is fitted with a range of solid oak, wall & floor cabinets with cornicing and pelmets & topped with quartz granite work-surfaces. There is ample room for a dining table and chairs. The bay area has recently been re-fitted with cabinets providing additional drawer & cupboard space and also finished with granite work-surfaces. Built-under, Belfast sink with swan-neck mixer tap. Range cooker with four gas burners and additional wok burner, plate warming griddle, two ovens and a grill. Built-in extractor over. Built-in microwave oven. Integrated fridge-freezer and dishwasher. Space & plumbing for automatic washing machine. Two column radiators. There is a gas fired, Worcester Bosch combination boiler.


Three Gothic arch windows set in a recessed bay overlooking the beautiful gardens. Cornicing to ceiling, two medieval style chandeliers with three matching wall lights. Re-fitted hard wood effect flooring. Column radiator and designer vertical column radiator. The dining room was formerly the main bedroom and is adjacent to;


Refurbished with a three-piece white suite comprising; tiled shower enclosure with folding glass shower screen and thermostatic shower, pedestal wash-hand basin and a close-coupled WC. Tiling to principal areas incorporating a tiled dado. Wood effect ceramic tile flooring, towel radiator.


With remote control access. Fitted cupboards, power & lighting and an extensive boarded loft storage area with full standing height, accessed by pull down wooden steps.


The property is presently configured throughout with SKY BROADBAND and SKY TV in the sitting room, master suite and the kitchen. Sustainability is a feature in every room with low energy lighting installations.


The property is approached via a quiet private lane and accessible via electric gates and a telephone entry system. The maintained private parkland style grounds extend to a little under four acres and comprise manicured lawns and woodland. There are two secure gates with direct access to the beach. Ample car parking facilities for residents and visitors.


The Great Hall is an incredible historic feature room within the castle and is the perfect venue with amenities for residents' private functions.


Each of the ten apartments own an equal share of the freehold.


The overall square footage includes the storeroom beneath the private terrace but does not include the terrace itself or the garage.


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