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Sprawling New Forest property Castletop House at Burley on market for £7.75m



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ONE of the foremost properties in the New Forest has hit the market for £7.75m.

The 12-bedroom Castletop House, in Burley, is a huge late-Victorian country house with a total living area of 12,000sqft and is set within 6.5 acres of grounds.

Castletop (56712990)
Castletop (56712990)
Castletop (56712994)
Castletop (56712994)

There's also the possibility to purchase a further four acres of adjoining ancient woodlands, rare rhododendrons and specimen trees.

Agent Online Services said: "With direct forest access, Castletop House is ideal for equestrian activities and offers total privacy."

Castletop (56713006)
Castletop (56713006)
Castletop (56713010)
Castletop (56713010)

The marketing blurb adds: "Lovingly restored by its present owners to modern standards, it has lost none of its original charm or period features, including large sash windows, panelling, high ceilings and solid oak floors throughout.

"Grand proportions with a south facing aspect give the house a light and airy feel."

Castletop (56713008)
Castletop (56713008)
Castletop (56713012)
Castletop (56713012)

It said the restoration was completed by the current owners to make the house energy efficient and cost effective, with almost all the external walls drylined with 50 mm of high-density insulation.

Castletop (56713014)
Castletop (56713014)
Castletop (56713016)
Castletop (56713016)

Floors and ceilings were also insulated to a high standard, new windows triple or double glazed and there is a three-phase electricity supply and cabling ready for future heat pumps as well as water-based solar panels to preheat the heating system and three log fires.

Castletop (56713018)
Castletop (56713018)
Castletop (56712996)
Castletop (56712996)

The sprawling property boasts five reception rooms, games room, glass study adjacent to the master bedroom, a studio, four staircases in different wings of the house and a lift, as well as two kitchens.

Castletop (56712998)
Castletop (56712998)
Castletop (56713000)
Castletop (56713000)

Five of the bedrooms are en suite, while there is a swimming pool, an elevated wooden deck and a converted stable complex consisting of a kitchen and breakfast room, sitting room, three bedrooms, bathroom and cloakroom with its own enclosed garden.

Castletop (56713002)
Castletop (56713002)
Castletop (56713004)
Castletop (56713004)

For more information go to https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/122674019 or phone 03333 447 007.



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