£18m Jacobean mansion the Newhouse Estate on the edge of the New Forest goes on the market with Strutt & Parker
FOR the first time in almost 400 years a massive Grade I listed Jacobean mansion has gone up for sale looking for offers in excess of £18m.
The Newhouse Estate borders the north-eastern corner of the New Forest National Park and is near to Redlynch. Its principal house boasts seven bedrooms, three bathrooms, a library and wine cellars.
Also part of the package of the 900-acre site is a separate five-bedroom home, Grade II listed stables and another three cottages, agricultural holdings, various barns with a commercial use and a series of woods.
Some of those woods have been used for shoots, while the estate also holds large herds of principally fallow and roe deer, with stalking across the site currently let under licence.
It is being marketed by Strutt & Parker whose head of national estates, Mark McAndrew, said: "Newhouse is a truly stunning, historic, but incredibly manageable house.
"It is not vast and is, in fact, a beautiful family home in a quite extraordinary position. One thing that people are searching for is privacy and tranquillity, of which the estate has in abundance.
"Surrounded by its own parkland and woodland and with no roads or public access, Newhouse occupies a secluded part of the New Forest National Park.
"The area has become increasingly popular and is so accessible. Nearby road and mainline rail networks mean that you have the south coast close by, trains to London to hand, and all with the New Forest on your doorstep."
The estate is available for sale as a whole or as eight separate lots and has been owned by the same family since 1633. It reportedly also has past links to Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.
In 1986 George and June Jeffreys inherited Newhouse in a dilapidated condition, and have restored it to its former glory.