Billingham Manor is a historic estate situated in the hamlet of Billingham, on the Isle of Wight.

It includes a Grade II* listed six-bedroom manor house, detached cottage, farm buildings and 130 acres of land.

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The manor was recorded in the Domesday Book and the current manor house dates back, in part, to 1631 and is steeped in history.

The house was remodelled around 1730 by Edward Worsley, son of Sir Edward Worsley, a significant Island landowner, and it was once owned by writer and dramatist J.B. Priestley, who is perhaps most famous for An Inspector Calls.

Isle of Wight County Press: There are many period features at Billingham Manor. Photo by Steve Thearle.There are many period features at Billingham Manor. Photo by Steve Thearle.

Among the many historical features there is a fine oak staircase dating back to the Queen Anne period and a panelled oak room with an early 18th Century rotating bookcase hidden by a sliding panel leading to a passage under the manor, which may have been used by smugglers.

The manor house is approached via a tree-lined driveway and the porch leads into the entrance hall with flagstone floor and open fire with a carved timber surround.

The drawing room is a triple-aspect, oak-panelled room with a decorative marble-style open fireplace.

In the eastern wing of the house there is a kitchen/breakfast room with oil-fired AGA adjoining utility, larder and a WC.

The east wing also has a billiard room and a formal sitting room with an open fireplace.

The first floor has a large landing, six well-proportioned bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The second floor consists of large attic rooms that were once four separate bedrooms, but are not currently habitable.

These could be converted (subject to the relevant consents) should additional accommodation be required.

There is a cellar, which has many features including a well and a tunnel under the house.

Isle of Wight County Press: The kitchen/breakfast room, complete with AGA. Photo: Steve Thearle.The kitchen/breakfast room, complete with AGA. Photo: Steve Thearle.

Outside, there are formal gardens, including a walled garden with well-established borders, shrubs and a number of ponds. There's also a dovecote.

To the east of the house, there is a large stone terrace. There is also a disused hard-surfaced tennis court.

Billingham Manor Cottage sits within its own plot and is a detached, thatched cottage comprising a ground floor kitchen, lounge and bathroom with two double bedrooms on the first floor.

There’s also a number of historic and modern farm buildings with potential for alternative uses, including barns, a granary and a stable.

The property is available as a whole for £3,950,000 or in three lots.

Lot 1 includes the manor house, cottage, farm buildings and 50.33 acres of pastureland/woodland for £3,250,000.

Lot 2 is arable land extending to 56.64 acres for £525,000 and Lot 3 is pastureland and woodland of 23.49 acres for £175,000.

LOCATION: Newport

BEDROOMS: Six, plus two in cottage

PRICE: £3,950,000 (as a whole)

AGENT: BCM

TEL: 01983 828805

WEB: bcm.co.uk

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