Victorian origins

Ellerslie House is a magnificent example of exuberant Victorian architecture and sits on the lower slopes of Portsdown Hill facing the Solent. Set in four and a half acres there are views towards the Isle of Wight which gives a wonderful sense of space and light.

The property is incredibly spacious with large rooms, high ceilings and sash windows and has all the classical elements of a house dating back to 1880.

From the enormous formal reception hall there are lovely views over the rear garden through the floor to ceiling sash windows and French doors to a veranda; and there is a large brick fireplace with a log burner  and a grand staircase rising to the first floor.

A superb bay window floods the dining room with light with the formal drawing room on the other side taking in another bay window. There is also a study with parquet flooring and all these reception rooms have fireplaces. There is also a large kitchen with an open plan breakfast room, two utility rooms, a cloakroom and useful cellar.

Six double bedrooms are arranged over the first floor which may be accessed via a choice of two staircases. These bedrooms all have their own bath or shower room and sash windows giving a variety of views over the gardens. There is a superb balcony accessed from one bedroom with a sunny aspect.

The smaller staircase continues to rise through the house to the second floor where the landing has a door to a roof terrace with wonderful scenic views and there is another bedroom on this floor, again with its own bathroom.

A detached double garage and outbuildings sit just off the long driveway up to the house and there is additional parking for numerous cars. The main part of the garden slopes gently away from the house with lawns running away to established borders and mature woodland.

The house and grounds are currently run as a bed and breakfast business with camping available on part of the land which has additional parking, power and water laid on.

A guide price of £1,200,000 is quoted for Ellerslie House at Down End near Fareham. Contact Harringtons for more information and to make an appointment to view. Call 01329 834835