Waiting for a return to former glory

Requiring refurbishment, Abbots Worthy House is an impressive country house which deserves a return to its former glory. Set within gardens and grounds extending to more than eleven acres, this is a superb opportunity to acquire a landmark home with extensive accommodation in a wonderful and highly convenient location about three miles from Winchester.

Abbots Worthy House would make a fine, impressive family house; it is not listed but does require substantial refurbishment works.

The style of the house is deceiving but is basically Victorian in origin with a gothic wing. However, the house was remodelled in the Georgian style in the 1950s.

The principal reception rooms and bedrooms are large and light with high ceilings mainly facing south over the extensive grounds. The drawing room and principal bedroom have the addition of wonderful bow windows, which enhance the scale of these important rooms.

The space in the kitchen/ breakfast room is just what modern families are looking for with areas for cooking, eating and socialising.

Also leading off the impressive stone floored reception hall is a formal dining room, sitting room, billiards room, playroom and additional reception room with all manner of ancillary rooms, stores, cloakroom, lobby areas and three staircases rising to the first floor.

Arranged over the first floor are eight substantial rooms with four bathrooms and an additional two bedrooms in the attic.

Abbots Worthy House is currently accessed through an opening in the high boundary wall and planning has been granted for a new entrance which would provide for a long driveway to the front of the house.

It is easy to imagine the formal gardens restored to fit with a refurbished glorious house.

Offered for sale by informal tender by midday on Thursday 3 December, a guide price of £2,000,000 is suggested by Knight Frank who will be happy to provide further details on request. Contact the Winchester branch on 01962 850333.