The Manor Farm Estate, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3NN | Property for sale | Savills
492.55 to 814.50 Ac(199.33 to 329.62 Ha)
Guide price £4,000,000 -​ £15,000,000(€4,732,856 -​ €17,748,210)

The Manor Farm EstateRockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3NN

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Grade I listed, seven bedroom Manor House at the heart of picturesque and sought after village
  • Charming gardens including medieval monastic ruins designated as Scheduled Ancient Monument, Walled garden, Kitchen garden and Grade II listed Coach House
  • Impressive courtyards comprising Grade I listed former Chapel and Tythe Barn, Grade II listed traditional outbuildings including Cart-shed, Granaries and Stabling
  • Modern Farm buildings including grain storage and two further ranges of farm buildings including former dairy buildings previously operating as contract pig unit
  • Potential to re-establish locally renowned shoot
  • Parkland, arable, pasture and woodland
  • Wild swimming pond

Residential and Farming Estate with significant historic providence within the Cranborne Chase AONB

About this property

  • Nestled within the picturesque village of Rockbourne, within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies The Manor Farm Estate. The property boasts a rich ecclesiastical history, with some of its period farm buildings regarded as notable landmarks in the county. Approached by a private gravel driveway from a no-through road, the handsome Manor House stands at the centre of the estate. Dating back to the 11th Century and documented in the Doomsday Book, the Manor House has organically evolved into the present-day family home over the centuries.

    Carefully blending period charm with family living space, the property caters well to modern family living needs despite its age. Its principal reception rooms offer views of the rear lawn and ancient ruins, a unique historic feature to the garden. A delightful walled garden adorns the front of the property beneath the Church, complemented by a separate kitchen garden, the private garden within the house walls and a former coach house, once the venue for shoot lunches.

    To the north of the house stands a remarkable collection of historic traditional Farm buildings and barns surrounding an impressive courtyard, meticulously preserved in their original state - a rarity in this region of Hampshire. Among these buildings are a Grade I listed Tythe barn and chapel, a Grade II listed cartshed, two Grade II listed granaries, and stables.

    Additionally, the courtyard hosts two converted holiday cottages, a workshop, and an office. The modern farm buildings includes a grain storage facility with capacity for 1,100 tonnes.

    Further afield, to the southeast of the primary farm buildings, lie a range of traditional brick and flint structures alongside modern farm buildings known as Drove Barn.

    Situated in the heart of the farmland to the north of the estate, lies a former dairy yard, most recently operating as a contract pig finishing unit and now vacant.

    There are an additional three pairs of semi-detached cottages and a secondary house situated opposite the entrance to the farm.

    The farmland, spans approximately 746 acres of rolling Hampshire downland, with around 43 acres of woodland. Its natural topography lends itself well to sporting pursuits, with the estate having hosted a renowned shoot until 2020 which could be re-established by new owners.

    The estate is available as a whole or in up to five lots.

Local information

  • The Manor House is situated in an elevated position within the centre of the sought after village of Rockbourne, a picturesque rural parish, designated as a conservation area, with thatched houses, a popular local public house, a village hall, primary school, church, and a winterbourne runs through valley, known as the Sweatford Water. The surrounding area has evidence of settlement from the earliest prehistoric periods with many barrows and enclosures and just to the south of the village is a Roman villa.
  • Fordingbridge, just 4 miles to the south of the property, is a small riverside town on the banks of the River Avon, known as the gateway to the New Forest. Local facilities including schools, shops and medical centres are available in Fordingbridge.
  • The Cathedral City of Salisbury, less than 10 miles to the north east, offers a variety of sporting and recreational amenities including theatre, cinema, golf and racing at Salisbury Race Course. Salisbury Station offers a direct train service to London Waterloo.
  • The area is particularly sought after because of its excellent range of primary & secondary schools in both the private and state sector. Local prep schools include Forres Sandle Manor in Fordingbridge, Salisbury Cathedral School and Godolphin Prep in Salisbury and Bryanston Prep School near Blandford Forum and Sandroyd School in Tollard Royal. At senior level, Godolphin (girls), Clayesmore, Canford, Bryanston, Winchester College (boys) and St Swithuns (girls) are all within an hour's drive. Salisbury also has two well regarded Grammar Schools, Bishops Wordsworth for boys and South Wilts for girls.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating: D