One of England’s finest estates comes to the market for £25 to £30 million
The scene of the tragic deaths of the Conservative MP Michael Colvin and his wife Nicola in 2000 in a fire, Tangley House, near Andover in Hampshire subsequently had to be demolished. A new house was constructed on the site in 2005 by a property developer named Harry Marriott and now he’s put it on the market complete with 505 acres of land for the not insubstantial price of £25,000,000 to £30,000,000 (update, March 2015: reduced to £15,000,000 with just 67 acres).
Described as being a “truly spectacular estate with, at its heart, one of the most stunning houses in the south of England” in a 50 page sale brochure, Tangley House features a copper domed vestibule, an impressive hall with a canter-levered Portland stone staircase, 4 reception rooms, a huge kitchen and 8 bedrooms. As well as various ancillary rooms, there is a lower ground floor 10-metre swimming pool and gym in addition to an outdoor swimming pool in the grounds.
Additional accommodation is provided in the form of 10 houses and cottages. They are currently let on assured shorthold tenancies and used to house estate workers.
For those with equestrian interests, Tangley features 11 loose boxes, a 30 metre by 60 metre manège, 9 post and railed paddocks, hunt jumps around many of the field margins, a 1 mile grass gallop and a small cross country course. Currently a shoot of from 100 to 150 birds is operated for five days each year.
Farming on the estate is mainly an arable enterprise. Around 400 acres are laid down to wheat grown with oilseed rape and oats whilst there is also around 80 acres of grassland laid as permanent pasture for hay and grazing.
The Tangley Estate was purchased by Harry Marriott and his wife Dinah in 2004 for around £6 million. The figure spent on the construction of the Georgian style main house – which was designed by an architect named Barry Bowen – is not known but nonetheless it must have been far from insignificant. The result is indeed stunning and Knight Frank and Savills are the joint agents.
All current photographs were removed at the request of the owner in March 2015.
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