Carlton House is located just off the southern side of the A336 Ringwood Road to the west of Netley Marsh. The A336 links to the east onto the A326 Totton bypass, which in turn provides access to the M27 at Junction 2 (drive time of approximately 5 minutes). To the west, the A336 joins the A31 at Cadnam, and in turn joins the M27 at Junction 1, with a similar drive time of circa 5 minutes from Carlton House.
The surrounding landscape is dominated by pasture and woodland, with small irregular field systems dating back to medieval times. The idyllic and ancient rural landscape of the area combined with excellent motorway access makes this an area of high residential demand both within The New Forest, and the wider Solent region. Set within the New Forest National Park, and within the Forest North East Conservation area, Carlton House provides a truly unique opportunity for residential development within this heavily protected area.
Constructed in the 19th Century, Carlton House provides a combination of single and two storey accommodation, with brick elevations under a pitched slate roof. The building incorporates many original architectural features common to both the period, and the locality which forms part of the Forest North East Conservation Area. The building is an approximate ‘horseshoe’, surrounding a courtyard laid to brick paviours, and currently used for parking. The building benefits from lattice windows, and multiple entrances onto the courtyard from both wings, and the central structure housing the main entrance.
North and South Lodge
The North and South Lodge buildings are converted single storey barn structures, with a lower ground/basement area located under the South Lodge. Internally, the space provides mainly open plan accommodation, with male and female WCs located adjacent to the main entrance.
The Studio comprises a modern purpose built office building over two storeys, with an additional lower ground floor currently providing canteen and kitchen facilities. Elevations are part render and part timber clad under a flat roof incorporating large ‘north light’ style roof lights.
The Boat House
The Boat House comprises a combination of single storey timber framed stores, with lapped wood elevations under pitched corrugated cement sheet roofs.
Remainder of Site
The remainder of the site is mainly laid to landscaping, and gravel surfaced parking areas, providing spaces for approximately 100 cars, with the tarmac surfaced parking areas adjacent to The Studio and Carlton House currently providing circa 25 car spaces.
Floor Area: 37,400.00 sqft