ANDROSS Manor is an exceptionally fine historic country house set in 32 acres of countryside near Ropley up for sale for a cool £2.1 million.

The former swimming pool is now a koi carp pond and the tennis court has become a Shetland pony sand school.

The oldest part of the six bedroom property dates back to 1744 when it was originally two cottages, and over the centuries the house has been extended and remodelled to the stunning home that exists today.

It has the most attractive mellow brick elevations, part covered in wisteria and roses with inset leaded light windows, some of which are double glazed, under a hipped tiled roof.

The accommodation is large and spacious and has much inherent character. There are some very fine exposed beams, yet no low ceilings. There are also some wonderful fireplaces and other period joinery.

The majority of the principal rooms have wonderful views over the extensive land and literally up to the horizon.

Attached to the western end of the house is a self-contained annexe with living room, kitchenette, bedroom and shower room.

Surrounding the house are beautiful formal gardens and grounds.

The gardens are partly walled and hedged. In front of the manor house lies the stabling which includes four large boxes, five Shetland boxes and a feed room.

The village of Ropley covers an area of about ten square miles on the western slopes of the ridge which runs south to north and divides the basin on the Wey and the Meon rivers, from the Arle and the Itchen.

The close by market town of Alresford is considered one of the finest Georgian towns in the South. The village is situated on the south side of the A31 but the house itself is located off a quiet no through country lane on the north eastern side of the village and has long unspoilt views over its own land and the adjoining countryside.

The village has a thriving centre and amenities include a community owned shop/post office, sports pavilion, parish hall, coffee room, primary school, church, numerous societies and clubs. One mile away on the A31 is a petrol station and further up the hill to the north the Watercress Line with its steam trains runs from Alton to Alresford.

Both Alresford and Four Marks cater for most everyday needs.

Call 01962 844 299.