About Coldeast Mansion
Coldeast is a beautiful Victorian Mansion set in 10 acres of wonderful gardens and parkland, with views towards the River Hamble.
It has been carefully and sensitively restored to its former glory by the new owners, and is waiting to welcome you and your guests to come and enjoy the grandeur and splendour of this magnificent Victorian country house.
Coldeast is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships as well as wedding receptions. It is the perfect venue for a special birthday celebration or anniversary party, or to host a private lunch or dinner. Its beautiful formal rooms can also be used for business meetings, seminars and conferences.
A Brief History
Coldeast Mansion is a Victorian Mansion which originally formed part of the Coldeast Farm estate and was owned by the Hornby family in the early 1840’s. The Hornby family owned much of the land in the area, including The Hook near Warsash.
Over the years Coldeast house and grounds were enlarged and embellished. Two lodge houses and tree lined carriage drives, stable and outhouses were built.
In 1870 Arthur Hornby sold Coldeast to Nathaniel and Emma Montefiore. During the time of their ownership they also had building works carried out on the estate and set a more formal layout to the gardens and grounds.
In 1924 Hampshire Country Council bought Coldeast along with an extra 170 acres to use as a hospital for people with learning difficulties. In 1996 the hospital began to close and the land surrounding the mansion was sold off for housing.