There are sash and casement windows and on the front are two fascinating small square projecting bays with Gothic arched windows. The main roof was re-thatched in water reed in 2011; in January 2016 it was re-ridged and combed and the flat roof to the rear was replaced and certain lead work renewed. Other works have included the relaying of new drains, replacing the power shower, redecorating throughout and rebuilding the garage and adjoining barn. The interior is full of charm and character. A ledged front door opens into a Georgian sitting room which has a fireplace and clay oven and a wide arch and steps lead down into the Victorian sitting room making one room, ideal for entertaining. From the rear generous hallway with quarry tiled floor, is a breakfast/dining room with attractive ornamental fireplace and the floor standing boiler. This rooms opens directly into the fitted kitchen which has oak panel fronted units and various appliances. Additionally to the ground floor is a study which is also ideal as a ground floor bedroom having a shower room directly opposite. To the first floor are three charming bedrooms, all enjoying lovely views of the surrounding countryside and a large family bathroom.

From the lane a pair of five bar gates give access to a gravel driveway which leads up to a weather boarded garage, attached to the rear of the garage is a barn/carport with storage over. There are also two garden sheds and ample parking. Surrounding the cottage are charming gardens, lawned areas and with mature shrubs and hedging. A bridge gives access to the most beautiful natural woodland garden on the south and western sides. Pathways have been cut to provide woodland walks amongst some very old oak, beech, ash and hazel trees plus a mass of holly and rhododendrons. The gardens extend in all to about 1.21 acres (0.49 ha).

The cottage lies in unspoilt countryside off a quiet country lane in the triangle between New Milton and Barton on Sea to the west and Hordle/Downton to the east with the coast due south. There are fine views over open countryside and the cottage is also protected by mature woodland known as Furzy Mount. New Milton is a lively country town of great charm and character set among tranquil country lanes on the edge of the New Forest with a wide selection of shops, restaurants and public houses. Walking over the golf course to the sea is the seaside town of Barton on Sea famous for its scenic stretch of coastline with safe swimming and from the golf course are views from Milford on Sea to Hurst Castle and the Isle of Wight’s famous Needles. There are excellent independent schools within easy reach including Ballard School and Durlston Court School. At the end of the lane is an eventing and livery yard and excellent riding, walking and cycling in the area and throughout the Forest. There are railway stations at New Milton, Sway and Hinton Admiral and locally some of the finest sailing around the Island and the Solent.

From our office on the Lymington High Street, turn right and at the top of the High Street, bear left onto the A337 towards Milford and Christchurch. Take the second exit at the roundabout in Pennington and continue for approximately two miles, passing the Hyundai garage at Everton on the right and continue for approximately another two miles turning left into Angel Lane where a board can be found on the right hand side after around 1/2 mile. Energy Efficiency Rating: Current 40 Potential 45 Council Tax Band: F Mains water & electricity, oil fired heating, private drainage.

Living in Barton on Sea

Barton on Sea enjoys a stunning coastal location with views stretching from Hurst Castle to Hengistbury Head. In addition it benefits from all of the facilities of neighbouring New Milton, such as mainline station, arts centre, weekly market and range of shops.

Although Barton on Sea has a history dating back to Anglo Saxon times it developed relatively recently and comprises mostly avenues and closes of mid-century and later detached family homes, plus a row of old coastguard cottages, substantial properties in big plots with even bigger views on Barton Common Road and some imaginative new builds including town houses.

Traditionally it has been a popular area for those considering retiring, but it also offers a great deal for families with parks and excellent state and independent schooling. New Milton Junior School is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, while both New Milton Infant School and The Arnewood School (11-19 Academy), are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. And Durlston Court Preparatory is ranked an impressive number 46 in The Times list of the top 100 independent prep schools. Local facilities include clifftop cafes, a deli and Pebble Beach restaurant which is a Good Food Guide stalwart, plus there’s a 27-hole clifftop golf course with impressive views.

£745,000

Barton on Sea

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 1
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 2

A quintessential Grade II listed thatched cottage, part Georgian and Victorian, with a 19th century mellow brick façade, surrounded by open countryside and having grounds of around one acre to include mature woodland. The cottage is close to excellent amenities in the village of Milford on Sea, the beautiful coastal walks and a quarter of a mile from the safe swimming beaches at Barton on Sea. There is ample parking and a detached garage and workshop. Energy Efficiency Rating: E

Property Features

  • House + 1 Acre
  • Stunning Views
  • Garage Complex
  • No Forward Chain
  • Period features

Points of interest

Barton On Sea Golf Club
0.5 miles
Tesco New Milton
0.7 miles
Durlston (Private School)
1 miles
New Milton Recreation Centre
1.1 miles
New Milton Train Station
1.4 miles
Barton On Sea
1.4 miles
Arnewood Secondary School
1.4 miles
Ballard (Private School)
1.7 miles
Sainsburys Somerford
1.7 miles
Milford On Sea Beach
2 miles

Spencers Lymington


74 High Street
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 9AL

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