The property is an individual architect designed contemporary style family house that forms part of a small development of similar properties referred to as The Hummicks, being built in the 1970’s set amidst the light woodland that forms the eastern bank of the renowned Beaulieu River. The Hummicks is approached over a long access lane (Dock Lane) in the ownership of the surrounding Beaulieu Estate, over which the Dock Lane residents have right of access at all time for all purposes. The lane itself cuts through the Estate farmland running more or less parallel to the upper reaches of the Beaulieu River. The property benefits from having the direct access onto the Beaulieu River via a nearby shared jetty from which it would be possible to launch a tender/dinghy at all states of the tide.
Beaulieu 1.3 miles, Brockenhurst 7.5 miles (London Waterloo from 94 minutes), Lymington 7.5 miles, Southampton Airport 17.6 miles (London Waterloo from 68 minutes). Times and distances approximate.
The property is surrounded by landscaped, secluded and sunny gardens with lawns, terraces and ponds. Mature planting includes deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. The rear and side terrace is positioned so that it captures the sun all day and offers total privacy and tranquility. There is a large double garage with power.
A spacious hallway offers a welcoming reception for guests with doors to the principal rooms. An archway leads into the dining room with a large picture window looking out to the leafy front garden. Attractive leaded glass doors lead to a generous size dual aspect lounge with doors to the terrace enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and overlooking the private garden. A new wood burning stove offers a warm focal point to the room. The kitchen/diner is comprehensively fitted with wooden units and a range of appliances and provides space for informal dining. There is a pantry and storage as well as a door leading to the rear patio.
The master bedroom benefits from an en suite shower room as well as ample storage. There are a further three double bedrooms, including one with an en suite and there is a separate shower area, as well as a family bathroom.
Living in Beaulieu
Beaulieu, as its name suggests, is beautiful. This village is a jewel of the New Forest, sitting prettily beside the River Beaulieu with Palace House, the seat of the Montagu family, as backdrop. This is an estate village which has been in the keeping of the Montagu family for 477 years. Today Beaulieu is familiar worldwide for the National Motor Museum, but the village attracts visitors, too. It has a quaint High Street of smart independents in pretty brick and timber-framed period properties, including art gallery, chocolate studio, floral designer, plus gift shops, tea room, village stores, garden centre, community garden and the village school (rated ‘good’ by Ofsted).
Beaulieu is also home to Beaulieu Garage (specialising in classic and vintage cars) and Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms, the only restaurant in the New Forest to hold a Michelin Star. Along the road towards picturesque Hatchet Pond is Beaulieu Organic Farm Shop.
As for property, there are some good-sized period country houses, while Dock Lane, which runs alongside the river, is considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the Forest with a selection of stunning architect-designed modern builds.
Beaulieu, Dock Lane, Hampshire
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
A rare opportunity to acquire a spacious detached single-story home in an idyllic and tranquil location close to the Beaulieu River, standing in its own private landscaped gardens of about 0.65 of an acre. The property is one of a number of similar homes in this sought after development on the highly desirable Dock Lane that enjoy shared use of a jetty on the river which leads to The Solent and the extensive sailing facilities at nearby Bucklers Hard. Energy Efficiency Rating: FSave Property
Spencers Lymington Office
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