Curved steps from the original 70’s house, lead to the main entrance and to the first of many WOW factors created by the stunning open plan dining hall that has a wall of glass perfectly framing a magnolia stellata and the beautiful rear woodland grounds. This image is reflected in the extensive Crema Marfil marble flooring which runs throughout the house with underfloor heating. A dividing feature wall with exposed log burning flue leads to the sitting room, where full width triple glazed windows offer completely private views to both east and west aspects of the gardens. On the south elevation, two triple glazed doors lead to the balcony roofed by solar panels running the full width of the house.
Marble stairs lead down from the dining hall to the bespoke designer kitchen by Hacker with mood lighting in the units. Large windows flood the room with light and a glazed door leads to a breakfast balcony for morning coffee. Equipped with a range of Miele AAA rated appliances including a 90cm smart steam oven, induction hob and integrated full size dishwasher.
The island unit has a clever sliding breakfast bar allowing complete flexibility of this room. There are two sinks, the one in the island with Swiss Eisinger fittings. Downstairs is a prep-kitchen/laundry/utility with steam oven, micro-combi, large fridge/freezer and wine cooling unit. A shower/wc leads off to the boot room and a glazed door out to the substantial tandem car port. A security door leads to the large double garage, workshop/store area with automatic up and over doors.
Off the kitchen, the study is also fitted with Hacker designer units and desk but given that it has a en-suite shower and facilities could easily be used as a fourth bedroom suite. Beyond the inner corridor, there are two king-size guest suites each with designer en-suite facilities plus a separate cloakroom, generous storage cupboards and the mains pressure hot water tank cupboard.
To the other side of the kitchen, which acts as the hub of the house, are, at lower ground level, a large Media room with broadband, satellite and terrestrial TV connection and a corner Westfire Uniq 27 wood burner. South facing windows and double doors open onto a slate covered entertaining terrace. Above this is the master suite with its own private balcony and leads to a private jacuzzi room with curved walk-in shower, bidet and Villeroy & Boch Nagano vanity. A special treat is being able to see the garden from the bathroom through the corner window. All sanitary ware in the house is Villeroy & Boch with Hansgrohe taps.
With shared access to a jetty on the beautiful Beaulieu river, enabling residents a tender park to access larger boats and also having a permit to utilise Park Shore private beach with the Beaulieu estate as well as a Beaulieu resident pass to the famous car museum, Abbey and Palace. Dock Lane, Beaulieu has long been recognised as Hampshire’s premier address surrounded with unrivalled natural beauty of the New Forest and yet all the modern and exemplary facilities of Southampton on the doorstep, being only a 20-minute drive away. The property is close to the open New Forest and Beaulieu’s village facilities including Montagu Arms with Michelin starred restaurant, and a picturesque High Street with shops such as a good village store, garden centre, gallery, tea room and more. Beaulieu Road and Brockenhurst main line railway stations are a short drive away and there is good access to major road networks via A326.
The gardens extending to approximately one acre, mostly laid to lawn and having a natural forest environment with mature shrubs. A covered pergola houses the hot tub positioned close to the rear of the house. There are further garden sheds and a pathway leading through the grounds to the lane leading to the private jetty. A tandem double car port and an integral double garage as well as ample parking allow for a host of vehicles to be safely stored. This exclusive development of homes is very dog friendly with various walks and bike rides leading from the house.
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:
- 5 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A distinctive, recently constructed ECO energy efficient home created in 2013 to exacting standards. The open-plan mid-century modern design is classic William Krisel from 1955 Palm Springs, California adapted for the Beaulieu Estate in 1965. This stunning contemporary home resides in a beautiful woodland plot of about an acre with access to a shared jetty on the Beaulieu River. Energy Efficiency Rating: BSave Property
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