The entrance hallway has doors to the large glazed side porch, a cloakroom and through to an inner hallway with glazed double doors to the sitting room and kitchen. A further glazed door leads to the beautiful gardens. The large farmhouse style kitchen/dining room opens to a conservatory and to a generous utility room. This wonderful area forms the hub of the house with vaulted ceiling, bespoke solid wooden hand painted units, including a large island which divides the kitchen area from the dining area. There are two arched windows flanking the Aga cooker and a butler sink. All the principal rooms enjoy double aspects and are therefore extremely light with pleasant views over the gardens to the south west. The sitting room leads to the library and into the music room. The staircase leads to the first floor from this pleasant room, with large windows. There is a further reception room from the music room, currently utilised as a study, which is also ideal as a further family sitting room, having a log-burning stove.
The first floor landing is very light having five windows and leads to the six bedrooms, four double and two single rooms. The master bedroom has a double aspect, ample fitted furniture and an en suite shower room. A generous family bathroom and separate shower room serve the bedrooms.
Having a tranquil setting overlooking a private valley, the property enjoys complete privacy. The south-facing parkland gardens are a particular delight with lawns and mature flower beds, specimen trees and a woodland slope leading to the stables and paddocks. A post and rail fence with five bar gate leads from the gardens to four separate paddocks, each well fenced and well drained and enjoying wonderful views. There are two separate wooden stable buildings, including a tack room and a separate access near the stables, ideal for horse boxes etc. The approach to this unusual property is along a long gravel driveway, which is shared with the nearby Boldre Hill House and leads around the property to a private area of parking for several cars and to the spacious garage which is attached to the house. The private driveway runs from the Southampton Road and continues passing the cottage and Boldre Hill House and leads onto Rope Hill.
Boldre Hill is situated within both a conservation area and the New Forest National Park. The delightful Georgian market town of Lymington, known for its excellent sailing facilities, Saturday market, and range of quality shops and restaurants, is a mile and a half to the south. The village of Brockenhurst lies about two miles to the north and benefits from a mainline station with direct access to London Waterloo (approximately 90 minutes), selection of shops and restaurants, highly regarded college and renowned golf club. There is an Inn within walking distance as well as a village store and pub at nearby Pilley.
Living in Lymington
This vibrant and picturesque Georgian market town, positioned between the Solent, Lymington River and the New Forest, has been a massive draw for many people over the years.
It has always attracted ‘yachties’ as it’s considered the UK’s sailing capital with its boatyards, marinas and sailing clubs. It is also popular with families and retirees escaping London and the Home Counties in search of a better quality of life, often light-heartedly referred to as ‘Richmond by the Sea’. It’s also the choice for many in the New Forest who are considering downsizing, but want to remain in the area.
Lymington is a lively hub. It has a very distinctive centre with many independents (such as Elliotts of Lymington for designer fashion) as well as a strong smattering of top quality names (including Musto and Waitrose). A tasty range of eateries includes cafes, pubs and restaurants – check out two good tapas bars, Elderflower on Quay Hill (the chef is ex-Chewton Glen) and stylish Stanwells House Hotel. And every Saturday the High Street is taken over by a proper, old-fashioned market with everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers and plants, fashion to fishing equipment, and vintage collectables to artisan food producers.
Property ranges from elegant period townhouses in the town centre to big family homes down leafy lanes ‘South of the High Street’ and new waterside development.
Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
A former coach house to the Boldre Hill Estate, which has been sympathetically converted to a beautiful five/six bedroom home with a distinct, French Gite feel throughout. This characterful family home is in a stunning private valley setting with a south/westerly aspect over stunning gardens and undulating paddockland extending to approximately 5.7 acres. There are also three stables, outbuildings and a large garage. Energy Efficiency Rating: ESave Property
Spencers Lymington Office
- 01590 674 222
74 High Street