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.
Birchwood is a contemporary, architect-designed house with cedar cladding and many full-height windows and appears to float within the wooded landscape. The House looks over an area of woodland and is approached by a gravelled driveway curving through front gardens of lawn, pond and established deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees to a parking area and double garage.
Refurbished to an exceptional standard with a newly fitted bespoke kitchen and utility/boot room by Stonehouse of Gloucestershire, creating a home that is ideally suited to entertaining, relaxing, working and family. This incorporates a Lutron management system controlling lights, blinds and temperature, achieving comfort and atmosphere at the touch of a button. For example, the house can ‘come to life’ on arrival in the evening with the driveway lighting up, blinds opening and feature lights coming on inside the house, creating a grand entrance and warm welcome.
Side-lit slate steps lead up to the main entrance. The hallway features handcut walnut parquet flooring and glazed doors of bespoke design onto a spacious triple aspect open-plan kitchen/ sitting/dining room. This room is flooded with light and has a feeling of being among the treetops. Full height triple glazed windows by Danish company Velfac, open onto a teak decked west facing veranda with covered seating and dining area. A triple aspect bespoke gas flame effect fireplace, allows the space to be divided into separate zones: sitting, dining and kitchen/breakfast area. The bespoke hand painted kitchen with Silestone work surfaces, features a Siemens induction hob, bank of four integrated Siemens ovens: multi-oven/microwave/ combi, steam oven and warming drawer, Aga Rangemaster fridge/freezer with chilled water dispenser, Caple Wine chiller, two Siemens silent dishwashers, Quooker boiling tap, Insinkerator. A bespoke full height cocktail cabinet with antique mirror glass transitions the area betweeen kitchen and sitting area.
A low flight of four stairs lead from the enrance hall to the inner hallway with library and bedroom accommodation. The library features high ceilings and doors onto a private, sunny, south-facing terrace and pond. There are three double bedrooms on this floor, two with en-suites and a family bathroom with a jacuzzi spa bath and TV inset into facing wall. The two principal double bedrooms (including the master bedroom) each have double fitted wardrobes and doors opening onto the rear terrace, with views over the gardens and pool to the wild meadow beyond. These rooms have elm floorboards, feature infinity fireplaces and inset TV screens. The luxurious wet room/en-suite to the master bedroom includes double basin, wc, bidet and shower with rainfall shower. All the bathrooms have underfloor heating and are fitted with Villeroy and Both sanitary ware, Porcelanosa tiling and Keuco fittings.
From the kitchen a further flight of stairs descends to the lower ground floor with a bespoke fitted kitchen/utility/boot room with butler sink, multi oven, fridge and boot rack. Laundry/plant room housing the Lutron integrated management system, with Samsung Air conditioning unit. This area opens onto a light and spacious family/media room with French limed oak floor and doors to private covered terrace. Double bedroom, also with doors to front terrace and en-suite shower room. This lower ground floor area can easily be used as a self contained apartment, with separate external access to the gardens.
The property is surrounded by landscaped, secluded and sunny gardens with lawns, terraces and ponds extending to 2.76 acres in all. Mature planting includes deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs including rhododendrons, birch trees and flowering cherries.
The heated outdoor swimming pool features a newly installed electric safety cover and is positioned within a raised terrace so that it captures the sun all day and a pool house provides a poolside changing room and shower. Beyond this is an all-weather hard surface tennis court and wild flower meadow with direct forest access as well as planning permission for stables (groundwork is already completed). Residents of the Hummicks benefit from shared ownership of a jetty in Beaulieu River where a tender can be kept, with river moorings available to hire.
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.
Dock Lane, Beaulieu
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- 3 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
Rarely available – a stunning contemporary house with one of the most exclusive addresses in the New Forest. A unique, elegant home situated in 2.76 acres with a peaceful and relaxing vibe. Set within a very special location, with shared ownership of a jetty on the Beaulieu River, this beautifully presented house features a digitally controlled lighting and home entertainment system throughout as well as a delightful garden with a swimming pool and fenced paddock. Energy Efficiency Rating: ESave Property
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