Upon entering the cottage one is struck by the elegance and attention to detail. The reception hall is lined with bespoke cabinetry and furniture which obscures the working centre of the house including a pressurised water system, water softener, gas fired boiler and a new electrical consumer unit. The limestone tiled floor leads on beyond the cloakroom to a split level with a door to the garden and… a choice of direction. Firstly the kitchen/breakfast room, intricately designed and hewn from Cuban oak with contrasting granite worktops. A full range of cooking and other appliances are fitted. In addition there is an “Esse” wood burning stove and cooker set into the original Inglenook fireplace. The bespoke fitted furniture continues into the breakfast area with pew style oak benches surrounding the table area. In addition triple aspect windows allow one to keep an eye for approaching visitors whilst enjoying open views across your own open parkland setting. Then, the sitting room with its splendid double aspect, central stone fireplace with log burner leads through to the dining room/study which once again enjoys a triple aspect outlook and similar stone fireplace. The third choice of direction is to the split staircase and to bed.The master bedroom commands the best views in the house, particularly from the window seat in the bay window. Just along the hall is the main shower room, beautifully fitted with a full suite and walk around wet room style shower. Bedrooms two and four are also to be found on this level with bedroom two boasting an en suite bathroom. If you take the left hand split on the staircase it leads to bedroom two which offers perfect privacy for guests and an en suite of the highest quality.
Emery Down is one of the New Forest National Park’s most sought after villages, with its vibrant community, a village hall, a pub (The New Forest Inn), and church. Lyndhurst is within two miles and is the largest village within the New Forest. It is a popular tourist location with many independent shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, pubs and hotels. For those with a keen eye on sailing Lymington is within ten miles with its attractive local architecture and popular marina. Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which has the popular West Quay shopping centre and many attractions. The surrounding areas of Southampton and Winchester have a wide selection of well respected private schools. Communications are excellent with east and west access to the M27 and M3 within easy reach. This provides access to London and the south coast. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away.
Outside, approached via a gravel driveway is the double garage with adjoining log store. Opposite is the completely reconstructed workshop and studio, a two storey barn style structure with plumbing, power and light. To the rear of this is a utility building with plumbing for domestic appliances. The gardens to the front, side and rear of the property are laid largely to lawn, cleverly interspersed and surrounded by shrub and plant borders containing many specimen trees and plants. A delightful woodland walk takes you to a wonderfully picturesque glade and natural pond. The pasture land is divided into four distinct areas, the first immediately adjacent to the garden is the largest (about 8 acres) which provides a beautiful, rolling outlook. Beyond the tree line is a further paddock of abut 2.5 acres which has a double stable building. On the opposite side of the bridle path is a small area of light open woodland and pasture housing an old cottage ruin, which could be an ideal location to site a stable block with turnout paddock, subject to permission (it should be noted that this area is owned on the residue of a 999 year lease). Beyond this area is a further paddock of about 5 acres which houses a newly built metal barn which measures 12.2m x 9.1m (ideal for a tractor and associated equipment or perhaps a private car collection). The property also has the benefit of Forest Rights.
Living in Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst is nicknamed the capital of the New Forest. This is partly because it is centrally located within the Forest, and partly because it is home to the district council, the Forestry Commission’s district office for South England and the Verderers’ Court (Verderers are the guardians of the Forest’s commoning rights and therefore protectors of the Forest landscape). It is also home to the New Forest Centre with Forest-themed museum, library and gallery.
Its High Street is a busy thoroughfare with numerous tea shops and coffee houses. As a shopping experience it runs the gamut from old-fashioned sweet shop and an award-winning butcher’s, through art gallery and eclectic vintage interiors shop to the Ferrari and Maserati showroom.
Eateries range from popular country inns, such as The Royal Oak at Bank (a hamlet within the parish boundary) and Lime Wood, a hip country house hotel with Good Food Guide recommended restaurant and luxurious spa.
Property is equally varied: from traditional terraced cottages to big country houses. Lyndhurst also appeals to commuters as there are links to major road networks at Ashurst and Cadnam as well as mainline stations at Ashurst and Brockenhurst.
Emery Down, Lyndhurst
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
Nestled in a tranquil, rural location and surrounded by over 18 acres of paddock land and beautifully landscaped gardens, Thatched Cottage is truly a hidden gem of the Forest. Renovated extensively over the last few years this quintessential New Forest home offers spacious four bedroom, two reception room accommodation garaging and extensive outbuildings. Energy Efficiency Rating: CSave Property
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