Positioned in a most sought after location, to the south of the High Street which is a short walk away through Grove Gardens. The house is also within minutes of the yachting facilities including the deep water marinas and famous sailing clubs. The Georgian market town of Lymington can be accessed within a few minutes’ walk and offers cosmopolitan shopping, a picturesque harbour and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. To the north is the New Forest village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 which links to the M3 for access to London. There is a branch line train link to Brockenhurst Railway Station (approximately 5.5 miles) which provides a half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
This 1910 Edwardian property is one of Lymington’s landmark houses ideally positioned moments from the High Street. The front facade features a magnificent pilaster window above the main entrance and a beautiful turret on its south west corner. All principal rooms are reached via a large central hall from which a staircase leads to the first floor with an impressive full height window on its half landing. A sense of space continues into the beautifully proportioned drawing room with its elegant antique white marble fireplace and two large windows overlooking the garden. The formal dining room boasts a period bay window and wood burning stove while the morning room has French windows onto the garden and an octagonal turret which is mirrored in the second bedroom on the first floor, currently used as a library/study. The kitchen/breakfast room has a classic yet contemporary feel with modern fittings and a gas fired AGA as well as underfloor heating and French windows opening onto a pretty courtyard garden. There is also potential to further extend the kitchen subject to obtaining the necessary consents. Beyond the kitchen is a large utility room with fitted storage and wash down area, ideal for sailing enthusiasts.
Key to the house’s appeal is the bright southerly aspect and charming gardens which are overlooked by, and can be accessed from, most principal reception rooms.
On the first floor a large landing leads to four main bedrooms, the family bathroom and has stairs to the second floor. The main bedroom has extensive fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with underfloor heating. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms and bathroom beyond which is a linen room and expansive loft room.
Two gated entrances and a carriage driveway afford extensive parking and movement for numerous vehicles. The front curtilage is fenced and planted borders surround the driveway. There is also a double garage and access to the courtyard and formal gardens. Carefully maintained and extensively stocked over many years the beautifully designed and maintained gardens encompass level lawns, a roped English rose walk and private walled courtyard garden. The house is perfect for summer entertaining with steps leading from the morning room to a patio which overlooks the lawns and there is a pergola which provides a pleasant shaded seating area and the gardens enjoy a southerly aspect and good degree of privacy. To the side of the kitchen there is a courtyard garden, ideal for outside dining, with access from the kitchen/breakfast room. A log store, garden shed and a trailer port have a separate gated access.
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.
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One of Lymington's finest period houses ideally positioned opposite the open space of Grove Gardens to the south of the High Street with a private and commanding setting in beautiful south/west facing gardens. This elegant six bedroom property has recently undergone a significant programme of renovation and interior design focused on preserving all period features in a style that is both traditional and contemporary. The house is approached over a carriage drive with two entrances that provides ample off street parking as well as access to a detached double garage. EPR: DSave Property
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