The property is situated between Brockenhurst (2.6 miles) and Lymington (2.7 miles) and within easy access of the open forest at Setley Pond. The village of Brockenhurst lies to the north and benefits from a mainline station with direct access to London Waterloo and an extensive range of local shops, restaurants, a primary school, a popular tertiary college and the renowned Brockenhurst Golf Club. 

The Georgian market town of Lymington lies to the south with its extensive yachting facilities, Saturday market and a ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. 

The Property

Believed to have been built in the late 1800’s and then extended in 1902, Hilden is a magnificent family residence set in an easily accessible position between Brockenhurst (2.6 miles) and Lymington (2.7 miles).  

The accommodation retains a wealth of period features and is laid out on a grand scale with large, opulent rooms epitomising the best properties of the era. 

An entrance lobby with adjoining cloakroom opens into a truly impressive reception/dining hall featuring exposed wood flooring and a grand sweeping staircase rising to a galleried landing with a decorative chandelier. 

From the reception/dining hall there is access to a triple aspect garden room opening out onto the grounds and the principal living accommodation which includes a superb 27′ x 17′ double aspect drawing room and a 19′ x 17′ double aspect sitting room with doors opening onto the garden. Both statement rooms offer fantastic living space for a large family and feature character bay windows, exposed wooden floors and open fireplaces.

An anteroom from the dining hall links to a utility area and kitchen, which in turn opens into a breakfast room with feature fireplace. The kitchen is fitted with a range of country style wall and base units, as well as an Aga cooker.

 Adjoining the kitchen is a large laundry/boiler room opening to a dedicated pantry and a small lobby area linking to the boot room and wc, with a door opening onto the grounds

To the first floor, an extensive landing area links to the 19′ double aspect master bedroom with feature bay window, fireplace and large en-suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en-suite facilities, three further double bedrooms, one of which features a stunning corner/bay window and a family bathroom. 

Also accessed from the landing as well as an external staircase is a self-contained area comprising a sitting room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and wc. This area can either be incorporated within the existing first floor layout or used as separate guest/ancillary accommodation. 

NB. The property offers the potential for further enlargement (subject to the necessary planning consents being granted) and would also benefit from some sympathetic modernisation throughout to fully restore this wonderful home to its former glory.

Grounds & Gardens

The property is approached from the road via double electric gates opening onto a large drive providing an abundance of off road parking for multiple vehicles. The wonderfully established grounds surround the property and extend in total to approximately 1.77 acres. The grounds and are apportioned into different areas of interest comprising formal gardens, paddock area and a small stable yard with two stables, storage and a field shelter. 

To the rear of the property is a large area of level lawn believed to have formerly been a tennis court. This could easily be reinstated or used for the creation of a pool area should it be desired.

The grounds lend themselves to a family, providing a great space for children and entertaining, as well as a high degree of privacy by way of established tree and hedge boundaries. 

Numerous possibilities exist including equestrian usage, with the potential to purchase additional land across the lane (available by separate negotiation).

Living in Brockenhurst

It is Brockenhurst’s mainline station (service into London Waterloo approximately 90 minutes) that turns the dream of a country idyll into reality for those working up in London and makes Brockenhurst village a property hot spot.

Brockenhurst is the largest village in the New Forest, a thriving and lively mix of community and cachet, quality and quirky with all the necessary essentials of a proper working village - butcher, bakery and greengrocer, full quota of cafes and tea houses, plus services such as doctor, dentist and post office. Work into the equation the unexpected and the glamorous: premier golf course, luxurious spa and top restaurants such as The Pig (the first in the group of hip country house hotels) and Cambium (fine dining at Careys Manor)... It all makes Brockenhurst a gem in the heart of the Forest.

Property ranges from Edwardian villas to thatched timber-framed cottages, and imaginative new builds to old Forest lodges. Many properties have access or views to open Forest and almost all are within walking distance of the station.


Boldre, Lymington

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 5
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 4

A substantial six bedroom detached period dwelling offering generous and classically proportioned accommodation extending to approximately 4,200 sq. ft. The property further benefits from additional outbuildings and grounds extending to almost approx. 1.77 acres, with additional land available by separate negotiation. EPR: E

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