This truly impressive property is believed to have been built during the late 1920’s and offers an attractive façade of colour washed rendered elevations incorporating decorative brick quoins under a tile hung roofline.
The ground floor offers a free-flowing layout comprising an entrance hall with storage cupboards and cloakroom opening via double doors into a front aspect sitting room with bay window and fireplace to one side and a study with front aspect bay window to the other. From the study, a door opens into a 19’ double aspect dining room which in turn opens into an elegant 21’ triple aspect drawing room with ornate cornicing, feature fireplace and French doors leading out onto the rear terrace. Also accessed from the dining room is a superb 20’ kitchen/breakfast with adjoining utility room. This area offers a good space with doors opening to the front and rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with a stylish range of modern units, granite and wood block work surfaces and a number of built in appliances including an induction hob and double ovens.
To the first floor, a landing area provides access to a double aspect master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 guest suites with en-suite shower rooms, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. All of the bedrooms enjoy views across the garden or open forest.
A particular feature of the property is an adjoining two storey annexe offering completely self-contained accommodation with the benefit of both private front and rear access. The annexe comprises a 19’ double aspect sitting room and adjoining kitchen fitted with modern units and appliances to the ground floor and a 17’ double aspect bedroom and bathroom to the first floor. This flexible area offers options for a variety of uses and offers considerable potential for additional income.
The property is situated on the open forest in a private, but not remote location between Lymington and Brockenhurst. Lymington offers exceptional sailing facilities and a wide range of boutique style shops and restaurants. Brockenhurst also offers a range of amenities as well as a mainline rail station linking to London’s Waterloo (approximately 90 minutes). Bournemouth and Southampton airports offer both national and international flights. The M27 offers a good motorway link to the M3 into London.
The property is accessed via a five bar field gate opening onto a large gravelled driveway providing off road parking facilities for multiple vehicles and access to a detached double garage and stabling. The driveway is bordered to two sides by raised plant beds with an established treeline providing privacy to the front. The gardens wrap around the side of the house to the rear which is apportioned into two separate areas of lawn divided by post and rail fencing. The first area of garden features attractive planted borders and a scattering of specimen planting with a more child friendly area of lawn set behind. Adjoining the rear of the house is a paved sun terrace enjoying a delightful southerly aspect and providing an excellent space for outdoor dining and entertaining. The beautiful grounds extend to in excess of one acre and adjoin the open forest to the front aspect. A short distance down the lane is the renowned beauty spot known as Setley Pond.
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.
Lymington, Boldre, Hampshire
- 7 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 5 Living Rooms:
A substantial country residence set in delightful south east facing grounds extending to in excess of one acre with direct forest access. The property has been completely refurbished by the current owners and offers flexible living accommodation set across two floors as well as a two storey self-contained annexe, double garage and stabling. The property is also offered with no forward chain. Energy Efficiency Rating: C.Save Property
Spencers Brockenhurst Office
- 01590 622 551
56 Brookley Road