The property is situated in Sway Road within approximately five minutes driving distance of the Georgian market town of Lymington, with its cosmopolitan shopping and picturesque harbour, is within easy reach of the property. There are two large deep water marinas and sailing clubs for which the town has gained its status as a world renowned sailing resort, as well as an open-air seawater bath that was built in 1833. Lymington has a number of independent shops including some designer boutiques and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. On Saturday, a market is held in the High Street, the origins of which probably date back to the 13th century. 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 also a branch line train link to Brockenhurst Railway Station (approx. 5.5 miles) which gives direct access to London Waterloo in approximately 90 minutes.
The property is accessed via double electric gates leading to a large shingle, sweeping driveway which provides ample parking. To the front of the property is a large easily maintained garden planted with specimen trees and shrubs; the borders are marked with post and rail fencing. There is a raised stone terrace adjoining the side of the property and accessed from the sun room. A paddock with five bar gate separates beautifully kept wooded copse, the whole is enclosed by post and rail fencing.
A large garage with power and lighting would make an ideal place to store numerous classic cars or boats. There is a vast open space above which could be used as a workshop or an external play room. A pole barn has been converted to create a large storage space with ventilation and power supply. To the front of the barn there is an implement store with external power and water supply.
An individual property with an outstanding finish using the best quality materials including cedar and natural stone. The principal rooms have been designed to face south maximizing light. A covered entrance porch leads through to the hallway with feature ‘state of the art’ staircase with high quality engineered oak flooring and ample wall space for art. From the hallway there is a living room with a large feature window over looking the front garden. Bi-fold doors can either be opened to the sun room to create open plan living space or closed to allow for two separate reception rooms. The sun room has both bi folding and sliding doors to the large sun terrace and could be used as a formal dining room.
The spacious, open plan kitchen/dining room also with engineered oak flooring and stylish grey contemporary kitchen has Compac Unique Calacatta engineered quartz worktops. Integrated appliances include contemporary design Siemens full size oven, combination microwave and oven, warming drawer, induction panorama hob, with high tech rising downdraft extractor, full double width fridge and freezer, integrated dishwasher and Franke Swiss sink and tap. There is also a large island with seating area, which has two separate Caple wine fridges underneath, along with power, USB points and space for four or more stools. There is a walk-in pantry/larder as well as a separate utility room which provides ample fitted storage and spaces for both a washing machine and tumble dryer, a butler style wash basin and houses the pressurised water cylinder and boiler. A downstairs guest suite, with en-suite shower room and separate sitting room (gym/cinema), is a unique feature of the property, offering the potential to create an integral annexe accessed via the rear entrance door. The separate, cinema room has a beautiful feature window to the front and access via the floor, to a wine cellar which is ventilated and has power and lighting.
The spacious first-floor landing is a superb feature of the property, giving access to the south facing balcony which offers beautiful views over pasture land with glimpses of the Isle of Wight. The master bedroom is an excellent size with built in wardrobes and a beautiful, Duravit en-suite wet room with, double shower, his and hers sink, towel rail, wc and under floor heating. The master bedroom benefits from far reaching views across pasture land to the Isle of Wight, enhanced even further by the private covered south-facing balcony with external lighting. An adjacent room lends to conversion to a dressing room, as required. The second bedroom is a light and airy spacious room with built in storage and large windows to both the south and west aspect. The third bedroom benefits from having an en-suite with Duravit sanitary ware and built in wardrobes. The fourth and fifth bedroom are both a decent size and have views over the paddocks and woodland at the rear. Completing the accommodation is the family bathroom with Duravit sanitary ware comprising bath, large walk in shower, wash basin and wc. An access hatch via a ladder to a spacious loft which provides storage space.
Living in Sway
This leafy village on the southern edge of the New Forest has everything you could want for family life in the Forest. There’s a village primary school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, a vibrant community with annual carnival, village hall (activities range from archery to yoga), plus cricket, football and tennis clubs. And while there’s easy access to the Forest’s open grassland, heathland and woodland for dog walking and cycling, Sway is off the Forest’s usual tourist tracks and feels peaceful and relaxed.
The village centre combines the unusual with the desirable: a contemporary arts hub, quality businesses like Sway Woodburning Centre, mainline railway station, choice of popular pubs, good cafe/deli, award-winning butcher’s, village store and post office among others.
Property is an attractive pick ‘n’ mix of everything including substantial country houses, individual modern builds in good-sized plots, family homes, imaginative refurbishments, closes of quality new terraces, chalet bungalows and a smattering of Edwardian semi-detached villas and thatched cottages.
Sway’s claims to fame include 200-foot high Sway Tower, the tallest structure made out of non-reinforced concrete, and the countryside around Sway was the setting for Captain Marryat’s work The Children of the New Forest.
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 5 Living Rooms:
A contemporary architect design, light-filled, low maintenance, efficient (EPC 78) and warm modern family home of approximately 3,400 sq ft. offering 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This spacious detached house is set in grounds of approximately 3.25 acres to include landscaped gardens, paddock and private copse (an extra 4 acres of adjoining paddock is available separately). This unique, cedar clad property was designed by Forest Architecture who have created a modern house with spacious and flexible accommodation to include an extremely spacious open plan kitchen/dining room. There are two large outbuildings including garaging for numerous cars with workshop/storage above and a converted pole barn providing excellent scope to convert to stables. Agents Note: There is further scope to extend from this original footprint by 30%, subject to planning permission. Energy Efficiency Rating: CSave Property
Spencers Lymington Office
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