The property is situated just on the outskirts of Lymington, and within a few minutes walk of Buckland Rings. The nearby historic Georgian Market Town is a very short drive with cosmopolitan shops and a picturesque harbour. Also within easy reach are the two large deep water marinas and sailing clubs, for which the town has gained its status as a world renowned sailing resort. Lymington is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park and 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 90 minutes.
The property is laid out with well proportioned accommodation that works very well on a day to day basis. The house has never been extended and offers the possibility to enlarge if so desired, subject to the necessary consents. On the ground floor a welcoming reception porch leads to the principal living rooms all of which look out over the garden and paddocks. The sitting room is at the centre of the house and shares a double sided wood burning stove with the dining room creating a striking focal point for this warm and welcoming room. From the sitting room a door opens into the sunny triple aspect dining room with doors out to the south facing garden. At the other end of the house the kitchen breakfast room is fitted out with a superb range of solid wood units, granite worktops and an oil fired Stanley range cooker which heats the hot water and central heating system. The ground floor accommodation is completed with a useful utility/boot room, wc and separate study.
On the first floor is a very large, light and airy landing. The bedrooms are equally comfortable with a substantial master bedroom with en-suite shower room. There are a further two double bedrooms benefiting from built in wardrobes and a single bedroom. These bedrooms share a very nicely presented family bathroom.
The grounds are a particular feature of the property, extending in all to about 4 acres of paddock and garden. Approached via a long sweeping driveway leading to both the property, land and barn. The barn (30m x 20m approx) is currently set up with a small goat milking parlour, milk processing room, cheese making and ripening room. There is also a large workshop and tractor/vehicle store, 5 bay stables, and a tack/feed room and 6 livestock pens. There is also planning permission for an additional new barn. The land is subdivided by substantial post, rail and stock wire fencing. The property has a formal lawn area ideal for entertaining on a summers day offering privacy and a quiet retreat. There is an additional 5.1 acres (approx) of grazing land adjacent to the property available by separate negotiation.
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.
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A four bedroom farmhouse, built around 30 years ago and small holding of 3.6 acres with a large barn (30m x 20m approx), goat milking parlour, milk processing room, cheese making and ripening room. Workshop, 5 bay stables, tack/feed room, 6 livestock pens. Planning permission for a second barn. There is an additional 5.1 acres (approx) of grazing land available by separate negotiation. Energy Efficiency Rating: GSave Property
Spencers Lymington Office
- 01590 674 222
74 High Street