Pitlundie sits within private grounds in a slightly elevated position within easy walking distance of Lymington Pier railway station which provides a half-hourly link to Lymington Town (two minutes) for an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and facilities. Next stop is Brockenhurst (10 minutes) which offers a mainline service to London Waterloo. The Isle of Wight and open Forest are easily accessible, and Junction 1, M27, is 12 miles to the north. Walhampton independent prep school is within walking distance. So, too, is Walhampton Golf Course, Walhampton Arms and The Ferryman inn.
Pitlundie is exquisite being a new, well-designed and beautifully presented home built by the quality, bespoke building firm Dunford Construction, who are known for their attention to detail. This delightful house would be perfect as a family home, for a couple downsizing or as a holiday home. A particular feature of Pitlundie is its private and peaceful location with stunning views across Lymington River, Lymington marinas and the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The house has been thoughtfully designed to ensure the principal rooms face south and maximise these views.
The house is an attractive, individual property combining 21st century lifestyle expectations with traditional character – such as the rustic barn-style plank cladding to the ground floor and feather edge weatherboarding to the first floor. A canopied entrance with oak beams opens onto a spacious reception hallway with Clearview woodburning stove, deep built-in cupboards, Mandarin stone flooring and underfloor heating. The large, impressive 30ft triple aspect drawing room features another Clearview woodburning stove, high ceiling with exposed rafters, and doors onto the south-facing terrace, while a large window at the end of the room frames the spectacular view across the lawns to the river.
The spacious, open plan kitchen/dining room is at the heart of the house and includes stone flooring and stylish grey contemporary kitchen from Hardleys topped with Landford Stone quartz worktop. Integrated appliances include induction hob, double oven, dishwasher, fridge and discreet extractor fan. The large island unit incorporates a sink and hidden lift-up power sockets and is lit by a trio of drop lights. The room is accessed by double doors from both the hallway and the drawing room, while oversized glazed doors pull back, opening up the kitchen/dining space to the terrace, creating a fabulous living/entertaining space. To the rear of the kitchen is a walk-in pantry and useful utility room.
Further accommodation downstairs includes a study, three double bedrooms (all with views onto surrounding gardens), shower room and family bathroom. The bedrooms could easily be re-designated as required to suit the owner’s lifestyle. For example, one bedroom has French windows onto the terrace and could be used as an additional reception room, such as a games room or snug. The bathroom and shower room are both beautifully presented with low profile curved shower trays and hand-held and rain showerheads. In addition the bathroom features a deep indulgent tub.
A turning staircase leads to the first floor master bedroom suite with dressing area and luxury bathroom including freestanding tub, low-profile shower, opulent textured patterned wall tiles and timber effect floor tiles. A particular attraction of the master bedroom is the wide south-facing balcony, accessed through French windows, featuring practical all weather Dura Deck with glass and chrome balustrading.
Pitlundie is approached via electric gated access opening onto a long gravelled drive which runs down past a boat shed and storage shed to an extensive parking area and double garage.
Secluded gardens surround the property and include sunny, sloping, south-facing lawns, established borders, mature shrubs and specimen trees. A highlight of the property is the sunny terrace with steps down to the lawn, galvanised storm lantern lights, balustrade of chrome and ships’ wire rigging, and a river view which could allow boat owners to see their mooring from the property.
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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New contemporary family home with high specification finish and impressive accommodation set in a slightly elevated, yet private position, enjoying stunning views across Lymington river and the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Overall, Pitlundie is a light-filled, spacious, well-designed and luxurious family home that has been superbly finished and would be perfectly suited to a variety of lifestyle needs. Energy Efficiency Rating: BSave Property
Spencers Lymington Office
- 01590 674 222
74 High Street