Electrically operated security gates open to a sweeping driveway which leads through the development to the property. There is a generous double garage with electric up and over doors and further allocated parking provision, along with plentiful visitor parking. The communal surrounding gardens of the development create a well-tended environment which has matured beautifully over recent years. To the rear of the property there is a private garden which is designed for ease of maintenance with an array of planting and separate entertaining areas.
Scholars Retreat benefits from private gated access to the cliff top and beach below. The area between the development and the cliffs is jointly owned by and is for the exclusive use of residents.
The entrance hall provides access via the main staircase and lift to all accommodation which is provided over three floors. On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms and direct access to the garden. There is also a spacious room, currently utilised as a gym as well as an attractive bathroom. A family room/TV snug is one of the three separate reception rooms of this delightful property and has access to the garden.
On the first floor the master bedroom suite includes a dressing area, en-suite bathroom and French doors to the balcony enjoying views across The Solent. To this floor, there are two further bedrooms, one with a balcony, a separate bathroom and a utility room.
The second floor is accessed via the staircase or lift and provides the main reception rooms including a generous sitting room with French doors to the balcony, giving lovely sea views towards the Isle of Wight. There is a separate dining room and a stunning and well fitted kitchen/breakfast room, again enjoying lovely views.
The property is situated in a highly sought after location enjoying extensive coastal walks with direct private access to the cliff top and within an easy flat walk from the village green. Milford on Sea enjoys an excellent range of local shops and renowned restaurants. The safe bathing beaches fronting Christchurch Bay are only minutes away. The village is situated within a few miles of the Georgian market town of Lymington with its river, marinas and yacht clubs. Lymington railway station has a branch line to the Brockenhurst mainline station which offers a half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of 90 minutes. The village is also in close proximity to both Bournemouth International and Southampton Airports and Southampton Cruise Terminals.
Living in Barton on Sea
Barton on Sea enjoys a stunning coastal location with views stretching from Hurst Castle to Hengistbury Head. In addition it benefits from all of the facilities of neighbouring New Milton, such as mainline station, arts centre, weekly market and range of shops.
Although Barton on Sea has a history dating back to Anglo Saxon times it developed relatively recently and comprises mostly avenues and closes of mid-century and later detached family homes, plus a row of old coastguard cottages, substantial properties in big plots with even bigger views on Barton Common Road and some imaginative new builds including town houses.
Traditionally it has been a popular area for those considering retiring, but it also offers a great deal for families with parks and excellent state and independent schooling. New Milton Junior School is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, while both New Milton Infant School and The Arnewood School (11-19 Academy), are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. And Durlston Court Preparatory is ranked an impressive number 46 in The Times list of the top 100 independent prep schools. Local facilities include clifftop cafes, a deli and Pebble Beach restaurant which is a Good Food Guide stalwart, plus there’s a 27-hole clifftop golf course with impressive views.
Lymington, Milford on Sea, Hampshire
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A substantial six bedroom, three storey family home forming part of an exclusive gated development of houses with quite stunning views over the Solent towards the Isle of Wight. Scholars Retreat is located in the vibrant and highly sought after coastal village of Milford on Sea. Energy Efficiency Rating: CSave Property
Spencers Lymington Office
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