Sway is situated on the southern edge of the New Forest National Park, ideal for those who enjoy walking or equestrian pursuits. The village itself offers a good selection of shops for every day needs together with doctors surgery, hairdressers, school, church, pubs and restaurants. The village enjoys an active community with many clubs and associations to join. In addition, the mainline railway station makes for easy commuting to the larger towns of Bournemouth, Southampton and London (Waterloo). The attractive Georgian market town of Lymington is only a short distance away offering comprehensive shopping facilities, together with a busy Saturday street market and excellent marinas and sailing facilities.
A covered porch leads to the spacious entrance hall and to a further hallway with double doors to the patio. Wood flooring runs throughout this area and there is a cloakroom. The spacious sitting room enjoys a bay window and glazed double doors to the patio, garden and grounds. The kitchen is well fitted with ample storage units incorporating Miele dishwasher under ample granite worktops. There is an Aga with cupboards to side and above. An island unit provides further storage with wooden worktop over. Appliances includes an integrated fridge/freezer, with racked larder units either side and saucepan drawers underneath. A tiled floor runs throughout the room and a door leads to the utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine, space for appliances and door to the outside. There is a TV/family room has an archway to the dining/sun lounge. There is a fitted unit and dresser with granite worktop, an air conditioning unit and double doors lead from this sunny room, with polycarbonate pitched roof to the gardens and grounds.
The master bedroom suite incorporates a range of built-in wardrobes with built-in shelving and high level cupboards. A door leads to the en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath with shower attachment, high level jets and shower screens. Inset wash hand basin with cupboards and low level wc. There are four further bedrooms served by the family wet room and there is a separate dressing room incorporating a range of wardrobes to two walls and a bay window.
Gym and garage workshop building with electronic up and over doors, a workshop with electronic door all with lighting and roof storage. A timber cabin with air conditioning unit could be used as an outside office, art studio.
The swimming pool is fully enclosed with a cover which can be either partially or fully retracted. There is a building next to the swimming pool with a fitted kitchen with modern units under ample worktops to two walls, points, vaulted ceiling with double glazed Velux window and almost full width double glazed folding doors.
There are two separate stable blocks allowing for a total of 13 stable including two corner foaling boxes. Each stable has a second top door allowing for ventilation. Rubber flooring over concrete floor. Individual automatic drinkers. Concrete yard with drainage gulley. Outside tap. External power sockets. Separated by concrete block wall length-ways providing stabling and storage area, tack/laundry room/cloakroom. Hay barn, integral tack room, laundry area. Automatic four bay horse walker. Floodlit Ménage – 50 metres x 30 metres Fully fenced with sand/rubber surface.
The land is approaching 21 acres comprising approximately 14 acres mature woodland and 7 acres level pastureland split into 8 post and rail turn-out paddocks. Automatic filling water troughs.
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.
Lymington, Sway, Hampshire
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
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A substantial single storey residence with excellent equestrian facilities set in approximately 21 acres comprising 7 acres of paddocks and woodland, in a peaceful and completely private location with covered swimming pool, stables, barn, ménage and a range of outbuildings. Energy Efficiency Rating: FSave Property
Spencers Lymington Office
- 01590 674 222
74 High Street