The property is situated in an idyllic forest fronting location on the outskirts of Sway, on the southern edge of the New Forest National Park. The location is ideal for those who enjoy walking or equestrian pursuits. Sway village centre is just over a mile away and offers a good selection of shops for everyday needs together with a 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.
The current property extends to approximately 1518 sq. ft. and offers considerable potential for extension or the creation of an enlarged new build dwelling (subject to the necessary planning consents being granted). The existing ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hall, a triple aspect sitting/dining room with fireplace, kitchen with a range of fitted units, study, lobby/boot room and wc.
To the first floor a landing area links to an impressive master bedroom, three further bedrooms, two of which are doubles and a bathroom with separate wc. The property is currently configured so that the principle living rooms and bedrooms enjoy a southerly orientation and wonderful views across the grounds.
Oakfield is for sale via informal tender with a date of Friday 19th May 2017 as a deadline for final bids. Please enquire to the Brockenhurst office for the tender document for further details.
The property is approached via a five bar field gate opening into an area of off road parking for several vehicles.
The stunning grounds surrounding the property comprise areas of garden and paddocks enjoying a lovely southerly aspect sloping gently down to the rear boundary.
To the front aspect an established treeline provides a good degree of privacy, with the open forest directly across the road.
A further row of trees and established hedging flank the rear boundary.
Set within the grounds is a large 644 sq. ft. former Nissan hut, stable and a greenhouse.
In total the grounds extend to just under two and a half acres.
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.
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 1 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
For sale via informal tender. An incredibly rare opportunity to acquire a detached house set in an exceptional plot extending to almost two and a half acres on an elevated south facing site fronting the open forest. The current dwelling is in need of complete refurbishment and offers a wonderful opportunity to create a new and bespoke family residence in a truly outstanding location. Energy Efficiency Rating: FSave Property
Spencers Brockenhurst Office
- 01590 622 551
56 Brookley Road