Wootton is a small village with two churches, a school, an associated pre school and a public house. Some 2 miles west is the village of Sway offering railway links to London and the south coast, in addition to a variety of local amenities. The market town of Lymington, famous for its internationally renowned sailing facilities and marinas along with its Saturday country market, is approximately 5 miles south west of Wootton. The property is conveniently situated within a short drive of the A35 roadway and is within easy reach of motorways, rail links and both Bournemouth & Southampton International Airports, making it an ideal location for those with a requirement to commute.
The property is a warm and welcoming family home with an impressive full-height galleried entrance hall which leads to an inner hall with Welsh Bluestone flooring and a solid oak turning staircase leading to the first floor.
The stunning triple aspect drawing/dining room features vaulted ceilings, exposed oak beams, an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, underfloor heating and views across the garden and open forest.
Set across the hallway is a family room with a feature marble fireplace, bay window and door opening onto an attractive covered terrace with hot tub. Adjoining the family room is a double aspect study/office which offers options for a possible fifth bedroom and a separate wc. Further rooms to the ground floor include a reading room set off the kitchen offering options for a variety of uses and a utility/boot room, both of which open out onto the terrace and courtyard respectively.
The bespoke triple aspect open plan kitchen/dining room has been fitted using the finest solid ‘Pippy’ Oak and centres upon a four oven electric fired Aga recessed within a magnificent fire surround commissioned using Flagstone dug from a Yorkshire quarry. The dining area is set beneath a stunning glass lantern roof with exposed Oak beams and also features French doors opening onto the paved entertaining area.
The first floor provides equally impressive accommodation, including a master bedroom suite with opulently fitted bathroom and dressing room and a balcony providing views across the gardens and paddocks. In addition, there are three further double bedrooms to this level, one of which incorporates an en-suite shower room and another, a private balcony. A modern family bathroom further compliments the bedrooms.
The property is accessed via a long driveway leading to a large parking area for several vehicles and garaging facilities.
The grounds extend to approximately two and a half acres surrounded by woodland providing a high degree of privacy and are apportioned into areas of formal lawn, fenced paddocks and a productive walled vegetable garden.
Set within the grounds is a substantial oak framed outbuilding incorporating a double garage and workshop and a room above running the full length of the building, which is currently used as a gym.
In addition, there is a detached stable block with fully functional stabling/storage facilities and a studio/office suite above.
Further outbuildings scattered throughout the grounds include a summer house with shower facilities, a garden shed, feed shed, tack shed and field shelter.
A significant feature of the property is that it enjoys direct forest access via a five-bar gate located at the rear of the plot.
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:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
A magnificent and unique property, idyllically positioned with direct access to New Forest National Park and benefitting from paddocks, stabling and extensive ancillary accommodation. This truly spectacular family home has been the subject of an extensive programme of refurbishment and offers a high degree of flexibility to suit a modern day lifestyle. Energy Efficiency Rating: CSave Property
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