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 and rail links together with both Bournemouth and Southampton International Airports, this making it an ideal location for those with a requirement to commute.
A covered entrance porch and solid timber front door lead through to the spacious reception hall which has a slate tiled floor, a turning staircase to the first floor and a large understairs storage cupboard. Access is also gained to the cloakroom with low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. The kitchen/breakfast room benefits from a fully fitted kitchen in gloss cream with breakfast bar area, windows to both the front and rear, a stainless steel sink unit, eye level oven and grill, built in dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer. There are spaces for a washing machine and tumble dryer in a separate utility area which also incorporates a further sink unit. A door from this utility area leads through to a rear lobby with a door to the rear parking area and garaging beyond. The dining room has a window to the front and double doors lead through to the conservatory which is glazed on three sides with a pitched glazed roof. Double doors lead to the rear terrace and garden beyond. From the dining room an opening leads through to the sitting room with windows to the side and rear and a recess for audio visual equipment. An exposed timber floor leads throughout these three reception areas.
The landing gives access to the roof space and has a large storage cupboard. There are a total of four bedrooms, the master suite has a window overlooking the side aspect over the gardens and paddock beyond with a range of built in wardrobes and an en suite shower room with low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Bedroom two enjoys a front aspect, once again with built in wardrobes. A door leads through to an en suite shower room with low level WC, wash basin in vanity unit and a shower cubicle. Bedroom three has windows to both the front and side and bedroom four overlooks the front aspect. The family bathroom has a freestanding bath, pedestal wash hand basin, a low level WC, large airing cupboard and a window to the rear.
The property is approached via electrically operated timber gates over a cattlegrid leading to a large area of gravelled turning and parking. There is an attractive wall separating the parking area from the gardens to the side and the driveway is also surrounded by an area of lawn and mature hedgerow. The gravel driveway continues along one side of the property and to the garage complex to the rear. The formal gardens lie principally to the side of the property and have been beautifully landscaped with large areas of lawn interspersed and surrounded by mature plant and shrub borders and give views over the adjoining paddock. Immediately to the rear of the property is a large area of patio and decking with a covered ‘al fresco’ dining area incorporating an outdoor kitchen and barbeque. Immediately to the rear of the garage complex is an area of kitchen garden with a greenhouse and a large dog run area. This area is principally laid to lawn. A pathway from here also leads beyond a garden shed, to the commercial part of the property. The garage complex itself offers a double garage with twin up and over doors, a large machinery store and an internal staircase leading to a first floor office/studio. Beyond the garage and adjacent to the commercial part of the property is an area of paddock. In all the grounds extend to about 1.6 acres.
From the lane a five bar gate leads to a gravel driveway and to a cluster of buildings offering a significant commercial opportunity currently run as a holiday camper van leasing business however, the property is being sold with vacant possession. The complex incorporates a large reception building which has a small kitchen area and a separate toilet. This is currently fitted out with a range of built in office furniture and a waiting room area. There are two further large detached closed barn style storage buildings, one open fronted double car port and then the largest of the buildings offers a further large garage area, a utility area with toilet and a workshop area with mezzanine office above. This has an adjoining tool store and workshop which gives access to the mezzanine. To the front of this is a further visitor reception area/waiting room. This part of the property has been beautifully arranged and re-developed by the current owners and offers a huge amount of parking, whether that be for use of a business or ancillary to the main house.
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.
Wootton, New Milton, Hampshire
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
A quite beautifully presented four bedroom family home combined with an exceptional commercial complex situated in this most sought after position surrounded by delightful gardens and paddock extending to approximately 1.6 acres. The property would most definitely interest a purchaser looking for home and significant income potential. House: Energy Efficiency Rating: E Commercial Complex: Energy Efficiency Rating: ESave Property
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