The property is located in the popular forest-side hamlet of Bank, which is 1.5 miles south west of the village of Lyndhurst, renowned as the capital of the New Forest. Situated on the open forest, the hamlet boasts a number of attractive dwellings, both large and small, many affording fine open views over the surrounding farmland. The nearby village of Brockenhurst (approximately 5 miles south) has a mainline rail connection to London Waterloo (journey time approximately 90 minutes). The Georgian market town of Lymington, renowned for its Saturday Charter Market, river, marinas and yacht clubs, is situated approximately 8 miles due south. Junction 1 of the M27 is approximately 4 miles north of which provides access across the forest to serve Bournemouth, Southampton and the M3.
Annesley House was built in the 1890’s by Mary Braddon, a Victorian novelist and is set in approximately one acre of beautiful landscaped gardens. Period features predominate throughout including high ceilings, ornate coving, wood panelling, high skirting boards and feature windows.
The original Victorian porch with wrought iron gate leads to the communal entrance hall and turning staircase which in turn leads to apartment 8 on the first floor. The front door opens into the hallway with high ceilings, original stripped pine floors and has doors leading to all the principle accommodation.
The sitting room is a light and spacious room benefiting from dual aspect windows affording wonderful south and west facing views across the gardens. A particular feature of the sitting room is the open fireplace with brick hearth and pine mantle.
The kitchen/dining room is fitted with a comprehensive range of pine wall and base level units with worktops over and includes an integrated Neff dishwasher, Neff electric hob and oven, LG washing machine, Miele tumble dryer and a Miele freestanding fridge and freezer.
The stunning master bedroom also benefits from a dual aspect with original sash windows, an open fireplace with cast iron surround and slate hearth and a range of fitted wardrobes providing ample storage space. The second bedroom is a single bedroom featuring a front aspect window overlooking the forest.
The recently refurbished bathroom is generous in size and comprises a Villeroy and Boch white bathroom suite with shower over the bath and white ceramic tiled floors and walls.
NB: Internal photos taken prior to current tenancy.
Set in approximately one acre Annesley House has landscaped communal gardens to three sides which is laid predominantly to lawn with well stocked beds and borders, enclosed by fencing and mature trees, enjoying privacy and seclusion. Additionally, there are many excellent forest walks right outside the front door
The property further benefits from a single garage and off road parking. The apartment also has shared use of a basement cellar accessed via the communal hallway on the ground floor.
Living in Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst is nicknamed the capital of the New Forest. This is partly because it is centrally located within the Forest, and partly because it is home to the district council, the Forestry Commission’s district office for South England and the Verderers’ Court (Verderers are the guardians of the Forest’s commoning rights and therefore protectors of the Forest landscape). It is also home to the New Forest Centre with Forest-themed museum, library and gallery.
Its High Street is a busy thoroughfare with numerous tea shops and coffee houses. As a shopping experience it runs the gamut from old-fashioned sweet shop and an award-winning butcher’s, through art gallery and eclectic vintage interiors shop to the Ferrari and Maserati showroom.
Eateries range from popular country inns, such as The Royal Oak at Bank (a hamlet within the parish boundary) and Lime Wood, a hip country house hotel with Good Food Guide recommended restaurant and luxurious spa.
Property is equally varied: from traditional terraced cottages to big country houses. Lyndhurst also appeals to commuters as there are links to major road networks at Ashurst and Cadnam as well as mainline stations at Ashurst and Brockenhurst.
Looking for Estate Agents in Lyndhurst? Spencers are here to help.
Spencers Brockenhurst Office
- 01590 622 551
56 Brookley Road