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 much famed Victorian novelist. The house features elegant period elevations as well as many character features befitting the era and is set in approximately one acre of beautiful landscaped gardens.

The property is accessed from a track leading off a no through lane running through the hamlet of Bank. At the end of the track, a wrought iron gate opens onto a pathway leading through private gardens to the communal entrance porch, where a stairwell leads up the first floor. From here, a door opens into a glazed panelled lobby area exclusive to the apartment, with a private stairwell then leading up to the main entrance door.

Upon entering the apartment, a small entrance hall links to all the principle living and bedroom spaces.

The sitting/dining room is a light and well-proportioned room benefiting from an open fireplace with brick surround and hearth and a window affording elevated views across the gardens.

The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of fitted units with worktops over and built-in appliances.

The master bedroom benefits from a window overlooking the grounds and an en-suite shower room, whilst second bedroom also benefits from recently fitted modern shower room.

NB. The property offers scope for modernisation and the opportunity to create one large kitchen/dining/family room.


Set in approximately one-acre Annesley House has landscaped communal gardens to three sides which are predominantly laid to lawn with well stocked beds and borders, enclosed by fencing and mature trees. The sumptuous grounds enjoy a high degree of privacy and seclusion.

The property further benefits from a single garage, set within a block.


Energy Performance Rating: E

Tenure: Share of Freehold

Services: Mains drainage and electricity

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.

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Bank, Lyndhurst

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 1

A two-bedroom, two bathroom top floor apartment set within a beautifully converted Victorian country residence with communal landscaped gardens. The property is idyllically situated on a quiet lane in the sought-after hamlet of Bank and further benefits from elevated views, a private garage and direct forest access. The property is offered with no forward chain. EPC: E

Spencers Brockenhurst Office

56 Brookley Road
SO42 7RA

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