The house is approached from a quiet no through forest road and gravel driveway. The property benefits from a private secure garage in a block with an up and over door, which is accessed to the east of the house from a gravelled area.
A real feature of the property is the communal grounds and gardens which are mostly laid to lawn with a variety of areas offering plants and shrubs and bordered with trees.
Annesley House is located in the idyllic and highly sought after hamlet of Bank which has direct forest access, a popular local pub and a friendly community. Bank is 1.5 miles south west of the village of Lyndhurst, the 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 and forest. The highly regarded Oak Inn pub is a short walk away.
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, known 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 providing access across the forest to serve Bournemouth, Southampton and the M3.
This light and sunny first floor apartment offers well laid out accommodation of more than 1200 sq ft, with a stunning sitting room benefiting from high ceilings and a log burner. The majority of the rooms overlook the south-west facing gardens at rear of the apartment. The apartment is located at the east end of the house, and has access from the communal hallway and the stairs to the first floor.
The accommodation comprises an entrance lobby, streaming with light from the hall window, providing floor to ceiling cupboard storage spanning the width of the hall, a generous bathroom with four piece suite and vanity unit is set off the lobby.
The entrance lobby flows through to a main hallway as an artery to the two bedrooms and reception rooms. Both bedrooms are of double proportions, the principal bedroom benefiting fitted wardrobes and with elevated views to the side of the gardens through large windows which also allow for an abundance of natural light.
Also set off the hallway is a dining room with hard wooden floors and views over the stunning gardens which could be used as a third bedroom if required.
Sitting across the hallway is the kitchen with feature corner windows and providing kitchen storage with work surfaces over, space for washing machine, dishwasher and free standing cooker.
A generous sitting room, sits at the end of the hall, enjoying lovely views over the garden and beautiful high ceilings, log burner and bay window give this room a feeling of peace and tranquillity and offers a host of original features.
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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A charming two bedroom apartment within an imposing country house built in the 1880s by Mary Braddon, a Victorian novelist, sympathetically converted into 10 apartments in the 1970s.
It is set in approximately one acre of landscaped grounds, which are maintained by a gardener with extensive areas of lawns and many fine specimen flowering plants, shrubs and trees, including well established yew topiary and hedging.