The property is within an easy walk from the beautiful beaches and coastal views of Barton on Sea. There are extensive shopping facilities in New Milton and close by in Christchurch. The historic Georgian Market Town of Lymington, with the extensive yachting facilities and famous weekly market, is also around 6 miles in distance. A big plus point is that the property sits within catchment of a range of well regarded local schools. There is convenient access to motorways, the train Station with main line links (to Waterloo) and airports. There are also a range of active clubs and societies in the surrounding area and the New Forest National Park is close by.
An attractive sun lounge with indoor plant display forms the entrance to this substantial property, where stairs rise to the first floor and doors lead to both the study and to the impressive main reception room. The house has retained original features of the 1930’s period, such as picture rails and fireplaces in the reception rooms. This grand room has a large square bay window enjoying views across the private grounds. Double doors lead to the formal dining room, again with a square bay, flooding the rooms with light. An inner hallway/study leads to the large family kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen area is very well appointed with ample fitted storage cupboards incorporating a range of appliances to include dishwasher, oven, hob, combination microwave, fridge and freezer. A large breakfast bar divides the room from the dining area, which enjoys a Victorian style glazed roof, windows and glazed doors to the garden. The whole room has a ceramic tiled floor and doors lead to the utility room and to the outside.
The first floor accommodation comprises a spacious master bedroom suite, three further suites, a large and well-appointed family bathroom. Bedroom three provides access to an outside fire escape. A further staircase leads to the converted loft room. This area is ideal as a hobbies/children’s play room, with several Velux windows and further eaves storage space.
The approach is via a long driveway and there is ample parking for vehicles and space for boat storage in front of the detached double garage building. The parkland style private grounds surround the house, with a large lawn and mature hedges and trees to the boundaries. There is a raised terrace with flower beds, providing a wonderful al fresco dining area. To the rear of the house is a further detached garage and workshop and area to store logs and garden equipment. The overall plot and grounds are certainly a feature of note to the delightful home.
Living in Barton on Sea
Barton on Sea enjoys a stunning coastal location with views stretching from Hurst Castle to Hengistbury Head. In addition it benefits from all of the facilities of neighbouring New Milton, such as mainline station, arts centre, weekly market and range of shops.
Although Barton on Sea has a history dating back to Anglo Saxon times it developed relatively recently and comprises mostly avenues and closes of mid-century and later detached family homes, plus a row of old coastguard cottages, substantial properties in big plots with even bigger views on Barton Common Road and some imaginative new builds including town houses.
Traditionally it has been a popular area for those considering retiring, but it also offers a great deal for families with parks and excellent state and independent schooling. New Milton Junior School is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, while both New Milton Infant School and The Arnewood School (11-19 Academy), are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. And Durlston Court Preparatory is ranked an impressive number 46 in The Times list of the top 100 independent prep schools. Local facilities include clifftop cafes, a deli and Pebble Beach restaurant which is a Good Food Guide stalwart, plus there’s a 27-hole clifftop golf course with impressive views.
Barton on Sea, New Milton
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A substantial and imposing detached house set on a magnificent private and elevated garden plot on a private road within moments of the beach. The property offers spacious and flexible accommodation comprising five bedrooms to include a master bedroom suite and three reception rooms as well as a very spacious family kitchen/breakfast room. The whole has retained the character of an older style home, yet with the advantages of modern day living. With a versatile arrangement of rooms, having undergone significant improvement over the years and could easily house an independent annexe. EPR: E
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