This delightful home is in the desirable Becton area and close to a well-regarded private school, only minutes from the beautiful beaches and Barton Common, where the New Forest ponies now roam. The recreation area at Long Meadow and the world renowned cliff-top Barton Golf Course are both in very close proximity. Barton-on-Sea provides an excellent range of amenities and beach front restaurants with Lymington and Christchurch approximately ten minutes away. The property is situated within the catchment area for a choice of well-regarded schooling and there is convenient access to the main line train station (to London Waterloo) and airports, as well as a range of active health clubs and societies in the surrounding area, including the yachting facilities of Christchurch and Lymington. The New Forest National Park with stunning walks and extensive riding is also within a few miles.
To the front of the property is a generous driveway behind double electric gates allowing for ample parking and turning in front of the integral garage. There is access to the side of the property leading to the rear. The east facing garden is a feature of note with a wide range of planting, including sun-loving plants such as apple and pear trees and twin sheds. The lawn stretches for approx 100 ft and offers a high degree of privacy positioned adjacent to the pool house, pump room and games room.
Covered porch opens in to the wide entrance hall with stairs to the landing, cloakroom and parquet flooring. The spacious lounge has a large bay, newly fitted carpets, a feature fireplace which can take either a log burner or gas fire and an impressive ceiling rose and cornice work. The dining room and family room are joined by a square arch and both overlook the rear lawned garden accessible via french doors to the patio. The separate kitchen is a large family room with underfloor heating and a range of solid oak cupboards with granite work tops. There is clever mood lighting, a breakfast bar and a range of integral appliances including an electric oven, combination oven and microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a wine cooler. The utility room is off the kitchen with plumbing for a washing machine and further cupboard units with a door leading to the rear patio with with brick barbecue.
Stairs lead to the first floor where there are five large bedrooms. The master bedroom has a Juliet balcony overlooking the rear garden, fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom. Bedroom two has a bay with a front aspect, built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom three overlooks the rear garden with an en-suite shower room. Bedroom four and bedroom five are again both doubles. The large family bathroom completes the family accommodation on this floor.
Further stairs lead to the second floor where the owner has created a room which can be used in a variety of ways. There is the ability to create two further bedrooms if required or use as a very spacious media/cinema room ( the Velux windows having fitted blackout blinds), a games room or double office. In addition there is a cloakroom and discreet plumbing allowing for a further bedroom.
Crossing the patio you enter the Entertainment room. This is a wonderful area, wired for sound with a built in bar with chiller cabinets, a freestanding Jacuzzi and a sauna/steam room and a separate shower room. The 10 metre heated indoor pool has a constant depth of 5 ft, a tiled floor, ‘floating’ ceiling and full length double glazed French doors to the garden. Behind the pool room is the pump room which controls filtration, temperature and humidity. A highly efficient Vaillant gas boiler heats the pool.
Overall this is an exceptional family home with every modern convenience, located in the catchment of two of the best schools in Hampshire and a nearby main line train line with direct routes to London.
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.
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Barton on Sea, New Milton
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 5 Living Rooms:
An exceptionally well-appointed 1930s house of approx. 3500 sq ft with an impressive 10 metre heated indoor pool and separate games room with hot tub and sauna. The property has large, spacious rooms with high ceilings each one excellently presented. This is a home of great charm close to the sea, excellent schools, a main line train station and local amenities. The property has a 5 bedrooms on the first floor and a second floor designed to create a further 2 bedrooms if required or a cinema/media room room or double office. EPR:D
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