New Milton sits in a prime location with the New Forest to the north and Barton on Sea to the south. This market town attracts families, drawn by its strong community, range of facilities, mainline station and schooling provision. There are acclaimed independent schools, including Durlston Court and Ballard School, both rated ‘excellent’, while state schools include New Milton Infants judged ‘outstanding’, New Milton Junior rated ‘good’, and Arnewood Secondary which is ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ 16-19 study programme. The town centre has a strong selection of shops, among them butcher, bakery, M&S Food and a traditional quality department store. Leisure facilities feature an arts centre with a programme of performances and workshops, health and sports centre with pool, recreation ground and skatepark. Eating out experiences range from gastropubs to fine dining via The Kitchen, a relaxed restaurant and cookery school at Chewton Glen Country House Hotel overseen by TV Chef James Martin. New Milton developed after the arrival of the railway in the late 19th century (train services into London take around two hours), therefore property choice comprises some character property, modern family homes on tree-lined avenues, and country houses bordering the New Forest.
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
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New Home - LAST UNIT REMAINING An impressive, high quality three-bedroom semi-detached house amassing to 1,076 sqft of accommodation, situated in pleasant south-facing gardens. The property is perfectly located in a wooden enclave within close proximity to local amenities and only a short distance to Barton on Sea cliff top. The property further benefits from a single garage and off-road parking