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 Milford on Sea
Milford on Sea is currently a property hot spot. It is one of the last remaining seaside villages in Hampshire and is delightfully picturesque with a proper village green at its centre. This green is often the focus for popular village events such as maypole dancing and the annual food festival and is fringed by a range of independents (including antiques shops, butcher’s, chemists and greengrocer’s). Recently Milford has developed something of a reputation as a foodie destination with its collection of tea rooms, bistros, wine bar, fish and chips and specialist fish restaurant, plus more.
This is a vibrant village with a friendly and lively community, and appeals to both young families (the primary school has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted) and older couples looking for somewhere on the coast to relax. The old-fashioned seafront stretches from Hurst spit and Keyhaven nature reserve in the east towards Christchurch Harbour to the west, and enjoys lovely views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the Needles.
A good mix of properties includes striking contemporary seafront homes and cliff top apartments with big sea views, quaint terraced old fishermen’s cottages and some substantial 1920s and 1930s Ravenscroft arts and crafts influenced homes in and around Barnes Lane. Looking for an Estate Agent in Milford on Sea? Spencers are here to help.
Barton on Sea, New Milton
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An exquisite family residence built by the renowned Colten Developments, located within an attractive enclave, offering extensive and versatile accommodation over two floors. The property is ideally situated within close proximity to Barton on Sea clifftop and the New Forest National Park. The property comprises a ground floor bedroom suite and generous living accommodation including a stunning vaulted open plan kitchen/family room with bi-folding doors opening onto the south-facing rear gardens and four first floor bedrooms. Knightwood is approached via a block paviour driveway providing generous off-road parking and provides access to the detached double garage.