Barton on Sea is a quiet residential area in a stunning coastal setting with beach and clifftop views across Christchurch Bay, sweeping from Hurst Castle to Hengistbury Head. The sand and shingle beach is popular with dog walkers while the cliff top attracts paragliders. Popular with retirees, Barton has been discovered by young families, attracted by the relaxed outdoorsy lifestyle, with coast on one side and New Forest on the other, plus good state and independent schools; these include Durlston Court and Ballard School, both rated ‘excellent’. Facilities include clifftop restaurants and Barton on Sea Golf Club, a 27-hole clifftop course. Barton also benefits from the extensive amenities of neighbouring New Milton. Among these are a mainline station with train services to London in around two hours, arts centre, selection of shops ranging from an M&S food store to a traditional department store and weekly market.
A storm porch guides you to a generously welcoming entrance hallway that provides access to all ground floor spaces, encompassing a WC and a convenient storage cupboard.
On either side of the hallway, two spacious double bedrooms offer a view of the front aspect, providing abundant room for storage furniture. One of these bedrooms enjoys the added convenience of a three-piece ensuite.
Progressing through the hallway, on the left, you’ll find a generously sized dining room featuring double casement doors that lead to the luminous and spacious living room. The living room, adorned with a feature fireplace serving as an appealing focal point, extends seamlessly to the rear conservatory. This charming space offers delightful views of the garden.
The fully fitted kitchen features a diverse array of cream wall, floor, and drawer units with stone-effect worksurfaces. A tiled splashback enhances the aesthetics, and the kitchen seamlessly opens to the utility room, providing additional worksurfaces and storage. There’s ample space and plumbing for white goods in the utility room. Personal doors connect to the attached garage, equipped with power and lighting.
From the entrance hallway, stairs ascend to the first-floor landing, granting access to two spacious double bedrooms served by a three-piece family bathroom. The primary suite enjoys the added convenience of an en-suite shower room.
The property is accessible via a brick paviour driveway, providing access to the front entrance and creating a spacious parking/turning area for multiple vehicles. Extending beyond the right side of the property, the brick paviour surface leads under a double-length carport, ultimately reaching the integral garage.
The charming rear gardens stand out as a notable feature, offering a sense of privacy enhanced by closed-board fencing and mature shrubbery and trees. A sizable patio area, positioned adjacent to the rear of the property, takes full advantage of the southerly aspect.
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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A well-maintained, spacious four-bedroom, three bathroom detached chalet-style property spanning 2100 sqft of living space. The property presents an enticing potential for extension and further development, subject to requisite planning conditions. Nestled in charming south-facing rear gardens, it resides in a tranquil residential area just 0.5 miles from Barton on Sea cliff top.