For sale for the first time in thirty years, this beautifully situated house offers extremely well proportioned accommodation over two floors overlooking glorious south facing gardens. The front door opens to a spacious staircase hall beyond which lies a large sitting room with open fireplace and views across the gardens as well as sliding glazed doors onto the terrace. Double doors open to the dining room that also has doors to the terrace as well as a door and glazed wall separating it from the kitchen / breakfast room. Also on the ground floor is a study, cloakroom with wc, store room and workshop with an external door. The back door opens from the kitchen into a small courtyard where there is a separate boiler room and door to the pool room which contains a swimming pool with a counter current generator against which one can swim. The pool room has sliding glazed doors leading both to the garden and the terrace to the rear of the house. Between the courtyard and the pool room is a large utility room with a fitted sink and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Upstairs there is a galleried landing providing access to five bedrooms. The master bedroom is extremely spacious and has built in cupboards and views over the gardens as well as an en suite bathroom with twin sinks, wc and bidet. There are also four further bedrooms that share a family bathroom.
Overall the house provides significant scope for further improvement with the existing rooms being very well arranged for contemporary living. In our opinion, the accommodation could be enhanced by overall updating with relatively little alteration to the living space being required. The principal bedrooms are of an exceptional size and have plenty of space to accommodate en suite bathrooms if required. Alternatively the setting is so outstanding that a replacement dwelling could also be justified allowing an incoming purchaser to design their dream home from scratch in this glorious and sought after location.
The house is accessed via a beautifully maintained private road which leads to some of the most exclusive waterside homes on the south coast. Set well within its grounds, the house is bordered on two sides by open fields which add to the atmosphere of rural tranquility. Less than 500 yards from the original Georgian village of Bucklers Hard, the property is ideally positioned for the nearby marina on the Beaulieu River as well as the Master Builder’s Hotel which features an excellent restaurant as well as the superb Yachtsman’s Bar & gardens which overlook the beautiful and historic Georgian street of Bucklers Hard with glorious walks down to the river. The local area offers excellent sailing with the Beaulieu River Sailing Club close at hand and the Royal Southampton Yacht Club in the nearby village of St Leonards. Beaulieu itself lies three miles away and Beaulieu Road station offers services to Brockenhurst and onwards to London Waterloo in approximately 1h 45m. The market town of Lymington is 8.5 miles away and offers a wider range of shops and facilities as well as marinas and sailing clubs.
The house is approached over a gravel drive and is set well back from the private road. The drive sweeps past an area of lawn in front of the house and leads to a large turning and parking area adjacent to the house and garages. The gardens lie mainly to the rear of the house and face south with a beautiful level lawn bordered by mature trees and shrubs. As one moves away from the house the garden becomes more wooded featuring delightful mature deciduous trees. Immediately to the rear of the house is a large terrace which is also accessible from the pool room. Adjoining the house is a large greenhouse and a double car port with an electric door. There is also a separate garage block comprising two single garages and a single carport.
Living in Beaulieu
Beaulieu, as its name suggests, is beautiful. This village is a jewel of the New Forest, sitting prettily beside the River Beaulieu with Palace House, the seat of the Montagu family, as backdrop. This is an estate village which has been in the keeping of the Montagu family for 477 years. Today Beaulieu is familiar worldwide for the National Motor Museum, but the village attracts visitors, too. It has a quaint High Street of smart independents in pretty brick and timber-framed period properties, including art gallery, chocolate studio, floral designer, plus gift shops, tea room, village stores, garden centre, community garden and the village school (rated ‘good’ by Ofsted).
Beaulieu is also home to Beaulieu Garage (specialising in classic and vintage cars) and Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms, the only restaurant in the New Forest to hold a Michelin Star. Along the road towards picturesque Hatchet Pond is Beaulieu Organic Farm Shop.
As for property, there are some good-sized period country houses, while Dock Lane, which runs alongside the river, is considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the Forest with a selection of stunning architect-designed modern builds.
Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
This substantial five bedroom house occupies an exceptional secluded position bordered by open fields yet less than 500 yards from the historic village of Bucklers Hard. The house is positioned on a private road and sits in approximately 1.5 acres of mature south facing lawn and wooded gardens with a sweeping gravel drive leading to a range of garages and ample parking. There is sensibly arranged and well proportioned accommodation with all principal rooms overlooking the gardens. Properties in this position rarely come to the market and this represents a unique opportunity to create an exceptional house in this exclusive location. Energy Efficiency Rating: F
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