Attractive covered porches to the front and side of the cottage have stable doors leading into the generous ground floor rooms. There is an open plan dining hall with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, exposed brick wall, flagstone floor, a large square bay window and half stable door. A half wall with beams opens to the kitchen/utilty area, which again has a vaulted ceiling with Velux window. A range of cream shaker-style storage cupboards incorporate integrated appliances to include a washing machine and dishwasher and fridge/freezer. A brick recess houses the range style cooker and a wall cupboard houses the gas fired boiler. The room has ceramic oak effect tiled floor and exposed timber beams. A rear porch leads to the gardens. From the dining hallway a wooden stable door leads to the generous sitting room with oak floor and exposed brick chimney breast, housing a multi-fuel/log burning stove. There is a picture window to the front and a wooden door to the rear hallway and the ground floor double bedroom. This delightful bedroom has a full height window enjoying views over the garden and ample fitted storage cupboards. Adjacent is the family bathroom with Victorian style suite, including a claw feet enamel bath and mixer tap with shower attachment, ceramic pedestal wash basin, WC. under stairs storage cupboard and Velux window.
From the rear hall stairs lead to the first floor, with storage cupboards and where the master bedroom suite is located. This large double room has ample fitted storage and a generous ensuite shower room with basin and WC.
The property is only three miles from the lovely beach at Lepe in this unique corner of the New Forest National Park where Lepe Country Park offers unspoilt popular coastal country walks, looking directly across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Closeby are the world famous Exbury Gardens, created in the 1920’s by Lionel De Rothschild. There are excellent facilities for the sailing enthusiast, with sailing from Ashlett Creek, Calshot, Beaulieu and Lymington. The property is within easy reach of the historic village of Beaulieu (approx. 4 miles) which features a pretty High Street, a garden centre and a primary school. The village of Brockenhurst is within easy reach and offers a mainline station linking to London Waterloo (approximately 90 minutes). Approximately 11 miles to the south is the much famed Georgian market town of Lymington with its extensive yachting facilities, famous Saturday county market and ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Dibden Purlieu and Hythe are within 3 miles with an extensive range of shops and amenities.
A feature of this “hideaway” cottage are the stunning mature gardens and adjacent woodland. The whole amounts to approximately 4 acres and has been well managed to allow for lovely walks throughout the woodland, which is fenced and enclosed with a separate wooden gated access. The property is approached via a gravel area and where there is a solid wooden gate adjacent to the cottage leading to ample parking. Immediately adjacent to the front of the cottage is an attractive sun terrace with mature beach hedging to the boundary. The main rear garden, of approximately 0.25 acre, is beautifully landscaped with mature trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders with specimen plants. The garden has two outside water taps and electric point and offers a high degree of privacy surrounded by woodlands, and is set within the National Park. There are three patio areas, one adjacent to the rear of the cottage, one to the side of the garden and one at the end of the garden. There is a detached wooden studio, currently used as a guest room, which is fully insulated and positioned to enjoy a lovely woodland setting having a veranda and deck area to the front. There are also a number of wooden buildings in the woods, which extend to approximately 3.75 acres, to house logs and some equipment.
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.
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A beautiful semi-detached two bedroom forest cottage, with generous living areas enjoying a quintessential English cottage garden of around one third of an acre, as well as adjacent woodland extending to some 3.75 acres. The land has been well managed with private access, parking provision and pathways throughout. With a detached wooden studio/annex and a range of wooden outbuildings, this character home would make the ideal retreat or second home. Situated in a semi-rural location midway between the open forest and the sea. EPR: F
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