A solid wood entrance door with side windows opens into a central entrance hallway with wooden flooring, built-in double storage cupboard and a stylish oak stairwell with glass inserts ascending to the first floor.
Set of the hallway is the truly magnificent, triple aspect siting/dining room with wooden floors and bi-fold doors opening directly out onto the terrace. Set centrally within this fantastic space is a chimney breast with log storage either side and a feature wood burning stove, which is open to both the sitting and dining areas.
From the sitting room, steps lead down into a stunning garden room which is glazed to three sides with a glazed pitched roof, wood flooring and bi-fold doors opening out onto the terrace.
Double doors lead through from the dining area into the impressive kitchen/breakfast room, which is fitted with a range of modern units, marble worksurfaces and built-in Neff appliances including a double oven, induction hob with extractor unit over, dishwasher, tall fridge and separate freezer. Further features include a breakfast bar overlooking the terrace and garden, separate Franke and Butler sinks, wine cooler, Quooker hot water dispenser and Karndean flooring. A stable door from the kitchen/breakfast room leads out to the side aspect.
Also set off the main entrance hall is a double aspect, ground floor bedroom and an adjoining, fully tiled, modern shower room with shower, hand wash basin with storage below, WC and heated towel rail.
To the first floor, a landing area leads to the sumptuous main bedroom, which benefits from a long walk-in wardrobe, balcony offering elevated views across open forest and a fully tiled, en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, ‘his and hers’ sinks and WC.
Bedroom two features built-in wardrobes and elevated forest views to the rear, whilst bedroom three offers views to the front aspect and a built-in desk and storage units, making for an ideal study as well.
These two bedrooms are served by the family bathroom comprising a panelled bath, hand wash basin with storage under, WC and heated towel rail.
Taken from the French for “beautiful place”, the picturesque Beaulieu village sits on the southern bank of Beaulieu river.
Beaulieu has a rich history and the village falls under some of the Beaulieu Estate. Its origins date back soon after the New Forest area was designated a royal hunting ground and the first known building was a single hunting lodge used by King John.
Beaulieu’s pretty village high street is lined on either side by character brick-built properties dating mostly from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The high street offers an array of shops and stores including a post office and general store, delicatessen, garden centre, gift shop, hair and nail studio, tea rooms and a picture gallery featuring original works and limited edition prints of local and other subjects. The village also boasts a popular primary school and its own chocolate studio!
Set at the bottom of the high street is The Montagu Arms, a luxury country house hotel featuring a popular restaurant and bar. At the head of the river is the Mill Pond, creating a picture-postcard village scene, whilst on the opposite side you will see the much-famed Palace House. Down river you’ll find Buckler’s Hard, a former shipbuilding village preserved in time, with its riverside walks, Maritime Museum and boat trips.
The much famed Beaulieu River offers recreational facilities and extends out to the Solent which links to the Isle of Wight. The Beaulieu River Sailing Club offers opportunities for sailing enthusiasts, as well as the Royal Southampton Yacht Club in nearby St Leonard’s. The Georgian market town of Lymington lies approximately 5 miles to the west with its marinas and yacht clubs. Approximately 4 miles away is Brockenhurst village which offers a mainline railway station with direct links to London Waterloo in approximately 90 minutes and a good local community of shops and restaurants. The property lies in an ideal location for easy access to the nearby city centre of Southampton, which offers a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities, a direct rail link to London Waterloo in approximately 70 minutes and an airport flying to a number of national and international destinations.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
To the front aspect, electric gates, and a separate pedestrian gate open onto a loose stone driveway with attractive brick edging providing off road parking facilities and access to the detached garage to the side of the house. A Travertine tiled walkway/seating area leads from the driveway to the front entrance door.
The adjoining area of landscaped front garden is laid to level lawn for ease of maintenance, with planted beds and fenced borders.
Access either side of the property leads through to an impressive raised Travertine terrace which extends down the side, out and across the full width of the property to provide a wonderful vantage point for enjoying the elevated, south westerly views across the garden and open forest beyond.
The rear garden slopes gently away from the elevated rear terrace, being predominantly laid to lawn and interspersed with planted borders.
Set towards the rear of the plot is a useful outbuilding with power offering options for a number of uses, including that of a home office or craft room.
To the other side of the garden is a useful utility which is ideal for a sit on mower if required.
At the end of the garden, a picket gate set between post and rail fencing opens out across a little bridge, onto miles of open forest land, ideal for dog walking, riding, running and other recreational activities.
Energy Performance Rating: E
Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
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.
Looking for an Estate Agent in Beaulieu? Spencers are here to help.
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A truly stunning four bedroom detached contemporary home set at the end of a no through lane, in arguably one of the finest positions in the New Forest. The property has been finished to an exacting specification throughout and benefits from grounds in excess of 0.3 acre and direct access onto miles of open forest land. Energy Performance Rating: E
Spencers Brockenhurst Office
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56 Brookley Road