A welcoming reception hallway with tiled floor and storage cupboard for boots and coats opens in to the main hallway with a cloakroom where the attractive turning staircase leads to the first floor. The sitting room is a light and spacious room with twin aspect, a feature open fireplace and a lovely welcoming feel. Double doors open in to the garden room with direct access to the patio. This is a charming light and sunny room with wonderful garden views. Off the garden room is the study which filters back through to the kitchen. The study offers a peaceful and extremely useful area to work with a rear view. The kitchen/dining room is again a spacious area with triple aspect, tiled floors, a breakfast bar, integrated full height fridge, oven microwave, Aga and dishwasher. The kitchen has a range of beautiful cabinets and work tops with ample space for a dining table and chairs. There is a spacious utility adjoining with rear side door and plumbing for washer and dryer and an integrated freezer.
On the first floor is the main bedroom suite with windows to both the south and west aspects, range of fitted wardrobes and a door to the large en suite shower room. Bedroom two also has a range of fitted wardrobes and a garden view. There are two further generous double bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom to this floor.
The cottage sits at the end of an attractive drive and enjoys a distinct sense of privacy yet also has lovely garden views from its slightly elevated position. Dock Lane is one of the area’s most sought after addresses offering proximity to both the river and the attractive village of Beaulieu just to the south. A path directly across the lane leads to the river where the Beaulieu River Sailing Club has its slipway. The surrounding countryside forms part of the well known Beaulieu Estate as well as the New Forest National Park meaning new building is heavily restricted. As a result the surrounding area offers beautiful unspoilt countryside ideal for walking, cycling or riding, with sailing locally and at both Bucklers Hard and Lymington. Local transport links are excellent with the national motorway network just 14 miles to the north with fast trains from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo taking approximately 1h 20mins.
The tarmac drive opens off the lane through brick pillars and a five bar gate leading to a large turning and parking area adjacent to the house as well as a modern detached double garage. The gardens are a particular feature of the property and extend predominantly to the south west of the cottage. There is a stone terrace extending along the south side of the cottage which is accessible from the garden room ideal for alfresco dining. Beyond the terrace manicured lawns and beautifully planted beds slope gently away. The garden is primarily lawned with various mature trees, flower beds and planting. In addition there are two garden sheds for storage and a detached home office located towards the back of the garden ideal for modern working.
Energy Performance Rating: E Current: 41 Potential: 65
Council Tax Band: G
Mains water, drainage and electricity connected. Oil fired central heating.
Recent modern treatment plant installed
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 four bedroom character family cottage dating from 1930 and for sale for the first time in over 25 years. The property occupies an extremely secluded position widely recognised as one of Hampshire's premium addresses. The cottage is surrounded by the New Forest countryside, within 2 minutes walk of the Beaulieu River and close to Beaulieu village. The house has well arranged, nicely proportioned rooms overlooking landscaped gardens. The land totals approximately 3/4 of an acre and incorporates ample parking, a double garage, formal gardens, herb garden and home office. Energy Performance Rating: E