The house occupies an extremely peaceful position at the end of a leafy private lane that serves only a handful of properties. Approached over its own long drive leading through the gardens the house is very secluded yet enjoys glorious far reaching views across the surrounding fields and Beaulieu River Valley. Moonhills Lane lies just outside Beaulieu which has an extremely picturesque high street with shops catering for most day to day requirements as well as cafes, a pub and restaurant. The open forest of the National Park lies a few moments to the north and there are excellent sailing facilities on the Beaulieu River and at Lymington’s marinas. Direct trains to London Waterloo run from both Brockenhurst and Southampton.
The Brake is a charming house of individual design which offers expansive and adaptable accommodation over three floors. The house is designed to be sympathetic with its gardens and surroundings which has informed a layout over several half-storey increases giving the house an appealing lateral feel. All principal rooms are focused around the southerly elevation which enjoys entirely unspoilt views across the open countryside of the Beaulieu River valley. All three floors have wide glazed doors leading to covered balconies from which to enjoy the outlook.
The house had a major re-design and overhaul ten years ago and is very well presented with easily accessible rooms extending to over 3923.5 sq ft while remaining extremely intimate and manageable.
Of particular note is the superb lower ground floor which can either be used as a further bedroom or living room while also having the capability, in conjunction with the adjoining bathroom and kitchen, as a self contained annexe ideal for guests, extended family or to generate a rental income.
The principal living space comprises a large sitting room with doors to the balcony which runs the width of the house. This room flows seamlessly into the dining room and kitchen, both of which have access to outside and enjoy fabulous views.
The master bedroom suite on the upper floor is exceptional with plenty of built in wardrobes and a beautifully fitted bathroom. The bedroom also has a generous covered balcony with glorious views. Accessed from both the stairs and the bedroom itself is a family/ games room. There are three further double bedrooms and two further bathrooms.
The house sits well in its level gardens and grounds which extend to just over 0.9 acres. The property occupies a particularly secluded yet elevated position with a south westerly aspect overlooking open countryside. A long drive leads through a wooded area of garden to a large turning and parking area adjacent to the house. At the end of the parking area is a detached triple garage block and there is also an additional single detached garage halfway down the drive with a parking space in front.
Level lawns surround the house and are interspersed with mature planted borders and rhododendrons. There are several garden sheds on the property and a large summer house which, with a little updating could become a superb home office.
Mains water and electricity
LPG central heating
Council Tax Band – G
Superfast broadband with speeds of up to 41 Mbps is available at the property (Ofcom)
Energy Performance rating D – Current 61, Potential 69
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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£3,000,000 Guide Price
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
Overlooking the Beaulieu River valley this exceptional house enjoys extraordinary south westerly views across unspoilt countryside from all principal rooms. The accommodation extends to approximately 3923.5 sq ft and includes a very versatile suite of rooms that can either be entirely incorporated into the main house or separated off as an independent annexe. The house sits centrally in its gardens which extend to approximately 0.9 acres which provide an oasis of calm and far reaching views as well as a detached triple garage block, a separate single garage and summer house. EPR - D
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