This unique and wonderful home, formed originally from stables and then extended further in recent times, has been in the same ownership for 28 years. Internally, the versatile layout offers an elegant fusion of modern fittings and character features, with light and well-proportioned rooms throughout.
To the ground floor, a welcoming and good size entrance hall and second entrance porch both open into a double aspect sitting room with feature fireplace and wood burning stove. The entrance hall also links to a double aspect kitchen fitted with a range of modern units and built-in appliances and a lovely garden/breakfast room which is glazed to the entire external elevation, with double doors opening onto the terrace.
Linking to both the sitting room and garden/breakfast room is a spacious dining hall, from where stairs ascend to the first floor landing. The dining hall in turn provides access to a drawing room with feature fireplace and doors opening onto the garden and a bedroom with built-in wardrobes and en-suite shower room.
The entire ground floor space offers a flexible layout that can be used in numerous ways to suit individual requirements.
To the first floor, a landing area links to the master bedroom, an additional bedroom and a family bathroom fitted with a modern white suite. Both bedrooms to this level feature built-in wardrobes and elevated views across the surrounding land.
A fourth bedroom/study, with built in storage is accessed via a second staircase from the entrance hall.
In total the living accommodation extends to approximately 1712.7 square feet.
NB. The nearby much famed Limewood hotel offers a fitness suite and spa, as well as informal and fine dining restaurants.
Grounds & Gardens
The cottage is approached off Beaulieu Road by a lane leading through light woodland down to the front entrance, where a wooden five bar gate opens onto a brick paved driveway and double carport providing off road parking.
A brick archway from the carport leads to a paved seating/breakfast terrace with raised plant bed borders which extends down the side of the cottage.
The attractive rear garden enjoys a pleasant southerly aspect and is predominantly laid to lawn, with established hedge and tree borders, providing a high degree of privacy and seclusion.
NB. The grounds abut the open forest to the front of the property.
The property is set in a prime location along the Beaulieu Road, on the edge of the village of Lyndhurst and directly abutting the open forest. The village offers a diverse range of general and specialist shops, together with a popular primary school, historic church and visitor centre.
The neighbouring village of Brockenhurst offers additional facilities and a mainline rail connection to London/Waterloo (approximately 90 minutes). Located in this quiet backwater, Stable Cottage is situated within a short walk of the open New Forest. The M27 (Junction 1) at nearby Cadnam affords easy access to both Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury and the M3 Motorway network.
Living in Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst is nicknamed the capital of the New Forest. This is partly because it is centrally located within the Forest, and partly because it is home to the district council, the Forestry Commission’s district office for South England and the Verderers’ Court (Verderers are the guardians of the Forest’s commoning rights and therefore protectors of the Forest landscape). It is also home to the New Forest Centre with Forest-themed museum, library and gallery.
Its High Street is a busy thoroughfare with numerous tea shops and coffee houses. As a shopping experience it runs the gamut from old-fashioned sweet shop and an award-winning butcher’s, through art gallery and eclectic vintage interiors shop to the Ferrari and Maserati showroom.
Eateries range from popular country inns, such as The Royal Oak at Bank (a hamlet within the parish boundary) and Lime Wood, a hip country house hotel with Good Food Guide recommended restaurant and luxurious spa.
Property is equally varied: from traditional terraced cottages to big country houses. Lyndhurst also appeals to commuters as there are links to major road networks at Ashurst and Cadnam as well as mainline stations at Ashurst and Brockenhurst.
Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst
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- 2 Bathrooms:
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A stunning four bedroom detached cottage set in an idyllic forest side location between Lyndhurst and Beaulieu. The property offers beautifully appointed accommdation throughout and further benefits from a private southerly garden, off road parking and direct access onto the New Forest National Park. EPR: E
Spencers Brockenhurst Office
- 01590 622 551
56 Brookley Road