The house is approached over a wide gravel drive behind double electrically operated wooden gates. There is ample parking for several cars to the side of the drive which leads round to the side of the house. There is an integral double garage which adjoins a substantial workshop that also has a door to the outside.The formal gardens lie to the south and west of the house and are mostly laid to lawn yet surrounded by mature planting and under planted with spring bulbs. There is a walled kitchen garden that occupies a slightly sloping part of the garden that has a particularly sunny southerly aspect. It contains well established beds and fruit cages. Beyond the gardens lies a fenced paddock and separate hard tennis court. The south side of the garden is flanked by a belt of mature woodland through which there are attractive established paths.
Also available by separate negotiation is a paddock opposite the house to the east which is well drained and of approximately two acres. This paddock has water connected as well as two separate accesses, both via five-bar gates. There is also a small yard in the south west corner which contains a timber stable block containing an open stable and three loose boxes. There is also a further paddock of approximately 3.7 acres close to the property that may also be available.
Overall, this is a superb family house in a private position yet remains in a highly convenient and sought after area. The possibility of acquiring further land also provides the potential for a significant equestrian property.
The house sits in an elevated position on the edge of the charming village of Boldre which has a very pretty and historic church and a well regarded pub, The Red Lion which is less than 400 yards away from the house. The area surrounding the village is particularly attractive, composed of rolling countryside which merges into the open spaces of the New Forest National Park. To the south lies the historic market town of Lymington which has a thriving Georgian High Street, home to a variety of independent boutiques and larger chain shops as well as both Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. Lymington is a renowned centre for sailing and the town has two marinas and well established sailing clubs. Brockenhurst railway station lies 2.7 miles away and offers direct services to London Waterloo in just over an hour and a half.
This highly impressive house occupies a slightly elevated position affording glorious views across its garden as well as a degree of privacy from the village lane. A central front door opens to the elegant staircase hall that provides access to all principal rooms as well as the cloakroom & wc. The westerly facade of the house features a verandah through which there are garden views from the living room and study. Opening onto the verandah is a delightful garden room that can also be accessed via the interconnecting living room and dining room. Also opening off the dining room is a spacious kitchen / breakfast room which has an Aga and space for a separate gas fired range cooker. The kitchen would benefit from some updating and could be extended into the dining room to create a superb kitchen / family room overlooking the garden.
Beyond the kitchen lies a further corridor leading to a series of domestic offices including a large laundry room, pantry, store, and coal store. There is also a superb octagonal dairy that would make a superb wine cellar or cold store room.
On the first floor the master bedroom has an adjoining wc and dressing room as well as an en suite shower room. The guest bedroom has a particularly attractive bay window, dressing area and en suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms, all of which have fitted cupboards, two family bathrooms and a linen room that has staircase access to the loft.
Living in Brockenhurst
It is Brockenhurst’s mainline station (service into London Waterloo approximately 90 minutes) that turns the dream of a country idyll into reality for those working up in London and makes Brockenhurst village a property hot spot.
Brockenhurst is the largest village in the New Forest, a thriving and lively mix of community and cachet, quality and quirky with all the necessary essentials of a proper working village - butcher, bakery and greengrocer, full quota of cafes and tea houses, plus services such as doctor, dentist and post office. Work into the equation the unexpected and the glamorous: premier golf course, luxurious spa and top restaurants such as The Pig (the first in the group of hip country house hotels) and Cambium (fine dining at Careys Manor)... It all makes Brockenhurst a gem in the heart of the Forest.
Property ranges from Edwardian villas to thatched timber-framed cottages, and imaginative new builds to old Forest lodges. Many properties have access or views to open Forest and almost all are within walking distance of the station.
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A rare and substantial country house with extensive grounds of over five and a half acres comprising formal gardens, woodland and paddock set in a glorious rural position between the open countryside of the New Forest National Park and Lymington. Further land available by separate negotiation. EPR: E
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