The house occupies a very private position, facing south and overlooking its own gardens and grounds. Situated in the highly regarded area of Boldre, a delightful and rural enclave of individual properties situated within a short drive of both Lymington and Brockenhurst. The coastal town of Lymington has a range of boutique shops, gastro pubs and supermarkets, two private marinas and the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. There is a range of private and state schooling in the area. The New Forest National Park offers outstanding natural beauty and extensive walking and horse riding opportunities.
Lymington 0.5 mile. Brockenhurst 3.5 miles (London Waterloo from 93 minutes). Beaulieu 6 miles. Southampton Airport 23 miles (London Waterloo from 69 minutes). (Times and distances approximate).
Dating from the 1920s, the house is beautifully proportioned and contains many unspoilt period features including parquet flooring and original fireplaces in most principal rooms. A covered porch leads to the welcoming entrance hall with a cloakroom, cloaks cupboard and oak staircase to the first-floor landing. The drawing room having an attractive stone surround fireplace with fitted wood burner, front aspect bay window, two French windows opening to the side and French windows leading to a sun lounge and further doors opening to the rear garden. The particularly attractive dining/sitting room is flooded with light with impressive south facing curved bay window with window seat, beautiful wooden panelled walls, exposed parquet flooring, attractive brick fireplace, doors to double glazed conservatory with ceramic tiled floor, attractive views over the gardens and French windows opening onto the sun terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room has fitted storage cupboards, ample worktops, a gas fired AGA as well as a built-in electric oven with four burner gas hob. There is an integrated dishwasher, original built in dresser, larder cupboard and further storage. Door to inner hall with doors leading to study with tiled surround fireplace and built in storage cupboard, wine cupboard, gardener’s wc and door opening into attached car port.
A wooden balustraded staircase lead to an elegant galleried first floor landing with loft access having a wooden fixed ladder to boarded loft room with Velux window. Bedroom one has an original fireplace, side and rear aspect windows and large walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom two again has side and rear aspect windows, an original fireplace and a newly fitted en-suite shower room. Bedroom three has a large bay window and a built-in cupboard. Bedroom four has a pretty, original fireplace and a built-in cupboard. The family bathroom comprises bath with electric shower over, bidet, wash hand basin and wc.
The house is well presented and has been carefully maintained by the current owners but would now benefit from a little updating to enhance the beautiful proportions so typical of the era.
The approach is via wooden entrance gates. The driveway sweeps up to the property and passes the detached double garage building, adjacent to the main residence. There is ample parking for several vehicles. Extending to approximately two acres and designed with both formal areas of lawn and an array of mature planting including beautiful spring bulbs, rhododendrons, azaleas other colourful shrubs. There is an ancient oak tree, perhaps one of the oldest in the forest and other areas with cherry tree and copper beach trees. The grounds enjoy a parkland feel with a large stone entertaining terrace to the south and west aspects which is accessed from the delightful garden room. A portion of the garden to the south west has recently been fenced off to create a separate paddock complete with stable.
There are a variety of outbuildings including a workshop, summer house, garden store, greenhouse and dove cot. There is also a gardener’s store, woodshed and stable block.
Agents Note: Another parcel of land to the west is available by separate negotiation.
Living in Lymington
This vibrant and picturesque Georgian market town, positioned between the Solent, Lymington River and the New Forest, has been a massive draw for many people over the years.
It has always attracted ‘yachties’ as it’s considered the UK’s sailing capital with its boatyards, marinas and sailing clubs. It is also popular with families and retirees escaping London and the Home Counties in search of a better quality of life, often light-heartedly referred to as ‘Richmond by the Sea’. It’s also the choice for many in the New Forest who are considering downsizing, but want to remain in the area.
Lymington is a lively hub. It has a very distinctive centre with many independents (such as Elliotts of Lymington for designer fashion) as well as a strong smattering of top quality names (including Musto and Waitrose). A tasty range of eateries includes cafes, pubs and restaurants – check out two good tapas bars, Elderflower on Quay Hill (the chef is ex-Chewton Glen) and stylish Stanwells House Hotel. And every Saturday the High Street is taken over by a proper, old-fashioned market with everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers and plants, fashion to fishing equipment, and vintage collectables to artisan food producers.
Property ranges from elegant period townhouses in the town centre to big family homes down leafy lanes ‘South of the High Street’ and new waterside development. Looking for an Estate Agent in Lymington? Spencers are here to help.
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LIVE VIRTUAL VIEWING AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL TO ARRANGE YOUR APPOINTMENT. A beautiful period house with a wealth of original features and positioned on the fringes of both Lymington and the New Forest National Park. This attractive period home occupies a commanding position overlooking its grounds which have a southerly aspect and is bordered by open countryside. The grounds extend to approximately 2.25 acres with further paddock land available by separate negotiation. EPR: E
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