Boldre Bridge House occupies an exceptional position in the centre of its gardens and ground which extend to approximately 30 acres. The house is elevated and enjoys commanding south westerly views across its own land to the Lymington River valley beyond. As a result, the house enjoys a rare degree of privacy and control over its outlook. The property sits in a highly sought after location between the villages of Boldre and Pilley which are particularly charming and unspoilt. Both villages have a pub with Pilley offering a primary school and shop. There are glorious walks locally and the nearby market town of Lymington (2.5 miles) has a wide range of restaurants, sailing clubs and shops catering for most daily requirements. Brockenhurst Station 3.5 miles offers direct trains to London Waterloo in approximately 1h 45m.
The house is believed to date from 1895 and occupies a commanding position with southwesterly views across its own gardens and grounds. The covered porch with twin double doors leads into a central staircase hall which provides access to the principal ground floor rooms. To the left is the Library with extensive built in book cases and storage cupboards flanking an open fireplace which makes this very comfortable room ideal to be used as a winter sitting room. There is a separate drawing room, again with an open fire place and two expansive bay windows which enjoy views of the gardens. Central to the main facade of the house is a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove which links beautifully with a southwesterly facing garden room which opens onto the main terrace. Also on the ground floor is an impressive dining room with exposed ceiling beams and a door leading to the kitchen which has a range of fitted units and plenty of room for a dining table by the window which also enjoys far reaching views.
Also on the ground floor are extensive domestic offices including a study, a very generous rear hall, boot room, and two cloakrooms with wc. There is also a cellar divided into two separate rooms: a boiler room and wine cellar.
Stairs lead from the main hall to the first floor where there is a large landing with stairs to the second floor. The master bedroom consists of a very generous double room with dual aspect, its own dressing room and adjoining bathroom with both bath and separate shower. There are three further principal double bedrooms off the landing which are served by two family bathrooms and a separate shower room. Also accessed from the landing is a laundry room. From the landing a door leads to a corridor providing access to two further bedrooms and a family bathroom adjacent to a secondary staircase leading to the ground floor which emerges adjacent to the kitchen in the rear hall.
The second floor offers two further double bedrooms and a bath room as well as access to an extensive attic room ideal for storage.
The house is approached over a long winding drive that leads past the The Lodge cottage and meanders through the grounds to a large parking area adjacent to the house. The house sits centrally in its grounds which extend to approximately 30 acres comprising formal gardens, a walled garden, pasture and woodland. There are two drives into the property one of which provides access to a yard of buildings with log stores, open barns and several large storage barns. There is also a brick studio building with a mezzanine floor which with a little updating would be ideal as a work space. All these buildings have recently been updated to pass an EICR electrical inspection.
There is a delightful walled garden with a central rose walk and productive raised beds. At the end of the rose walk nearest to the house is a hard tennis court which is in good order. There is also a squash court which is now in need of some repair.
There is a separate detached lodge cottage at the end of the drive closest to Rodlease Lane. This charming cottage provides comfortable accommodation on a single level which has been updated in 2022. There is a sitting room, dining room, kitchen and two double bedrooms as well as a utility room and shower room. The Lodge has its own parking area and private area of garden.
All mains services are connected.
Council Tax: Main House – H, The Lodge – E
Superfast Broadband with speeds of up to 40 Mbps is available at the property (Ofcom)
EPC: House – E, The Lodge – D
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. Looking for an Estate Agent in Brockenhurst? Spencers are here to help.
£6,950,000 Guide Price
- 8 Bedrooms:
- 6 Bathrooms:
- 6 Living Rooms:
A perfectly secluded miniature estate occupying a particularly private location in the New Forest National Park only 2 miles from Lymington. Dating from 1895 this extensive house offers beautifully proportioned rooms and well-arranged accommodation overlooking its own secluded gardens and grounds. The house sits centrally in its grounds and enjoys an elevated position with glorious views across its land comprising formal lawns, parkland and paddocks which extends to approximately 30 acres. The house offers extensive, well-proportioned accommodation over three floors with further potential to improve. The property also comprises a two bedroom detached gate lodge, extensive outbuildings, a hard tennis court, studio, walled garden and a squash court (in need of repair). EPR - E
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