The property is approached via a long sweeping gravelled driveway leading through the large barn and to a parking area for several vehicles. The garden wraps around the southern elevation of the property to the rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with a separate vegetable plot and timber shed. There are attractive terraced seating areas and an alfresco dining and bar-b-cue area next to the covered hot tub location. (The hot tub may be available under separate negotiation). Adjoining the gardens is a large, level area of paddock ground which benefits from separate vehicular access and provides options for equestrian usage and a further with electric points and water, currently used as a camping field with 5 pitches, again with separate access, and deriving a healthy income. The gardens and grounds are defined by a combination of hedge borders and post and rail fencing and extend in total to in the region of 2.31 acres. In addition to the property, there is a large 60’ brick barn with a new roof fitted in 2021, and having a separate area of garden.

The property is situated in an elevated position between Brockenhurst and Lymington, within easy access of the open forest. The village of Brockenhurst lies approximately two miles to the north and benefits from a mainline station with direct access to London Waterloo and an extensive range of local shops, restaurants, a primary school, a popular tertiary college and the renowned Brockenhurst Golf Club. The Georgian market town of Lymington is approximately two miles south with its extensive yachting facilities, Saturday market and a ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

A front entrance leads to an area for coat storage and then into the open plan living room with feature wood burning stove, exposed beam and staircase to the bedrooms.The living room opens into the kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a range of modern units with white stone work surfaces with space for a range style cooker. The kitchen/breakfast room in turn opens into a double aspect utility room with complimenting units. A superb, fully glazed garden/dining room with pitched lantern room and a door opening onto the rear terrace is accessed from the kitchen. Further rooms to this level include a ground floor bedroom with kitchenette area, en-suite shower room and with doors opening onto a south facing courtyard, ideally laid out for annex potential. The entire ground floor area benefits from Kardean flooring with the exception of a tiled floor in the garden/dining room. The first floor comprises a south facing principal bedroom with modern en-suite bathroom and Juliet balcony providing uninterrupted views to the west. There are two further double bedrooms to this level, one of which has an en-suite bathroom and elevated views to the south and a family bathroom. From the first floor landing, a cleverly implemented paddle staircase leads up to a good size loft room having Velux window and arched window offering far reaching views, with plumbing for W/C set within the storage cupboard. N.B. We are informed that the cottage also benefits from forest rights for commoners of pasture and cord.

Living in Sway

This leafy village on the southern edge of the New Forest has everything you could want for family life in the Forest. There’s a village primary school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, a vibrant community with annual carnival, village hall (activities range from archery to yoga), plus cricket, football and tennis clubs. And while there’s easy access to the Forest’s open grassland, heathland and woodland for dog walking and cycling, Sway is off the Forest’s usual tourist tracks and feels peaceful and relaxed.

The village centre combines the unusual with the desirable: a contemporary arts hub, quality businesses like Sway Woodburning Centre, mainline railway station, choice of popular pubs, good cafe/deli, award-winning butcher’s, village store and post office among others.

Property is an attractive pick ‘n’ mix of everything including substantial country houses, individual modern builds in good-sized plots, family homes, imaginative refurbishments, closes of quality new terraces, chalet bungalows and a smattering of Edwardian semi-detached villas and thatched cottages.

Sway’s claims to fame include 200-foot high Sway Tower, the tallest structure made out of non-reinforced concrete, and the countryside around Sway was the setting for Captain Marryat’s work The Children of the New Forest.

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Boldre, Lymington

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 4
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 2

A fantastic semi-detached four bedroom cottage forming the larger part of just two properties set in a unique position between Lymington and Brockenhurst, with over 2 acres of land including paddocks, a large brick barn and further outbuildings. Enjoying "Commoners Rights" of pasture and cord (a stack of wood) from the New Forest. Refurbished throughout by the current owner to a high specification, the house is the ideal mix of modern and country living.

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