The property is conveniently situated on the Sway Road, within 0.75 miles of Brockenhurst, a bustling village in the heart of the forest lying between Lyndhurst and the Georgian town of Lymington. The property sits within the New Forest National Park and comes with grazing rights in the Forest. The village offers a mainline railway station with direct links to London Waterloo in approximately 90 minutes and a good local community of shops and restaurants. The Georgian coastal town of Lymington is only 4 miles to the south with its famous Saturday country market, extensive yachting facilities and ferry service to the Isle of Wight. To the north is the village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 motorway which links to the M3, giving access to London.
The Property – Main House
Before it was last purchased, this wonderful home had been in the same family ownership since 1939.
Since then, the entire property has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment having been enlarged, reconfigured and stylishly modernised, with meticulous attention to detail evident throughout.
An impressive and newly constructed Oak entrance porch opens via a wooden stable door into a good size entrance hall, which features a wood-burning stove set into a recess with inset beam above. The entrance hall extends across the centre of the house to provide access to all of the principle ground floor living spaces. The main 26′ drawing room extends across the back of the property, with three windows filling the room with light and a door opening out onto the rear terrace and garden. Adjoining the drawing room is a superb 21′ double aspect sitting room with feature fireplace, views across the grounds and a door opening out to the grounds to the side.
Set to the other side of the drawing room is a double aspect dining room with double doors opening out onto the terrace and garden. The dining room is open to the recently extended 25′ double aspect kitchen/family room, which enjoys views across the front and side of the property. The stunning Charles Yorke kitchen features a range of wall and base Oak units with built-in appliances and an additional large island unit. All of the units benefit from granite work surfaces.
Set off the kitchen is a small inner hallway area which links to the utility room and back to the main entrance hall. Further rooms to this level include a cloakroom and a useful boot room set along from the main entrance which provides a useful access for wet and muddy children or dogs.
A stairwell from the main entrance hall leads to the first-floor landing, which in turn leads to all four of the bedrooms in the main house, as well as the family bathroom. All of the bedrooms have been cleverly configured to enjoy the lovely southerly aspect, with the master bedroom also benefiting from a dedicated dressing area and an en-suite shower room.
Adjoining the main house is the lovely two-bedroom cottage, which is also set across two levels with the benefit of a private front entrance.
To the ground floor, an entrance hall links to a cloakroom and an excellent 25′ double aspect, open plan area with views and double doors opening out onto the garden. To one end of the room is a comfortable sitting area and to the other, a kitchen/dining area fitted with a range of units and built-in appliances.
Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to the main double aspect bedroom, a guest bedroom, and a modern shower room.
– Extensive work caringly undertaken by a local builder and craftsman.
– Construction of feature oak frame porch
– Multi-camera HD CCTV system and intruder alarm
– Clearview Vision 500 multifuel stoves in the hallway and sitting room
– Solid Oak kitchen by Charles Yorke
– Granite in both kitchens from Landford Stone
– Italian Porcelain Tiles throughout the ground floor from Porcelanosa
– Farrow and Ball colour scheme throughout
– Silver travertine paving, doorsteps, and porch from DT Stone
– Significant re-wiring to both properties and new consumer units
– Replumbing of all bathrooms and cloakrooms
– New pressured hot water system installed covering both properties
– New multizone central heating system and radiators throughout
– Network cabling points
– New external windows and doors – High quality Rehau acoustic glazed units
– New oak internal doors throughout
– External garden consumer unit installed providing power for a hot tub, swimming pool and garden lighting
– Gas ready – pipe installed from the utility to the driveway ready to connect
Grounds and Gardens
The house is approached across a shingled driveway and through a five bar gate, which opens onto a large sweeping driveway leading up to the main house, cottage and triple garage complex.
To the side of the driveway, a high wall with pedestrian gate opens into the main area of garden which enjoys a lovely southerly aspect and is predominantly laid to level lawn with established hedge borders.
The gardens wrap around the property and lead to a large area to the front of the house, which is apportioned into garden and well fenced paddocks, with a field shelter. Additional access to the grounds is via a five bar gate on Sway Road.
A paved terrace extends across the rear and round to the side of the house providing a wonderful space for outdoor dining and entertaining, whilst enjoying the sunshine.
The property lies in a great location for cycling, riding, walking, and running across the open forest and is set adjacent to Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club, with views from the kitchen down the fairways.
The stunning grounds are a real feature of this wonderful property and extend in total to approximately three acres.
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.
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A magnificent country house set in gloriously established gardens of approximately three acres, in a prime New Forest location. The property has been both extended and completely refurbished throughout to an exacting standard and further benefits from a two-bedroom attached cottage and a triple garage complex. EPR: E
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