The Old Vicarage is an elegant and substantial residence which has just come to the end of a sympathetic refurbishment programme which has included an extensive extension to the rear across all three floors.
Set in a desirable crescent, this forest lane is within the cattle grid with New Forest ponies and donkeys free to roam outside the front gate.
The property retains plentiful period features and an attractive façade of exposed brickwork, refurbished sash windows and half-timbering with stucco infilling to the upper level, as well as an attractive veranda with wooden uprights and tiled flooring.
The internal space is both light and spacious, with many original features, including high ceilings, cornicing, corbels, and high skirting boards. Beautiful French Oak timber floors have been laid to much of the ground floor.
A solid wood entrance door with stained glass inserts opens into an entrance hall with stained glass front aspect window, doors to the principal living spaces and a stairwell with storage under ascending to the first floor.
The beautiful double aspect drawing room features a fireplace with inset Clearview wood burner, as well as a large bay window with side aspects and double doors opening onto the veranda to the front.
Set across the hallway is a magnificent double aspect family room, originally the dining room, it benefits from CAT cabling, a full size front aspect bay window and a door leading into the kitchen.
The study is set to the rear of the property with windows overlooking the terrace and garden. From the study, double doors open into a stunning Orangery with large roof lantern and triple aspect windows overlooking the gardens, double doors lead out onto the terrace.
The newly extended and beautifully appointed kitchen/breakfast room offers spacious open plan living with large bifolding doors to two sides opening onto the rear terrace with views across the garden. The Artisan-made kitchen in the style of Tom Howley is complemented by quartz work surfaces and featuring a large kitchen island which houses the sink unit and integrated appliances including a wine cooler and dishwasher. There is a large fitted gas range with centralised mantel and extractor housing over head.
Adjoining the kitchen is a coordinating and extended utility/boot room with a range of fitted base units handmade, after Humphrey Munson, with space for fridge/freezers and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Full height units house the boiler system. Built in bench units provide useful storage. A door leads out to the side parking. The cloakroom is accessed from here fitted with washbasin and WC. Back stairs lead up to the first and second floor accommodation.
From the hallway, a beautiful feature staircase with stair runners and rods, rises to the first floor with a wrap around galleried landing. The second back stairwell links the ground floor and the second floor. The landing accesses all first floor bedroom accommodation and features a front aspect window and built-in linen cupboards.
The impressive principle suite offers a lovely double aspect with views across the front and side gardens, with a door leading into a walk through dressing area fitted with extensive hanging and clothes storage. A sizeable four piece ensuite bathroom is set off the dressing area with a feature double ended bath, walk in double shower with rainwater shower heads, wash basin and WC.
The guest bedroom features a full size box bay window to the front aspect, opening into a well fitted dressing area and through in turn to a modern en-suite shower room with walk in shower, wash basin and WC.
The two remaining bedrooms to this level have both been extended to the rear, both feature dressing areas with built-in clothes storage and well appointed coordinating ensuite facilities and rear aspect windows overlooking the garden.
A stairwell from the landing leads up to a small landing area and the top floor suite. To the rear there is a fifth en-suite bedroom with feature full height windows with elevated views across the garden and beyond. The ensuite houses a walk in shower, wash basin and WC. To the other side of the landing there is an additional room which could be used as a complimentary dressing area to the suite with built in cabintry, there is a window to the side and access to a loft void.
The Old Vicarage is accessed via a cattle grid into a circular gravelled drive with additional parking to the side of the property which in turn leads to the detached garage with electric door and side gate to the rear garden.
Set either side of the driveway to the front are areas of lawn with planted borders and lavender box edging screened to the front by a high hedgerow providing privacy and seclusion.
The grounds wrap around either side of the property, leading to the superb rear garden which is laid to level lawn and bounded by established plant beds, hedgerows and mature trees. A delightful landscaped bluebell wood extending across the rear of the garden. Pathways interject to a ‘secret’ dining area extending across the rear of the garden.
Set within the gardens are a number of specimen plants including Azaleas and Camellias. A further rear paved terrace catches the last of the evening sun, ideal for dining.
Adjoining and extending across the back of the house is a large terrace with Indian Limestone which enjoys a lovely southerly aspect, making an ideal space for outdoor dining and entertaining.
Set within the garden is a timber summer house and an additional outbuilding for the storage of garden machinery along with a useful composting area.
In total, the grounds extend to approximately half an acre.
The property is set in one of the most highly regarded roads in Brockenhurst, being within a quiet and wooded setting just a short walk from both the village centre and open forest. The village of Brockenhurst benefits from a mainline station with direct access to London Waterloo and an extensive range of local shops, restaurants, a primary school, popular tertiary college and the renowned Brockenhurst Golf Club. The Georgian market town of Lymington is approximately 5 miles south with its extensive yachting facilities, Saturday market and ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. To the north is the New Forest village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 motorway which links to the M3 for access to London.
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 stunning period residence that has been subject to an extensive programme of refurbishment and enlargement throughout to an exacting standard and now offering a clever fusion of character and modern aesthetics. The property offers both large open plan living, complemented with separate cosy reception rooms and five en-suite bedrooms set across three floors. EPR: D
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