The Hincheslea estate lies in a south-westerly direction, 1¾ miles from the centre of Brockenhurst village. The village of Brockenhurst benefits from a mainline station with direct trains to London Waterloo and the North. The village has an extensive range of local shops, restaurants and cafés, a primary school, a renowned tertiary college and the prestigious Brokenhurst Manor Golf. The Hincheslea estate occupies an outlying spur of land close to Long Slade Bottom. It was one of four local Saxon manors mentioned in 1086 in the Domesday Book.
Surrounding the estate are beautiful, wildlife-rich New Forest landscapes including the ancient, unenclosed woodlands of Hincheslea Wood; Hincheslea Bog; lowland heath around Hincheslea Moor and Horseshoe Bottom; as well as the re-seeded grasslands of Long Slade Bottom.
The accommodation in the main house is arranged over four floor levels and in itself extends to over 10,000 square feet. The ceilings to the ground floor exceed four metres in height and three metres to the first floor.
To the lower ground floor there is a multifunctional home entertainment area that incorporates a media/cinema room, a professional wine cellar and further entertainment space ideal for a substantial games room.
The ground floor boasts a stunning entrance hall with a central oak staircase leading to the spectacular galleried landing above. The kitchen/family room and orangery fully reflect the scale and charm of this property, both enjoying fabulous views over the grounds . In addition there are five beautifully presented reception rooms, some of which interconnect. The service facilities including the utility, storage and cloakroom are characteristic of a property of this scope.
The principal sleeping areas are found on the first floor with four quite distinctive and elegant bedroom suites each with dressing rooms, study areas and of course en-suite facilities of the highest specification. The master suite is situated on the north east corner of the property and is a light filled room enjoying spectacular views.
In addition a concealed staircase leads to a vast expanse of space to the second floor offering untapped potential.
Hincheslea House boasts a large Courtyard complex of buildings, all renovated and linked to the main house by a covered Loggia. The most significant of these is the old Georgian Stable Block on the left hand side, which provides a further 3,200 sq ft of guest and leisure accommodation. This side of the courtyard also houses Car Ports for 3 cars at one end and a large Tractor store at the other.
On the opposite side of the Courtyard there is the Mews Cottage, which is now a fully equipped self contained 2 bedroom Staff Cottage. This side of the courtyard also houses a further 4 Visitor Car Parking spaces and a large secure Tool Store linked to a Gardener’s Office at the top end, and then a Triple Garage at the far end. The whole Courtyard is securely enclosed on three sides, beautifully finished off in paviers and flower beds, and it has a large French Stone Fountain at the far end.
The approach to the property is via a long gravel driveway that traverses the estate. You are then greeted by two substantial sets of ornate wrought iron gates which form part of the security fence that encompasses the entire property. No expense has been spared in developing or subsequently maintaining these beautiful gardens.
The four and a half acres of formal garden have been exquisitely designed and landscaped to provide many areas of interest across all seasons. Adjacent to the main house is the heated outdoor pool surrounded by a wonderful terrace and barbecue area. The lawns and mature plant borders are meticulously maintained with various terraces providing delightful seating spots from which to enjoy the elevated views. Set in a wooded area is a wonderful children’s play area and tree house. In addition there is a thriving walled vegetable garden.
The eight acres of paddock land are split into two distinct areas to the east and west. The property also enjoys direct forest access, ideal for walking or riding out.
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 modern country home with fabulous views across the Forest situated in its own grounds of approximately 12 acres. Hincheslea House was constructed 12 years ago to the very highest specification and boasts over 15,000 sq.ft. of living accommodation across the main house, a luxury converted former Georgian stable block, separate Mews Cottage and offices. In addition there is an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, beautifully landscaped gardens and an extensive garage complex. This majestic home also enjoys direct access on to the open forest.
Sitting within its own 4½ acres of beautifully landscaped gardens which extend to include another 8 acres of paddocks, this is a country house in the grand tradition - with 4 metre high ceilings, finished to a particularly high standard throughout using high quality craftsmanship.
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