The property is approached over a graveled drive that leads to a detached garage/workshop and a parking area. Adjoining the rear of the property is a good size paved sun terrace linking directly to the main area of garden. The garden, which is mainly laid to lawn enjoys a delightful southerly aspect and offers a high degree of privacy with beautifully maintained beds and borders.
Set within the curtilage is an attractive well and a recently constructed summer house which benefits from power-lighting. Further areas of paving provide access around the property with an additional seating terrace and a stocked raised bed abutting the front boundary.
The property is located in a rarely available and highly sought after location at the head of a private no through lane. The open forest is accessed via a footpath leading down into North Weirs or at the start of the lane, where the forest lies opposite.
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.
An oak framed open porch leads to the lobby with an area of fitted storage for coats and boots. In turn the hallway is where the turning staircase leads to the first and second floor accommodation.
The main sitting room is delightful with oak ceiling beams and a triple aspect with glazed double doors to the south facing garden. A focal point is the beautiful Bath Stone fireplace fitted with log burning stove. There is a family “snug” room with connecting shower room currently used as the music study.
A feature of note is the magnificent open plan dining room and kitchen which is L-shaped around the southerly aspect and flooded with light. This generous area is ideal for family living with access to the garden and the kitchen area being comprehensively fitted with ample Teal coloured hand painted wooden storage cupboards and a large peninsular breakfast bar with induction hob. There are two eye level ovens with combination microwave, an integral dishwasher and space for a large American style fridge freezer. A door leads from the dining area to the well fitted utility room, with access to the rear of the property.
The first floor comprises the principal bedroom suite with dressing area and generous en suite bathroom having a separate shower. There are two further spacious double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Stairs rise to the second floor where there is a generous media room/family games room and a further double bedroom.
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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An elegant red brick detached former lodge built around the turn of the last century and having been the subject of extensive extension and renovation by the current vendors to now provide accommodation across three floors. The property is set within a charming well stocked cottage garden in a very private and tranquil position on one of the rarely available and highly sought after forest roads within the village of Brockenhurst.
The accommodation currently offers four double bedrooms, one with ensuite facilities, generous reception rooms of a newly fitted family kitchen/dining room, spacious sitting room with stone fireplace and cast iron log burner, family room and a media room. The lodge offers a southerly aspect giving all rooms a light and airy feel.