A magnificent Lutyens inspired country residence set in glorious private gardens and grounds of approximately 7 acres in arguably one of the finest locations on the outskirts of Brockenhurst. The property enjoys a private yet easily accessible position backing onto the open forest and further benefits from a range of extensive outbuildings, including a large barn, an annexe, a heated pool and the potential to create additional living accommodation within the main residence (STPP). EPR: E
Believed to have been built in 1928 of brick and oak cladding in the arts and crafts style, this beautiful home has been the subject of an extensive programme of refurbishment and modernisation by the current owners. The result is a beautiful family home elegantly combining period detailed interiors with the conveniences of modern living and technology.
Covered oak framed porch – Glazed to side aspect. Solid oak front door opening into:
Reception hall – Impressive panelled space leading through to the principle ground floor living spaces. Feature wooden architrave, picture rails, skirting boards and exposed oak flooring. Impressive wide oak stairwell with oak treads and balustrades ascending to the first floor. The stairwell is flooded by natural light from windows to the front elevation.
Cloakroom – White wall hung wash hand basin with splashback. Part tiled walls with coordinating tiled flooring. Window. Door opening into WC. Additional window.
Study – Bay window to the front aspect. Feature brick fireplace and hearth. Large storage cupboard. Exposed oak flooring.
Drawing room – Magnificent room opening into the dining room creating one fantastic space for day to day living and entertaining. The sitting area features a large open fireplace with oak and brick surround and brick hearth as well as exposed oak flooring, full height side windows, a large bay window with built in oak window seat and a glazed door opening onto the sun loggia and rear garden.
Dining Room – Good size room with oak flooring comprising a built-in oak dresser, oak flooring, built in oak feature window seat to the rear aspect and the space to accommodate a large dining table for family gatherings. This wonderful combined space forms the heart and soul of this beautiful home with natural light permeating the rooms and spectacular views across the grounds.
Kitchen/breakfast room – A wonderful light and open space featuring a vaulted ceiling with skylight windows as well as rear aspect windows and glazed double doors opening onto the rear terrace and garden. The kitchen is fitted with a stylish range of glazed units as well as solid wood contemporary wall and base units, an Aga cooker, a built-in double oven, additional gas hob and extractor, fridge, freezer and two walk-in pantry cupboards. Fresh, natural tones predominate throughout with polished stone work surfaces and ceramic tiled flooring.
Utility room – Practical space with tiled floor and a double sink, fitted with coordinating units and work surfaces as well as plumbing and space for appliances. Linen cupboard. Door opening out onto the rear courtyard.
Studio/Office – Flexible space offer options for a variety of usages. Built-in shelving, tiled floor, fitted work surfaces and windows overlooking the drive. Door into:
Inner lobby – Personal door into the double garage and stairwell ascending to Attic Room / Bedroom Five, tiled floor and large storage cupboard.
Galleried landing area – Overlooking hallway below. Windows to front aspect and feature picture rails and exposed oak flooring. Access to loft and all principle bedroom/bathroom accommodation.
Master bedroom – Superb triple aspect room with windows to the front and side aspects offering elevated views across the grounds. Range of built-in wardrobes and cupboards, oak flooring under carpeting.
En-suite bathroom – Modern suite comprising a double ended bath with waterfall taps and shower attachments, wash hand basin set into vanity unit and wc. Tiled walls and flooring, towel radiator and windows to front aspect.
Bedroom 2 – Double aspect room with windows to the rear and side aspect offering elevated views across the grounds. Built-in wardrobes and drawers, exposed oak flooring, part vaulted ceilings and basin set into a vanity unit.
Shower room – Modern suite comprising a walk-in shower unit, wash hand basin and wc. Fully tiled walls and flooring, towel radiator and front aspect window offering views across the fields.
Bedroom 3 – Rear aspect windows overlooking the garden and paddocks. Wash hand basin set into vanity unit, built-in wardrobes and drawers and exposed oak flooring.
Bedroom 4 – Double aspect room with windows to rear and side aspects offering views across the orchard and forest. Built in wardrobes, drawers, hand basin set into vanity unit and oak flooring.
Family Bathroom – Modern white suite comprising a double ended bath with waterfall taps and shower attachments, wash hand basin set into vanity unit and wc. Window to side aspect, tiled walls and floors and towel radiator.
Attic Room / Bedroom 5 – Access via stairwell from rear studio into triple aspect room set into eaves with wash hand basin, steps to further storage room/ potential bathroom.
NB. The property offers considerable scope for enlargement by extending across the inner courtyard, incorporating the annexe into the main living accommodation and potentially building above (subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).
The property enjoys an idyllic location, tucked away at the end of a private track between Brockenhurst and Lymington. The village of Brockenhurst lies less than two miles away and benefits from a mainline station at 1.3 miles with direct access to London Waterloo.
Brockenhurst offers 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.
Adjoining the property and formed around an inner courtyard is a delightful single storey one bedroom cottage comprising a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The cottage offers options for staff/guest/annexe accommodation benefiting from its own private garden, with income potential or for redevelopment, subject to planning.
To the side of the property there are three former stables currently utilised as a boot room, tack room, and shower room / w.c / laundry with changing facilities currently used by holiday letting guests and for the outdoor pool.
Grounds and Garden
The property is located off a private track and accessed via electric gates which open onto a gravel driveway with turning circle and an additional large parking area to the side. There is an adjoining log store, a two bay brick barn with power and water and a further double integral garage with side access door.
NB: From the driveway, a further five bar gate opens onto a short drive leading to a large hard landscaped area where a new steel framed, timber clad barn measuring approximately 10.2 m x 9. 2m is located. Entering from either sliding double doors at the front or a personal single entry door to the back, the barn features roof lights, numerous power outlets and would be capable of housing multiple vehicles, boats, additional stabling or a large workshop.
To the front there are 2 large fields with water troughs flanked by established tree and hedge borders, currently the fields are housing two Shepherds Hut (available by separate negotiation) which are connected to water and electricity and currently used as holiday letting, generating separate revenue. The gardens and rear paddocks (including water trough) are deer fenced and there is further separate access by track to these fields.
Extending across the rear of the property there is a York stone paved terrace enjoying a lovely southerly aspect with direct views across the gardens and paddocks. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with herbaceous shrub borders interspersed with beautiful rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, mature trees and yew hedging. The garden wraps around to the side of the property to a wonderful haven with an inset heated swimming pool set with further terracing to create a perfect space for entertaining or relaxation. This garden further extends to an orchard, vegetable beds and chicken run with additional outbuildings including a pool storage shed, pool plant room and potting shed/workshop all benefiting from power and water supply.
The eastern boundary of the grounds adjoins and offers magnificent far reaching views across Setley enclosure and the New Forest. There are two further level paddocks to the rear of the property which benefit from a water supply and separate access to the road.
In total, the stunning and completely private grounds extend to approximately 7 acres with all but one side adjacent to the open forest. We understand the property also benefits from forest rights.
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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