The Paddocks lies about 1/4 of a mile from the centre of, arguably, one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest, ideally situated to make full use of all the wonderful facilities the Forest has to offer. Whether it be sailing at nearby Lymington (12 miles) or golf at one of the many courses in the area including Brockenhurst with its mainline railway station (8 miles, Waterloo 90 minutes.) The market town of Ringwood is but a short drive away (5 miles). The larger shopping towns of Southampton (20 miles) to the east and Bournemouth (16 miles) to the west, both with their airports are both easily accessible.
Reconstructed about three years ago, the current owners have almost totally rebuilt the property to a very high specification, marrying contemporary modern living with a cosy country home. A beautiful oak porch frames the double front doors that welcome you into the property.
When entering you are struck by a wonderful warm and welcoming feel. The principal living area has been cleverly designed to provide the ideal entertaining space. Whilst being open planned, each element of the room provides a different purpose and a self -contained feel. Natural solid wood flooring, under floor heating and a Sonos sound system extend throughout the entire ground floor of the property. Three sets of arched double doors give access to the rear terrace and gardens beyond. To the rear left hand side is a fully equipped Tom Howley kitchen, with Miele appliances, bespoke walnut-lined kitchen cabinetry, American style fridge, wine cooler and an electric Aga. A built-in curved breakfast area completes the kitchen area giving views over the delightful garden and paddocks beyond.
To the right of the kitchen, under a lantern style roof lies the dining area, and to the front is the lovely family sitting room area, offering the perfect place to unwind and entertain. In the centre of the family sitting room is a grand limestone fireplace with a fully working wood burner. Leading from the kitchen is the utility room, housing the boiler, washing machine and tumble dryer, plenty of storage and a stable door giving access to the side aspect of the property. Adjacent to this is the ground floor cloakroom.
To the right of the property lies the formal sitting room, this enjoys access through double doors to the rear terrace. A fireplace with wood burning stove gives a lovely cosy feel and a bay window offers charming glimpses of the gardens beyond.
A turning staircase with arched picture window leads to the first floor landing. To the right is the master suite, fully equipped with a walk-through dressing area, stunning ensuite bathroom and balcony offering spectacular views across the gardens and grounds. Further to this there are two comfortable double bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room, and a family bathroom with a full suite incorporating a Burlington bath. All the bathrooms on the first floor benefit from underfloor heating. NB: The property offers air conditioning throughout the ground floor as well as a full integrated security system with CCTV both internally and externally.
The property is approached via electric gates leading to a sweeping gravel driveway with newly erected fence and bordered by mature hedgerow and an array of fruit trees. The front of the property provides ample parking for several vehicles and continues onto the garage.
The double garage has a machinery store to the side and an art studio above, with shower room.
At the rear of the property is a large patio area with steps leading down to a lawned garden surrounded by a delightful array of mature shrubs and trees. A wooden bridge leads onto an expansive lawned area.
Further to this at the rear of the grounds is a well-maintained paddock and stables. To the far end a five bar gate provides access onto Honey Lane beyond as well as access to a delightful woodland walk around the perimeter of the land. In total the land extends to approximately 3.25 acres.
Living in Burley
The first Spencers New Forest office was established here in Burley, a honeypot village that feels untouched by time with its traditional cafes, cider farm, gift shops and tales of old smuggling routes, witches and dragons.
This is the New Forest on holiday as imagined by visitors: quaint and old-fashioned with ponies wandering down the high street. In Burley there’s a perpetual feeling of having escaped, that you are away from it all, especially as it is tucked in the lee of wooded slopes.
In fact Burley has easy access to the A31 (across heathland with spectacular views) and routes west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton, while the mainline station at Brockenhurst is only a short drive away across the Forest.
There’s a lovely sense of community in Burley and it is noticeable that once people move here many are reluctant to move out of the area. A range of activities to enjoy locally includes cycling, horse riding, coarse fishing and Burley Golf Club with a nine-hole heathland course.
The property market is dominated by picturesque thatched cottages and large country homes that feel discreetly hidden away, many with access to open Forest.
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A wonderful family home recently refurbished to an extremely high specification. The property exudes elegance and offers idyllic country living coupled with all the luxuries of modern life. In addition the property benefits from over three acres of landscaped gardens and paddocks and a large garage complex. EPC:C. Cash buyers only.
Spencers Burley Office
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