Set in a highly sought after rural position on the south side of Lymington, surrounded by open countryside and overlooking Chequers Green, the house is less than one and a half miles from the centre of Lymington which has a wide range of shops and restaurants as well as renowned marinas and yacht clubs. Lymington also has a railway station offering services to London Waterloo via Brockenhurst taking just over two hours.
Chequers Green is approached through double electric wooden gates that lead to a large gravel parking area adjacent to a traditional oak framed detached three car garage. Beyond the drive is a small courtyard with central fountain and flower borders leading to the front door. The formal gardens extend to rear of the house which are level and predominantly laid to lawn with well stocked mature borders which lie to the side of the lawns and separate the garden from the orchard and informal gardens to the rear.
To the side of the lawn and opening from the kitchen / breakfast room is the pool garden which is surrounded by a large stone terrace which provides a seating and dining area. At the far end of the terrace is a pool house with sink and cabinets in the main room as well as having power and light connected. As a result it could also make an ideal home office. Opening off this room is a shower and changing room with wc.
To the west of the house is a separate drive leading to the stable yard which contains three boxes and access to extensive paddocks. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 5.7 acres in total.
Chequers Green is a beautiful period house which has been significantly extended over the years and updated by the current owners to provide extensive, tastefully presented accommodation over three floors. The front door opens to a reception hall from which the music room, sitting room and study are accessed. Beyond the sitting room lies an impressive drawing room which has a wood burning stove, a door to the garden and access to the wine store. The music room leads, via double doors, to a family room and the recently remodelled kitchen / breakfast room which features a large central island, Aga and a range of glazed doors opening onto the garden and pool terrace.
There is a downstairs bedroom with en suite shower room and a succession of useful store rooms and a large laundry room opening from a rear hall that also has a door to the outside.
The first floor provides a master bedroom beyond which lies a large bathroom featuring a central roll top bath and a unique circular shower that separates the bathroom from the dressing room. There are five further bedrooms and four further bathrooms (two of which are en suite). From the landing, stairs lead to the second floor where there is a further bedroom with dressing area and a storage room.
Living in Lymington
This vibrant and picturesque Georgian market town, positioned between the Solent, Lymington River and the New Forest, has been a massive draw for many people over the years.
It has always attracted ‘yachties’ as it’s considered the UK’s sailing capital with its boatyards, marinas and sailing clubs. It is also popular with families and retirees escaping London and the Home Counties in search of a better quality of life, often light-heartedly referred to as ‘Richmond by the Sea’. It’s also the choice for many in the New Forest who are considering downsizing, but want to remain in the area.
Lymington is a lively hub. It has a very distinctive centre with many independents (such as Elliotts of Lymington for designer fashion) as well as a strong smattering of top quality names (including Musto and Waitrose). A tasty range of eateries includes cafes, pubs and restaurants – check out two good tapas bars, Elderflower on Quay Hill (the chef is ex-Chewton Glen) and stylish Stanwells House Hotel. And every Saturday the High Street is taken over by a proper, old-fashioned market with everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers and plants, fashion to fishing equipment, and vintage collectables to artisan food producers.
Property ranges from elegant period townhouses in the town centre to big family homes down leafy lanes ‘South of the High Street’ and new waterside development. Looking for an Estate Agent in Lymington? Spencers are here to help.
Chequers Green, Lymington
- 8 Bedrooms:
- 7 Bathrooms:
- 5 Living Rooms:
One of Lymington’s most impressive houses in a highly sought after area on the southern margins of the town. Positioned opposite the historic Green, from which the house takes its name, Chequers Green has been sensitively updated by the current owners to provide a range of well appointed reception rooms in a contemporary style yet retaining superb traditional features. Offering eight bedrooms and five reception rooms, the house sits in approximately 5.7 acres comprising formal gardens, swimming pool garden and pool room, orchard, paddocks and stable yard. Energy Efficiency Rating: D
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