The property is approached via a wrought iron gate and the front door opens into a pretty tiled porch with a wooden door leading to the spacious main living room. This sunny room enjoys stunning views over the open forest through the windows and has a wood burning stove inset into an attractive surround. The room also allows ample space for a dining to one end. Adjacent to the living room is a further sunny reception room/family snug with access to the rear garden through a glazed door. The recently renovated kitchen/breakfast room comprising a full range of fitted shaker style units including a one-and-a-half bowl ceramic sink unit, a range of integrated appliances including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and electric oven with 4 ring hob. There is a useful breakfast bar and a doorway through to the boot room/lobby where a glazed door leads to the garden. Finally the spacious modern ground floor fully tiled shower room with white wc and washbasin completes the ground floor accommodation. There is potential to create a utility room off the kitchen where currently a large boiler/storage room is located. If this were designed as a two storey extension, it would also create an en suite bathroom for bedroom two above. This would, of course, be subject to the necessary planning consents.
On the first floor, the spacious master bedroom is a light and airy room with lovely views over the open forest. There is an adjacent dressing room with fitted wardrobes which in turn leads to an en-suite bathroom comprising bath and shower over, wc and hand basin. Bedroom two is another generous double room with fitted cupboards and overlooks the rear garden. There is potential to create an en suite to this bedroom, above the boiler room, subject to the necessary planning consents. Bedroom three is at the front of the property and enjoys views of the open forest.
Agent’s Note: The property has Rights of Common – allows grazing of livestock on the forest.
The cottage is approached via a low wall with ironing railings and creates a sunny front area ideal for relaxing and watching the sunset in the evening. There is a metal side gate leading to the rear garden which is laid mainly to lawn with some mature shrubs creating a private area. There is a picket gate through to the shingle driveway providing ample parking and access to the detached garage with power. A five bar gate leading from Massey’s Lane gives vehicular access to the property.
Enjoying a wonderful forest fronting location which allows for easy access to Beaulieu village, Bucklers Hard and the Georgian market town of Lymington which lies to the West with its sought after marinas and yacht clubs. East Boldre is a pretty forest village with a thriving pub and post office. There is also a popular marina at nearby Bucklers Hard and the Beaulieu River Sailing Club offers opportunities for sailing enthusiasts. The attractive town of Lymington has a number of supermarkets and independent shops including some designer boutiques and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. Brockenhurst Railway Station (approximately 5.5 miles) provides a half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes, and the motorway networks surrounding Southampton are also within direct travelling distance. There are many well regarded schools in the surrounding area.
Living in Beaulieu
Beaulieu, as its name suggests, is beautiful. This village is a jewel of the New Forest, sitting prettily beside the River Beaulieu with Palace House, the seat of the Montagu family, as backdrop. This is an estate village which has been in the keeping of the Montagu family for 477 years. Today Beaulieu is familiar worldwide for the National Motor Museum, but the village attracts visitors, too. It has a quaint High Street of smart independents in pretty brick and timber-framed period properties, including art gallery, chocolate studio, floral designer, plus gift shops, tea room, village stores, garden centre, community garden and the village school (rated ‘good’ by Ofsted).
Beaulieu is also home to Beaulieu Garage (specialising in classic and vintage cars) and Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms, the only restaurant in the New Forest to hold a Michelin Star. Along the road towards picturesque Hatchet Pond is Beaulieu Organic Farm Shop.
As for property, there are some good-sized period country houses, while Dock Lane, which runs alongside the river, is considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the Forest with a selection of stunning architect-designed modern builds.
East Boldre, Brockenhurst
- 3 Bedrooms:
- 2 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
A charming forest fronting, three bedroom detached country cottage dating back to 1904 enjoying a sunny aspect throughout the day with stunning sunsets across the forest. This delightful cottage is presented in very good condition having a newly refurbished kitchen/breakfast room. There is ample off road parking on the private driveway, a detached brick garage and pretty cottage garden. Within walking distance of the village amenities which include a traditional forest pub, village store, garage and village hall. EPR: E
Spencers Lymington Office
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