East Boldre is a charming and particularly popular village due to its open outlook over, and direct access to, the New Forest National Park. The village has a shop and a great pub and the open Forest on the doorstep provides glorious walks and cycle rides over unspoilt countryside. A wider range of facilities can be found in Lymington, four miles away, which offers an excellent choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs as well as a fine array of national shops and independent boutiques. The town is well known for its sailing and there are two yacht clubs as well as excellent access to boating and watersports on The Solent. There are direct rail services from Brockenhurst, 5 miles away, to London Waterloo in approximately one and a half hours.
Orchard Lodge was substantially re-modelled by the current owners and offers very well thought out accommodation that maximises the available space. Finished in a traditional style the house is particularly charming with wooden floors and doors complementing its idyllic rural location. The front door opens to a central hall which leads to the dual aspect sitting room featuring a bay window and double sided wood burning stove that is shared with the kitchen/breakfast room. Opposite the sitting room is a further reception room that is currently used as a generous study but is also perfect as an additional bedroom. To the rear of the house and overlooking the garden is a delightful kitchen/dining room that shares the double sided wood burning stove with the sitting room and has space for a large easy chair next to it. There is also room for a dining table and a modern kitchen complete with breakfast bar and integrated appliances.
Adjoining the kitchen and reached via double glazed doors is a superb oak framed garden room with large glazed bi-fold doors opening onto the terrace and garden. There is a wood fired Rayburn stove with modern flue in the garden room but we are advised that the stove itself is in need of repair. Also on the ground floor is a wc and separate utility room with plenty of storage and space for appliances.
On the first floor there is a master bedroom with views over the Forest to the front and an en suite shower room. There is a guest bedroom which adjoins a ‘Jack & Jill’ bathroom with separate shower. There is a third single bedroom and a further eaved room with a window onto the garden.
The house has vehicular access and a separate pedestrian gate, both of which lead to a large gravel parking area to the front and side of the house. Beyond the side drive is a detached garage block which contains a single garage and a storage area. The remaining portion of the ground floor is currently arranged into three separate rooms and there is a staircase leading to large first floor room.
Immediately to the rear of the house and accessed via bi-fold doors from the garden room is a paved terrace. Beyond this lies a large level garden that is mostly laid to lawn with mature trees at the boundary. Directly behind the garage block, foundation pads have been laid to facilitate the construction of a further extension. This would require additional consents but drains and water supply are already in place.
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.
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East Boldre, Brockenhurst
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
A superb house carefully updated in recent years and offering spacious, traditionally styled accommodation with views directly over the open Forest. Set nicely back from the road and with ample parking and a double garage block, the house sits on a generous level plot of approximately a third of an acre and retains scope for further improvement. EPR: D
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