The house occupies a glorious position and enjoys expansive open westerly views across the New Forest. Set well back from the road the house is perfectly situated to enjoy open walks and cycle rides across the adjacent Forest while also being only four miles from the market town of Lymington. There is a nearby well regarded Pub at East End approximately a mile away There are excellent marinas, sailing clubs and facilities at both Lymington and Bucklers Hard while Brockenhurst station (7 miles) provides direct rail services to London Waterloo in approximately 2 hours.
The garden is a haven for wildlife with a wildflower paddock, ancient Yew tree, gate opening onto the open forest and farmers fields to the rear. The grounds have been extended to incorporate a paddock where the current owners enjoy a quiet read in their shepherds hut whilst watching the sun set over the New Forest. There are a number of outbuildings including the large garage with stairs to a first floor storage area. The self contained one bedroom annexe is a wonderful area for guests to stay, with a large open plan kitchen/living room, separate bedroom and shower room. There is a further summerhouse and sheds providing additional storage. The property also benefits from a 7KW electric car charging point.
Box Cottage has been thoughtfully designed and built to exacting standards by the present owners. The property offers warm country style living with comfortable family accommodation and glorious uninterrupted views over the New Forest. The house is approached via a gravel driveway through an electric operated five bar gate. There is a second five bar gate leading to an additional gravel parking area, garaging, annexe and wild meadow paddock. The storm porch leads to the front entrance. On entering the property there is a useful area for coat storage and leads through to an impressive farmhouse kitchen/dining room with reclaimed brick floor, ample space for dining and an impressive vaulted ceiling. The kitchen enjoys a triple aspect with stunning far reaching views over the open forest. The owners have cleverly created a period feel to the property with reclaimed pieces of furniture and fittings. The bespoke kitchen units are hand made wood and there is a beautiful oil fired Aga and separate walk in larder. A rear hallway provides access to a spacious dual aspect living room with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove with French windows opening onto the garden room. The garden room offers a useful additional reception room and is currently used as a both a music room and an office and boasts a peaceful seating area with views over the forest. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. From the staircase there is a window overlooking the forest and a landing that leads to the three double bedrooms. The dual aspect main bedroom has a walk in dressing room and an en-suite shower room. There are two double guest bedrooms, with use of the family bathroom and magnificent forest and rear garden views. The property benefits from underfloor heating throughout the ground and first floor and is controlled with individual thermostats.
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.
Looking for an Estate Agent in Beaulieu? Spencers are here to help.
£1,750,000 Offers in Excess of
East Boldre, Brockenhurst
- 3 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A wonderful opportunity to acquire a beautiful detached three bedroom cottage built by the present owners approx 20 years ago with commanding views over the open forest. The property offers an array of outbuildings including a garage with storage above and a separate one bedroom self contained annexe, sheds, summer house and a shepherds hut nestled in a wild flower paddock.
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