Northerwood House is a magnificent, Grade II listed, Georgian mansion house set at the end of a long private driveway on the edge of the village of Lyndhurst. The property is attributed to Nash the architect and was formally the home of the Forestry Commissions Training College before being skillfully converted to provide a unique development of just seventeen luxury apartments in an elevated and secluded location.
A solid wood front entrance door opens into a large reception hall, which in turn leads through to a central inner hallway, providing access to the living and bedroom accommodation.
The capacious, double aspect drawing room is worthy of a large country house, offering character features from the original building as well as a fantastic space for everyday living. From the drawing room, a door opens onto a private, large, south facing balcony which extends across the back of the apartment and offers wonderful, elevated views of the grounds.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of modern units and built-in appliances with elevated views across the front aspect. Adjoining this room is a dining room which could be knocked through and opened into the kitchen/breakfast room if desired, to create one large open plan space (subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).
There are four bedrooms within the apartment, most of which benefit from built-in wardrobes and all enjoy elevated views to the front or rear aspects. The principal bedroom benefits from a beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom, which can be shared with bedroom three, via an interlinking door if required. The family bathroom comprises a modern en-suite shower room which again can be used by bedroom two, via an interlinking door.
From the main entrance hallway, a newly created internal staircase leads up to the spectacular, recently built roof annexe/garden room, offering a fantastic self-contained space which includes a kitchenette and bathroom with shower from where to enjoy the roof terrace and outstanding views.
Northerwood House is situated in highly the sought-after area of Swan Green on the edge of the village of Lyndhurst and is located only a short walk from the pubs, tearooms, shops and amenities of Lyndhurst village, and the open Forest with its many walks and outdoor pursuits. The village of Brockenhurst (about 4 miles south) has a mainline rail connection to London Waterloo (journey time approximately 90 minutes). The M27 (Junction 1) is some 3 miles north of the property, connecting through to the M3 at Chilworth for access to London.
The property is approached via a long private drive flanked by established planting and is set in its own sumptuous, private parkland grounds which are maintained under contract and offer a variety of mature trees, ornamental shrubs, decorative borders and formal lawns that feature a classic parterre garden.
This beautiful, showpiece apartment offers an impressive, newly created, self-contained garden room/annexe on the roof terrace. The terrace offers a wonderful recreational space with stunning panoramic views across the open forest to the Isle of Wight.
The property further benefits from a double garage situated in an adjacent block which is accessed off the principal drive.
In total, the beautiful gardens and grounds attributed to Northerwood House extend to approximately seven acres.
Living in Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst is nicknamed the capital of the New Forest. This is partly because it is centrally located within the Forest, and partly because it is home to the district council, the Forestry Commission’s district office for South England and the Verderers’ Court (Verderers are the guardians of the Forest’s commoning rights and therefore protectors of the Forest landscape). It is also home to the New Forest Centre with Forest-themed museum, library and gallery.
Its High Street is a busy thoroughfare with numerous tea shops and coffee houses. As a shopping experience it runs the gamut from old-fashioned sweet shop and an award-winning butcher’s, through art gallery and eclectic vintage interiors shop to the Ferrari and Maserati showroom.
Eateries range from popular country inns, such as The Royal Oak at Bank (a hamlet within the parish boundary) and Lime Wood, a hip country house hotel with Good Food Guide recommended restaurant and luxurious spa.
Property is equally varied: from traditional terraced cottages to big country houses. Lyndhurst also appeals to commuters as there are links to major road networks at Ashurst and Cadnam as well as mainline stations at Ashurst and Brockenhurst.
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