An attractive covered entrance porch with wooden front door and windows either side opens into a large hallway providing access to the principle living spaces. This lovely and welcoming space features an attractive brick fireplace with inset woodburning stove and a turning stairwell ascending to the first floor.
From the entrance hallway, doors lead into the impressive 24 ft. sitting room and the double aspect formal dining room, with open fireplaces to both rooms.
Also accessed from the entrance hall is a study with a door opening out onto the grounds and an adjoining cloakroom.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units and links an inner hallway leading to a walk-in pantry with access out onto the gardens, a separate utility room and a secondary staircase ascending to the first floor. Also accessed from the inner hallway is a snug/family room which in turn leads into a superb triple aspect oak and glass garden room with lantern roof, tiled flooring and a door opening out onto the garden.
To the first floor, a landing area links to four generous bedrooms and a dressing room which can also be used as a fifth bedroom.
The master bedroom benefits from built-in wardrobes, an en suite bathroom and separate wc.
The principal guest suite features an en-suite ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom which can also be accessed from the landing.
The remaining two bedrooms both feature built-in storage units. Both these rooms are served by an addition bathroom.
N.B. The property offers significant potential for remodelling by way of opening out the ground floor to create a large open plan kitchen/family/dining room in keeping with a modern day lifestyle. The second stairwell can also be removed to provide additional living/bedroom space to both floors.
The property also benefits from a separate one-bedroom apartment, which is located above the double garage. The current configuration of the apartment comprises a double aspect sitting room with bay window, a kitchen, a double aspect double bedroom and a bathroom with a panelled bath, hand wash basin and wc.
The property is situated in the ever popular village of Emery Down, which boasts an historic Church and a renowned Public House. The village abuts miles of open forest with the neighbouring village of Lyndhurst, commonly regarded as the capital of the New Forest, about ¾ mile south east. 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 to the north of Southampton.
The property is approached across a cattle grid, leading to a gravel driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles and access to the detached double garage. The south facing walled gardens are a particular feature of the property, being beautifully presented, with pristine lawns and mature trees serving to create a peaceful and relaxing environment amidst its surrounds. There are numerous flower beds bursting with colour and life and many specimen plants, with paved seating areas in which to relax and enjoy them. Also set within the grounds is a 30′ workshop/outbuilding offering options for various usages.
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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Emery Down, Lyndhurst
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Camp Hill Cottage is a superb four/five bedroom detached country house, believed to date back more than 300 years. The property offers extensive accommodation extending to approx. 3000 sq. ft. and further benefits from an additional one-bedroom apartment above the detached garage and delightful south-facing gardens. No forward chain. Energy Efficiency Rating: D
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