The Local Area
Emery Down is one of the New Forest National Park’s most sought after villages, with its vibrant community, a village hall, a pub (The New Forest Inn), and church. Lyndhurst is within two miles and is a popular tourist location with many independent shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, pubs and hotels.
For those with a keen eye on sailing Lymington is within ten miles with its attractive local architecture and popular marina. Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which has the
popular West Quay shopping centre and many attractions. The surrounding areas of Southampton and Winchester have a wide selection of well respected private schools. Transport links are
excellent with east and west access to the M27 and M3 within easy reach. This provides access to London and the south coast. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away.
The house offers an attractive red brick facade with casement windows and a large covered entrance porch set under a tile hung roof.
Internally, a central hallway with exposed wooden floors links to the principal ground floor accommodation and a turning stairwell with halfway window offering stunning views across the grounds to the rear.
To one side of the hallway lies a good size family room with side aspect window and an adjoining double aspect sitting room with views across the land to the side and the rear.
To the other side of the central hallway is a dining room with front aspect window and an adjoining kitchen area with views to the rear.
Set off the kitchen is a glazed lean to area with a door opening out onto the parking area.
To the first floor, a galleried landing area links to four bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The master bedroom and principle guest bedroom are both double aspect rooms, with bedroom three and four offering views to the front aspect. All of the bedrooms enjoy elevated views across different aspects of the grounds and gardens
NB. We understand the property has never been extended since being built and should therefore still benefit from its full 30% entitlement for extension (STPP). Please note, buyers are advised to make their own checks before confirming this.
Grounds and Gardens
The property is accessed from the road via a gated entrance opening onto a sweeping driveway leading to the property and parking area.
Set to the side of the property are a number of outbuildings in need of repair. The main outbuilding is currently configured as two stables, a tack room and an adjoining tack room but offers options for various uses including that of a home office (STPP).
There are further dilapidated outbuildings scattered across the grounds offering potential for improvement.
The substantial grounds are a significant feature of the property, surrounding the house to all four sides, with the majority extending away to the rear. The grounds are split into large areas of level paddock bounded by fence and hedgerow borders and extend in total to approximately 10 acres.
The property is ideal for an equestrian enthusiast with the property benefiting from direct forest access as well as forest rights.
Living in Minstead
Minstead is a perfect village in miniature. Tucked down a maze of country lanes and surrounded by woodland, it is tranquil and unspoiled, yet surprisingly and accessibly close to junction one of the M27 at Cadnam.
For a small village it punches well above its size in terms of community and history. Overlooking its delightful green is a popular country inn, The Trusty Servant Inn, and a village shop and cafe tea room that serves as a community hub. There’s also a quirky parish church which is the resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Nearby are what are thought to be two of the oldest oak trees in the Forest as well as the Rufus Stone, marking the spot where King William II was shot by an arrow.
There’s a busy village hall (the largest in the Forest) which hosts regular antiques and collectors’ markets and the Minstead Players. However, what makes Minstead particularly special are its community-minded organisations including Minstead Study Centre with its sustainability focus and Minstead Training Trust which also runs Furzey Gardens - first planted in 1922 they are ablaze with colour in spring and feature an award-wining garden and ‘fairy doors’ among the trees.
Looking for an Estate Agent in Minstead? Spencers are here to help?
£1,100,000 Offers in Excess of
Emery Down, Lyndhurst
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 1 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
A fantastic opportunity to purchase a detached house with outbuildings and forest rights set in stunning grounds of approximately 10 acres, in the sought after location of Emery Down. The property is in need of complete modernisation and offers potential for enlargement or replacement (STPP). EPR: G
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