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 apartment offers an impressive, private roof terrace with separate access via a back communal staircase leading down to the ground floor. The terrace offers a wonderful recreational space with stunning panoramic views across the front of Northerwood House.
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.
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.
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 skilfully converted to provide a unique development of just seventeen luxury apartments in an elevated and secluded location.
The apartment can be accessed via either a lift from the ground floor or flight of stairs up to the second floor. The entrance opens into a large hallway, providing access to the living and bedroom accommodation and out to the roof terrace at the far end and provides extensive coat storage cupboards and a large airing cupboard.
A generous reception room is worthy of a large country home offering split level seating and dining areas benefitting from large fully opening velux windows offering far reaching views across the forest to the coastline and providing a fantastic space for everyday living.
The kitchen 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 large airing cupboard which could be knocked through and opened into the kitchen room if desired, to create one large open plan space (subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).
There are two bedrooms within the apartment, with the principal bedroom benefiting again from open far reaching views across the forest with a beautifully appointed en-suite shower room set off the room.
Bedroom two is a good size double bedroom with built in wardrobes and aspects across the front. The family bathroom comprises a his and hers sink unit, WC and a large walk in shower cubical.
Northerwood House is a quintessential large Georgian Mansion which has been steeped in history. It was visited in 1789 by King George 111 and his 3 princesses, with its visit recorded in the London Chronicle. The House still retains the original newspaper article in its archive today.
The property has also been the home to the Bowes-Lyon family (Queen Mother) and has been previously owned by Lord Londesborough and Sir Philip Jennings Clerke.
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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- 2 Bathrooms:
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A rare opportunity to purchase a unique and beautifully presented two bedroom penthouse apartment offering the ultimate London penthouse lifestyle, in the heart of the New Forest.
This beautifully appointed home, with lift access, benefits from some of the finest, far reaching views over the New Forest, the Solent and the Isle of Wight and has the added benefit of a private roof terrace.