Lymore Grove is a carefully planned small development set in glorious seclusion in Lymore on the edge of Everton village and Milford on Sea. The houses enjoy uninterupted views across open countryside featuring paddocks, woodland and lakes. The thriving village of Everton is ideally positioned on the fringes of the New Forest National Park and only two miles from the coast. There is a well regarded public house and a busy community shop that caters for most daily requirements. Milford on Sea with its beaches and excellent facilities is just a short drive or cycle ride away. Milford has a charming traditional village green surrounded by excellent bars and restaurants as well as independent shops including a butcher and green grocer.
The surrounding countryside is unrivalled in its variety and scope. From the vast open spaces of the New Forest that can be explored via seemingly endless foopaths, bridleways and cycle trails. To the south lies the coast and every opportunity for days on the beach at Milford on Sea or all manner of watersports at Keyhaven and Lymington which is itself a renowned centre for sailing with several marinas and yacht clubs.
Nearby schooling is excellent with an ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2011/2012) primary school in neighbouring Milford on Sea and Priestlands, a well regarded secondary school in Lymington also on hand with a bus service running from the village. There are several popular independent schools in the area including Durlston (Barton on Sea), Walhampton (Lymington) and Ballard (New Milton).
Junction 1 of the M27 is just over 14 miles to the north providing access to Winchester, Southampton and London. Brockenhurst (6.5 miles) has a main line railway station offering direct services to London Waterloo in as little as an hour and a half.
No.4 is the show home for the development and comes with a number of design elements including a Neptune kitchen, bespoke bathrooms and a wide range of Eco-technologies. Beautifully positioned at the entrance of Lymore Grove, the house features a private yet open west facing garden that contains several mature specimen trees.
The traditional design of Michelmersh brick elevations, with subtle and sympathetically designed curved brick arches above the windows, is continued through the tongue and groove style soffit boarding and slate roof. This classic style and quality is combined with contemporary finishes and open spaces. Aluminium bi-fold doors lead from both the kitchen and the sitting room to the garden while the detached garage features an electrically operated door.
The importance of sustainability and the environment has been carefully considered in the design process and the house features the latest solar technology designed to minimise the electricity that the house draws from the grid. There is a 9 panel photo-voltaic roof solar panel array that generates 2.7 kw linked to Plyontech batteries with SofarSolar battery inverter and 32 amp electric car charging point. The solar panels are also linked to the immersion tank and 4.8kw battery storage system. This means that sunlight can be used to heat water if necessary or the generated electricity can be stored in the battery while the sun is shining then used throughout the house when required later.
The house is approached through a landscaped front garden via a traditional porch with a pitched slate roof and timber supports. The front door opens to a generous hall that provides access to all principal rooms on the ground floor. The impressive sitting room has a westerly aspect with large bi-fold doors taking up the vast majority of the western wall. This room is also fitted with a Beaumont woodburning stove by Chesneys complete with a slate hearth and limestone surround. The stove is approved by DEFRA and with a 75% efficiency rating can be used even in smoke free zones. The sitting room is fitted with dimmable 5 amp lamp sockets as well as TV, Sky, data and BT sockets.
The kitchen / dining room is a delightful space that has been provided by luxury kitchen designer Neptune. Measuring 21′ x 16’9 this beautiful room the perfect place to entertain and relax throughout the day. Bi-fold doors open directly onto the garden and provide a stunning outlook towards the open countryside beyond. The kitchen units are of a shaker style and finished in Neptunes unique driftwood colour with the base of the kitchen island in a classic navy. The worksurfaces are of white quartz that extends to a 100mm upstand above the worktop. There is a range of fitted Neff appliances including a built in fridge / freezer, dishwasher, oven, microwave oven, warming drawer and induction hob. Opening off the kitchen is a utility room which features a water softener and back door to the garden.
Also on the ground floor is a study with Sky, TV and data sockets as well as the master BT phone point. All principal rooms feature data and TV points.
On the first floor the master bedroom features a built in wardrobe and window overlooking the garden. There is an en suite shower room with full height wall tiling complete with integrated mirror and full size resin shower tray and twin sinks as well as a chrome heated towel rail with electric element.
The guest bedroom also has built in wardrobes and an en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms that open off the landing and the family bathroom features a free standing bath and is fully tiled from floor to ceiling with integrated mirror, basin and chrome towel rail.
The house is approached over a gravel drive that provides parking for two cars adjacent to the detached single garage that is fitted with power and light as well as an electrically operated up and over door. There is a paved path leading to the garden down the side of the house and to the front door through an attractively planted front garden. The main garden lies to the rear of the house and has a southerly and westerly aspect with views across the neighbouring fields. There is an Indian sandstone terrace next to the house beyond which lie level lawn gardens with several mature specimen trees.
Living in Milford on Sea
Milford on Sea is currently a property hot spot. It is one of the last remaining seaside villages in Hampshire and is delightfully picturesque with a proper village green at its centre. This green is often the focus for popular village events such as maypole dancing and the annual food festival and is fringed by a range of independents (including antiques shops, butcher’s, chemists and greengrocer’s). Recently Milford has developed something of a reputation as a foodie destination with its collection of tea rooms, bistros, wine bar, fish and chips and specialist fish restaurant, plus more.
This is a vibrant village with a friendly and lively community, and appeals to both young families (the primary school has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted) and older couples looking for somewhere on the coast to relax. The old-fashioned seafront stretches from Hurst spit and Keyhaven nature reserve in the east towards Christchurch Harbour to the west, and enjoys lovely views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the Needles.
A good mix of properties includes striking contemporary seafront homes and cliff top apartments with big sea views, quaint terraced old fishermen’s cottages and some substantial 1920s and 1930s Ravenscroft arts and crafts influenced homes in and around Barnes Lane. Looking for an Estate Agent in Milford on Sea? Spencers are here to help.
£950,000 Guide Price
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- 3 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
An exceptional house finished to an impeccable standard featuring state of the art technology in a timeless traditional style. Set in a select development of only four properties and enjoying glorious views over open countryside, Lymore Grove is ideally positioned for the coast and Forest as well as nearby facilities in Everton village, Milford on Sea and Lymington. The builders, E. G. Dunford have a superb reputation for creating individual houses carefully designed to provide both a high specification finish and to maximise the benefits of each property's individual location and aspect. EPR - TBC
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