Exbury is a delightful rural village that has remained unspoilt by the passage of time. Originally built as a model village on part of the Exbury Estate properties here seldom come to the market and offer a degree of peace and seclusion difficult to find in such a convenient location. Within a few miles one can find the beach at Lepe as well as open Forest to the north which offers endless walks and cycle rides. The nearby village of Beaulieu caters for most daily requirements and there are numerous pubs and restaurants in the area. There are excellent sailing clubs at Bucklers Hard and more extensive facilities at Lymington which lies 10 miles to the west.
Set nicely back on a private track, separated from the quiet road that runs through Exbury by a wide green verge planted with mature trees, this beautiful house is approached through a wooden gate to a very pretty front garden with lawn to either side of a stone path and climbing roses in the mature borders. The front door opens to a central hall with stairs to the first floor. The sitting room is a well proportioned square room with a corner fireplace containing a wood burning stove with an attractive surround. Beyond the hall is an open plan kitchen/dining room with central island/breakfast bar and French windows to the garden. The kitchen is recent and beautifully fitted with solid granite work surfaces and integral Bosch appliances as well as a filter/boiling water tap. The kitchen opens onto a dining room with attractive exposed brickwork and views over the garden as well as a larder/utility cupboard providing further storage space and with space and plumbing for a washing machine.
Upstairs a central landing provides access to the loft as well as three generous double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has wooden floors and extensive built in wardrobes as well as an attractive feature fire place. There is also a built in cupboard over the stairs. Bedroom two has been cleverly partitioned to provide distinct sleeping areas with a third bedroom containing an attractive corner fireplace. The recently re-fitted bathroom features floor to ceiling tiling and fittings from Villeroy & Boch along with high quality Art-Deco inspired black sanitary ware.
The long rear garden is mostly laid to lawn and can be accessed from both the house and double gates to the side. The garden is divided into two front and rear sections both of which are mostly laid to lawn. A path runs centrally from the house down the first area of garden before reaching a mature hedge beyond which lies a further area where there is an insulated cabin with power and light. There is a further shed for storage and the garden as a whole is beautifully planted with flowering shrub borders and specimen mature broad leaf trees at the boundaries.
Living in Beaulieu
Beaulieu, as its name suggests, is beautiful. This village is a jewel of the New Forest, sitting prettily beside the River Beaulieu with Palace House, the seat of the Montagu family, as backdrop. This is an estate village which has been in the keeping of the Montagu family for 477 years. Today Beaulieu is familiar worldwide for the National Motor Museum, but the village attracts visitors, too. It has a quaint High Street of smart independents in pretty brick and timber-framed period properties, including art gallery, chocolate studio, floral designer, plus gift shops, tea room, village stores, garden centre, community garden and the village school (rated ‘good’ by Ofsted).
Beaulieu is also home to Beaulieu Garage (specialising in classic and vintage cars) and Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms, the only restaurant in the New Forest to hold a Michelin Star. Along the road towards picturesque Hatchet Pond is Beaulieu Organic Farm Shop.
As for property, there are some good-sized period country houses, while Dock Lane, which runs alongside the river, is considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the Forest with a selection of stunning architect-designed modern builds.
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Exbury, New Forest
- 3 Bedrooms:
- 1 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
A beautifully presented semi detached house in the highly sought after and picturesque village of Exbury. Positioned in the heart of unspoilt countryside that has been carefully managed by the Exbury Estate for generations. This charming Arts & Crafts style property offers spacious accommodation as well as an insulated garden cabin and extensive well planted gardens within easy reach of coast and Forest. EPC: D
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