The property is just over two miles from a delightful beach at Lepe in this unique corner of the New Forest National Park where Lepe Country Park offers unspoilt popular coastal country walks, looking directly across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Exbury itself is a pretty, unspoilt village composed mainly of period properties all of which lie within easy reach of the surrounding walks and rides of the New Forest. There are excellent facilities for the sailing enthusiast, with sailing from Ashlett Creek, Calshot, Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard and Lymington. The property is within easy reach of the historic village of Beaulieu (4 miles) which features a pretty High Street, with a range of local amenities and facilities including restaurants, tearooms, a garden centre and a primary school. The bustling forest village of Brockenhurst (11 miles) offers a mainline station linking to London Waterloo (approximately 90 minutes). Approximately 11 miles to the south is the much famed Georgian market town of Lymington with its extensive yachting facilities, famous Saturday county market and ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
A beautifully refurbished cottage in the heart of the Exbury Estate enjoying peaceful southerly views across its own garden to open countryside beyond. This charming property has been carefully updated by the current owner who has taken particular care to retain the character and atmosphere of the property while providing all modern comforts and efficiency expected in a new build property.
There is a small front garden with a picket fence and pedestrian gate that leads to the front door. There is a generous sitting room at the front of the house that contains a wood burning stove with a newly installed flue in a chimney breast with an oak mantel and engineered oak flooring that extends throughout the ground floor. Beyond the sitting room is a large kitchen/dining room with French windows opening onto a stone terrace with a level south facing garden beyond. The kitchen offers a range of integrated appliances including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, built-in microwave and range cooker. Also on the ground floor is a utility room with work surface, sink and cupboards under, built-in washer/dryer beyond which lies a separate wc.
Opposite the front door, stairs rise to the first floor where there is a very spacious main bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and en suite shower room. The second bedroom features an attractive fireplace and the third bedroom has a built in cupboard. The family bathroom features a panelled bath with shower over, a wc and basin.
The charming level gardens lie to the rear of the house and face south. They can be reached via the French windows in the kitchen which open onto a stone terrace beyond which lie lawn gardens. Beyond the garden is a parking area for two cars which can be reached via a pedestrian gate from the garden and a track down the side of the house provides vehicular access back to the village lane. Ownership includes the track and there is an option to expand the grounds by renting land from the Exbury Estate.
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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An exceptional semi detached cottage on the unspoilt Exbury estate situated in the heart of this charming village close to Lepe beach and surrounded by the open spaces of the New Forest National Park. The property has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment where traditional materials and techniques have been used to create a beautiful home that is filled with character and extremely comfortable. Comprehensively refurbished to include a new boiler, plumbing, electrics and drainage. EPR: C
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