The house is approached over a gravel drive that provides ample parking for several cars as well as access to the adjoining garage that has an electric roller door, power, light and room for a washing machine as well as a rear double door to the garden. The drive is surrounded by high mature hedging and shrubs that provide a degree of privacy and colour. There is access to the rear garden down both sides of the house.
The rear gardens are a particular feature of the property and begin with a deck terrace adjacent to the rear of the house. From here, the deck extends to a timber terrace where there is room for a large table and chairs, beyond which lies a highly impressive summer house that has French windows on two of its aspects as well as a large seating area and both space and electrics for a hot tub.
The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn but bordered with well planned and planted beds that are designed to require little maintenance for maximum colour and coverage in the spring and summer. There are mature specimen trees including twisted willow and eucalyptus within the garden providing occasional shade. At the far end of the garden is a further area of lawn and the border is planted with mature trees. There is a useful informal area with covered garden storage and two sheds.
Occupying an enviable position in this leafy part of the village of Hordle, this stunning contemporary house occupies a generous plot and is conveniently situated for the village’s facilities which include a convenience store, garage and primary school that is rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. A wider range of shops, services and entertainment can be found in both New Milton and Lymington with the latter having extensive sailing facilities. There is a mainline station at New Milton (approximately 2.5 miles) that offers direct services to London Waterloo in just under two hours. The open spaces of the New Forest are on the doorstep with beautiful open countryside as well as glorious walks, rides and excellent country pubs.
Dramatically extended and updated, this exceptional house offers a wealth of light and space combined with a beautiful finish throughout. Oak floors run through the entire ground floor except for the tiled surfaces of the downstairs bathroom and utility room. Recessed lighting, underfloor heating in the upstairs bathrooms and a classic contemporary kitchen with bi-fold doors onto the terrace and garden set the tone for the carefully considered accommodation in this highly desirable property.
The front door opens to an entrance porch with space for boots and hanging coats. A further door then opens into the hall which provides access to all downstairs rooms as well as having a custom made solid oak staircase with glass balustrade. The sitting room has a particularly spacious feel yet is anchored by a chimney breast with solid wood mantel and recessed multi-fuel stove. There is a wide opening that leads into the kitchen/dining room and also provides a view of the garden through glazed bi-fold doors. This space is currently open plan but partition doors could easily be installed to separate the sitting room from the kitchen/dining room. The kitchen/dining room itself is a delightful space to cook, sit, eat and entertain with painted oak units and integrated appliances including a dishwasher and wine fridge. There is a central island that incorporates a breakfast bar as well as space for a range cooker and American style fridge/freezer. There is ample dining space with room for a ten seater table that is adjacent to the bi-fold doors providing views of, and access to, the garden. Also downstairs is a study with French windows to the garden and a gym with built in wardrobes. Both these rooms could easily be used as bedrooms four and five as there is also a downstairs bathroom. Opposite the kitchen is a fully fitted utility room with work surface and cupboards under as well as space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer along with a heated towel rail and glazed back door.
Upstairs, a central landing features a loft access hatch leading to a boarded loft via a retractable loft ladder. The master bedroom is particularly spacious and features fitted cupboards as well as glazed doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the garden. There is an en suite shower room with large shower cubicle, loo and sink with drawers under. There are two further double bedrooms, one of which has a built in wardrobe and the other a highly useful adjoining room, currently used as storage space. There is a generous family bathroom with bath, separate shower and exquisite tiling throughout.
Living in Sway
This leafy village on the southern edge of the New Forest has everything you could want for family life in the Forest. There’s a village primary school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, a vibrant community with annual carnival, village hall (activities range from archery to yoga), plus cricket, football and tennis clubs. And while there’s easy access to the Forest’s open grassland, heathland and woodland for dog walking and cycling, Sway is off the Forest’s usual tourist tracks and feels peaceful and relaxed.
The village centre combines the unusual with the desirable: a contemporary arts hub, quality businesses like Sway Woodburning Centre, mainline railway station, choice of popular pubs, good cafe/deli, award-winning butcher’s, village store and post office among others.
Property is an attractive pick ‘n’ mix of everything including substantial country houses, individual modern builds in good-sized plots, family homes, imaginative refurbishments, closes of quality new terraces, chalet bungalows and a smattering of Edwardian semi-detached villas and thatched cottages.
Sway’s claims to fame include 200-foot high Sway Tower, the tallest structure made out of non-reinforced concrete, and the countryside around Sway was the setting for Captain Marryat’s work The Children of the New Forest.
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A house of significant style and space that has recently been extended by the current owners to create exceptional accommodation that is highly contemporary in its style, finish and practicality while remaining flexible enough to cater for a variety of lifestyles. There are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs with two further rooms downstairs that can either be additional bedrooms or, as they are currently used as a gym and a large study. The gardens are a particular feature of the house and are level and planted with attractive low-maintenance flower beds and specimen trees. Adjacent to the house is a large deck terrace and a superb summer house with generous seating area as well as space, power and plumbing for a hot tub. EPR: C
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