The front door opens to the main hallway housing a useful understairs cupboard and stairs leading to the first floor. To the right of the hall, a beautiful sitting room open plan with the dining room and kitchen has bespoke shutters and a lovely log burner as a focal point. It offers a spacious area to relax with a natural flow to the wonderful dining/kitchen areas. This superb family room gives access through bi-fold doors out into the garden and a breakfast bar separates it from the kitchen. There are a range of cupboard units with worktop surfaces, an integrated dishwasher and views to the rear garden. A doorway leads to the utility which has space for washing machine and dryer and it also houses the boiler. A cloakroom is located just off the utility for ease of access. The kitchen loops back to the main hallway and leads into a substantial study with stripped wooden floors, bespoke shutters and again a fabulous log burner.
The first floor landing has doorways to the second and third bedrooms, both of ample size and with original fireplace features. Towards the rear of the hall an inner hall has a family bathroom with bath and storage beneath the hand basin. The master bedroom is filled with natural light from the above Velux and a beautifully presented en-suite has a walk-in shower, wc and hand basin made from natural stone. The fourth bedroom, which is currently used as a dressing room to the master bedroom, has a range of fitted wardrobes running along its length.
Occupying a convenient position in the pretty village of Hordle set midway between the forest and coast, this wonderfully presented newly renovated detached house is nicely set back from the road with ample off street parking in front. Ashley Road gives direct access to the villages facilities which include a pharmacy, 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.
At the front of the property the gravel driveway provides off road parking for several cars and there is secure gated side access to the back of the house. The rear garden is level and laid mainly to lawn with pretty shrub and flower borders. There are raised beds, a greenhouse at the rear and a lovely decked area, ideal for eating and entertaining, adjacent to the family room which can be accessed via wide bi-fold doors.
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.
- 4 Bedrooms:
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A highly impressive double fronted period house that has been beautifully extended and updated by the current owners to provide four bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as an exceptional open plan kitchen/dining/family room that opens onto level gardens. EPR: C
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