The entrance is most delightful with double wooden gates which are shared between the two properties. The gravel track continues to the private gates of The Ferns and opens into a large gravelled parking area with oak framed double car barn. The front gardens are south facing with manicured lawns, mature planting and high hedging providing ample privacy. There is extensive decking, a summer house, rear courtyard garden with views to adjacent paddocks, ferns, mature plantings, fruit cage, wooden shed and a general feeling of privacy and seclusion.
The property is situated on a leafy lane in the village of Hordle and epitomises the peace and tranquillity of the New Forest. Hordle, is a semi-rural village between Lymington, a popular market town famed for its river and marinas and New Milton which offers comprehensive leisure and shopping facilities with excellent schools nearby. To the north east is the New Forest village of Brockenhurst which has a mainline railway station providing a half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
Forming a significant part of an extensive Edwardian house, the property is positioned at the end of a private drive and surrounded by open countryside. A gravel pathway leads to the front door which opens into the covered hallway where a second door opens in to the impressive main entrance hall with a lovely tumbled marble floor, a cloakroom and sweeping staircase rising to the first floor. The main living room has the high ceiling synonymous with homes of the Edwardian era and floor to ceiling sash windows overlooking the front garden as well as an open fireplace with feature wood mantel. A door leads from the living room into the conservatory with a complete 180 degree vista of the gardens and courtyard. The study is positioned off the hall with another large sash window and space to work, read or perhaps learn an instrument. The family kitchen/dining room is a wonderful large open space with a feature stone fireplace and inset log burner, vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, sky lights, twin doors to the courtyard and rear garden and a wonderful tumbled marble floor throughout. The kitchen is of high quality with integrated appliances incorporating washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and range. There are views to the courtyard, a central island with ample cupboard space and work surfaces.
A staircase leads to the first floor landing where there are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has large sash windows overlooking the front garden with an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is a large double with twin sash windows and use of the adjacent family bathroom which has a contemporary white suite with separate shower and an airing cupboard. The third bedroom is a single with views to the garden.
A further staircase leads to the remaining three bedrooms. The first is a large double with feature Edwardian fire grate, twin windows and an en-suite shower room. The final two rooms are off a small hallway, both being doubles, one with the benefit of an en-suite shower room.
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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LIVE VIRTUAL VIEWING AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL TO ARRANGE YOUR APPOINTMENT. A six bedroom Edwardian property that has been beautifully refurbished and extended to create a substantial family house. The property, which forms part of an impressive period building, is situated along a quiet, leafy lane that sets the tone for the idyllic tranquillity that the property provides. The ground floor has been extended to create a stunning open plan kitchen/dining area with access to the courtyard garden. There is also a separate sitting room, study, cloakroom and conservatory. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms with the top floor having a further three bedrooms and a further two bathrooms. The south facing front garden is a feature of the property with extensive parking and a gabled open fronted double garage. EPR: D
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