There is a five bar gated approach which leads to a large driveway allowing parking for many vehicles and possible boat or equestrian storage. The driveway continues to the double garage and there is a further area behind the garage where a home office or an additional room of up to 40 sq.m of permitted development could potentially be created, or a much larger area, subject to planning. The grounds have been designed in a traditional style with a retaining wall and central steps lead to a formal lawn.
A gate at the bottom of the garden leads to a delightful private area with a summer house and green house. There is a beautiful rose garden which is planted with a carefully selected range of David Austin roses.
The gardens surround the property on all sides and our clients have added to the cosmetic appeal of the house by added lattice style fencing creating a private terrace area with previous owners introducing two bay windows either side of a recently constructed Edwardian canopy entrance porch which is tiled with an intricate patterned facade.
The property is situated in the hamlet of Hordle, a semi-rural location 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. Hordle has several shops including a pharmacy, recreational grounds & pavilion and a co-operative store. The village also has a primary school and a pub. Post Office facilities can be found in Everton village, 5 minutes away.
The Edwardian home has been painstakingly improved by previous owners with no expense spared. The attention to detail is exacting and has recreated an authentic Edwardian style. The works included new hard wood sash windows, sanitary fittings from the “Heritage” range and interior doors from “Doors of Distinction” with lead crystal bevelled glass inserts. Wrought iron grills and a beautiful balustrade staircase were carefully acquired to further enhance authenticity.
The infrastructure of the house has also enjoyed thorough investment having been rewired a few years ago as well as the introduction of a new plumbing and heating system to include a “Megaflow” pressurised system with large capacity boiler. The cavity walls have also recently been insulated. The heating system is enhanced by under floor heating in the garden room which allows for year round enjoyment of the grounds and there is an open fire in the reception hallway and airflow log burner in the sitting room. The kitchen is a generous size and the layout affords flexibility to the use of space.
The master bedroom is reminiscent of a boutique hotel with an open dressing room with Juliet balcony and a beautiful en-suite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms of equal quality and a large family bathroom befitting of a high quality Edwardian home. We feel this wonderful house will appeal to the more discerning buyer who is looking for a home of distinction set between open Forest and the Coast.
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 beautifully presented, substantial detached home which has recently enjoyed a sympathetic program of refurbishment to extend the accommodation and reintroduce period features, creating a home of great character and warmth. This beautiful house has a superb layout and should attract purchasers looking for a home which is presented in first class order throughout, blending the classic styling of the Edwardian period with the conveniences of modern life. EPR: C
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