The village of Hordle is a close neighbour of the small and busy town of New Milton to the west, and the popular Georgian market town of Lymington to the east. A general store is complimented by a selection of further shops, two pubs and an ‘Ofsted’ outstanding primary school. For leisure activities, the choice of wonderful coastal walks at Milford on Sea is matched by the New Forest, which provides an area of outstanding natural beauty with ancient woods and heathland enjoyed by riders and walkers alike. Sway lies approximately 3 miles north, where the main line station connects to London Waterloo and the nearby A337 gives direct access to junction 1 of the M27 motorway.
The property is approached via a gravel driveway with wooden electric gates opening on to the driveway with extensive parking for several cars as well as access to the garage. The house has mature screening to the front which provides plenty of privacy and a real feel that you alone in the country. There is a contemporary greenhouse with raised beds and a collection of olive, fig, apple and pear tress to the front of the house with a gate leading through to the side terrace and access to the house via the utility room.
To the rear of the property is a large south facing terrace running the full width of the house with attractive porcelain paving ideal for al fresco dining. There is a large lawn area screened by trees with various mature plantings, bushes and shrubs. The garden enjoys a large degree of privacy and is surrounded by private paddocks.
The property has undergone a redesign by current owners to create a spacious and contemporary home. The character of the exterior sits perfectly within the tree lined lane, whilst the inside is similar to that of a newly constructed home. The impressive entrance hallway has a panelled oak staircase with storage beneath leading to the first floor landing. There is an open plan ground floor living area with the kitchen/family room being the principle room. Double doors open to the rear garden from both the family room and sitting room to the terrace, ideal for summer entertaining. The kitchen is open plan and comprehensively fitted with twin ovens, integrated dish washer, fridge freezer, wine cooler, electric hob with contemporary extractor over, central island unit incorporating breakfast bar with drawers and cupboards below. There is a separate utility room with external stable door, space for white goods plus a spacious cloakroom from the inner hallway. There is a lovely lounge area within the open plan family room with views to the rear of the home with an Inset contemporary log burner. There is an additional family room off the inner hallway which is ideal as a home office or a fifth bedroom with double doors to the garden. This is a lovely peaceful room with commanding garden views. The first floor landing holds the airing cupboard and boiler with the spacious master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, ample fitted storage wardrobes, twin aspect and a generous en-suite. The three further double bedrooms are serviced by a spacious and well-appointed family bathroom with separate bath and shower with Porcelanosa tiling, and inset aqua TV. Additionally, the property has Panasonic air conditioning fitted to the ground and first floor.
Living in Milford on Sea
Milford on Sea is currently a property hot spot. It is one of the last remaining seaside villages in Hampshire and is delightfully picturesque with a proper village green at its centre. This green is often the focus for popular village events such as maypole dancing and the annual food festival and is fringed by a range of independents (including antiques shops, butcher’s, chemists and greengrocer’s). Recently Milford has developed something of a reputation as a foodie destination with its collection of tea rooms, bistros, wine bar, fish and chips and specialist fish restaurant, plus more.
This is a vibrant village with a friendly and lively community, and appeals to both young families (the primary school has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted) and older couples looking for somewhere on the coast to relax. The old-fashioned seafront stretches from Hurst spit and Keyhaven nature reserve in the east towards Christchurch Harbour to the west, and enjoys lovely views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the Needles.
A good mix of properties includes striking contemporary seafront homes and cliff top apartments with big sea views, quaint terraced old fishermen’s cottages and some substantial 1920s and 1930s Ravenscroft arts and crafts influenced homes in and around Barnes Lane. Looking for an Estate Agent in Milford on Sea? Spencers are here to help.
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Harbour House is a spacious family home sitting in grounds of approx 1 acre and close to both open countryside and local amenities. The current owners had the house modernised to their own specifications to provide four bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms. The attention to detail along with the modern and contemporary finish have created an impressive family home hidden behind electric gates and surrounded by paddock land with a vaulted master suite, spacious kitchen/family room, two further reception rooms, extensive gravelled parking, garage and a wonderful south facing garden. Energy Efficiency Rating: C