The property lies on the upper reaches of the Beaulieu River, within the New Forest National Park. The river runs down the eastern side of the grounds and once outside the gate, there is immediate access to the superb walks and rides in the New Forest. The South coast is within an easy drive, providing excellent water sports. A wide variety of amenities are close at hand – Dibden Purlieu (about 2 miles) also Hythe (about 2.4 miles) with a marina, passenger ferry to Southampton and a Waitrose, whilst the larger centres of Southampton, Winchester, Lymington and Lyndhurst are very accessible. The A326 provides access to the M27 motorway which connects the South coast and the M3 with London. Channel ports at Southampton and Poole, Southampton International Airport and mainline railway stations at Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst and Southampton provide services to London Waterloo.
The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 3.4 acres, are secluded and private with electric wooden entrance gates set back from the forest track leading to this beautiful home. Set amidst a mature timber setting of oak and beech and numerous rhododendrons, along with a profusion of daffodils, bluebells and azaleas which provide wonderful seasonal colour. The grounds contain a former brick summerhouse and there are some lovely walks throughout the forest surrounding the property, including along the bank of the upper reaches of the Beaulieu River.
From the forest lane, a gravel track, flanked by rhododendron hedges leads through electric wooden entrance gates to the generous driveway with ample parking and to the detached double garage building. There are ample areas surrounding the house, principally laid to lawn. The impressive garaging is for three cars and there is a large internal log store and a plant/boiler room. This building is completely insulated with inset lighting and has possible further scope to expand into the generous loft space.
This contemporary home enjoys a plethora of impressive features such as the light fittings, large glazed bi-folding doors with integral discrete blinds, ample glass enclosed balconies and a high kitchen specification.
Passing into the light filled front entrance hallway the focal point is provided by the feature “floating” wooden and glazed staircase leading to the part galleried landing. Enclosed pocket sliding wooden doors throughout the house allowing flexible enjoyment of the living spaces with the ability to close off rooms as needed. Underfloor heating runs throughout the property where stone tiling has been laid to the principal living rooms and bathrooms. Luxurious carpets are fitted to all bedrooms. The kitchen/dining room is fitted with Siematic units and a range of Miele integrated appliances to include induction hob, fan oven, combination microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer as well as wine cooling unit. There is also a Blanco instant hot water tap. The large island unit provides extra space in the kitchen area and to the other end is the ample dining area, where a wall of bi-folding doors lead to the generous south facing decking and gardens. The adjacent living room has a FuelSmart log burner inset into a wall of natural stone with further bi-folding doors to the south aspect.
To the rear of the living room is a family snug/media room with pleasant views of the grounds from the full height windows and glazed door. From the kitchen there is a generous utilty/laundry room fitted with Miele washing machine and tumble dryer and designed as a wet room; ideal for washing muddy dogs and wellie boots! From the hallway there is an attractively tiled cloakroom, ample storage and a short corridor to the ground floor bedroom suite with generous en suite shower room and door to the gardens. There is also a study with full height corner window and patio doors with a southerly aspect.
The first floor landing has a modern glass-ball chandelier and leads to the four generous bedroom suites. The master bedroom and guest bedroom both enjoy vaulted ceilings, dressing areas with fitted furniture and beautifully appointed en suite facilities. The master suite has full height windows and sliding doors to a large balcony extending to the south and westerly aspect. The guest bedroom suite also enjoys an enclosed balcony.
Living in Beaulieu
Beaulieu, as its name suggests, is beautiful. This village is a jewel of the New Forest, sitting prettily beside the River Beaulieu with Palace House, the seat of the Montagu family, as backdrop. This is an estate village which has been in the keeping of the Montagu family for 477 years. Today Beaulieu is familiar worldwide for the National Motor Museum, but the village attracts visitors, too. It has a quaint High Street of smart independents in pretty brick and timber-framed period properties, including art gallery, chocolate studio, floral designer, plus gift shops, tea room, village stores, garden centre, community garden and the village school (rated ‘good’ by Ofsted).
Beaulieu is also home to Beaulieu Garage (specialising in classic and vintage cars) and Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms, the only restaurant in the New Forest to hold a Michelin Star. Along the road towards picturesque Hatchet Pond is Beaulieu Organic Farm Shop.
As for property, there are some good-sized period country houses, while Dock Lane, which runs alongside the river, is considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the Forest with a selection of stunning architect-designed modern builds.
Ipley, Nr Beaulieu
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 5 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A brand new five-bedroom, five-bathroom contemporary style residence offering 3,540 sq ft of accommodation finished to a high specification and positioned along the edge of the Beaulieu River at Ipley, within the New Forest National Park. Situated within 3.4 acres of secluded grounds with the house having beautiful glass balconies and decked areas which enjoy a high degree of privacy. The upper reaches of the Beaulieu river runs along the eastern side of the land which has immediate access beyond the gates to the superb walks and rides in the New Forest. EPR: C
Spencers Lymington Office
- 01590 674 222
74 High Street