This charming house occupies quite simply one of the prime positions on the Lymington River. Offering glorious southerly views across its own grounds, beach and foreshore towards Lymington River and Isle of Wight, this exceptional property offers the utmost in outlook, privacy and convenience. The property is in a peaceful and very private setting located towards the end of a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Lymington, yet offering easy access to the town where there are excellent travel links and outstanding yachting facilities to include two deep water marinas. The Lymington Pier railway station, has a half-hourly link to Lymington Town (two minutes) where there is a wide selection of boutique shops and renowned restaurants. The branch line rail service then continues to Brockenhurst (10 minutes), a mainline service to London Waterloo (approximately 90 minutes). The Isle of Wight is accessible via the regular ferry service from Lymington Pier, as well as the open Forest with extensive walking and riding opportunities. Junction 1 of the M27, is approximately 12 miles to the north. The outstanding Walhampton independent preparatory school is within 2 miles as well as a wide selection of alternative schooling.
An enclosed arched brick porch leads into the reception hallway where the stairs lead to the first floor. In the spacious drawing room one’s attention is immediately drawn to the views of the water with glass doors to the southern elevation with a magnificent outlook over the property’s own fields down to the foreshore and the Lymington River. There is an open fireplace with wooden surround and a large bay window with window seat to the western elevation. The adjacent dining room has windows to the front and rear elevation with stunning views to the rear and has a useful serving hatch to the kitchen. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of laminate fronted storage cupboards as well as two pantry cupboards. A door leads to a side passage and the utility store room with fitted cupboards. From this passage way, a door leads to a self-contained annexe above the garage comprising a living room, bedroom, bathroom and two storage rooms. From the hallway in the main house, a door leads to the study with picture window and a range of fitted shelves. There is also a large boot room and laundry with door leading to the covered terrace, ideal for al fresco dining and the gardens.
There are five bedrooms to the first and one on the second floor in the converted attic room. The master bedroom suite is extremely spacious with windows to three aspects and an archway leading to the dressing area and to the en suite bathroom. The bedrooms are served by the family bathroom and separate shower room as well as a cloakroom. A turning staircase leads to the attic room where there are exposed beams and windows to two aspects and a further latch door to another attic room with window.
There is an adjoining garage block which provides parking for two cars. There is also a separate kitchen / breakfast room from which stairs rise to the first floor where there is a further living room, bathroom and bedroom.
The beautiful grounds undulate across the meadows to a private beach and foreshore along the Lymington River. This is an extremely rare piece of land rolling down from the house and gardens, through a large paddock and wild meadow surrounded by mature indigenous trees, hedgerows teeming with wildlife to the tidal upper reaches of the river and The Solent. Views of the Isle of Wight are enjoyed from the house and the beach.
The whole enjoys a high degree of privacy and the sweeping gravel drive with turning area leads in front of the property and to the double garage building with annexe above. There are formal front gardens with stone pathway and topiary low hedges and a beautiful walled garden to the side. This was originally the kitchen garden and has stone paving around the pool and mature planting providing a sheltered location for swimming. There is a covered dining area near the pool and the gardens continue around the house and immediately the views can be appreciated from the level lawns surrounding the house. A gate leads into the paddock with stock fencing and further gate to the wild meadow, which has a meandering pathway leading around and to the gate and foreshore. Generations of family picnics and outings have been enjoyed in this area – a true example of a Swallows and Amazons lifestyle.
Living in Lymington
This vibrant and picturesque Georgian market town, positioned between the Solent, Lymington River and the New Forest, has been a massive draw for many people over the years.
It has always attracted ‘yachties’ as it’s considered the UK’s sailing capital with its boatyards, marinas and sailing clubs. It is also popular with families and retirees escaping London and the Home Counties in search of a better quality of life, often light-heartedly referred to as ‘Richmond by the Sea’. It’s also the choice for many in the New Forest who are considering downsizing, but want to remain in the area.
Lymington is a lively hub. It has a very distinctive centre with many independents (such as Elliotts of Lymington for designer fashion) as well as a strong smattering of top quality names (including Musto and Waitrose). A tasty range of eateries includes cafes, pubs and restaurants – check out two good tapas bars, Elderflower on Quay Hill (the chef is ex-Chewton Glen) and stylish Stanwells House Hotel. And every Saturday the High Street is taken over by a proper, old-fashioned market with everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers and plants, fashion to fishing equipment, and vintage collectables to artisan food producers.
Property ranges from elegant period townhouses in the town centre to big family homes down leafy lanes ‘South of the High Street’ and new waterside development. Looking for an Estate Agent in Lymington? Spencers are here to help.
£3,950,000 Guide Price
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
In a rare and highly regarded location with over 9.5 acres of land including a section of the Lymington River beach and foreshore, this detached red brick country house comes to the market for the first time in nearly 50 years. Enjoying outstanding views of the River and The Solent from the principal rooms and rear gardens, the house was last extended in the 1970's and retains the potential to increase existing floor space by the allowable 30%. There is therefore incredible potential to redevelop, further extend or refurbish, subject to the necessary planning consents. The property is discreetly positioned within its private grounds and enjoys a peaceful setting towards the end of Lisle Court Road; a country lane on the outskirts of Lymington. EPR: E
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