Situated in a highly sought-after country lane that terminates on the coastline and approximately 1 mile south-west of the extensive facilities of Lymington. The town is renowned for its picturesque High Street and Saturday Charter Market, with the Lymington River providing a safe haven for yachtsmen with its marinas and popular Town Quay. Lower Pennington Lane is the setting for a handful of the more individual properties, with the lane itself terminating on the foreshore with the coastal path that fronts Christchurch Bay. The coastal path linking to the hamlet of Keyhaven in the west with Lymington, being a haven for much wildlife.
This truly magnificent home has been remodelled and refurbished throughout to a high specification and enjoys a lovely southerly aspect across extensive well-tended grounds. The generous accommodation, arranged over two floors, is extremely light and airy, being naturally well lit, with all principal rooms enjoying the benefit views over the parkland setting. A feature of note is the spectacular through dining hall with contemporary central raised log-burning stove and beautiful sweeping staircase to the galleried landing. A double storey arched window over the entire staircase is a wonderful feature. This room makes an important statement serving a similarly well-proportioned drawing room with part vaulted and glazed ceiling. There is also a charming cosy sitting room/media room and separate study. Being ideally suited to family occupation, the large well designed kitchen/breakfast/family room is a fantastic hub to the house and of a high specification with the kitchen having a full range of integrated appliances. There is an adjacent generous utility/boot room. Benefits to the house include low-maintenance double glazing throughout and an efficient gas fired under floor heating system.
The elegant stairwell leading from the dining hall serves the spacious galleried landing that horseshoes around a central chimney with inset log burning stove. To the first floor, there are a total of six bedrooms. The magnificent master bedroom suite has bespoke fitted wardrobes and a generous en suite bathroom with freestanding bathtub and glazed doors to a Juliette balcony. The first guest suite also enjoys glazed doors to it’s own private balcony with room for sun chairs and has an en suite shower room. There is a second guest suite and three further bedrooms, served by the well-appointed bathroom with separate shower cubicle. There is a clever laundry area with extensive discreet storage.
There is an attractive brick wall to the East side of the property with electrically operated double wooden entrance gates leading to the generous gravelled driveway and the range of outbuildings and open fronted barn complex. To the rear of this, being totally screened from the approach and parkland, is a separate gated courtyard complex of extensive outbuildings/stables. Surrounding the property are areas of parkland incorporating a turn out paddock, with the gardens being designed for ease of maintenance, comprising sweeping tracts of maintained lawn being offset by various specimen trees. Adjacent to the property’s rear elevation is a substantial brick edged paved seating terrace with ornamental beds incorporating an number of climbers with lavender and a timber Pergola clad in mature vine and wisteria. The boundaries to the property are clearly defined, abutting the main with an area of fenced paddock forming the southernmost boundary. The paddock area has access out onto the lane within the curtilage of the grounds.There is planning permission granted to convert the existing outbuildings, which are currently utilised as stables, workshops and barns into a garage complex with workshop.
Agent’s Note: There is private right of way for the exclusive use of a nearby landowner, that runs along the drive and the northern boundary of the property.
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.
Lower Pennington, Lymington
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A fine family country residence extending to approximately 3,774 sq.ft. and occupying a parkland setting of close to 3 acres with extensive outbuildings, stables and paddocks. Quietly situated in a sought after semi-rural location between the picturesque coastline and extensive yachting facilities with the amenities of the Georgian market town nearby. Energy Efficiency Rating: C
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