The beautiful Georgian market town of Lymington with its cosmopolitan shopping and picturesque harbour is within easy reach of the property. Also within walking distance are the two large deep water marinas and sailing clubs for which the town has gained its status as a world renowned sailing resort, as well as an open-air seawater bath that was built in 1833. Lymington has a number of independent shops including some designer boutiques and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. On Saturday, a market is held in the High Street, the origins of which probably date back to the 13th century. To the north is the New Forest village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 which links to the M3 for access to London. There is also a branch line train link to Brockenhurst Railway Station (approx. 5.5 miles) which gives direct access to London Waterloo in approximately 90 minutes.
The accommodation is predominantly laid out over two storeys and is beautifully and immaculately presented throughout. The elegant proportions of the rooms create an atmosphere of space and opulence and are of the fine quality that few houses can provide. There are a wealth of fine features that include high ceilings with ornate cornices, sash windows with working shutters and magnificent open fires with ornate mantles.
The reception rooms are all carefully lit and many have wonderful views over the High Street. The superb, spacious drawing room with original sash windows with shutters, ornate ceiling moulding and a striking fireplace, commands the centre of the property. There is a separate elegant dual aspect dining room and fireplace. The light and spacious kitchen comprises of an extensive range of base and wall units, Corian worktops, fitted oven, waste disposal unit, integrated fridge/freezer and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a beautiful picture windows with seating providing a tranquil place to sit overlooking Church Lane.
On the half landing between first and second floor the large window provides glimpses of the Isle of Wight. There are three bedrooms of excellent proportions, retaining impressive ceiling heights even into the upper floors. The master bedroom which boasts views of the High Street through the large sash window has the benefit of extensive wardrobe space. There are two further double bedrooms, one of which has the addition of an ensuite shower room. In addition on the upper floor there is an impressive family bathroom suite with a stepped bath, separate walk in double shower, Villeroy & Boch wash basin and contrasting ceramic floor and wall tiles.
There are no grounds or gardens associated with this property but a short walk through the church yard opposite provides access to an open green space in Barfields where there is a boules pitch and children’s play area. At the end of the church yard there is a pathway that leads through to the Sports Ground where there are football, cricket and bowls pitches as well as tennis courts. A walk half way down the High Street and turning right into Ashley Lane adjacent to the New Look premises leads to Grove Gardens which is a lovely open green space.
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.
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Three double bedroom split level Grade II listed Georgian apartment built in 1805 with tremendous charm and character located in the centre of Lymington High Street above 'Willow' furniture store. Grand, elegant living with high ceilings, fireplaces, sash windows and views of the Georgian streets beneath. Energy Efficiency Rating: Not required
Spencers Lymington Office
- 01590 674 222
74 High Street