Positioned at the end of a no-through private lane the house is particularly secluded and offers a rare sense of privacy that is unusual in such a convenient central location. The house is approached through electrically operated electric gates that lead to a large turning and parking area adjacent to the house and integral double garage. A raised area of lawn separates the drive from the property’s northern boundary but the main area of garden lies to the south of the house. The grounds extend to approximately 3/4 of an acre. Immediately adjacent to the house is a paved terrace with ample room for a dining table in a perfect position to take in the glorious gardens. Steps lead down from the terrace to the heated swimming pool which is 8 feet at its deepest point and decreases to Roman steps at the eastern end with coloured LED lighting. There is also a poolside summerhouse, a vegetable garden, a greenhouse, pool power house and an additional garden shed. The woodland path stretches around the bottom boundary.
Built in 1998 the house has been well maintained by the current owners and is beautifully presented. The house is particularly substantial and offers an excellent sense of space and privacy while extending to over 4,000 square feet. The principal accommodation is arranged over the ground and first floors with two further rooms on the lower ground floor that would make an ideal gym, home cinema or games rooms.
An enclosed porch leads to the front door which opens on to an entrance hall with solid oak flooring providing access to the study and sitting room. The sitting room is a particularly impressive space with a wood burning stove and three sets of south facing French windows overlooking the garden. Opening off the sitting room is a delightful conservatory that also opens onto the garden. Beyond the entrance hall is a large dining hall with solid oak flooring, again with French windows to the garden, which leads to a beautiful kitchen/ breakfast room complete with gas fired Aga, central island and a range of fitted units. A rear hall gives access to the downstairs wc and separate utility room as well as a door to the integral double garage.
The lower ground floor has two large rooms that are extremely flexible in their scope and are currently used as a games room and occasional sixth bedroom.
On the first floor there are five double bedrooms. The master bedroom and guest bedroom both have en suite facilities and built in wardrobes. The three further bedrooms all have built in wardrobes and there is a further family bathroom.
The house sits centrally in its gardens and benefits from a particularly private and secluded position at the end of a private drive with no passing traffic. The house is less than three quarters of a mile from Lymington High Street which provides a wide range of shops and services including national chains and independent boutiques. There are excellent bars, pubs and restaurants in the town which is also well renowned as a centre for sailing with extensive marinas and thriving sailing clubs. The New Forest is also on the doorstep with the National Park boundary being half a mile away offering seemingly endless walks and cycle paths.
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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- 3 Bathrooms:
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An outstanding detached house occupying an exclusive elevated position close to the centre of Lymington and overlooking beautiful south facing gardens complete with woodland walk and heated swimming pool. The very well presented accommodation extends over three floors to over 3,800 square feet incorporating five first floor bedrooms and a sixth guest bedroom on the lower ground floor. The house is approached through electrically operated gates with ample off street parking and an integral double garage. EPR: D
Spencers Lymington Office
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74 High Street