The apartment sits in the heart of the beautiful Georgian market town of Lymington with its cosmopolitan shopping and picturesque quay and harbour. 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.
There is a generous parking area behind Leeward House which is contained behind high brick walls and accessed via Ashley Lane. The space allows for a turning area.
A secure side entrance leads into an attractive communal hallway with storage cupboards for each of the four apartments and a Victorian turning staircase leads to the first and second floors. The whole area is flooded with light from an ornate skylight. The front door to Flat 2 leads into a generous hallway. High ceilings and large sash windows throughout the property add to the feeling of light and space. The main living area is a feature of note being open plan with the kitchen/breakfast area to one end. The kitchen has ample cream storage cupboards with integrated appliances including a Neff dishwasher, fridge/freezer, fan assisted oven and hob above. There is also an integrated washing machine and a newly fitted (2018) wall-mounted gas boiler. The beautiful sitting room has two full-height sash windows and an ornate Victorian fireplace. There is ample room for another dining area and a second door leads back to the hallway.
Bedroom one is a spacious double room with ample space for wardrobes and also enjoys two full-height sash windows and an ornate Victorian fireplace. Bedroom two is a double room with south facing sash window and room for wardrobes. Both are served by the family bathroom which has an integral shower unit over the bath, low level wc, hand basin and heated towel rail.
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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A beautifully presented and generous two double bedroom apartment, forming part of an historic Grade II listed building on the High Street. With large sash windows and high ceilings throughout, this spacious flat also benefits from private parking to the rear and a secure entrance system. The communal areas are most attractive and presented in immaculate order. Short-term and holiday lets are permissible. Viewing is highly recommended. EPR: Not required.
Spencers Lymington Office
- 01590 674 222
74 High Street