This superb detached house occupies an exceptional position on the banks of the Lymington River with spectacular views both upstream and downstream towards the New Forest and The Solent respectively. The house is part of a recently completed gated development by Redrow designed to maximise enjoyment of the outstanding coastal lifestyle that Lymington enjoys. The house is extremely convenient for Lymington’s Georgian high street which features a range of national shops and independent boutiques as well as excellent cafes, bars and restaurants. The area is renowned for its nautical connections with easily accessed Lymington Yacht Haven and its Boat Club offering unlimited access to a fleet of professionally maintained boats for an annual fee. The Royal Lymington Yacht Club and Lymington Sailing Club are close by. Lymington Rowing Club has recently relocated its clubhouse to the river and there are moorings available through the harbour master. The New Forest is also on the doorstep with over 219 square miles of wonderful open spaces providing extensive walks and cycle trails. There are superb beaches at Milford on Sea and Highcliffe to the west as well as golf clubs just up the road at Walhampton as well as at Brockenhurst and Barton on Sea. Lymington is equidistant between the larger centres of Bournemouth and Southampton which lie 18 miles to the west and north east respectively. Both have international airports with parking and offer a wider range of shops and entertainments.
Identified by the Sunday Times, Lymington is an ideal location to join the part-time commuter revolution and work from whilst still in easy reach of London. Lymington has a railway station providing services to London Waterloo via Brockenhurst in under two hours. Reading Station is reached by train from Lymington within two hours and offers services westwards down to Cornwall, up to Oxford, Manchester and beyond, as well as Gatwick Airport and London Paddington.
Finished in early 2018 this house is one of only 12 Villas built in River Walk, an exclusive enclave in the prestigious Lymington Shores development and occupies a secure and secluded position only accessible through electrically operated gates. The house has been finished to an extremely high standard. The German Nolte kitchen contains a wide range of Siemens appliances including 2 fitted ovens, steam oven, inbuilt coffee machine, induction hob with retractable extraction hood, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and an undercounter wine fridge. A Quooker tap ensures boiling water on demand and there is underfloor heating throughout the house together with a balanced ventilation system with heat recovery to provide a healthy interior climate and optimum comfort level. An external system ensures high water pressure throughout the house meaning showers remain powerful even if they are in use simultaneously. Exceptionally high ceilings run throughout the property to 2.5 metres giving a wonderful sense of space.
Since its completion, the house has been comprehensively re-decorated lending the accommodation a subtle yet contemporary style. The front door opens to a glazed entrance hall containing a door to the integral garage. An inner staircase hall with under stair storage provides access to the first floor and there is also a utility room with back door and integrated Miele washing machine and tumble drier, and a guest wc.
Double glazed doors lead off the hall into the open plan kitchen sitting and dining room that is separated into distinct yet flexible living areas that overlook the Lymington River. Two sets of bi-fold doors open onto a large river facing decked terrace providing a glorious backdrop to this outstanding living area.
On the first floor the master bedroom has been redesigned to improve the original layout and now provides His and Her walk-in dressing rooms with extensive hanging and drawer space. There is a large and beautiful en suite bathroom fully fitted with Porcelanosa tiles Villeroy and Boch porcelain fittings including a free-standing bath and a large walk-in shower with a Duravit double vanity unit. There are glazed doors that open onto a balcony that runs the width of the house overlooking the river with 180-degree views. Also on this floor are two further double bedrooms both of which have en suite shower rooms with a similar specification and further wardrobe space, and a deep linen cupboard on this landing.
On the second floor is a sensational double aspect and fully glazed room overlooking the river and currently used as a home office. Bi-fold doors on its southern aspect open directly onto an impressive sky deck with far reaching views across the river, up to the marina and the Isle of Wight beyond.
To the front of the house is a wide private parking area across the full width of the property providing comfortable space for two large cars or three smaller vehicles. Behind the parking area is an integral garage with electrically operated door. The property’s enviable riverside location is enhanced by a substantial and highly impressive roof terrace on the top floor which can be accessed via the well fitted sun room. The extensive sky deck has an architectural pergola perfect for growing climbing plants to create a natural shaded area from which to enjoy this beautiful location.
On the ground floor, bi-fold doors from the open plan living space lead out onto a further large decked terrace with panoramic river views and provides the perfect extension to the ground floor accommodation as the ideal place to relax and entertain. To the side of the terrace there are steps that lead to a private riverside tow path providing a delightful walk to communal gardens that are laid to lawn and enjoy southerly views towards Lymington’s quay and marina with the Isle of Wight beyond.
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 spectacular detached riverside house with panoramic views across the Lymington river towards the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. Part of a recently finished and exclusive gated development, the house has been significantly and tastefully enhanced by the current owners. The house is finished and specified to a high standard with two large decked terraces on both the ground and top floor providing exceptional entertaining space with stunning views. There is ample private parking for up to three cars as well as an integral garage. EPR: B
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