Ideally positioned close to Lymington’s historic Georgian High Street this charming cottage offers exceptional convenience with a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes only half a mile away. Lymington is also renowned for its excellent sailing facilities and also offers direct ferry services to the Isle of Wight as well as a rail connection to London via Brockenhurst in approximately 2 hours. There are beaches nearby at Milford on Sea and Barton on Sea with the expanse of the New Forest, with its unrivalled walks and rides, beginning just to the north at Buckland Rings, a superb Iron Age hill fort. 

This is quite simply a one off. Almost ornamental in its stature this charming house is believed to be the smallest in Lymington and recalls the early history of the town when many properties were simple fishermen’s cottages. Now in need of updating there exists enormous potential to enhance the inherent charm of this delightful property and create a bijou pied a terre or a perfect holiday let investment. 

The front door opens to small porch, beyond which lies a square sitting room featuring an open fireplace, a window overlooking the pretty front garden and a shelved recess tucked under the stairs. Beyond the sitting room lies the kitchen with a window overlooking the rear garden. Also on the ground floor is a more recently fitted shower room featuring a gas boiler that powers the central heating and hot water systems. Completing the ground floor is a store room, currently accessed from the front garden but with the appropriate permissions could be incorporated into the living accommodation.

Upstairs there is a landing at the top of the stairs with a door opening to a double bedroom with a built in cupboard.

Offered for sale by INFORMAL TENDER – Best and final offers invited by 1.00pm on Friday 10th July 2020. 

The property is offered for sale by Informal Tender, with best and final offers being submitted in accordance with the procedure set out below.

1) All offers must be submitted and should be received at the offices of Spencers of the New Forest, 74 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9AL no later than 1.00 pm on Friday 10th July 2020.

The envelope is to be clearly marked ‘TENDER FOR THE COT, 31 LOWER BUCKLAND ROAD, LYMINGTON, SO41 9DN’.

2) Offers should be made ‘Subject to Contract’ and in accordance with the particulars of sale and accompanied by: a. A certificate or letter from a bank or financial institution confirming the availability of funds to facilitate the purchase. b. The name(s) of the proposed purchaser(s) together with the solicitors who will be acting on their behalf.

3) It is recommended that offers should be for an uneven sum to reduce the possibility of matching bids, but must be for a fixed sum. No offers will be considered if submitted on the basis of an escalating bid, e.g. £200 more than the highest offer.

4) Offers submitted on behalf of more than one offerer should state the name, address and details in respect of all the offerers and must be signed by all the parties.

5) Purchasers are advised that acceptance or otherwise of any offer is at the sole discretion of the Vendor who does not undertake to accept the highest offer.

6) Subject to the acceptability of offers, it is anticipated that contracts will be exchanged not later than 28 days after notification of acceptance of offer. In the event that offerers are unable to comply with this requirement, the offer should clearly state any variation to the above terms in order that the vendor is able to consider whether such a variation is nevertheless acceptable.

The front garden is bordered by an old brick wall and approached through through a wicket gate with an attractive wooden arch through which roses grow. A path runs through this attractive cottage garden to the front door and this space also provides access to the store room.

The main garden lies to the rear and slopes up from the rear of the house to a raised area of lawn where there is mature planting, several trees and a timber shed.

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.

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LIVE VIRTUAL VIEWING AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL TO ARRANGE YOUR APPOINTMENT.  INFORMAL TENDER.  An extremely rare property and possibly the smallest house in Lymington. Just moments from the High Street and with a secluded private garden this charming cottage is now in need of updating and is being offered for sale by Informal Tender.  EPR: E

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