Chester Cottage is situated in a rural location with nearby access to open forest and is close to both Lymington and Sway. The nearby Passford House Hotel is ideal for evening drinks or morning coffee and the village of Sway (1.5 miles) offers a range of shops, a thriving community, primary school and popular tennis club. The Georgian market town of Lymington, famed for its river, marinas, yacht clubs and coastal walks, is 2.5 miles away. The neighbouring New Forest village of Brockenhurst offers a mainline rail connection (approximately 90 minutes to London Waterloo), and further leisure, shopping and educational amenities, as well as a popular 18-hole golf course. The area is renowned for its access to the New Forest National Park, renowned for its walks, rides and cycle paths across unspoilt country. The south coast is also on the doorstep with excellent sailing and watersports to be found at Lymington.
The front door leads into a generous reception hall that is currently arranged as a useful office space with built in shelving and desk space with stairs to the first floor landing. The hall provides access to the drawing room, currently used as a music room. This is a spacious triple aspect room with feature fireplace with gas, coal effect fire and doors leading to the garden. Also accessed from the reception hall is the recently refitted kitchen which forms the hub of the day to day living space. The kitchen, remodelled in 2015, is fitted with a range of high and low level cupboards as well as units containing integral dishwasher, induction hob, double ovens by Neff and Samsung American style fridge freezer. There is also a utility area that has its own sink and space for a washing machine and tumble drier. An archway leads through from the kitchen to the dining room with a breakfast bar with under counter fridge, separating the two. The dining room has fully glazed walls overlooking the garden and also features double doors opening onto the terrace adjacent to the rear of the house. Also opening off the kitchen is a cosy snug and a separate sitting room with ‘Chilli Penguin’ log burner fitted 2016. The house is wired with a sophisticated network system allowing for convenient internet access in all rooms, smart lighting on the ground floor and an advanced home cinema and sound system in the sitting room. There is a Nest home heating control system which allows the heating and hot water to be remotely controlled from any internet enabled device.
Upstairs a galleried landing provides access to three of the bedrooms and a family bathroom. The third bedroom can also be accessed via a secondary staircase that also leads to two further bedrooms and a bathroom.
The house is approached through electrically operated wooden gates with underground motors flanked by reinforced brick pillars. The large gravel drive provides ample parking for cars and boats adjacent to both the house and detached garage block. The entrance has full videophone which can be controlled by Smartphone from any where in the world with additional motion detection with lights and security notification. The level gardens lie mostly to the rear of the house and are mostly laid to lawn interspersed with mature shrubs, trees and a garden shed. There is also a hard tennis court that was rebuilt in 2017 to include a new macadam surface, brick edging, as well as new fencing and high quality net and posts. The property is well screened from its neighbour and the lane by high evergreen hedging. A paved terrace runs along the rear of the house providing the perfect space for outdoor entertaining that is easily accessible from the kitchen and dining room.
There is a detached double garage block that has a double width electrically operated and fully insulated aluminium door providing access to a large open space with skimmed concrete floor, measuring approximately 30′ x 20′. Two thirds of the garage is given over to parking and occasional storage space with the remaining third arranged as a workshop. There is a retractable loft ladder leading to extensive loft storage and modern Photovoltaic solar panels fitted to the roof.
To the rear of the garage and overlooking the garden is a fully insulated timber home office with underfloor heating, power and internet access connected.
2019 1500L bunded oil tank, Mantair converted cesspit.
Living in Sway
This leafy village on the southern edge of the New Forest has everything you could want for family life in the Forest. There’s a village primary school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, a vibrant community with annual carnival, village hall (activities range from archery to yoga), plus cricket, football and tennis clubs. And while there’s easy access to the Forest’s open grassland, heathland and woodland for dog walking and cycling, Sway is off the Forest’s usual tourist tracks and feels peaceful and relaxed.
The village centre combines the unusual with the desirable: a contemporary arts hub, quality businesses like Sway Woodburning Centre, mainline railway station, choice of popular pubs, good cafe/deli, award-winning butcher’s, village store and post office among others.
Property is an attractive pick ‘n’ mix of everything including substantial country houses, individual modern builds in good-sized plots, family homes, imaginative refurbishments, closes of quality new terraces, chalet bungalows and a smattering of Edwardian semi-detached villas and thatched cottages.
Sway’s claims to fame include 200-foot high Sway Tower, the tallest structure made out of non-reinforced concrete, and the countryside around Sway was the setting for Captain Marryat’s work The Children of the New Forest.
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LIVE VIRTUAL VIEWING AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL TO ARRANGE YOUR APPOINTMENT. Situated on a rural lane and offering extensive yet very private gardens, this charming five bedroom house has been beautifully updated by the current owners. The well maintained gardens extend to just under three quarters of an acre and incorporate ample parking space, a large detached garage & workshop, a home office and hard tennis court. EPR D
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