West Hayes is a most exclusive and sought-after location, tucked behind the High Street, within minutes of the Marinas and Sailing Clubs and coastal walks. This property enjoys direct yet secure gated access to Grove Gardens, an attractive park in the centre of town. Lymington offers extensive restaurants and boutiques and a picturesque harbour and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. 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 a branch line train link to Brockenhurst Railway Station (approximately 5.5 miles) which provides a half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes. There is a range of both state and private schooling, with the popular Walhampton preparatory school close by.
The house is approached through electrically operated timber gates that lead to a sweeping drive and parking area for cars and boat trailers as well as providing access to the garage. Period style Michelmersh bricks form the elevations with clever use of clay tiles as both roof covering and additional detail at wall and window junctions. Gates at both sides of the house provide access to the walled gardens which have been carefully designed to catch the light throughout the day. The gardens have been very carefully landscaped and planted to provide a beautifully private and low maintenance space for outdoor dining and relaxation. There is a mature olive tree which forms a central feature and, like the rest of the garden, is sensitively lit to create a beautiful landscape at night that enhances the view from inside the house. If further outside space is required, a secure gate leads directly onto Woodside park which has a large grass area ideal for more energetic recreation.
Built by the current owners in 2017 the house is beautifully styled combining both traditional and contemporary design elements. Every aspect of the design process enhances a practical and comfortable lifestyle combining underfloor heating with high ceilings and extremely efficient insulation allowning an extensive use of glass to bring in natural light and views of the garden, the adjoining park and a far reaching vista of the sea and the Isle of Wight from the master bedroom. Doors have been designed to lie flush with interior walls when opened and the outdoor life is catered for with cleverly integrated secure sporting cupboard and sail lofts.
The front door opens to a deeply impressive entrance hall with a sweeping split staircase rising to a galleried landing on the first floor. Double doors lead from the hall into a tastefully decorated kitchen / dining room with a western wall of windows and bifold doors which overlook the glorious planting of the walled garden and allow light to flood in. The outdoor space is beautifully lit at night providing an atmospheric backdrop from twilight onwards. The kitchen is by Neptune with all appliances by Miele featuring twin ovens with grills, a steamer oven and microwave. There is a large island unit incorporating a breakfast bar and induction hob with recessed extractor fan that rises from the work surface when in use. The dining area provides space for a large central table adjacent to the bifold doors leading to the garden. From the dining area, double doors lead to the spectacular sitting room which features a vaulted ceiling, tall windows and an integrated raised fireplace. The double doors are flanked by built in book shelves with cupboards under that contain a drinks fridge and further storage space.
Beyond the kithen is a very cleverly thought out series of domestic offices including ample hanging and storage space for coats and boots, a utility room and separate laundry room, wc as well as a back door to the outside. A further door leads to the integrated garage with electric up and over door that has been designed to accommodate a large car and still leave room for the workshop space at the far end.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms on the first floor including two double guest suites with adjoining bathrooms and built in cupboards. The third bedroom on this floor doubles as a study and all rooms have been carefully thought out with wall mounted lamp socket switches next to the bed along with phone, internet and television ports.
The entire top floor master bedroom suite is reached via a private staircase behind its own door. There is access from this staircase to twin sail lofts cleverly designed in the eaves storage and past which the stairs rise to a superb main bedroom. Windows here face south and provide a vista past the yachts in Lymington marina to the Solent and Isle of Wight beyond as well as a glorious open outlook across Grove Gardens. From the generous bedroom a door leads to a dedicated dressing room fitted with extensive hanging and shelf space as well as a central island with numerous drawers. Beyond the dressing room is a beautiful fully tiled bathroom with free standing curved bath and separate shower.
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.
£2,450,000 Guide Price
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
A sensational house in one of Lymington's prime locations overlooking Grove Gardens and with direct gated access to this open green space. Set at the end of a prestigious no-through road the house is particularly peaceful and secluded yet Lymington's Georgian High Street with its Saturday market and range of shops & restaurants is just 150 metres away. Built with careful attention to detail and an exemplary finish by the current owners in recent years the house offers spacious and luxurious accommodation over three floors with far reaching views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. EPR: B
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