Conveniently positioned for the open spaces of Pennington Common immediately to the south and the New Forest National Park to the north the house is also within easy reach of the shops in Pennington Village as well as a wider range of independent and chain stores on Lymington High Street. The area is renowned for its natural beauty and wide open spaces and is increasingly popular due to the proximity of both Forest and Coast. Nearby Lymington is a renowned sailing destination with excellent facilities and clubs providing unrivalled access to the Solent. There are excellent schools in the area including Priestlands secondary school in Pennington as well as Walhampton & Durlston Court Prep Schools. Transport to London is via the M27 at Southampton and direct trains from Brockenhurst go to London Waterloo in less than 2 hours.
This exceptional red brick house, softened by mature climbing plants perfectly combines traditional architecture with practical and comfortable accommodation. The house has been comprehensively updated in recent years and now provides beautifully finished rooms that flow sensibly and interact with the glorious south facing gardens.
An impressive large front door opens to an entrance porch with original mosaic tiled floor and a door to the downstairs cloakroom and wc. The hall is a superb introduction to the house with a wide staircase leading to the first floor as well as doors to the main reception rooms and kitchen / dining room.
The main reception room is an exceptional space fusing together two square rooms that can be arranged to work as individual living spaces. At present they are used as a sitting room and music room with both featuring impressive fireplaces. The sitting room also has glazed doors onto a terrace that overlooks the garden. The kitchen / dining room is tastefully fitted with a modern wooden kitchen featuring a gas fired Aga with electric companion unit. There is a range of built in appliances and a large central island as well as space for a large dining table and pantry. From the kitchen area, a glazed door leads to a large and beautifully appointed conservatory.
Also on the ground floor is a study with feature fireplace, a family room and drawing room that also has an impressive fireplace and corner bay window. There are extensive further domestic offices including a utility room, laundry, boiler room and a well maintained cellar. A rear porch leads to the outside where there is a gardener’s wc.
From the first floor landing doors lead to six bedrooms. The master bedroom suite forms the central part of the first floor and enjoys glorious views over the garden and also has a very attractive fireplace. The adjoining bathroom is deeply impressive and beautifully fitted with a free standing bath, large shower cubicle and twin basins. The guest bedroom features superb fitted wardrobes and a glazed door leading to a balcony that overlooks the garden. There are three further superb double bedrooms and a very generous single room as well as a family bathroom and a large shower room.
The property is approached through remotely operated electric gates which lead to a large turning and parking area with a central fountain. The formal gardens are predominantly to the south of the house and are both level and mostly laid to lawn with mature flower beds and shrub borders. There are two terraces accessed from the sitting room and conservatory respectively, both of which are bordered by beautiful carved stone ballustrades. To the east lies a more informal wooded area with mature trees providing protection from the outside world.
Adjacent to the turning and parking area is a detached brick garage block with twin up and over doors. The interior has been converted to form a well finished snooker room accessed via a large porch and there is a staircase leading to the first floor store room that could be used as a home office.
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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This exceptional Grade II Listed house, believed to be the former Rectory to St Mark's Church and positioned on the edge of Pennington Common, offers beautifully presented accommodation throughout with high ceilings, large windows and a layout that is particularly practical for modern life. All principal rooms overlook the immaculate south facing garden and there is also a large gated drive and separate double garage block that currently houses a snooker room with a loft room above. EPR: N/A
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