Set in an exclusive and sought-after location on the High Street, within minutes of the deep water marinas, world renowned yachting and sailing facilities and stunning coastal walks along The Solent Way. The Georgian market town of Lymington offers extensive restaurants and boutiques and a picturesque harbour at the bottom of the cobbled streets to the quay. Lymington is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. There is a branch line train link from Lymington Town station 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 also a range of both private and state schooling, with the popular Walhampton preparatory school close by.
The house has a beautiful approach through a wrought iron pedestrian gate beneath a floral arch leading and pathway leading to the front door flanked by flower beds and mature planting. There is also a double electric vehicular gate to the side of the house which leads through to an extensive parking area and courtyard as well as the impressive tandem garage.
Above the garage, and accessed via an external staircase is a beautifully presented self contained annexe with an open plan kitchen sitting room and dining area as well as a double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a beautifully fitted shower room.
The south facing garden is a particular feature of the property and has been carefully designed to blend seamlessly with the living space. the stone paving that surrounds the garden is precisely level with the internal floor level and when the slimline sliding doors from the kitchen are opened the garden becomes another room and beautiful space from which to admire the glorious rear facade. The garden is level and the majority of the space is laid to a highly realistic artificial grass requiring little maintenance. There is a discrete space for a hot tub and ample room for relaxing or outdoor dining.
All mains services are connected
Council Tax – Band H
Energy Performance Certificate – Not applicable as the property is Grade II* Listed
Property Specification Includes:
Full CAT wiring throughout for high-speed superfast broadband of up to 80 Mbps
Q Acoustics surround sound systems comprising
Denon Amplifiers – Sky Q TV’s – Option of 5.1 or 7.1 sound system
Remote control of heating and hot water via iPhone
Full CCTV around the property with external monitoring surveillance and control
Full commercial “break glass” fire alarm system throughout the property
Carbon Monoxide sounders in all rooms with gas fires
Under floor heating via twin gas boilers, pressurised hot water system, large tanks for constant balanced water pressure flow
Steam, fan, combination microwave ovens and warming drawers, full height double wine fridges, American style fridge freezer, boiling hot water tap, filtered chilled water and ice maker, waste disposal, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.
Lift system to the first floor.
The spirit of the house is revealed from the hallway flanked by four beautifully appointed reception rooms. As soon as one enters through the arched stained-glass doorway, a frameless glazed wall both separates and reveals the panelled drawing room with mood lighting and exquisitely realistic gas open fire. The adjoining library overlooks the garden again with an exquisite fireplace followed by the spacious cinema room with projector and retractable screen which has as its backdrop an open log fire. Opposite is the breath-taking dining room with views onto the south facing garden. Throughout these rooms, which form the historic core of the house, the interior has been crafted to assimilate contemporary style and convenience in harmony with the original Grade II* Listed features, materials and craftsmanship that make this house unique. Suspended ceilings with hidden and recessed lighting highlight the original painted wall panelling throughout. All original sash windows have been completely refurbished reinstating the box shutters in which to enjoy music or film scores via the hard-wired surround sound systems unobtrusively positioned in each room. The beautiful original 17th Century staircase with elaborately carved newel posts and balustrades leads to the first and second floors from the hall. A second means of descending from the first floor is via a polished stainless steel tube slide which passes through a glass floor, designed for those with a sense of fun and a great talking point to liven up any dinner party! Leading from these exceptional reception rooms is a spacious wing designed around family life. The fully fitted bespoke kitchen has been designed with immaculate lines and discreetly positioned appliances including full height double wine fridges. There is underfloor heating throughout the kitchen which is finished in white marble and features a copious food preparation surface incorporating a sunken ice trough from which to serve fresh sea food or champagne. The whole blends seamlessly with an informal seating and dining area with expansive floor to ceiling Skyframe sliding doors sourced from Switzerland which open onto the garden to the south and west elevations. There is a media wall with large, recessed television beneath which is a contemporary full width gas fireplace. Opening off this space is a superb games room, again featuring a bespoke television area and ample space for pool and table tennis tables. The practicalities have not been overlooked and a vast laundry room, cloakrooms and shower rooms complete the ground floor accommodation. There is also a plant room and a lift leading to the first floor.
To the first floor, the main bedroom features a full media suite of television and surround sound system, as do all other main bedrooms. The adjoining bathroom reaches an even higher level of luxurious tranquillity with a vast walk-in shower and twin slimline baths angled to face a perfectly positioned television. Separating bedroom and bathroom is a beautifully appointed dressing room. There are four further bedrooms on this floor including two guest suites with both dressing areas and en suite shower rooms. Above the hall leading to the kitchen is the glass floored “chill out” area visible from the kitchen below.
The original staircase rises again to the spacious second floor accommodation where there are four further double bedrooms, two of which incorporate en suite facilities, and a family bathroom.
The ingenuity, imagination, style and sense of fun that has infused every square inch of this historic house is awaiting its next fortunate owners.
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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"Show stopping" aptly describes this fine Grade II* listed property extending to over 8000 sq.ft. of carefully restored accommodation including five stunning reception rooms, nine bedrooms (with six suites) and ambitious design rarely seen. Monmouth House combines grandeur and a history of nearly 375 years with a bespoke interior of contemporary design finished to the highest quality. There is also a private entrance with extensive off street parking and a detached coach house with self-contained apartment. One of the most important and prominent historic houses of Lymington, situated opposite St. Thomas church in the heart of our Georgian town which is famous for world renowned sailing and yachting facilities and the playground of the south coast. The house dates back to the early 17th Century with an 18th century façade and one where the discerning buyer surely will not fail to be awed by the attention to detail bestowed upon this beautiful property.