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The property occupies a position that is unrivalled in terms of water views, privacy and proximity to Lymington. The house itself sits just off a quiet lane in an extremely peaceful yet convenient location. Occupying a slightly elevated position, the house faces south and enjoys exceptional unspoilt views across its own land to the Lymington River, The Solent and the Isle of Wight. Lisle Court Road is a little used road that serves the few houses and farms along its length. It therefore provides an extremely peaceful and private setting yet is only a mile and a half from Lymington with its bustling High Street and sailing clubs. The property is surrounded by the New Forest National Park and, as a result, is remarkably unspoilt. The Forest offers endless walks, cycle trails and out riding as well as beautiful open countryside.
Lisle Court House is a charming period property which currently extends to approximately 3,650 sq ft including garaging and ancillary accommodation. The house is now in need of considerable updating and several options are open to potential purchasers. The existing house could be refurbished or, alternatively, one could carry out the extensive planning permission that has been granted and create a beautifully designed family home of 5,300 sq ft in one of the south coast’s most breathtaking positions.
In its current arrangement the house comprises an entrance hall with utility room and study. A superb sitting room with open fireplace and a substantial bay window overlooking the garden and taking in the view across the gardens and grounds to the Lymington River, the Solent and the Isle of Wight in the distance. Also on the ground floor is a dining room and kitchen as well as a store room and annexe which is adjacent to the integral double garage. Upstairs the principal bedroom has built in wardrobes, a dressing room and an en suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms and a large single bedroom along with a bathroom and separate shower room. A loft bedroom on the second floor provides a total of six bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Full planning permission has recently been granted to extend and remodel the house creating a more contemporary layout designed to maximise the impact of its exceptional view and position. The current planning permission extends the square living accommodation to nearly 5,300 sq ft as well as a detached garage block which extends to a further 603 sq ft. The ground floor of the planned house will incorporate a vaulted double height reception hall opening onto a nearly 10m x 10m square open plan kitchen / dining / sitting room (complete with walk in larder) with windows on all elevations maximising the glorious views to the water. Off the kitchen is a rear hall with secondary staircase and doors to a utility room and boot room. Also on the ground floor are two separate studies, a wc and a large drawing room with fireplace and dual aspect. From the reception hall there are stairs to a substantial basement and plant room. A galleried landing on the first floor provides access to the master bedroom which has two dressing rooms and a substantial bath & shower room. There is a second double bedroom also accessed from the main landing which has an adjoining shower room. Accessed from the secondary staircase are three further bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor with the stairs continuing to a loft room on the second floor.
Lisle Court House occupies one of the prime waterside positions in the area. With southerly views across the Lymington River and The Solent from both house and garden the outlook is as striking as it is unspoilt. Houses in such a glorious position and with this degree of potential are vanishingly rare. To the south of the formal gardens lie beautiful paddocks that run down to water with a grassy foreshore perfect for picnics, barbecues and launching paddleboards and dinghies. The paddocks are ideal for grazing or, as currently, left as wild meadow with a profusion of native grasses and summer wildflowers. There is vehicular access from the lane to the paddocks and on down to the water.
The formal gardens are slightly elevated above the paddocks and mostly laid to lawn with mature hedging at the borders. The elevated position enhances the views across the grounds to the water and creates a beautiful south facing space that is both generous yet relatively easy to manage. To the west of the house is a charming walled garden which is accessible directly from the house and is part lawn with mature planting against the brick walls with a generous swimming pool. There are further lawn gardens with flagstone paths and ornamental planting to the north of the drive and parking area.
The granted planning permission allows for a detached garage block to the rear of the house which is currently designed to be a double garage with workshop and adjoining store room however the footprint also allows for the workshop to be used as an additional single garage.
Oil fired central heating, mains water and electricity, private drainage
Council Tax – Band G
EPC rating E – current 39, potential 67
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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An extraordinarily well-positioned house with expansive water views across the mouth of the Lymington River to The Solent and Isle of Wight beyond. The property extends to just under 10 acres with land running down to the water and owning 300 yards of the shoreline. Currently a seven bedroom house of approximately 3,656 sq ft with planning permission granted to extend to create living accommodation of 5,296 sq ft plus a detached garage block and separate home office. The house sits in beautiful gardens with a walled garden, swimming pool and within a short drive of Lymington which is just 1.5 miles away. Energy Performance Rating: E
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