The property is located at the end of a forest track with off street parking at the front and access to a detached garage, large hedgerows define the front boundary. A white picket fence and gate separates the garage and main house giving access to the rear garden which measures approximately 100ft in length.
The rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn and is bordered by hedging and fencing to either side. NB: The rear boundary has not been clearly defined but is denoted on the land map.
There is direct forest access from your front door making this the most enviable of positions and giving you fantastic walks and ride out opportunity immediately from the house.
Accessed via an entrance lobby with door to the cloakroom, steps lead down into the kitchen which has a range of fitted units with an adjoining utility room accessed at the end of the kitchen. A good sized dining room leads off the kitchen and benefits from a feature fireplace and a door out onto the rear garden.
Two further reception rooms sit either side of the dining room. The main reception room measures over 26ft in length and also boasts a feature fireplace with triple aspect windows giving you aspects over the garden and forest. A separate family room is situated up a short flight of stairs with a central fireplace.
Stairs from the dining room lead up to a “T” Shaped landing with a large master bedroom and a three piece ensuite located on the west wing. The master bedroom comprises a fireplace, built in storage and double aspect windows. Two further double bedrooms, also with fireplaces, and a large single bedroom with corner windows are located on the east wing with a further three piece family bathroom.
Oak Cottage is situated out on the open forest in an area referred to as Shirley Holms, the property being situated approximately 2 miles north of the Georgian market town of Lymington renowned for its river, marinas and yacht clubs.
The neighbouring forest villages of Sway (about 1.5 miles west) and Brockenhurst (about 2.5 miles north) both have useful mainline rail connections to London/Waterloo (journey time about 90 minutes). Lymington, Brockenhurst and Sway provide a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities.
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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An excellent four bedroom detached New Forest cottage offered to the market with no onward chain. Offering flexible and versatile living accommodation and offering over 2000 sq ft this would make for an ideal family home or holiday home located in the enviable location of Shirley Homes with direct forest access.