The properties are 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.

Available to the market for the first time in over 40 years, Widden offers a wealth of character features with a well configured layout which has been designed with the principle rooms orientated to overlook the grounds and enjoy the southerly aspect to the rear whilst retaining views across the open forest to the front.

The properties would now benefit from a programme of refurbishment and enable any buyer the opportunity of creating their own family home to suit any number of individual requirements including for equestrian use or multi-generational living.


Ground Floor Accommodation

– Hallway with main staircase

– 35’ Sitting Room

– Drawing Room

– Dining Room

– Kitchen/Breakfast Room

– Study with second staircase to first floor

– Housekeeper Office

– Pantry, Boiler Room & Utility Room

– Cloakroom and ground floor bathroom

First Floor Accommodation

– Principle Bedroom with Ensuite and dressing area

– 3 Further Ensuite Guest Rooms

– Fifth Guest Room

– Family Bathroom

Grounds & Gardens

– Integral Double Garage

– Heated Outdoor Pool with Pool Room

– Tennis Courts


– Stables, Wood Store & Oil Tank Store

Widden Lodge: 

Ground Floor Accommodation

– Hallway

– 18’ Sitting Room

– Dining Room

– Study

– Kitchen

– Cloak Room/Utility Room

First Floor Accommodation

– Three Bedrooms (1 ensuite)

– Family Bathroom

Grounds & Gardens

– Private Enclosed Garden

– Single Detached Garage

– Boiler Room

Widden Lodge is set in its own private enclosed gardens with vehicular access to the lane at the front and with gated access between the two properties at the rear.

Widden can be found at the end of a forest lane with open forest to the front. The beautifully established grounds surrounding the properties extend to approximately two acres.

Immediately abutting the main house sits a large paved terrace which provides for seating and entertaining space with lovely views across the garden and paddocks beyond and which in turn leads to a heated swimming pool, with pool room. Further steps lead down to the grounds and tennis courts which are well screened by separate box hedging and mature shrubs.

A sweeping lawn links from the kitchen and rear terrace and leads down to attractive interlinking ponds which are fed off a natural spring and which forms a small stream running through the bottom of the grounds.

To the side of the gardens the original stables are set with easy gated access to the open forest.

There are a number of paddocks set at the end of the garden which can be accessed from both the formal gardens and directly from the forest making for easy riding out. Additional paddocks to the rear lead down to Mount Pleasant Road and provide access to the facilities of The Passford House Hotel.

A bridleway that leads alongside part of the Eastern boundary provides pedestrian access to Mount Pleasant Lane and on into Lymington.

NB. The paddocks offer approaching 13 acres of grazing land.

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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  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 8
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 7

A magnificent small estate comprising of a thatched five bedroom detached main residence with additional three bedroom lodge set in stunning grounds and paddocks in excess of 15 acres with direct forest access.

The property boasts superb open views across the gardens, tennis court, pool and paddocks, with accommodation extending in total to in excess of 6000 sq. ft. including the lodge. Energy Performance Rating: E (Widden) and G (Widden Lodge)

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56 Brookley Road
SO42 7RA

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