Woodside Lane is one of Lymington’s most popular roads combining convenience and tranquility. The property is on the extreme southern fringe of Lymington and the immediate surroundings have an extremely rural feel with open fields and delightful walks to the sea wall and country pubs. However, Lymington’s many facilities are also close by. The High Street with its Saturday market and excellent range of shops is only 0.8 miles away and the house is even closer to the town’s sailing clubs and marinas. The coast is on the doorstep and the bracing open spaces of the New Forest National Park lie just to the north of the town.
The current owners recently completed work on the rebuild of this carefully thought out and immaculately presented house. They have designed it to be their dream home and are only considering selling due to the fact that an exciting opportunity has emerged elsewhere.
The exacting specification of the interiors and design was realised by local craftsmen using high quality and carefully chosen materials. The vision was to create a timelessly elegant and relaxing home that interacted effortlessly with its garden to create inside and outside living ideal for Lymington’s long summer months.
The front door opens to a large staircase hall, beautifully lit by skylights above a galleried landing. There is an extensive open plan kitchen / dining / sitting room with dramatic vaulted ceilings providing a sense of space and calm. The intricately laid herringbone flooring fills the entire space where the kitchen, complete with integrated appliances and extensive island & breakfast bar, blends seamlessly with the dining area and cosy sitting area both of which are focussed on large French windows overlooking both the front and rear gardens. The main living area contains relaxing sofas and is focussed around a discrete television and central log burning fireplace. This area also faces the garden through wide bi-fold doors that when fully opened add a wonderful external dimension to the living space making the perfectly planned garden an immediate extension of the interior.
Also on the ground floor, all of which has under floor heating, is a separate sitting room ideal for movie nights or settling in on wintery evenings. There is a separate utility room with back door and a generous downstairs w.c.
Of particular note is the generous downstairs double bedroom which also has its own adjoining shower room and outside door. The current owners have very successfully used this room as a B&B room and would make an ideal holiday let (with its own access) providing a useful supplementary income. Alternatively, this room is ideal for later living or for an independent family member.
Upstairs, the landing opens on to three very generous bedrooms. The master bedroom enjoys a stunning vaulted ceiling and glorious views towards open countryside with a separate dressing room flanked by two rows of built in wardrobes. There is also a large en suite shower room. There are two further large double bedrooms which are served by a spacious family bathroom with designer free standing bath and large walk in shower.
The house is approached via an electronically operated five bar gate which leads to a generous gravel drive providing parking for several cars. There is a lawn area of garden to the front with a beautiful west facing terrace, accessed via the dining area, which is perfect for evening drinks.
The main garden lies to the rear and is designed to be a low maintenance yet beautifully presented space in which to relax and entertain. There are several delightfully planted raised beds and separate distinct seating areas in which one can enjoy the sun at all times of day. There is a central water feature to the left of which is a deeply impressive covered garden room where one can enjoy the peace of this beautiful enclave whatever the weather. There is also a discretely positioned garden store providing excellent space for tools and bikes.
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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Quite simply one of the finest homes to have been built in Lymington in recent years. Constructed in 2022 to the current owners exacting specifications this exceptional 4 bedroom detached house encapsulates the Lymington Lifestyle like no other. Positioned on a semi rural lane to the south of town and within easy reach of open countryside, sailing clubs, the sea wall and only 0.8 miles from the High Street, the accommodation has been beautifully designed and realised using local craftsman to create a contemporary and practical modern home with traditional style. Energy Performance Rating: A