Rookes Lane is one of the most sought after locations to the south of the High Street and within minutes of the marinas and sailing clubs of the Georgian market town of Lymington. The property is located opposite Woodside Gardens offering pleasant walks and access through to the salt marshes and sea path. This cosmopolitan town also offers diverse shopping facilities, a picturesque harbour and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. To the north is the New Forest village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 which links to the M3 for access to London. There is a branch line train link 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.
The house is a substantial detached property and has been in the same family for many years and provides comfortable family accommodation with a sense of space and light with attractive views out of every window over the leafy front and rear gardens.
The house is approached via a gravel driveway leading to the parking area and garage. The spacious entrance porch offers a retreat from the weather and provides access through to the generous hallway with stairs leading to the first floor. The property benefits from two spacious sitting rooms, the main one being dual aspect with sliding doors leading to the rear garden and paved terrace area. To the rear of the house is the kitchen with ample space for dining in the adjacent conservatory. There is a separate utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine. The ground floor also benefits from a cloakroom with shower.
The turning staircase with picture window leads to a sizable landing. The principal bedroom is at the front of the property benefiting from leafy views of the garden as well as ample fitted wardrobes. Accessed through two doors in the run of built-in wardrobes is the en suite which is well equipped with a separate bath and shower. There are three further double bedrooms and one single bedroom. The family bathroom with shower fitting serves the remaining bedrooms and there is a separate WC which completes the first floor accommodation.
The property is approached via a long gravel driveway with mature hedging and a large lawn area providing both privacy and an attractive outlook. The driveway offers ample parking and access to the double garage and side access to the rear garden. The rear garden is of generous size laid mainly to lawn with a sunny patio area. The property is just a stones throw from Woodside gardens.
Energy Performance Rating: D Current: 58 Potential: 73
Council Tax Band: G
All mains services connected
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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A wonderfully light and spacious five bedroom detached family home set on a large plot located on the south side of Lymington, next to Woodside Gardens and a short walk to the marina and high street. The property benefits from a double garage and off road parking and is offered with no onward chain. Energy Performance Rating: D