This beautifully positioned property is nestled amongst a plethora of mature beech and oak trees forming the outskirts of Buckland Rings; an Iron Age hill fort on the edge of Lymington. Accessed via a long tree lined drive, the property is tucked away and in a very tranquil position. The proximity and antiquity of the fort and its surrounding ramparts and ditches provide a unique setting steeped in history yet just a mile from the centre of Lymington.
Local walks are superb. Buckland Rings Hill Fort forms part of the New Forest National Park onto which the property has direct access. Lymington is renowned for its sailing with several deep water marinas and superb access to the Solent. Trains to London run from Lymington Town station via Brockenhurst and take a little under two hours.
The property is a delight, full of appealing features and set in a quiet haven surrounded by woodland. A covered entrance porch provides a welcoming entry point to the house and protection from the elements. The spacious hallway is a practical feature, offering easy access to all main ground floor rooms and providing storage space for bags and coats, keeping the living areas clutter-free. The living room is the heart of the home, where you can enjoy the natural surroundings without leaving the house. The breath-taking views from every window add to the appeal, providing a connection to the beautiful leafy grounds. An ornate carved wooden fireplace surround is a key feature of the living room, is a focal point and typically adds a touch of elegance and traditional style to the room. A wood burning stove not only provides warmth but also creates a cosy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for winter evenings.
The kitchen is spacious and fitted with country style units providing ample storage space. The Aga provides a hint of tradition and warmth to the room. The kitchen includes an island, which is not only practical for additional workspace but can also serve as a central gathering point. Having space for a breakfast table is convenient for casual dining or enjoying morning meals.
There is a double bedroom on the ground floor, which is a practical feature for those who prefer not to climb stairs. Additionally, it has an ensuite shower room, offering privacy and convenience.
The principal bedroom on the first floor is spacious and a comfortable space with wonderful leafy views out of the windows. There is separate dressing area, adding to the luxury of the room. Furthermore, it boasts a spacious en-suite, perfect for relaxation and convenience.
The presence of a laundry room on the first floor is a practical feature, making it easier to manage laundry without the need to go downstairs. Another double bedroom is located on the first floor with a separate dressing room.
There is a main bathroom on the first floor, serving both the second double bedroom and any guests. Having multiple bathrooms in the house is a valuable feature for comfort and convenience. Overall, the bedroom and bathroom layout in this property appears to be well-designed to provide comfortable and practical living spaces.
The house is approached over a long, tree-lined private drive leading to a five bar gate. There is parking on the driveway where you can find the detached single garage with power and light are connected and which also contains a workshop and store room. Attractive and well planted gardens surround the house and are mainly laid to lawn and surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. There is also a paved terrace accessed directly from the kitchen and living room. The lawn gardens extend to the rear of the house and run down to a self contained wooden log cabin. The chalet has one double bedroom, bathroom and large living room as well as a veranda to sit out and enjoy the garden views and peace.
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Council Tax Band: E
Mains water, gas and electricity and private drainage
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 charming detached three bedroom cottage dating back to 1840 occupying a delightfully rare position on Buckland Rings Hill Fort. The house sits at the end of a long private drive in attractive gardens of approximately 0.75 acres which incorporate lawn and woodland forming the edge of Buckland Rings Iron Age Hill Fort. The property also has a detached single garage and workshop with a separate log shed and a large self contained wooden lodge at the bottom of the garden.