The property is set in a prime location along the Beaulieu Road, on the edge of the village of Lyndhurst and directly abutting the open forest. The village offers a diverse range of general and specialist shops, together with a popular primary school, historic church and visitor centre.
The neighbouring village of Brockenhurst offers additional facilities and a mainline rail connection to London/Waterloo (approximately 90 minutes). Located in this quiet backwater, 17 Princes Crescent is situated within a short walk of the open New Forest. The M27 (Junction 1) at nearby Cadnam affords easy access to both Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury and the M3 Motorway network.
The main residence was built in 1901 for a retired Brigadier and then divided in 1947 to form two substantial dwellings in the heart of the forest.
Internally, the property is set across three levels with the main living accommodation set across the ground floor and the bedroom accommodation across the top two levels. The total living space extends to approximately 2181 square feet.
Entrance lobby – Good size double aspect space with tiled flooring
Entrance hallway – Linking to the principle living spaces. Storage cupboard. Stairwell ascending to the first floor landing
Sitting room – Feature fireplace. Rear aspect window overlooking the terrace and grounds
Dining room – Front aspect window. Storage cupboard. Hatchway linking to the kitchen/breakfast room
Kitchen/breakfast room – Double aspect room fitted with a range of wall and base units, built-in appliances and an Aga cooker. Storage and pantry cupboard
Orangery/garden room – Magnificent open space opening onto and providing views across the terrace and grounds.
Study/bedroom 4 – Accessed off the entrance lobby, double aspect room overlooking the drive and approach. Versatile room offering options for a variety of uses such as an annexe or as an income stream from holiday lets.
Bathroom – Comprising a panelled bath, wash basin and wc. Tiled flooring.
Utility room – Fitted with a range of base units. Plumbing for washing mashing/dryer.
Master bedroom – Built-in fitted wardrobes extending the full width of the room. Front aspect window with forest views
Family bathroom – Comprising a panelled bath, wash basin, bidet and wc
Bedroom 2 – Fitted wardrobe storage and rear aspect window overlooking the garden
En-suite shower room – Comprising a shower cubicle, wash basin and wc
Bedroom 3 – Feature fireplace. Built in storage cupboard and rear aspect window with view over the garden and beyond
Access into loft room – Boarded room accessed by a pull down ladder offering various options for use
Small landing area – Built-in storage cupboards
Bedroom 5 – Side aspect window offering elevated views
NB. The nearby hotel offers a fitness suite and spa as well as informal and fine dining restaurants.
Grounds & Gardens
The property is accessed via a wooden five bar gate opening onto a driveway providing access to a garage and separate car port area. Adjoining the garage is a useful tool shed and an adjoining timber store.
A side access gate opens into the large attractive rear garden which is predominantly laid to lawn and flanked my established hedge and tree borders, with a raised sun terrace ideal for entertaining and alfresco dining.
Living in Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst is nicknamed the capital of the New Forest. This is partly because it is centrally located within the Forest, and partly because it is home to the district council, the Forestry Commission’s district office for South England and the Verderers’ Court (Verderers are the guardians of the Forest’s commoning rights and therefore protectors of the Forest landscape). It is also home to the New Forest Centre with Forest-themed museum, library and gallery.
Its High Street is a busy thoroughfare with numerous tea shops and coffee houses. As a shopping experience it runs the gamut from old-fashioned sweet shop and an award-winning butcher’s, through art gallery and eclectic vintage interiors shop to the Ferrari and Maserati showroom.
Eateries range from popular country inns, such as The Royal Oak at Bank (a hamlet within the parish boundary) and Lime Wood, a hip country house hotel with Good Food Guide recommended restaurant and luxurious spa.
Property is equally varied: from traditional terraced cottages to big country houses. Lyndhurst also appeals to commuters as there are links to major road networks at Ashurst and Cadnam as well as mainline stations at Ashurst and Brockenhurst.
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A classic Edwardian residence forming part of a substantial country house on the edge of the village of Lyndhurst, close to the iconic Limewood Hotel in the heart of the national park. The property enjoys direct forest access with views across the open forest. Further benefits include a private garden, garage, carport and forest rights of pasture and mast. EPR: E
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- 01590 622 551
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