The property is situated in the ever popular village of Emery Down village, which has an historic Church and renowned Public House. The village abuts miles of open forest with the neighbouring village of Lyndhurst, commonly regarded as the capital of the New Forest, about ¾ mile south east. The village of Brockenhurst (about 4 miles south) has a mainline rail connection to London Waterloo (journey time approximately 90 minutes). The M27 (Junction 1) is some 3 miles north of the property, connecting through to the M3 at Chilworth to the north of Southampton.
A covered porch and wooden front door lead to welcoming reception hall with oak flooring leading through to all principal reception rooms. Orientated towards a southerly aspect are the main reception rooms including a spacious double aspect sitting room with feature wood burning and patio doors leading to the raised terrace and garden beyond. A generously sized dining room with extended box bay window further enjoys views over the garden and links well to the impressive kitchen/breakfast room beyond. The kitchen/breakfast room has a full range of built-in high and low level units in French grey with a combination of timber and granite worktops over, a recessed stainless steel sink, built-in microwave, space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer, gas fired Aga, island unit, built-in dishwasher and bi-fold doors to rear decking and the garden beyond. A door gives access to a small rear lobby/utility with space and plumbing for washing machine and access to the outside. Beyond the kitchen are two further rooms offering a variety of uses from reception space including a home office / snug to bedroom accommodation benefiting from an en-suite beyond. To the other side of the entrance hall, a hallway offers a downstairs cloak room and links the property to the good-sized ground floor bedroom accommodation. At the far end of the hallway there is access to the rear patio and in turn to a guest suite, a large double aspect room with bi-fold doors leading out to the rear terrace and a further two windows to the side of the property. There is also a dressing room area with windows to the front, a range of sliding wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with a full suite including freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin in vanity unit. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a generous double bedroom benefiting from a full contemporary bathroom suite and a range of built in wardrobes. To the first floor, cleverly designed apex windows flood the accommodation with natural light and provide lovely galleried views across the gardens and forest beyond. The master bedroom suite offers a generous sized room further benefiting from walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with freestanding bath, two Velux windows, separate shower cubicle, low level WC and basin in vanity unit. The galleried landing also gives access to a further bedroom which has an eaves storage cupboard and Velux window.
The property is approached via an electric sliding gate leading to an area of driveway allowing ample off road parking and access to the garage which has a sliding roller door, power and light below which is also a useful storage and boiler room. The rear gardens can only be described as quite stunning incorporating many flowering shrubs and plants against a back drop of mature trees and wooded forest beyond. Immediately to the rear of the property is a raised patio area and beyond this is a large area of lawn bounded on all sides by this mature planting. There is a small fishpond to the rear of the kitchen overlooked by a decked area. Steps leads down to a further ‘secret’ garden, a delightful and tranquil area of garden. In all the gardens extend to approximately 0.8 of an acre and access to the forest is gained via a gate at the bottom of the garden.
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.
Looking for Estate Agents in Lyndhurst? Spencers are here to help.
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A superb forest residence offering generous accommodation of 3,600 sq ft located in beautiful mature grounds of 0.8 acre. The property further benefits from direct forest access to the rear, numerous outbuildings including a double garage and the possibility to create ancillary accommodation thanks to the flexible and versatile layout. Energy Efficiency Rating: E
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