Situated on Barnes Lane, a country lane leading to the centre of Milford on Sea which is a thriving coastal village with an outstanding village primary school, a range of shops and restaurants, a medical centre, dentist, a thriving tennis/squash club and a lively, ever active Community Centre. The village beaches offer crystal clear waters and safe swimming and the picturesque hamlet of Keyhaven is close by with sailing clubs and river moorings. The Georgian market town of Lymington with its deep-water marina and world-class yachting facilities, is within only 4.4 miles with New Milton and the a main-line station within around 4 miles distance from the cottage.

A covered entrance leads into the hallway where stairs lead to the first floor, part galleried landing. The main drawing room is spacious and enjoys a double aspect with a box bay “reading” alcove and an open fireplace. A door leads through to the study/dining room, again with a bay window and fireplace. A door leads back to the hallway, where there is a ground floor shower room/cloakroom. The kitchen/breakfast room is very spacious, with a range of hand-built wooden storage cupboards. There is ample room for dining in front of the large square bay window and a door to the garden. The Aga cooker ensures this is a warm hub to the house and there is space for a range of appliances including a dishwasher and freezer. The large utility room has plumbing for the washing machine, storage cupboards, a door to the garden and is where the boiler is located.

Stairs lead to the first floor and to the three double bedrooms, served by the family bathroom. The master bedroom is a good size with a range of fitted wardrobes. Bedroom two has fitted wardrobes and both bedroom two and three have a cottage feel and windows enjoying pleasant views over the grounds. To the landing there is a fitted linen cupboard.

This pretty New Forest Cottage enjoys a private setting with sweeping driveway and grounds that are easy to manage with a springtime woodland giving a spectacular display of daffodils, primroses, bluebells and spotted orchids. There is a wide variety of bird life, rare moths and other wildlife to be seen from the lovely lawns surrounding the house and woodland walks through the copse. There is an outbuilding and a garage, which offer scope to convert, subject to the necessary planning consents.

Living in Milford on Sea

Milford on Sea is currently a property hot spot. It is one of the last remaining seaside villages in Hampshire and is delightfully picturesque with a proper village green at its centre. This green is often the focus for popular village events such as maypole dancing and the annual food festival and is fringed by a range of independents (including antiques shops, butcher’s, chemists and greengrocer’s). Recently Milford has developed something of a reputation as a foodie destination with its collection of tea rooms, bistros, wine bar, fish and chips and specialist fish restaurant, plus more.

This is a vibrant village with a friendly and lively community, and appeals to both young families (the primary school has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted) and older couples looking for somewhere on the coast to relax. The old-fashioned seafront stretches from Hurst spit and Keyhaven nature reserve in the east towards Christchurch Harbour to the west, and enjoys lovely views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the Needles.

A good mix of properties includes striking contemporary seafront homes and cliff top apartments with big sea views, quaint terraced old fishermen’s cottages and some substantial 1920s and 1930s Ravenscroft arts and crafts influenced homes in and around Barnes Lane.

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Milford On Sea

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 2

A beautiful character home in an enchanting woodland setting of around one acre and owned by the same family for the last 60 years. In a well-regarded location on the outskirts of the popular coastal village of Milford on Sea, this three bedroom cottage enjoys open gardens surrounding the house and a woodland copse, outbuilding, ample parking and a detached garage. The village centre is within a few minute's drive or cycle ride from the property where there are safe swimming beaches, coastal walks and a range of renowned restaurants and amenities. EPR: E


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