Milford on Sea is a thriving coastal village offering a range of excellent restaurants and bars as well as shops that cater for most daily requirements. The house occupies a highly convenient position close to the village centre and is within easy reach of the beach and coastal walks. Milford on Sea and the nearby Keyhaven harbour are within approximately five miles of the Georgian market town of Lymington with river, marinas and yacht clubs. New Milton railway station has a main line service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. The village is also in close proximity to both Bournemouth International and Southampton Airports and main Cruise Terminals.
The front door is approached through a wrought iron pedestrian gate over a pathway leading through a very pleasant front garden that is mostly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and hedge bordering the road. The rear garden benefits from a southerly aspect and is laid to Astroturf with double opening wrought iron gates giving access from Laundry Lane. Bordering the Astroturf is a large timber chalet that contains a bedroom, sitting room and kitchen area as well as an adjoining bathroom. There is also a good sized timber workshop and private off street parking for several cars.
This pretty period house is believed to date from the late 16th / early 17th century and is Grade II Listed. Many period features remain in the house including flagstone floors, chimney breasts and original exposed beams. The front door opens to a hall with stairs to the first floor and doors to the sitting room complete with bar area, attractive bay window and doors to the rear sun room which overlooks the garden. To the other side of the hall is the dining room with flagged floors and an open fireplace. Beyond the dining room is the kitchen / breakfast room which features fitted units as well as an inglenook fireplace and former bread oven. There is also a door from the kitchen to the large utility room which runs along the back of the house and provides access to the garden as well as a wc.
Upstairs there are five bedrooms, three of which have en suite shower rooms and there is also a family bathroom and separate wc.
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. Looking for an Estate Agent in Milford on Sea? Spencers are here to help.
Milford on Sea, Lymington
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
An attractive Grade II Listed property in the heart of Milford on Sea offering extremely flexible accommodation as well as being an ideal investment property. There is a low maintenance south facing garden which includes a self contained one bedroom chalet that provides ancillary accommodation. EPC: N/A
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