The Rose Garden is an English Country home, built by Michael Burton, situated in the romantic grounds of historic Newlands Manor – a Strawberry Hill Gothic Manor House built in 1803. Newlands Manor sits in 38 acres of ancient woodland and incorporates a well-stocked, 3-acre lake in which residents can fish. Formerly Newlands Manor was the home of Admiral William Cornwallis-West who created Milford as a seaside resort. Milford offers an excellent range of shops and diverse restaurants and an excellent primary school, with other renowned secondary schools in the vicinity. The property is in the very south west corner of Hampshire with the Georgian market town of Lymington only three miles away, famous for it’s river, marinas and yacht clubs. Lymington railway station has a branch line to Brockenhurst mainline station, which offers half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
An attractive covered timber and brick porch leads into an elegant hallway with light marble flooring and an attractive turning staircase. The hallway provides a large welcoming area to the downstairs reception rooms. The bespoke kitchen designed and installed by Kitchen Makers of Sway boasts a gas fired AGA with an additional module enabling the AGA to be turned off in the summer if wished. There is a central island, much storage space including a large larder cupboard and an ample eating area. There are French doors to the garden and a picture window overlooking the south facing garden and large ornamental pond. A doorway leads to a utility room with a back door to the garden and patio area. There are also receding doors to the dining room, which is large enough to seat ten people comfortably. There are more French doors in the dining room overlooking the front aspect of the house and garden. The triple aspect, south facing drawing room has two sets of French doors. On a hot day all four sets of doors downstairs can be opened to provide a welcome breeze and a feeling of bringing the garden into the house! There is a bespoke fire surround built by local craftsman Colin Brown with attractive fitted cupboards, one of which is purpose built to house the TV and audio-visual equipment. There is also downstairs a double aspect guest bedroom with en-suite wet room and bidet. This wet room has been designed so that a small wheel chair can be wheeled into the shower. One entire wall of the bedroom is fitted with floor to ceiling wardrobes and cupboards. The fourth bedroom, currently used as a snug, has a window overlooking the ancient red brick wall clad with climbing flowering shrubs. There is a downstairs cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin.
Upstairs there is a landing with a large airing cupboard. The east facing master bedroom, overlooking the front garden, has an en-suite bathroom fitted with a large bath, wash hand basin, wc and bidet. There is a Velux window. The second guest bedroom has a large window overlooking the pond and into the woodland beyond. Again, one wall is fitted with floor to ceiling wardrobes and cupboards. The fully tiled family bathroom is adjacent to this bedroom and has a full size bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin, wc and Velux window.
The entirely secluded grounds are kept in immaculate order and were designed by Sybil Wade, a renowned local designer. The gardens are a stunning feature of the property. A winding gravel front pathway from the entrance gate leads to a detached double garage and then to the porch and front door. A pathway leads via the aromatic plants through to the rear garden. The gardens have been planted to give continuous colour throughout the year. The walls of the house are covered in wisteria, rambling roses and clematis. There is a large irregular shaped pond with fountain that is stocked with fish, water lilies and other ornamental plants. Overlooking the pond is a circular gazebo with seating for 8 to 10 people. It has ornamental lighting, heating and power points. Another winding path leads to the detached purpose built wooden home office/studio, which is insulated and has power and telephone system. A fast broadband connection is available and all the rooms are linked to a private network via plug-in Cat 5 wiring and WiFi. There is an adjacent Grade II listed manor house and 35 acres of protected ancient woodland surrounding the property.
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
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An enchanting hideaway, offered for sale for the first time and set within the stunning Newlands Manor estate with fishing rights on the estate lake. An immaculate 3/4 bedroom detached home of bespoke design and finished to a high specification with a double garage and stunning walled garden and grounds. EPR: C
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