Milford on Sea is a thriving coastal village, situated between the Georgian market towns of Lymington and Christchurch and has a wide variety of shops, several high quality restaurants, three pubs, a thriving tennis/squash club and a lively ever active Community Centre. It is arguably one of the most sought after villages on the South Coast. The beaches offer crystal clear waters, making it ideal for swimming or a wide range of water sports. The picturesque hamlet of Keyhaven is close by with sailing clubs and river moorings and the deep water marinas of Lymington with world-class yachting facilities are within only 6 miles.
There are two front entrances leading into this substantial home to two separate staircases. The right hand entrance hallway is flooded with light from the glazed atrium above the oak staircase. There is a cloakroom with laundry and coat cupboard and an oak floor leading to the magnificent kitchen/breakfast room and also to the beautiful enclosed glazed loggia. The contemporary kitchen, supplied by Dream Catchers, has Stone Circle granite work surfaces with two separate sinks with an instant boiling water Grohe tap, under counter lighting, glass dresser and integral appliances include a dishwasher, microwave, wine fridge and a range style Falcon cooker with remote controlled extractor fan. An opening from the kitchen, providing a stunning view through the dining room bi-folding doors across the swimming pool and gardens. There is also space for an American style fridge freezer and for dining furniture. The study with bespoke fitted furniture is adjacent to the kitchen. A “wow” factor is provided by the wall of German bi-folding doors from the beautiful dining room to the rear terrace, pool and garden. An archway leads to the spacious sitting room and glazed double doors lead to the garden and another set into the beautiful conservatory where a further set of doors lead into the family snug. The left entrance leads to a generous hallway where the two room cellar is accessed and maintains perfect conditions for wine storage. The spacious gym and cloakroom are located at this end of the house and stairs lead to the extensive first floor accommodation.
The beautiful spacious master bedroom has a Juliette balcony positioned above the pool and enjoys far reaching views to the Solent and the Isle of Wight. There is an adjacent walk-through dressing room and large en suite bathroom. There remain five further bedrooms: two with en suites; two bedrooms which share a large family bathroom; and one bedroom which has its own adjacent bathroom.
Note: The owners have installed a new gas boiler, a Hive heating control system, a new pool boiler and replaced the windows.
This stunning home is located on the corner of a private lane where double electric wrought iron entrance gates lead to the extensive “in and out” driveway and to the two garages, one having an inspection pit and electric entrance door. There is access to both sides of the house and to the stunning south facing garden of some 1/2 acre where there is a beautiful stone terrace extending along the rear of the house and around the swimming pool. The grounds offer a high degree of privacy and mature boundaries as well as a “hidden” raised deck, positioned to enjoy morning coffee or “sun-downers” and the far reaching views to The Solent and Isle of Wight. There is a wooden “games” pavillion and where the newly installed pool pump and heating system is positioned, a summer house as well as brick and wooden garden stores.
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
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 5 Bathrooms:
- 6 Living Rooms:
One of the rare fine country houses in the heart of the sought after coastal village of Milford on Sea. This substantial "Ravenscroft" period home dates from the 1920s and is presented in immaculate order having undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment over recent years. Comprising six bedrooms, five bathrooms, four reception rooms, a two room wine cellar and stunning south west facing grounds with swimming pool and viewing terrace enjoying wonderful far reaching views to the Isle of Wight. There is extensive parking, two garages and incorporates a double bedroom self contained annexe. EPR: D
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