The house is beautifully proportioned and well set back from the coast road yet enjoys exceptional direct sea views across The Solent to the Isle of Wight. The front door opens to an entrance porch and on to a staircase hall in the centre of the house. At the front is a kitchen breakfast room which has been recently updated and is fitted with modern kitchen units and inbuilt appliances. Across the hall is an open plan and very generous dining room which has a central chimney breast and fire. The house has a notable local history being the former home of renowned maritime artist Montague Dawson who lived here having moved to Milford on Sea in the 1930s. Opening off the hall is a large study and wc beyond which the hall widens leading to double doors which provide access to a bright and open sitting room which has a lantern roof light and large windows overlooking the garden as well as a corner wood burning stove.
To the rear of the house is a further double bedroom with a large bay window overlooking the garden. This room is adjacent to its own shower room which also contains a sauna. There is a utility room with fitted units, a sink and space for a washing machine.
On the first floor the central landing gives access to the master bedroom which has delightful south westerly sea views and built in wardrobes as well as an en suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms and a large, beautifully presented family bathroom. At the front of the house is a further sitting room which has large glazed windows designed to take full advantage of the breath-taking views. This room also provides access to the balcony which is perfectly positioned for outdoor entertaining and also has a spectacular vista across Christchurch Bay. On the top floor is a further room which would be ideal as a study or music room and also has a balcony overlooking the water.
This substantial detached house occupies one of the area’s most exceptional positions combining glorious views with immediate access to the coast, New Forest and superb restaurants, bars and specialist shops. Milford is a particularly popular village with property close to the sea and village centre being in extremely high demand.
The beach, directly in front of the house is perfect for swimming and paddle boarding while there are excellent walks along the beach to Hurst Castle and along the Sea Wall to Lymington. The New Forest National Park lies just to the north providing countless walks and bike rides over its unspoilt countryside.
The house is approached over a gravel drive that leads to a large turning and parking area in front of the house that is surrounded by a wall that gives a degree of privacy and shelter for the well planted beds. To the side of the house is a long tandem garage capable of housing two cars and is separated from the main house by a passageway leading to the garden. The rear garden is level and mostly laid to lawn with an attractive terrace adjacent to the house which can be accessed from the sitting room.
There is an orchard to the rear of the garden which has a variety of well-established fruit trees. The house has a superb outbuilding to the rear which runs down the side of the garden and comprises two large, bright rooms that could be adapted to suit a variety of uses. This fantastic space would be ideal as a home office, a studio or ancillary accommodation as it already has power, running water and a 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
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A very well-presented sea front house in this highly soughtafter village offering panoramic views from The Needles to The Purbecks. The house is nicely set back with plenty of off-street parking, a tandem garage and an extensive garden outbuilding that has potential for a variety of uses. The beach, village green and a range of excellent restaurants, shops and pubs are all within a short walk. EPR: D
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