The grounds are delightful and offer a high degree of privacy with well maintained mature boundaries of indigenous trees, shrubs and hedges. The south facing gardens are well tended by the owners who enjoy their garden immensely developing separate areas of wild flower meadow, a stocked carp pond with orinmental brook, a rose walk, croquet lawn and well stocked flowering borders. There is a range of fruit trees and managable vegetable area and potting up terrace. A large stone terrace incorporates the heated swimming pool and al fresco dining areas with steps down to the lawns.
A generous sweeping gravel driveway leads to the detached triple garage with three separate electric garage doors. There is a door leading to a ground floor shower room and to a hallway with stairs to the first floor annexe. An adjacent boat store has timber entrance doors and a further brick build vaulted building is currently utilised as a home gym. Two spiral wine cellars with secure entrance hatches allow for ample temperature controlled storage are conveniently located for ease of access.
Annexe: Independent access to the side of the garage leads to an entrance hall and stairs to the first floor landing where a link from the annexe to the main house is via a glazed balcony. This generous open planned annexe incorporates a kitchen area, dining and sitting area and ample room for the bedroom with two windows to the front aspect. There is a separate bathroom with shower above the bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Situated in a prime location within the heart of Milford on Sea, a thriving coastal village positioned between the Georgian market towns of both Lymington and Christchurch. This popular village has a variety of boutique 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 them ideal for swimming and 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.
A solid original wooden front door with covered porch leads into the entrance vestibule, where the cloakroom is located. A further door leads into the main reception hallway where the ornate wooden staircase leads to the first floor. The main drawing room enjoys period features to include an ornate large wooden and stone open fireplace, complete with glazed display cupboards. Crittall doors lead to the loggia, now enclosed by glazing and used as a study and treatment room, overlooking the carp pond. The dining room has a beautiful bay window and original brick surround open fireplace. The spacious kitchen breakfast room forms the hub of the house, with ample well planned storage and fitted with all Miele appliances to include two eye level ovens, separate gas hob and extractor, warming draw and dishwasher. There is also space for a large fridge/freezer. The generous island unit incorporates a second sink and ample work surface space with a breakfast bar. The beautiful slate floor which runs into the conservatory and utility room, has zoned underfloor heating. There is a large utility and plant room adjacent to the kitchen with ample storage, space and plumbing for the washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as glazed door leading to the garden and ground floor entrance of the annexe. The bespoke double glazed hard wood conservatory is extremely impressive with heating and fitted blinds as well as rain sensor roof vents and doors leading to the swimming pool terrace and garden.
A timber staircase with feature glazed window to the front aspect leads to the generous first floor landing where there is access, via a loft hatch and wooden ladder to the generous loft space. Bedroom one is a beautifully proportioned room with built in wardrobes, an ensuite shower room and a wall of bi-folding glazed doors leading to a glazed balcony. This balcony also allows access to the spacious annexe over the triple garage via a further glazed door. Bedroom two has ample built in wardrobes and an impressive architectural bay window as well as a large en suite bathroom with shower cubicle, WC, hand basin and bidet. The remaining three bedrooms in the main house are all double bedrooms and the two larger rooms have hand basins. There is a family bathroom complete with bath and separate shower cubicle.
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:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A substantial and versatile period home with over 5000 sq ft of accommodation to include a spacious attached annexe, triple garage and boat store, wine cellars and stunning south facing grounds with swimming pool and croquet lawn. Set in the heart of the beautiful coastal village of Milford on Sea on a quiet leafy "no through road" walking distance from both the safe swimming beaches and village centre. This rare property has retained many original features and was designed by the renowned architect "Ravenscroft" as one of the local houses of distinction in the early 1900's. Retaining many ornate timber features and large bay windows; viewing is highly recommended. EPR - D
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