Quite simply, the property benefits from one of Milford on Sea’s most sought after locations. Positioned on an extremely popular leafy road the house retains a rural feel with distinct privacy and space from its neighbours while also enjoying convenient access to the centre of the village with its vibrant shops, wine bars and restaurants. There is a woodland footpath beginning just yards from the property which provides a charming peaceful walk direct to the centre of the village just two thirds of a mile away.
Milford on Sea is a thriving and lively village with a very well regarded primary school, glorious swimming beaches and a wide range of restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars and boutique shops. There is sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding at nearby Keyhaven with a wider range of sailing clubs and marinas in Lymington. The beautiful open spaces of the New Forest lie just to the north with a mainline railway station at New Milton (4 miles) with direct services to London Waterloo in under 2 hours.
The property is approached via a gravel driveway with ample parking for several cars. The beautiful rear garden enjoys a sunny aspect, facing south with a mature hedging providing a wonderful private oasis. There is a wonderful patio area ideal for entertaining.
Energy Performance Rating: E Current: 51 Potential: 76
Council Tax Band: F
Private drainage, all other mains services are connected.
The front door opens to an entrance porch beyond which lies an impressive entrance hall with wide stairs leading to the first floor and doors to the principal ground floor reception rooms. Just off the porch is a useful WC which has been designed in an attractive Victoriana style.
The house combines the grandeur of generously proportioned rooms and large windows with a reassuring solidity that has adapted extremely well to create accommodation ideally suited to modern family life. Every room oozes character with raft of period features including exposed wooden floor boards, beautiful fire places and sash windows.
The kitchen has a separate breakfast room, a large walk in pantry and double doors out to a private courtyard area. The property has been extended to create a large kitchen/dining room enjoying views over the leafy garden. The main sitting room has doors leading into the extension which offers potential to be a wonderful kitchen/dining room.
On the first floor there are three superb double bedrooms all accessed off the large central landing. The landing is also of particular note with a large picture window allowing the natural light to flood through. These three bedrooms are all served by the spacious family bathroom which enjoys a roll top bath and separate wet room shower area. There is also space on this floor for a separate laundry room.
From the landing, stairs lead to the second floor where there are three further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate shower room.
The third floor offers additional storage space or office area.
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:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A wonderful opportunity to acquire a substantial period property with a large south facing garden, parking for several cars and a short walk from the popular village and beaches of Milford on Sea. The house offers beautifully presented accommodation extending to 3,555 square feet over three floors. There is an opportunity to complete the rear extension with the addition of a new kitchen.