Dating back to 1884, Castle Malwood Lodge was originally a hunting lodge for the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir William Harcourt. The property still retains many of these period features but now offers light and airy accommodation ideal for modern day living. This superb apartment offers elegant and beautifully appointed accommodation combining modern fittings with character features such as stone mullion windows, high ceilings, leaded windows, ornate ceiling roses and coving, picture rails, high skirting boards and exposed wooden floors. The principal and impressive accommodation centres around a truly stunning sitting/dining room offering a panelled ceiling and a large bay window with central handmade French doors overlooking and opening onto the delightful communal gardens. Set off and open to the main reception room is the kitchen, which is fitted on three sides with a range of modern units, granite worksurfaces with inset Butler sink and a range of built-in appliances.The property enjoys two good size double bedrooms, with the principal bedroom benefitting from a tiled en-suite shower/wet room with rainwater shower head. Both of the bedrooms feature fitted wardrobes and large windows offering uninterrupted views across the lovely grounds.The second bedroom is served by a modern family bathroom comprising a white suite, including a bath with rainwater shower over, hand wash basin, WC and towel radiator.

The grounds surrounding this stunning former country house are truly worthy of its original status, extending to approximately three acres in total and comprising areas of beautifully manicured lawns and established woodland, with direct forest access to the rear. This particular apartment enjoys direct access from the sitting/dining room onto the grounds, providing an ideal space for outdoor dining and a glass of wine in the evenings. The apartment benefits from a single garage, forming part of a block to the far side of the estate and further allocated parking.

Located in Minstead, one of the New Forest National Park’s most sought after villages. Minstead has a vibrant community, a village shop, a village hall, a pub (The Trusty Servant), and a Norman church. There is direct access onto the open forest providing a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding. Lyndhurst is approximately a seven minute drive away and is the largest village within the New Forest. It is a popular tourist location with many independent shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, pubs and hotels. Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which has the popular West Quay shopping centre and many attractions. The surrounding areas of Southampton and Winchester have a wide selection of well-respected private schools along with several others across the Dorset border. Communications are excellent with east and west access to the M27 and M3 within easy reach and Southampton Parkway station giving a link to London Waterloo within an hour and ten minutes. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away.

Living in Minstead

Minstead is a perfect village in miniature. Tucked down a maze of country lanes and surrounded by woodland, it is tranquil and unspoiled, yet surprisingly and accessibly close to junction one of the M27 at Cadnam.

For a small village it punches well above its size in terms of community and history. Overlooking its delightful green is a popular country inn, The Trusty Servant Inn, and a village shop and cafe tea room that serves as a community hub. There’s also a quirky parish church which is the resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Nearby are what are thought to be two of the oldest oak trees in the Forest as well as the Rufus Stone, marking the spot where King William II was shot by an arrow.

There’s a busy village hall (the largest in the Forest) which hosts regular antiques and collectors’ markets and the Minstead Players. However, what makes Minstead particularly special are its community-minded organisations including Minstead Study Centre with its sustainability focus and Minstead Training Trust which also runs Furzey Gardens - first planted in 1922 they are ablaze with colour in spring and feature an award-wining garden and ‘fairy doors’ among the trees.

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£350,000

Minstead, Lyndhurst

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 1

A charming two bedroom ground floor apartment forming part of an exclusive development created from a magnificent Grade II listed former country house. The property enjoys direct access onto communal grounds extending to approximately three acres and further benefits from a garage. EPC: N/A


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