Originally built in 1884, Castle Malwood Lodge was a hunting lodge for the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir William Harcourt. The exterior of the property boasts its period features but now offers light and airy accommodation ideal for modern day living.
This one bedroom apartment offers spacious accommodation, featuring a large living area that enjoys elevated views over the grounds and gardens to the side of the property.
A separate kitchen with storage cupboard is positioned next to the three piece bathroom. In addition, the well proportioned bedroom benefits from built in wardrobes and high ceilings.
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.
Minstead, one of the New Forest National Park’s most sought after villages, 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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A spacious, second floor apartment benefitting from stunning views across the well-maintained communal grounds and gardens. A stone's throw away from the popular village of Minstead, in the heart of the New Forest. No forward chain. Energy Performance Rating: E