The property is situated inside the southern edge of The New Forest, within 1/2 a mile of open forest and just four miles from the coast which offers cliff top walks, beaches, and spectacular views over the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Local amenities at New Milton are within one mile with schools for all age groups including the renowned Ballard School nearby. The Georgian coastal town of Lymington is within eight miles where you will find a range of boutique shops, many fine restaurants, excellent sailing facilities, and a thirty minute car ferry crossing to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. The property is well placed for access to other major towns and cities including Bournemouth (13 miles), Southampton (19 miles) and Winchester (31 miles), with a link to London Waterloo via New Milton (2 hours) or Brockenhurst (1 hour 40 minutes).
A covered porch opens into the main sitting room, which offers a comfortable living space with a stairwell ascending to the first floor, charming wood burning stove and feature surround and two sets of double doors opening out onto the rear terrace and garden. Set to one side of the sitting room is an impressive kitchen/dining room, which features a bespoke fitted kitchen, fitted with a range of wall and base units and a solid oak topped island with built in wine rack and shelving. This superb space further benefits from porcelain tile flooring. To the other side of the sitting room, is a double aspect study, which can also be utilised as a fourth bedroom if required. Further rooms to the ground floor include a utility room with fitted units and a shower room, comprising a shower with rainwater shower head, wash basin and WC.
The first floor landing provides access to the principal bedroom suite, family bathroom and two further bedrooms. The principal double bedroom enjoys elevated views across the garden to the rear and benefits from a walk-in wardrobe and well-appointed en-suite featuring a walk-in shower with glass screen and rainwater shower head, wash basin and WC. The partly tiled family bathroom comprises a built-in panelled bath, wash basin and WC. Opposite the family bath lies a window seat overlooking the garden to the rear. The second bedroom benefits from a dual aspect, with views to the front and rear, whilst the third bedroom has a lattice window over the front aspect and a small built-in wardrobe.
NB. The property features underfloor heating to both floors.
Features of refurbishment and works conducted:
● Full Rewire
● New mains supply cable from street
● Smart electric meter
● Full Replumb
● New mains supply from street, improved water pressure
● Gas condensing boiler
● Smart gas meter
● Pressurised hot water cylinder ensuring mains pressure hot water
● Wet underfloor heating (ground and first floor) with individually programmable room thermostats.
● New soil pipes, external drain and Tricel waste water treatment unit
● Thermally insulated floors and lofts and acoustic insulation added to internal partition walls and ceilings.
● New Roof (felt, battens, slates, dormer cladding and gutters and downpipe)
● Chimney lined with stainless steel flue and surrounded with insulation
The property is accessed from the road via a gravel driveway leading to a large parking area offering off road parking for multiple vehicles and a recently built oak frame garage with attached workshop to the side. The main area of garden lies directly behind the property and is predominantly laid to level of lawn and surrounded by planted borders. To the far side of the plot is an attractive and recently constructed oak frame pergola sitting area which forms a lovely focal point and offers an ideal space for family recreation and outdoor dining. Adjoining the pergola area is an additional workshop offering options for a number of uses. This area then extends down the far side of the property to an organic section of the garden, which is mostly paved, with a number of raised plant beds. This then wraps back round to the front of the cottage.
Living in New Milton
New Milton is in a prime location between the New Forest and the coast and home to award-winning Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, the luxurious country house hotel.
This bustling market town attracts families, drawn by its strong community, range of facilities and excellent schooling provision. There are acclaimed independents, including Durlston Court and Ballard School, while the state school offering is also strong: New Milton Junior is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted and New Milton Infants and The Arnewood School (11-19 Academy) are both rated ‘outstanding’.
Facilities include a town centre with weekly market, a selection of brands, from Boots to Costas, and good independents, such as Smith Bradbeers department store. There’s also the Forest Arts Centre, a venue with a lively mixed programme that includes established and emerging comedy acts, theatre, music, from folk to jazz, and workshops for children and adults. The health and leisure centre has a swimming pool, gym, badminton and squash courts, and a timetable of exercise classes. In addition there is a range of activities and clubs on offer in the area from angling to tai chi, as well as bowling, football and tennis clubs and more.
Property comprises mostly detached houses on tree-lined avenues with parks and recreation grounds including a skatepark– overall a pleasant and comfortable environment for families.
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A charming and beautifully renovated four bedroom detached cottage set in a popular location, close to local amenities and the open forest. The property is set in grounds approaching a quarter of an acre and further benefits from a covered terraced area, garage, workshops and ample off-road parking. EPC: D