The property is approached via a five bar gate opening onto a gravel driveway which extends down the side of the plot to a detached double garage and parking area offering parking for multiple vehicles and storage for a motorhome/boat.
The double garage extends back into a substantial workshop area, with a large lean to area adjoining the side.
NB. This substantial space offers the opportunity for the creation of ancillary accommodation if desired (Subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).
Set behind the garage/workshop is a good size open tool shed, with a separate, detached ‘wash house’ outbuilding and greenhouse located to the other side of the house. To the front of the property is a large expanse of lawn flanked by attractively planted beds and established hedge borders. Adjoining the front of the house is a paved seating terrace overlooking the front lawn. The gardens then extend round the side of the house, which sits centrally within the plot, to a further area of lawn to the rear. Adjoining the rear of the property is another paved terrace which extends across and away from the property to a lovely seating area with an ornamental pond and water feature and a stunning Palm tree. The gardens offer a wonderful space for family recreation and could easily incorporate a swimming pool if desired.
In total, the entire plot extends to approximately half an acre, with established hedge borders for privacy and views across adjoining fields to the rear.
The property is situated approximately one mile away from open forest and just two 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 half a mile with schools for all age groups including the renowned Ballard School nearby. The Georgian coastal town of Lymington is within six 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).
The property offers an attractive double fronted façade with brick and render elevations set under a tile hung roof. To the front aspect, a glazed porch opens via a solid wood front door into a welcoming entrance, with feature fireplace, doors opening to the principal rooms and a stairwell ascending to the first floor. The double aspect drawing room is located to the rear of the house and features a Jetmaster fireplace with brick and stone surround and hearth, a bay window overlooking the drive, built-in shelving and a door opening into a conservatory, which in turn opens out onto the rear terrace.
The double aspect sitting room features a tiled fireplace and bow window overlooking the front garden. Set to the other side of the hallway is a double aspect dining room with parquet floor and sliding doors opening out onto the front terrace.
Set behind the dining room is the kitchen/breakfast room which features a range of fitted units to three sides, a built-in oven and an Aga cooker set into a tiled recess. Doors from the kitchen/breakfast room open into a separate pantry cupboard with built-in shelving and space for a fridge/freezer and a small lobby with door opening out onto the side garden. At the end of the entrance hallway, a door opens into a coats room, from where another door links to a cloakroom with wash basin and WC.
From the entrance hallway, a stairwell with panelled balustrade rises to a split landing area. From here, two short runs of stairs rise one side to the main bedroom suite and to the other, the remaining bedroom and bathroom accommodation. The double aspect main bedroom is located to the rear of the property, enjoying elevated views, as well as a bay window and built-in wardrobes. The principle guest bedroom is set to the front of the property and features a bay window overlooking the garden and built-in wardrobes. Door from both the main and principle guest bedroom lead to a shared landing and a fully tiled bathroom comprising a roll top bath with shower over, wash basin and WC. Bedroom three enjoys a double aspect with a small ‘V’ shaped bay window and fireplace set within a tiled surround. Bedroom four benefits from a window overlooking the front aspect. Both bedroom three and four are served by a family bathroom comprising a roll top bath with shower attachment over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. Also accessed from the landing area is a good size storage room.
NB. We believe the property was last extended in the 1950’s and therefore offers significant opportunity for enlargement if required (Subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).
Living in Sway
This leafy village on the southern edge of the New Forest has everything you could want for family life in the Forest. There’s a village primary school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, a vibrant community with annual carnival, village hall (activities range from archery to yoga), plus cricket, football and tennis clubs. And while there’s easy access to the Forest’s open grassland, heathland and woodland for dog walking and cycling, Sway is off the Forest’s usual tourist tracks and feels peaceful and relaxed.
The village centre combines the unusual with the desirable: a contemporary arts hub, quality businesses like Sway Woodburning Centre, mainline railway station, choice of popular pubs, good cafe/deli, award-winning butcher’s, village store and post office among others.
Property is an attractive pick ‘n’ mix of everything including substantial country houses, individual modern builds in good-sized plots, family homes, imaginative refurbishments, closes of quality new terraces, chalet bungalows and a smattering of Edwardian semi-detached villas and thatched cottages.
Sway’s claims to fame include 200-foot high Sway Tower, the tallest structure made out of non-reinforced concrete, and the countryside around Sway was the setting for Captain Marryat’s work The Children of the New Forest.
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A charming four bedroom detached character residence set in grounds approaching half an acre and adjoining fields to the rear. The property offers considerable potential for enlargement and further benefits from outbuildings offering options for a number of uses. EPC:D.
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