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).
The property is approached via a sliding electric gate, opening up to a large gravel driveway, providing off-road parking for several vehicles as well as giving access to the double garage. From the driveway, a stone path leads to the main entrance at the side of the house, passing through beautiful flower beds interspersed with a colourful selection of planting.
The rear gardens wrap around the whole of the rear and are mainly laid to lawn, complimented by an array of mature trees, shrubs and hedging, encompassing a peaceful and tranquil haven.
The large south facing garden boasts a delightful patio area which adjoins the lounge and stretches the width of the house. A shingle path leads to the end of the garden, where there is a useful stable block, currently set out as two workshops, a stable and a tractor store.
With access from the stables, via a field gate, the paddock sits to the rear and extends to just over an acre, bordered by mature hedging. Paired with the stable block, the property is ideally suited for equestrian use or a range of alternative uses, with access from both New Lane and Smithy Lane.
A useful annexe sits separate to the main house, which could be ideal for multi generation living or alternatively, could be a brilliant business opportunity.
Access is gained via a door to the side of the double car port and opens up into a lovely kitchen/breakfast room with French doors leading to a small terrace area; situated at the end of the kitchen there is also a ground floor shower room.
Stairs ascend to the first floor, where there is a large double bedroom which incorporates a cosy living area.
Harbour Lights benefits from two points of access, with the main front door accessed from Smithy Lane, which gives access into the entrance hall via a brick built covered porch. The primary access is to the side of the house, where there is a rustic oak framed enclosed porch, giving access into the bright and airy kitchen/breakfast/family room, which is arguably the heart of the house.
This stunning living space is flooded with natural light throughout and offers a beautiful bespoke hand made kitchen with a host of storage units, a large kitchen island with an inset Butler sink and a range of integrated appliances which include a dishwasher, wine cooler, oven and separate full height fridge and freezer. The kitchen flows into the breakfast/family area, in the form of a stunning Orangery with a large roof lantern, underfloor heating throughout and French doors leading out to the garden. Adjoining the kitchen, is a separate utility room which provides further storage units, wash basin and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
From the kitchen, double doors lead into a formal dining room and onwards to the entrance hall which houses a ground floor WC and the staircase leading to the first floor.
The sitting room offers two points of access; from the hallway as well as the play room. This room centres upon a charming rendered brick-built fireplace with inset log burner and French doors set within a bay window, allowing for plenty of natural light, and access to the garden.
Stairs from the main hallway ascends to the first-floor landing, giving access to all three double bedrooms. The principal suite is made up of a generous double room with an adjoining dressing room, complete with built-in wardrobes, and a spacious and impressive en suite bathroom. The dressing room offers a great amount of flexibility for future purchasers, as it could be used as a fourth bedroom, both of which benefit from elevated views across the rear aspect.
Bedroom two and three offer front aspect views and both benefit from built in storage, as well as bedroom two offering an en suite shower room.
Bedroom three is serviced by the family bathroom, which is positioned at the end of the landing, comprising a modern three-piece suite.
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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