The property is situated in the highly sought after hamlet of Norley Wood within the New Forest National Park. The renowned primary school at South Baddesley is within walking distance. The schooling is considered locally as being excellent and there is also a Montessori school within the same catchment. The positioning allows for enjoyment and use of both the open Forest and Coast making it ideal for equestrian pursuits or boating. Whilst the property is set in a rural environment it is just minutes from the Georgian market town of Lymington, with its cosmopolitan shopping and picturesque harbour, together with two Marinas and Sailing Clubs for which the town has gained is status as a world renowned sailing resort. There is a branch line train link (5.5 miles) to Brockenhurst Railway Station which provides a half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
A porch leads into the generous reception hallway with a fireplace and where the staircase leads to the first floor. Doors lead to all principal rooms including the spacious sitting room. This room enjoys a beautiful fireplace fitted with a log burning stove and a step down leads to the music area with a beautiful large bow window. There is a family snug with double doors from the hallway and where glazed doors lead into the conservatory; this room could also be utilised as a formal dining room. The snug has fitted shelves and pleasant views over the pond and garden. There is a generous cloakroom, accessed from the hallway. The farmhouse style kitchen has ample room for dining furniture and forms the hub of the house having an oil-fired Rayburn cooker which also provides the heating and hot water. There are ample solid wooden storage cupboards and work surface to include a range of integrated appliances such as a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and separate fan oven, hob and a ceramic tiled floor. The kitchen has windows to three aspects and glazed double doors lead into the large conservatory, which is heated with a tiled floor and enjoys views over the garden and heated swimming pool.
The first floor landing has storage cupboards and doors to the master bedroom suite, which has ample fitted wardrobes and a generous en suite bathroom. The bathroom has a part-sunken corner bath and separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin, wc and towel rail. There are three further double bedrooms served by the family bathroom, which has a shower over the bath, hand basin and wc.
A low picket fence and wall with entrance gate form the front boundary as well as a timber car port to the right of the main house. There is a private driveway running along the side of the cottage leading to double entrance gates to a generous parking area in front of the garage buildings. There are two garage doors leading to generous covered vehicle storage and above one of the garages is a storage room. There is potential to create ancillary accommodation over the garage and possibly incorporating some of the ground floor, subject to any necessary planning consent. The garden is well-stocked and offers a high degree of privacy and has ample stone terrace around the shaped heated swimming pool, which is very well maintained. There is a further summerhouse and ample area of lawn. This garden has been designed to enjoy al fresco dining throughout the summer months and the beautiful New Forest surrounds the house with extensive walking and riding opportunities.
Living in Lymington
This vibrant and picturesque Georgian market town, positioned between the Solent, Lymington River and the New Forest, has been a massive draw for many people over the years.
It has always attracted ‘yachties’ as it’s considered the UK’s sailing capital with its boatyards, marinas and sailing clubs. It is also popular with families and retirees escaping London and the Home Counties in search of a better quality of life, often light-heartedly referred to as ‘Richmond by the Sea’. It’s also the choice for many in the New Forest who are considering downsizing, but want to remain in the area.
Lymington is a lively hub. It has a very distinctive centre with many independents (such as Elliotts of Lymington for designer fashion) as well as a strong smattering of top quality names (including Musto and Waitrose). A tasty range of eateries includes cafes, pubs and restaurants – check out two good tapas bars, Elderflower on Quay Hill (the chef is ex-Chewton Glen) and stylish Stanwells House Hotel. And every Saturday the High Street is taken over by a proper, old-fashioned market with everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers and plants, fashion to fishing equipment, and vintage collectables to artisan food producers.
Property ranges from elegant period townhouses in the town centre to big family homes down leafy lanes ‘South of the High Street’ and new waterside development. Looking for an Estate Agent in Lymington? Spencers are here to help.
Norley Wood, Lymington
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 2 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A substantial turn of the century country home, sympathetically extended in the 1980s and positioned in the heart of the New Forest National Park in the desirable hamlet of Norleywood. This delightful property has a large garage complex, ample private parking, four bedrooms with two bathrooms, three reception rooms and large conservatory. The beautiful, easily maintained garden has an outdoor heated swimming pool and a high degree of privacy. EPR: D
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