Built by the current owner over the last eighteen months this exceptional new house provides carefully considered accommodation designed around practical living catering for the needs of all the family. Light floods through the open, spacious rooms from floor to ceiling windows overlooking the south west facing gardens. Every effort has been made to create a thoroughly practical yet luxurious home in this superbly convenient position between the town and glorious coastal countryside.
The front door opens to a glazed atrium with limed wood flooring complete with underfloor heating that extends throughout the house. There is a sophisticated lighting system throughout the house, which extends to exterior lighting, that can be carefully controlled and allows easy control of a variety of mood lighting patterns. The house is wired for sound with many rooms having integrated ceiling speakers and Cat-6 wiring runs to all rooms and study spaces. The hot water in the house is heated through Thermodynamic panels, a system similar in principal to air source heat pumps that allows significant energy and cost savings to the production of hot water. An efficient pump system allows hot water to be instantly available when required at any tap in the house. Further water savings are made by a rainwater harvesting system which provides water for garden irrigation, washing machines and toilets throughout the house.
The main living space is to the rear of the house and comprises a kitchen/ dining/sitting room with full height sliding doors that allow the room to be opened completely onto the sunny stone terrace while also offering glorious views of the garden.
The kitchen has been finished to the highest standard with built in Miele appliances including a combination microwave oven, main oven, slow cooker, coffee machine and wine fridge. There is a fully plumbed and integrated ‘Miele Master Cool’ freezer which provides filtered water and ice cubes, a separate Miele fridge and the sink is fitted with a Qooker tap providing boiling, hot or cold water on demand. Visible from the kitchen and dining room is a triple sided Danish fireplace that provides a central focal point and a natural partial separation for the sitting room complete with space and wiring for a large flat screen wall mounted television.
Discretely concealed is a door to the utility room with a range of storage cupboards as well as space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a work surface with sink and drainer as well as further built in cupboards and practical door to the outside ideal for bringing in shopping or muddy boots.
Also on the ground floor is a private study and a further reception room which is designed to become a fifth double bedroom if necessary with direct access to an en-suite shower room. There is also a separate wc as well as a sauna which forms part of the home spa in conjunction with the sunken hydrotherapy pool in the garden.
Upstairs the master bedroom has beautiful views over the garden through floor to ceiling windows with further high level Velux windows that are, like all other Velux windows in the house, remotely operated and feature rain sensors which close any open windows in wet weather. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom complete with bath and walk in shower. It has a range of built-in wardrobes designed to be configured into a separate dressing room within the master suite. The guest bedroom also offers an en suite shower room as well as a loft study area that can be accessed by a clever movable ladder providing a perfect retreat for home study and fully wired for Superfast Broadband. The third double bedroom also features a cleverly disguised en suite shower room as well as integrated wardrobe space. This bedroom also has it’s own beautifully designed bright and airy loft study which leads to a loft storage area ideal for storing filing cabinets. NB: This area has been designed in such a way that the loft study could be separated from the bedroom and accessed from the hallway as a stand alone study area. The final bedroom on this floor is also double with an en suite shower room and built in wardrobes.
The house is approached over a generous brick paviour turning and parking space that is surrounded by carefully planned planted borders and an area of lawn that is fitted with subterranean reinforced mesh that allows for the parking of a further car or RIB trailer.
The garden is a particular feature of the house and a great deal of thought has been devoted to the creation of a beautiful and peaceful, but also practical space. Immediately to the rear of the house, and accessed via wide sliding doors, is a stone terrace perfect for entertaining or soaking up the sun from its glorious south westerly aspect. Adjacent to the terrace is a covered bar area complete with sink and space for a drinks fridge making it the ideal spot to barbecue. This area overlooks a level and neatly manicured lawn garden that gives way to an enticing fire pit which features a gas flame fire surrounded by purpose built sunken benches and integrated storage space. Also within this sunken area is a hydrotherapy spa pool/hot tub which, in conjunction with the indoor sauna is designed to enhance the physical and spiritual wellbeing of family and guests.
At the far end of the garden is a very cleverly designed outbuilding that has been built to provide extremely comfortable additional ancillary accommodation that is fully heated and insulated. There is a guest suite with bed/sitting room as well as a sleeping loft and shower room. A back door opens to a further area of garden, private to the guest suite, where there is room for a garden table and benches. Adjacent to the guest suite is the home classroom complete with glazed bi-fold doors opening onto the garden with wired ceiling speakers and internet. This highly flexible space is perfect as a home study, hobby room art or music studio and there is the flexibility to incorporate the space into the guest suite if necessary.
To the side of the house is a secure gate providing direct access to the utility/boot room and to the guest suite. Also in this area is a tiled courtyard with supply for a hot outdoor surf and dog shower adjacent to a designated heated drying/changing room ideal for wetsuits and sailing kit.
Positioned on a no through lane the house enjoys a sense of privacy and peace that belies the convenience of its location. There are local shops a short walk away including a convenience store and fish and chip shop. Lymington’s High Street is less than a mile distant as well as both Waitrose and M&S. Accessed via one of Lymington’s rural lanes the house is perfectly placed to enjoy country walks to either Woodside Park or the sea wall from where one can walk all the way along the coast to Milford on Sea. The nearby coastline offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors either sailing from one of Lymington’s marinas and yacht clubs or enjoying the fresh air and wide open spaces of the nearby salt marshes. The New Forest National Park provides endless walks and cycle rides over its open heathland and through hundreds of acres of ancient woodland. Direct rail services from Brockenhurst (5 miles to the north) to London Waterloo take less than two hours, usually with two trains per hour.
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.
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An exceptional new house, thoughtfully designed and exquisitely realised to provide 3,300 sq ft of stylish contemporary accommodation flooded with light and overlooking a secluded landscaped garden with ancillary accommodation, home classroom / office and spa. Conveniently positioned on a no through lane within a short stroll of local shops and with a path across open fields to Woodside park, Sea wall walks and character pubs. Lymington's Georgian High Street with its range of shops, restaurants and Saturday market is less than a mile away with sailing clubs and marinas close at hand. EPR: B
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