The property is located in the village of Pennington which offers a variety of local shopping including a general store with Post Office and Tesco Express together with a further selection of shops and pub. The Leisure Centre is also within a short walk and offers excellent recreational facilities and nearby schools cater for infant primary and secondary education. Approximately 1½ miles west is the picturesque Georgian market town of Lymington which is renowned for its variety of High Street shopping, Town Quay, marinas and yacht clubs. The New Forest National Park surrounds the area providing easy access enjoy its natural beauty.. There is a useful branch line with rail connection linking with the neighbouring village of Brockenhurst (situated approximately 6 miles to the north) which in turn has a mainline railway station (London Waterloo approximately 90 minutes) and its own tertiary college.
The house was originally built in 1908 and subsequently extended in the 1950s then again in 1981 to create a spacious, detached family home. The property is situated in the New Forest National Park and therefore the floor space can be extended by 30% as of the original footprint as of 1st July 1982. We understand that the property’s last extension was completed in 1981 so the full potential to extend is in place.
Upon entering the property via the front door there is an entrance hall with doors leading to a cloakroom and separate shower room. The extremely well-proportioned lounge/dining room has doors leading out to the south west facing rear garden and a door leading to a conservatory, which is in a dilapidated condition. The double aspect family room has leaded light windows and door leading to the garden. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a kitchen/breakfast room which is in need of complete replacement and refurbishment, a spacious front aspect study and a utility room.
To the first floor there are four good sized bedrooms which are serviced by a family bathroom.
Agent’s Note: the wood burner in the lounge/dining room is not included in the sale.
Bordered by farmland on 2 sides the total plot extends to just over 1 acre and whilst currently overgrown it does offer the potential to create a magnificent garden as there is an excellent range of existing specimen trees and shrubbs such as copper beech, oak, wisteria and camilea’s to name just a few. The frontage has a high brick wall and a gravel driveway providing extensive off road parking. There is a detached single garage to the side of the house. The rear garden enjoys a southwest aspect and would offer stunning views over farmland if its borders were cleared.
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.
£650,000 Offers in Excess of
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 1 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A wonderful opportunity to acquire a spacious four bedroom detached house, which is in need of complete modernisation, set on a generous plot of just over 1 acre. The property offers tremendous potential for buyers wishing to design and create the environment of their next home either by extending or a complete knock down and new build, subject to the usual consents being granted. EPR: F
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