Situated approximately 1½ miles west of Lymington, between the village of Sway and Lymington town and close to The New Forest National Park which encompasses over 140,000 acres of beautiful open heathland and enclosed woodland, offering many miles of unspoiled riding and walking. The Georgian market town of Lymington offers a wide range of shops including boutiques, a selection of renowned restaurants and cafes. There are excellent facilities for sailors with two deep water marinas, the Royal Lymington Yacht Club and Lymington Town Sailing Club and the facility of both permanent and visitors’ moorings on the Lymington River. There is a branch railway line from Lymington to the forest village of Brockenhurst, some 4 miles to the north, where there is a mainline rail connection (London Waterloo approximately 90 minutes).
A five bar gate opens into a gravel driveway with ample parking and turning, leading to a detached garage. The rear garden has been landscaped and offers tremendous views across open paddock land with grazing horses. The borders offer raised beds with numerous scented flowers and plantings. A wide patio offers a quiet area to enjoy alfresco dining and enjoy the afternoon sun.
An oak porch opens in to the hallway leading to the impressive living/dining room with twin aspect, tiled floor, feature fireplace with log burner and double doors to the patio. The kitchen has been extended to provide a wonderful orangery with views over the garden towards the paddocks beyond. There is a range of fitted units with worktops, a fitted oven with induction hob and extractor as well as space for fridge freezer and washing machine, breakfast bar, butler sink and integrated dishwasher. The ground floor has two double bedrooms, both over looking the front garden, one with a feature open fireplace. The ground floor bathroom has a lovely contemporary suite and is fully tiled with a shower over the bath.
The snug offers a quiet space, ideal as a home office or fourth bedroom with stairs rising to the first floor double bedroom with views across the fields and an en-suite bathroom.
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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An attractive three/four bedroom detached chalet bungalow, which has been beautifully refurbished to a high standard, overlooks open paddocks and has a large garden and detached garage. The bungalow has been extended to the rear providing an impressive orangery kitchen and dining room, spacious lounge and separate snug/bedroom 4. EPR: D
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