Wainsford Garden House is situated in a magical setting surrounded by trees, nature and parkland set at the end of a long driveway with views of rolling pasture land. Despite its idyllic semi rural setting, there is a strong community with the neighbouring properties. The location is incredibly convenient with nearby walks on Pennington Common and footpaths close by the property leading to both the Forest and the coast. Nearby Pennington has a range of shops catering for most daily requirements while the market town of Lymington has a Georgian High Street with both national chains and independent boutiques. Rural pursuits are close at hand with walking, riding and cycling in the New Forest. Nearby Lymington has a range of sailing clubs and marinas.
Built in 1902 the property boasts a raft of original features and is full of character and charm with views of the beautiful parkland garden. With an attractive covered entrance porch the house opens into a spacious and welcoming hallway from which all main rooms can be accessed. As well as a separate utility room and cloakroom there is also an elegant living room with an impressive stone open fire place and dining room with feature open fire place. The kitchen/diner is the hub of the house enjoying views and access to the rear patio. Leading off the kitchen is a family room and there is scope to extend the kitchen to create a larger open plan kitchen/diner incorporating the family room subject to the necessary planning permission. A further intriguing aspect of the accommodation is the useful basement study and boot room. Stairs lead to the first floor with a study area part way up. The light and airy main bedroom benefits from stunning views of the garden and a spacious ensuite with bath and separate shower as well as fitted wardrobes. There are three further double bedrooms and a generous family bathroom and airing cupboard.
The property is approached via a long sweeping driveway with ample parking and some useful outbuildings including a summer house, large wooden barn, a spacious brick garage / outhouse and tucked at the bottom of the garden an attractive stone Bothy. There is a sunny patio area to the rear of the property with views of the garden. The grounds total 1.3 acres and is made up primarily of large lawned areas, herbaceous borders with some mature boundary hedging and trees. The top lawn used to house two tennis courts.
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.
£1,000,000 Offers in Excess of
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 2 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A unique opportunity to acquire a wonderful link detached country house full of original charm set in 1.3 acres of peaceful and mature parkland gardens. The property forms part of the late 19th Century Wainsford Estate and has been cared for by the current owners for over 23 years. The property is being sold with no forward chain.