The property stands in about 1.82 hectares (4.5 acres), comprising extensive areas of lawn with mature planting, a copse, two pony paddocks and a productive vegetable garden. The principal area of garden lies to the south of the property and includes a paved terrace immediately adjacent to the house, with lawns continuing to the southern boundary, interspersed with specimen trees, large areas of rhododendron bushes, flower beds and a variety of flowering shrubs. A belt of mature trees along the western boundary and the eastern side of the garden provide shelter and privacy. The outbuildings lie to the east of the house and comprise a brick and tiled boiler room/tack room containing an oil fired Camray 2 boiler, a brick and slate Store room with an oil tank and Belfast sink, 2 timber and slate Loose boxes, a timber clad and corrugated iron roofed building comprising a Garden/Apple store and open fronted Hay store , a brick and slate timber garage and corrugated chicken shed.
This Grade II listed Georgian Farmhouse was re-modelled in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to create a home of great charm retaining many period features to include original fireplaces, sash windows, French doors, panelled doors and shutters. As well as a Gothic style window with tracery, a domed ceiling to the main bedroom and a fine staircase in the reception hall.
The reception hall with Jetmaster open fireplace has a polished herringbone pattern oak block floor also continued throughout the drawing room. A staircase rises to the generous landing. From the hallway, the south facing drawing room has an antique Adam fireplace with Jetmaster open fire and there are three sash widows with shutters enjoying views over the gardens. A lobby with log store has doors to the garden and into the adjacent study where there is a deep bay overlooking the garden, exposed ceiling beams and a brick open fireplace. The family sitting room has a fireplace and two sash windows to the south. Opposite is the generous pantry with ample fitted storage and sink. A door leads to the farmhouse kitchen where the blue oil fired four oven Aga forms the focal point. There is a range of wooden storage, a large double stone sink, space and plumbing a for dishwasher and a polished stripped wood floor. A beautifully fitted traditional dresser runs along an entire wall. A maple wood island unit with extensive work surface incorporates space for fridge and open storage below. An archway leads to the dining room with French doors to the south facing terrace and gardens. The utility room has quarry tiled floor, a large stone sink, space under the work surface for a washing machine and tumble drier and a built-in linen cupboard. A passageway leads to rear entrance lobby with storage and where the back staircase leads to the first floor.
The first floor landing runs the entire length of the house and to the eastern end is a Gothic window with tracery providing ample light to the landing. The master bedroom has a deep bay overlooking garden and a domed ceiling, sealed fireplace and door to the large en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, twin vanity wash basins, separate tiled shower cubicle in arched recess and WC. Fitted hanging cupboard with storage above.
There are six further bedrooms to the first floor, served by a generous family bathroom with roll top bath, wash hand basin and built in airing cupboard. There is also a separate shower with wash basin and a further cloakroom.
An attractive lobby with window and cupboard on a landing is where the secondary staircase rises to the top floor. A most impressive games room is located here with a domed ceiling and glazed skylight as well as a glazed door opening on to a large roof terrace. It is believed that previous residents played badminton here! There is an open fireplace and the whole is extremely light making this room ideal for use as an art studio, gym or home working space. The roof terrace has a brick parapet wall topped with coping stones and enjoys distant views towards the Isle of Wight.
There are two further bedrooms; one is currently used as a large store room and has attractive southerly views towards the Isle of Wight and another has a fireplace and is believed to have been staff quarters in the past. An interconnecting room has steps up to a door opening onto the roof.
Located near the end of a private lane in a pleasant rural area on the western edge of Pennington with a range of useful local shops within walking distance and the Georgian market town of Lymington only 1 mile from the property. There is an extensive range of boutiques, shops and restaurants, a hospital, community centre, leisure facilities as well as two deep water yacht marinas. The car ferry service to the Isle of Wight and a branch railway line connecting to Brockenhurst are easily accessible in Lymington. The New Forest village of Brockenhurst (circa 5.5 miles) has a main line station with trains to London Waterloo (approx. 90 minutes). The New Forest is within 2 ½ miles of the property and offers unspoiled countryside suitable for riding and walking. Junction 1 of the M27 motorway is around 13 miles with excellent road connections to London, via the M3.
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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A rare and charming Grade II listed Georgian house tucked away on a private lane in beautiful gardens and grounds of approximately 4.5 acres. The property extends to some 6,700 sq. ft to the main house, plus outbuildings and has managed to retain a cosy ambience of a traditional English country home with a large farmhouse kitchen, five reception rooms, six bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is also a games room to the second floor with roof lantern and access to a terrace. Within the grounds are stables, a large brick barn, apple shed and further brick and timber outbuildings. Situated close to Lymington in a tranquil setting, this wonderful period home is nestled at the end of a sweeping driveway surrounded by it's own woodland, paddocks and country gardens. EPR: N/A
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