Positioned on the edge of the popular village of Pilley, with a community run store and two lovely country pubs, the property enjoys easy access to the surrounding open forest for extensive walking and rides, yet is also within a five-minute drive of the amenities offered by the Georgian market town of Lymington. The town has a selection of excellent bars and restaurants as well as renowned sailing facilities, including two deep water marinas and sailing clubs. There is also a wide range of both independent and state schooling. The main line rail service at Brockenhurst has a regular service to London Waterloo in approximately 90 minutes.
Following a careful and imaginative renovation, the house now offers light, bright and well-planned accommodation. An attractive glazed entrance porch leads into a delightful sitting room with feature open fireplace and mood lighting. This leads, via a bright open hall, to a spacious and stylish vaulted kitchen/dining room. The kitchen has a range of appliances to include a dishwasher, fridge and freezer, a range-style cooker and ample work surface above the cupboard and pan drawer storage units. To the southern aspect at the rear of the house, there are wide, south easterly aspect, bi-folding doors which open onto a decked terrace with lovely countryside views beyond the garden. A separate reception room provides a cosy family snug/TV room with an open fire having an attractive surround. A feature of note is the large ground floor master bedroom suite with glazed doors to the rear garden, walk-in wardrobe and separate en-suite shower room. Finally, to the ground floor, there is a utility room with ample storage cupboards, boiler cupboard, work surfaces and plumbing for appliances. A glazed side door leads to a covered side porch and there is also a cloakroom.
A staircase leads to the first floor accommodation comprising guest suite with en suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a luxurious family bathroom, comprising a large walk-in shower, separate bath inset with a tiled surround and with a picture window above offering far reaching views. There are bespoke cupboards, vanity unit and wc.
The house is set back from the lane and approached via a five bar gate to a large gravel drive, which provides ample off road parking. There is access to the side of the property and leading to the beautiful south facing rear garden. Immediately to the rear of the house is a terrace for alfresco dining and enjoying views across the level gardens to the fields beyond. Adjacent to the house is a timber framed studio, which has power and light, underfloor heating and provision for a shower room with plumbing connected. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn and benefits from a particularly private aspect with mature shrubs and some trees to the side boundaries.
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.
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An immaculate country home in the popular village of Pilley, within the New Forest National Park. Recently fully renovated to a high specification and enjoying a generous south facing garden with open views across fields, a detached studio and ample parking. The house has been cleverly designed with open plan living spaces, four double bedrooms, including three suites and a spacious vaulted kitchen/dining room. The whole combines traditional styling with a contemporary finish, ideal for modern life. EPR: D
Spencers Lymington Office
- 01590 674 222
74 High Street