The house is positioned in the old part of the village and within a short walk of the pub, community shop and primary school. Set nicely back from the village road and fronted by a mature Holm Oak tree the house enjoys ample parking both on its front and side drive. There is a delightful open aspect to the rear of the house affording southerly views across open countryside towards the Isle of Wight.
Pilley is a highly sought after village which remains unspoilt by extensive development yet benefits from numerous local facilities including an excellent pub, a community shop and well regarded primary school. The village is within the New Forest National Park and as a result ponies are often seen grazing on the village green and verges. The village is only 2 miles from Lymington where there are a wider range of facilities catering for most daily requirements including an excellent range of cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as both independent boutiques and national chain stores. There is sailing on The Solent and extensive walking, riding and cycling in the New Forest onto which Pilley has direct access.
Communications are excellent with the M27 at Southampton just 17 miles to the north and rail services to London Waterloo from Lymington Station, via Brockenhurst taking about two hours.
The house was built approximately five years ago and the project was overseen by the current owners and completed to their own high specification with a great deal of thought going into the layout and design of the accommodation. The house cleverly blends traditional and contemporary features with the focus of each room being the glorious southerly views across the garden to the open countryside beyond. The front door opens to an entrance hall leading to the principle living spaces on the ground floor. There is a very generous sitting room with solid wooden floors that has bi-fold doors opening onto the garden and a double sided gas flame fire place that is shared with the kitchen family room. A glass wall divides the sitting room from the superb kitchen/dining room, the southern side of which is has a cantilevered bay window allowing the entire south and south east side of the room to open up onto the terrace. There is a large sky lantern bringing in even more light to the room and making this the perfect space to enjoy a beautiful sunny outlook over the garden. The other end of the room features a beautifully fitted kitchen with central island incorporating an induction hob and breakfast bar. There is a range of built in appliances including twin ovens, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is an adjoining utility room with back door to the garden as well as generous cupboard space and sink. Also on the ground floor is a large study and downstairs wc.
Wooden, open tread stairs lead to the first floor landing which provides access to four impressive bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom is very well proportioned with floor to ceiling windows offering views to the Isle of Wight. There is also a walk in wardrobe and an adjoining shower room. The second bedroom has a built in wardrobe and access to a ‘Jack and Jill’ bath and shower room that doubles as the family bathroom. The third bedroom also has a spacious store cupboard in the eaves of the house and an en suite shower room while the fourth bedroom has a built in wardrobe.
The house is approached over an in and out drive providing ample parking and there is also a drive down the side of the property leading to a car port and providing vehicular access to the garden. To the side of the house is a detached garage block complete with double garage with an electric up-and-over door. Behind the garage is a further room, currently used as a gym which could also make an ideal studio or workshop.
Immediately behind the garage is a detached double mower shed with brick elevations and twin up and over doors.
To the rear of the house and easily accessible from both the sitting room and the kitchen / dining room is a large paved terrace which leads on to level, south facing gardens that are mostly laid to lawn. The plot measures approximately 0.5 acres and being on the edge of the village has unimpeded views to the rear.
To the far end of the garden is a further detached outbuilding which has been completely updated to create two beautifully presented rooms, one with French windows onto the garden. There is also a kitchenette and the space is perfect as either a home office, hobby rooms or space from which to enjoy the gardens.
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.
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A beautifully finished detached house on a generous plot with level south facing gardens of approximately half an acre and views to the Isle of Wight. Offering cleverly thought out and painstakingly designed accommodation, the property also offers a range of outbuildings including a double garage with adjoining gym, mower garage and detached barn offering two rooms, a kitchenette and bathroom. EPR: B
Spencers Lymington Office
- 01590 674 222
74 High Street