Pilley is an extremely attractive and sought after village in the New Forest National Park, being equal distance between the nearby Georgian market town of Lymington which is famous for its internationally renowned sailing facilities and two deep water marinas and Brockenhurst, which offers an excellent local community of independent shops and restaurants, together with a mainline railway station which has a half hourly service to London Waterloo (approx. 90 minutes). There is an excellent community shop and post office (opposite the property) in Pilley, a popular Primary School and public house, the Fleur de Lys, which is considered to be the oldest in the New Forest with records dating back to 1096. A bus service connects with the neighbouring Georgian market town of Lymington (approximately 2 miles due south).
Glazed entrance door leads into the generous central hallway and to the stunning living room with vaulted ceiling and fully glazed full height panels to one wall as well as further glazed double doors to the garden and terrace. There is a feature log burning stove and lovely views over the gardens. The kitchen/dining room is very spacious and comprehensively fitted with a large island for food preparation and dividing the room from the dining area. There is an eye-level fan oven, combination microwave, integral warming drawer and space for a fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Glazed doors lead to the terrace and gardens. The nearby utility room has access to the garden and a wide range of fitted storage cupboards as well as plumbing for washing machine, etc.
The master bedroom suite is also vaulted with lovely full length windows and a walk-in dressing room. There is a beautiful en suite bathroom with four piece suite to include a oval free standing bath, wc, bidet and hand basin. The guest suite is also of a generous size with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite, fully tiled shower room with enclosed cubicle, hand basin and wc. Bedroom three is currently used as a family snug/study but can easily accommodate double bedroom furniture and there is a separate cloakroom in the hallway, as well as a large linen store cupboard.
A feature of note are the delightful gardens surrounding the bungalow offering a high degree of privacy and also with access from the country lane onto a generous driveway sweeping around the bungalow and to the detached double garage building with an electric door. The garden is completely fenced to prevent the new forest ponies from entering the garden, yet to enjoy the variety of wildlife and livestock that roam freely around this area of Pilley. There is a greenhouse and a pond/working well. There is also a studio/home office positioned next to the garage and opposite the kitchen/dining room French doors across the patio/terrace to the side of the property. A lawn wraps around the property interspersed with delightful pathways leading to the vegetable and fruit garden and the renovated “Pig Shed” garden/store. The owners are keen gardeners and the gardens reflect this love of colour and variety of planting. There are gates to the south and north boundaries leading to the forest.
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 stylish and beautifully presented three bedroom detached bungalow, vaulted in places and remodelled in recent years to provide well proportioned accommodation within walking distance of the open forest and set in the heart of the hamlet of Pilley. This delightful bungalow has grounds surrounding the property, a large detached double garage, garden studio/office and extensive off road parking. Situated in this highly regarded New Forest village, within walking distance of the local store, primary school and pub/restaurant. EPR: C
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