Situated in the popular rural hamlet of Pilley within the New Forest National Park and with an excellent local community run store, a popular Primary School and the Fleur de Lys inn, 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) which is renowned for its river marinas and yacht clubs, the town offering a diverse range of shopping, educational and leisure amenities.
A similar distance north is the forest village of Brockenhurst that offers a tertiary college, popular golf course, thriving village centre and a well supported mainline rail connection (London/Waterloo 90 minutes).
An attractive oak framed church porch leads to the spacious quarry tiled hallway where the stairs lead to the first floor. The large sitting room with oak floor is flooded with light, enjoying triple aspect windows and a feature open fireplace. Glazed double doors open to the conservatory, with doors leading out to the west facing well-stocked rear garden.
The dining room is another bright room and opens to the country style kitchen with clay tiled floor, integral dishwasher and attractive wooden painted cupboards and a range style cooker. There is space for an American-style fridge freezer. A walk-in pantry with plenty of shelving provides excellent additional storage.
A side entrance lobby has quarry tiled floor and a door to the cloakroom and a stable door leads to the side access which leads to the gardens and outbuildings. The study, accessed from the hallway, overlooks the rear garden.
The first floor has impressive vaulted ceilings throughout with a half landing having a large window. The master bedroom with vaulted ceiling has a good range of built-in wardrobes and a well-appointed en suite shower room.
There are three further spacious double bedrooms, all with built-in cupboards and a very attractive and good sized family bathroom to serve the bedrooms.
Outside the property is approached via a five bar wooden entrance gate leading to the long block paved driveway which provides ample off road parking.
Positioned at the side of the property is the detached studio/outbuilding which has an oak-framed and glazed entrance. This building is divided into three areas; firstly the studio/office with a vaulted timber clad ceiling and windows overlooking the rear garden. A door at the rear leads to the utility room with sink and cupboards, space for washing machine and tumble dryer. This room has a side door to rear garden and another to a workshop with windows overlooking the garden.
The rear garden is a feature being west facing and offering a good degree of privacy being well enclosed by wooden fencing and mature hedging. The front garden is also a beautiful space with a seating area swathed in Wisteria, a large lawn and mature shrubs.
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 detached home of character with three reception rooms, a study, four double (vaulted) bedrooms and two bathrooms situated in the highly sought-after new forest village of Pilley, within a few minutes of Lymington and with easy access to the open forest. Close to William Gilpin Primary School as well as the Fleur-de-Lys Inn and community run village store. The property benefits from stunning well-stocked and private gardens with excellent studio and outbuilding and ample parking. Energy Efficiency Rating: D.
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