The house occupies a setting like no other and one that is extremely difficult to replicate. Situated on the fringes of the open Forest there are walks and cycle rides from the end of the drive across unspoilt level heath land stretching to Beaulieu and Brockenhurst. The house is set on its own private drive, well away from passers-by, and enjoys beautiful southerly views across its own garden and paddock towards open countryside beyond. Walhampton School is less than a mile away and Lymington, just 2 miles south west, has a pretty Georgian High Street with a Saturday market and range of independent shops and boutiques. The town also offers extensive sailing amenities and access to water sports on The Solent. Brockenhurst is just 4.5 miles to the north west and offers a mainline railway station with two trains an hour to London Waterloo taking approximately 1h 40m.
Built as a very personal project by a well regarded local developer, the house has been cleverly designed to take full advantage of its unique position and draws on Georgian elegance and proportions. The accommodation has a unique feel encompassing period style with contemporary convenience and practicality. On the ground floor a spacious reception hallway has a bespoke hand-turned wooden staircase and inner wall of Crittall glazed panels and and door leading to a magnificent open plan kitchen finished to the highest specification with a wide range of integral appliances. The kitchen is open to the dining room, with a contemporary gas fire and a wall of glazed bi-fold doors opening directly onto the large stone entertaining terrace with wide steps down to the lawns and gardens. There is a beautifully proportioned drawing room with a bay window featuring French Windows opening on to the stone terrace and garden and a substantial chimney breast and fire place. Also on the ground floor is a study, utility room, wc and further reception room, ideal as a tv room or gym.
Upstairs there are five double bedrooms. The master bedroom features a walk in dressing room and stunning adjoining bathroom incorporating a walk-in shower and dual vanity unit. Two of the guest bedrooms have generous en suite facilities and there is a further family bathroom. All fittings are of the highest standard befitting a build of this quality.
Brick pillars and wooden entrance gates lead to the sweeping driveway and to a large turning and parking area adjacent to the house and the detached triple garage with three separate electrically operated up and over doors. The gardens are landscaped with a range of indigenous trees and laid to lawn, with the majority of the lawn garden facing to the south and overlooking the paddocks beyond. The land extends to approximately four acres in total.
Living in Milford on Sea
Milford on Sea is currently a property hot spot. It is one of the last remaining seaside villages in Hampshire and is delightfully picturesque with a proper village green at its centre. This green is often the focus for popular village events such as maypole dancing and the annual food festival and is fringed by a range of independents (including antiques shops, butcher’s, chemists and greengrocer’s). Recently Milford has developed something of a reputation as a foodie destination with its collection of tea rooms, bistros, wine bar, fish and chips and specialist fish restaurant, plus more.
This is a vibrant village with a friendly and lively community, and appeals to both young families (the primary school has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted) and older couples looking for somewhere on the coast to relax. The old-fashioned seafront stretches from Hurst spit and Keyhaven nature reserve in the east towards Christchurch Harbour to the west, and enjoys lovely views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the Needles.
A good mix of properties includes striking contemporary seafront homes and cliff top apartments with big sea views, quaint terraced old fishermen’s cottages and some substantial 1920s and 1930s Ravenscroft arts and crafts influenced homes in and around Barnes Lane. Looking for an Estate Agent in Milford on Sea? Spencers are here to help.
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One of the last new houses ever to be built inside the New Forest National Park. This exceptional brand new home of nearly 4,000 sq ft enjoys glorious southerly views across its own rolling gardens and grounds which extend to approximately four acres. The house has been finished to a very high standard and sits at the end of a long private drive with a detached triple garage all set within the peace and open spaces of the New Forest National Park. EPR - B