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 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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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
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