Occupying a rural position in the quiet hamlet of Portmore, a five minute drive from Lymington and within walking distance of the open forest, this family home offers a private position with a delightful garden. The unspoilt New Forest National Park lies just half a mile to the north and offers endless walks, rides and cycling. Lymington is renowned as a centre for sailing with several clubs and deep water marinas all offering access to the Solent and beyond. Brockenhurst is just under 6 miles away and offers direct main line rail services to London Waterloo.
The property currently provides a high degree of flexible living and has been separated into a main home and a one bedroom self contained annexe. There is also a separate garden lodge with its own garden area including a hot tub and outside shower.
The entrance hall to the main home is a generous and welcoming space with exposed wooden floors and internal doors leading to the principal rooms. To the rear of the property is a modern kitchen/breakfast room which enjoys views and access out to the south facing rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of modern high gloss wall and base units with a breakfast bar area and space for a range cooker. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dual aspect dining/sitting room which is light and spacious and has French doors opening out onto the rear patio. There is a large utility room at the front of the property with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as ample storage room. There is potential here to convert this room into an ensuite to bedroom 1, another bedroom, or a secondary reception room if required. A modern shower room with fitted vanity unit completes the ground floor accommodation to the main house.
Stairs rise to the first floor where there are two double bedrooms, one with a large walk in wardrobe. Both bedrooms share the family bathroom.
Part of the house has been adapted to create a self contained one bedroom annexe which comprises its own entrance door, utility space, kitchenette, living room, double bedroom and shower room. This area can be easily brought back into the main home if required.
The large garden lodge is the latest addition, having been completed in 2020. The lodge has two rooms with doors leading to a private terrace area. There is a modern shower room and separate WC. The private terrace offers space for the hot tub and benefits from both an outside shower as well as a seating area to enjoy those long summer evenings.
The property is set well back from the lane with mature hedging and five bar wooden gates. You approach the property across the large gravel carriage driveway providing ample parking. There is a separate pedestrian access which leads down to the garden lodge and a large lock up work shop. The main rear garden is laid mainly to lawn with some areas of interest including a peaceful Zen garden, paths to the garden lodge and to the annexe and a large gravelled storage area. Both the annexe and the garden lodge both enjoy their own private garden space and outdoor storage facility.
Energy Performance Rating: D Current: 68 Potential: 82
Council Tax Band: F
Mains fresh water, electricity and gas
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 substantial detached four bedroom, two bathroom chalet bungalow in a peaceful hamlet nestled in the New Forest. The property offers versatile living with the addition of a one bedroom self contained annexe and a separate garden lodge. The annexe is ideal as a holiday let, multi generational living or additional accommodation for the family. Energy Performance Rating: D