The house sits in a slightly elevated position overlooking its own grounds to unspoilt countryside beyond. The house occupies a particularly unique position as it is one of very few new houses to be permitted to be built within the New Forest National Park. The house therefore combines the best of modern building practices with a glorious position with access straight onto the open Forest from the end of the drive.
The Forest offers an unrivalled number of riding, dog walks and cycle trails over beautiful semi-wild countryside yet the house remains within easy reach of excellent local facilities. Walhampton School is in the same village and the nearby market town of Lymington is a sailing destination with a range of clubs and marinas as well as a historic high street catering for most daily requirements. Brockenhurst lies just under 6 miles away where there is a mainline railway station providing direct trains to London in less than 1h 45m.
Portmore House was built in 2019 to the specifications of the current owner with a stylish contemporary finish that enhances the aesthetic of the classical design in the high ceilings and large windows. The front door opens to large reception hall with staircase to the first floor and large store cupboard. A Crittel style glass screen separates the reception hall from the open plan kitchen / family / dining room which is L-shaped and has a luxurious flame effect gas fire and bi-fold doors opening onto the terrace. The kitchen is beautifully fitted with a range of integrated appliances, a four oven electric Aga and a spacious breakfast bar. The family room has ample space for a large sofa under large sash windows.
The drawing room features an attractive herringbone floor and open fireplace with an attractive stone surround and french windows to the garden. There is also a study and a separate sitting room along with a very generous utility room accessed from the kitchen which also has a back door.
Upstairs is an attractive galleried landing with airing and storage cupboards. The master bedroom has a dual aspect and views over the gardens and grounds as well as its own dressing room and en suite bathroom with both bath and separate shower. There is also a further large dressing room accessed from the main bedroom which could either double as a nursery or be easily converted to a fifth bedroom with an access door from the landing. The guest bedroom also has a dual aspect and a dressing room which leads to an en suite shower room. Bedroom 3 also has an en suite shower room with bedrooms four and five sharing a family bathroom.
The house is approached through an electrically operated five bar gate beyond which lies a long drive leading to a large turning and parking area adjacent to the house and garage block. The garages are detached from hte main house and comprise a single garage with an up and over door and an open fronted double garage to which doors could be added if required. Adjoining the garage block is a useful Garden Room which has bi-fold doors opening onto a terrace beyond which lies a delightful sunken garden. The Garden Room is perfectly equipped to fulfil a variety of uses including studio, games room or home office. There is a further five bar gate leading from the parking area into the paddocks.
There is an extensive stone terrace running the width of the house on the southern side which can be accessed directly from the drawing room and dining room. The terrace steps down to lawned gardens which are gently terraced and blend seamlessly with the paddock land beyond. In all approximately 5 acres.
Mains water, electric air source heating
Council Tax: Band H
EPR – B
Ultrafast broadband with speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps is available at the property (Ofcom)
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.
£3,950,000 Guide Price
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A beautifully finished modern house built to the current owner's specification set in 5 acres of gardens and grounds moments from the open Forest. The house enjoys southerly views across its land within a particularly private and peaceful setting. The accommodation is extremely spacious extending to approximately 3,860 sq ft with an additional garden room that makes an ideal recreation space or home office and takes the overall accommodation over 4,000 sq ft. There is also a triple garage block. EPR - B
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