The property is set in the heart of the ever popular village of Sway and within a short distance of the open forest. The village offers a useful mainline rail connection to Southampton and London Waterloo (approximately 100 minutes) together with a range of shops, a thriving community, well regarded primary school, church, doctor’s surgery and the Jubilee fields offering fantastic recreation facilities including tennis courts, a football pitch and a cricket ground all set around a pavilion clubhouse. The Georgian market town of Lymington, famed for its river, marinas, yacht clubs and coastline, is within a 4 mile drive over the forest. The neighbouring New Forest village of Brockenhurst (4 miles), again with a mainline rail connection, offers further leisure, shopping and educational amenities, as well as a popular 18 hole golf course.
The property offers a stunning façade of white, lime rendered cob walls and wooden windows set under a thatched roof line, the majority of which was re-thatched in 2017. The accommodation has been cleverly reconfigured and now comprises comfortable living spaces in keeping with a modern day lifestyle.
The entrance lobby has a solid wood front door, side aspect window, tiled flooring and leads to the entrance hall with ceramic tiled floor, stairs to first floor and storage cupboard. Open access through to the sitting room providing cottage features including exposed beams, attractive recessed fireplace with wood burning stove, ornamental bread oven and stone hearth. Leading from the sitting room there is a study area and the dining room which also has exposed beams and an ornamental cast iron fireplace. To the other side of the entrance hall is the kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a range of modern units and appliances, rear aspect windows and slate tiled floor. The utility/wc has plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, front aspect obscured window and built-in water softener. Also accessed from the sitting room is the stunning triple aspect garden room/conservatory with pitched glazed roof, tiled flooring and door opening onto the rear terrace and pleasant garden.
On the first floor the double aspect master bedroom has a part vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and built-in wardrobe. The second bedroom has an ornamental cast iron fireplace and built-in wardrobe. The third bedroom overlooks the front garden and the family bathroom, with oak floor and part tiled walls, comprises a deep Jacuzzi style bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and wc.
Set either side of the property are two private driveways, one brick paved and the other gravel, providing off road parking for multiple vehicles. At the end of the brick paved driveway is a substantial, detached double garage with loft storage and electric up and over door and workshop. An adjoining second workshop with separate access door offers options for a number of uses. Set between the cottage and garage/workshop area is a paved sun terrace providing an ideal space for outdoor dining. The main garden enjoys a southerly orientation and comprises a formal lawn and a landscaped area with ornamental water feature. The garden is defined by herbaceous borders and specimen planting with timber fence and established hedge borders providing a good degree of privacy. Also set within the grounds are two timber sheds, one with power and lighting.
Living in Sway
This leafy village on the southern edge of the New Forest has everything you could want for family life in the Forest. There’s a village primary school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, a vibrant community with annual carnival, village hall (activities range from archery to yoga), plus cricket, football and tennis clubs. And while there’s easy access to the Forest’s open grassland, heathland and woodland for dog walking and cycling, Sway is off the Forest’s usual tourist tracks and feels peaceful and relaxed.
The village centre combines the unusual with the desirable: a contemporary arts hub, quality businesses like Sway Woodburning Centre, mainline railway station, choice of popular pubs, good cafe/deli, award-winning butcher’s, village store and post office among others.
Property is an attractive pick ‘n’ mix of everything including substantial country houses, individual modern builds in good-sized plots, family homes, imaginative refurbishments, closes of quality new terraces, chalet bungalows and a smattering of Edwardian semi-detached villas and thatched cottages.
Sway’s claims to fame include 200-foot high Sway Tower, the tallest structure made out of non-reinforced concrete, and the countryside around Sway was the setting for Captain Marryat’s work The Children of the New Forest.
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An exquisite thatched cob cottage set along a private lane close to the heart of the popular New Forest village of Sway. This beautiful home has been subject to considerable refurbishment during its current ownership and is further complimented by a detached double garage with workshops, two driveways and a private south facing garden. EPR: C
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