The property is set off one of Sway’s premier roads, in a rarely available and much sought after cul-de-sac location, with access to the open forest at the end of Brighton Road.
The village of Sway is a fine example of a quiet yet thriving village community, renowned for its friendliness. The village offers a useful mainline rail connection (London Waterloo approximately 100 minutes) together with a range of shops, a highly regarded primary school, two public houses and the popular Jubilee Fields with tennis club, football pitch, cricket ground and children’s play area.
The Georgian market town of Lymington, famed for its river, marinas, yacht clubs, boutique shops and coastline, is within an easy 4 mile drive over the forest.
The neighbouring New Forest village of Brockenhurst, again with a mainline rail connection, offers further leisure, shopping and educational amenities, as well as a popular 18 hole championship golf course.
Built to an exacting specification fourteen years ago by highly regarded builder, Peter Cross, this superb family home offers beautifully appointed accommodation and outbuildings approaching 6,000 square feet with concrete floors and triple glazed windows.
An entrance porch with solid wood door opens into a welcoming entrance hall with vaulted ceiling, exposed brick chimney breast with woodburning stove, lift, tiled flooring and turning stairwell ascending to the first floor galleried landing.
The entrance hall extends through into a stunning orangery with lantern roof, glazed surround and double doors opening out on the rear terrace.
Set off the entrance hall to one side is a triple aspect drawing room full height windows overlooking the rear garden and oversize stone fire surround with inset gas woodburning stove. The drawing room opens into a good size double aspect office/study complete with fitted furnishings.
To the other side of the entrance hall is a magnificent double aspect kitchen/breakfast/dining room with exposed brick chimney breast, tiled flooring and full height windows looking out across the rear garden.
The kitchen area is fitted with a bespoke range of wall and base oak units and a separate island unit, all with granite work surfaces over. Set within the units is a Rangemaster cooker with extractor unit over and a range of built-in appliances including an oven, microwave oven, dishwasher and coffer machine. There is also space for a large American style fridge/freezer.
A triple aspect garden room adjoins the kitchen with tiled flooring and doors opening out onto the garden. This lovely room links seamlessly with the kitchen/breakfast/dining room making for a great family living/entertaining space.
Further rooms to the ground floor include a cloakroom and a utility room with fitted units, granite worksurfaces and a built-in larder.
To the first floor, a landing area with triple Velux windows links to the impressive master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and three additional bedrooms, two of which benefit from en-suite shower rooms. Most of the bedrooms also benefit from built-in wardrobes, with a family bathroom serving the additional bedroom.
Adjoining the master bedroom is a large dressing room with separate access from the landing area. This area could easily be used as a fifth bedroom should it be required.
Grounds & Gardens
The property is set at the head of the cul-de-sac and is accessed via a short track leading from Brighton Road.
To the front aspect, double electric gates and electric pedestrian gate open onto a large gravelled driveway providing off road parking for multiple vehicles and access to the triple garage complex.
A stairwell adjoining the side of the garage complex leads to the ancillary accommodation set across the garage comprising a large sitting room and adjoining shower room. This area offer potential for further enlargement (subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).
Set to the far side of the property is a superb indoor swimming pool complex built in 2016 and comprising a fully tiled 16 metre swimming pool with electric roll top cover and two good size changing/shower rooms. The complex has been designed and finished to the highest specification and further includes a pump room and engine room controlling the heating and humidity.
To the other side of the house is a delightful area of landscaped garden featuring a number of specimen plants and a central water feature.
The main rear garden extends across the back of the house and is laid to level lawn, with established tree, hedge and fence perimeters and planted borders.
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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A magnificent family residence forming part of an exclusive development of just six properties in the popular village of Sway, close to the village and open forest. The property has been extensively enlarged by the current owners and further benefits from a substantial indoor swimming pool complex, a triple garage with separate accommodation above and grounds extending to approximately 0.6 acre. EPR: C
Spencers Brockenhurst Office
- 01590 622 551
56 Brookley Road