On the southern edge of the New Forest is the delightful and historic village of Sway, lying three miles from the coastal town of Lymington and five miles from the coast.

Sway boasts a vibrant community with an annual carnival, a village hall with activities ranging from archery to yoga, as well as cricket, football and tennis clubs.

The village centre offers a good degree of diversity, with a contemporary arts hub, a choice of popular pubs, a popular cafe/deli, an award-winning butcher’s, a village store and a post office among others.

The village primary school, St. Luke’s is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted making the area popular with young families.

A mainline rail station linking to London Waterloo adds to the allure for commuters and while there’s easy access to the open forest for dog walking and cycling, Sway is off the usual tourist track making it feel peaceful and relaxed.

Sway’s claims to fame include the 200-foot high Sway Tower, the tallest structure constructed of non-reinforced concrete and an iconic landmark of the New Forest.

The countryside around Sway was also the setting for Captain Marryat’s work ‘The Children of the New Forest’.


Steps lead up to the communal entrance hall from where a magnificent country house stairwell ascends to the second floor and the front entrance to the apartment. Set outside the front door are several useful storage cupboards.

The entrance hall has a built-in storage cupboard and provides access to all the main reception rooms.

The sitting room is a beautiful room with a feature fireplace, windows overlooking the communal garden and double doors leading out on to a private balcony, offering elevated views.

Adjacent and open to the sitting room is the dining area which offers generous space for a dining table and chairs. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base level units with wooden work surfaces and space for a cooker with extractor fan over, under counter fridge and freezer, washing machine and dishwasher, all of which will be included within the sale.

The main bedroom is a good sized double room with two windows offering elevated views across the front aspect and a modern en-suite shower room with a shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

A door from the drawing room leads to bedroom two which is a lovely double room overlooking the communal grounds.

The bathroom offers a Victorian style roll top bath with cast iron claw feet and shower above, wash hand basin, low level WC and radiator with a heated towel rail.


The property is accessed via a sweeping driveway giving access to communal parking and the garage block. The apartment benefits from a spacious single garage within this block.

Side access leads to a washing line area and into the communal rear garden.

The delightful maintained gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with an attractive array of flowers and shrubs. The delightful grounds are privately enclosed and defined by a range of mature shrubs and trees.

The property further benefits from a delightful balcony off the main sitting room with enjoys a delightful southerly aspect and elevated views across the beautifully maintained grounds.


Tenure: Share of Freehold

Services: All mains services connected

Service Charge: £1,000 paid every 6 months

Dogs and cats allowed

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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  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 2

A superb, characterful two bedroom penthouse apartment forming one of only seven properties in a beautifully converted country house. Quarr House is situated adjacent to the open forest and the property benefits well-proportioned accommodation with elevated views across stunning communal grounds.

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