Ideally positioned for the nearby centres of Sway, Brockenhurst and Lymington, the house is within easy reach of a wide variety of entertainments and services. Sway and Brockenhurst have mainline railway stations offering direct services to London Waterloo in under two hours. Lymington has a busy high street with both national stores and smaller boutiques as well as a range of excellent pubs and Restaurants. The town is renowned as a centre for sailing and has several marinas and thriving sailing clubs providing superb access to The Solent. Nearby to the North are the wide open spaces of the New Forest with a superb range of walks and rides. For the equestrian enthusiast, there is a superb livery stables adjacent to the house.
A charming and very attractive thatched cottage that has been carefully extended in the past to provide very flexible accommodation including two downstairs double bedrooms, both of which have either an adjoining bathroom or shower room. There is a delightful large sitting room with two distinct seating areas, one of which is focused around an impressive inglenook fireplace with an open fire. Beyond the sitting room is a cosy snug with former inglenook fireplace and exposed beams. Stairs lead to two further bedrooms, one of which has a dressing room and shower room.
There is a beautiful farmhouse style kitchen with tiled floor, belfast sink and gas fired Aga with a door opening to the dining room. The dining room also has French windows that open onto a delightful covered seating and dining area that overlooks the garden and is perfect for spring and summer outdoor meals.
The house is approached over a wide drive that offers ample parking for many cars.
The gardens extend to the south and west of the house and are mostly laid to lawn with mature hedging at the borders. Also in the garden is a swimming pool that is protected by a low wooden picket fence and is separated from the house by an attractive paved terrace which is surrounded by flower borders and has ample room for a table and chairs. There is a more informal area of garden to the rear where there is a shed and an outbuilding.
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.
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
A truly charming thatched cottage, steeped in character and ideally positioned close to the New Forest. The property offers very flexible living accommodation and ample parking as well as a beautiful garden with both a swimming pool and delightful covered area ideal for outside dining all year round. EPR: D
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