The private garden attached to the property is of particular note and worthy of a substantial family home.

The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with established hedge and fence boundaries and stunning planted borders comprising a number of specimen plants and trees.

Set within the grounds are two attractive paved seating terraces, one of which features a pretty low-rise surrounding brick wall. There is also a timber shed at the far end of the plot and a useful compost area.

The grounds enjoy a high degree of privacy and make for an ideal environment for keen gardeners and family recreation.

To the front of the main house, there is residents parking along a shingled driveway.


Forming part this historic country house constructed by the former high court judge, Andrew Peterson in approximately 1880, this impressive split-level apartment offers substantial accommodation and a beautifully maintained garden.

The property is accessed via steps leading up to a communal hallway, which in turn leads to the main front entrance door. Upon entering the property, a small hallway leads to truly magnificent staircase formed from the original staircase of the former country house. The staircase turns halfway up and is complimented by cast iron spindles and a carved wooden balustrade. Above the stairwell is a striking barrel-vaulted ceiling with skylight window and ornate cornicing making for a spectacular entrance when first entering the apartment.

At the top of the stairwell, a landing area links via a door to the main entrance hallway. This impressive space again features a barrel-vaulted ceiling with skylight and ornate cornicing and links to all the principle rooms to this level, as well as an inner hallway.

The beautiful sitting room features character plaster work to the walls and ceilings, ornate cornicing and a feature fireplace complimented by a carved wood and marble surround and a marble hearth. To the far end of the room are two large Sash windows flooding the room with light and offering lovely views across the grounds.

The kitchen/dining room offers a good size space with a double barrelled-vaulted ceiling, cornicing, picture rails, solid oak wooden floor and two large Sash windows to the far end overlooking the grounds, one of which features a window seat. The kitchen area is fitted with an attractive range of country style wall and base units with complimenting island unit, a Range style cooker with extractor over and space and plumbing for a dishwasher.

The master bedroom is set to the other side of the hallway and again features a barrel-vaulted ceiling with cornicing, built-in wardrobes and two side aspect Sash windows. Open to the bedroom area is an en-suite shower room, with Sash window and separate door leading to the inner hallway. The study is located to this floor and features a barrel ceiling with cornicing, two built-in double wardrobes, built-in shelving and a Sash window overlooking the grounds.

At the end of the main entrance hall, a door opens into an inner hallway with built-in storage units either side. From here, a door opens into a family bathroom with bath and shower and a separate toilet. This area benefits from tiled under floor heating.

Also accessed from the inner hallway is a stairwell which leads up to the second-floor landing area. From here there is access to the roof terrace and three further bedrooms, all of which benefit from built-in storage facilities and Velux windows.

The wonderfully private roof terrace provides a fantastic decked space for solitude, as well as outdoor dining and entertaining. To the end of the terrace a stable door opens into additional accommodation, formed from the original tower to the country house. The first room offers a good size space offering options for a number of uses, with a ladder style stairwell ascending to a further triple aspect room at the tower, from where far reaching views can be enjoyed across the surrounding area.

NB. Set beneath the main accommodation are two substantial, externally accessed cellars offering considerable options for storage.


Arnewood Court is a majestic Grade II listed country house set within its own private parkland grounds and is approached via a sweeping driveway which is set back and well screened from the road. The property is only 3.6 miles from the Georgian market town of Lymington with its extensive yachting facilities, ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight and its famous Saturday county market. The village of Sway benefits from a range of local shops, a well-regarded primary school, two public houses, a popular tennis club and a mainline rail station offering a direct link to London Waterloo (approx. 1 hour 55 minutes). The popular village of Brockenhurst (3.5 miles) is also within easy reach offering a wider range of amenities and facilities.

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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Sway, Lymington

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 2

A wonderful Grade II listed 4-bedroom split level mansion apartment forming part of a truly magnificent historic country house, set in parkland gardens in the popular village of Sway. The property benefits from beautiful private grounds as well as a roof terrace and extensive cellar/storage facilities.

Spencers Brockenhurst Office

56 Brookley Road
SO42 7RA

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