The property is situated in a wonderful location, enjoying a delightful southerly aspect and surrounded by the beautiful New Forest countryside, halfway between Lymington and the popular village Sway.
Nestling on the Southern edge of the New Forest National Park, Sway is a fine example of a quiet yet thriving village community, renowned for its friendliness. The village offers and a range of local shops and amenities together with a highly regarded primary school and a mainline railway station providing an hourly service to London Waterloo.
The attractive Georgian market town of Lymington is only four miles away, with a busy Saturday street market, a comprehensive range of shops and restaurants and two marinas offering a wide range of facilities for the sailing enthusiast.
The neighbouring New Forest village of Brockenhurst, again with a mainline rail connection, offers further leisure, shopping and educational amenities, including a popular 18 hole championship golf course.
This stunning property has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment having been both enlarged and reconfigured to a very high standard throughout.
A central entrance porch opens into an entrance hallway which in turn links to all of the ground floor accommodation, with a turning stairwell ascending to the first floor. The double aspect sitting room features a stylish fireplace, full height vaulted ceiling and doors opening out onto the rear terrace.
Set the other side of the hallway is the equally impressive double aspect kitchen/dining room which again features a full height vaulted ceiling and doors opening onto the terrace. The kitchen area is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units, work surfaces and built in appliances, as well An impressive wood burner and a fantastic island unit.
Further rooms to the ground floor include a bedroom and a study/fifth bedroom, both of which overlook the grounds and are serviced by a bathroom and a separate shower room.
The ground floor rooms predominantly benefit from reclaimed wood flooring which is believed to originate from an old RAF station.
To the first floor, a small landing area links to three first floor bedrooms, all of which enjoy elevated views across the surrounding area and a family bathroom.
GROUNDS AND GARDENS
To the front aspect, an electric gate opens onto a large expanse of gravel driveway providing off road parking for numerous vehicles and access to the triple garage (one of which is currently set up as a utility area). The driveway is bordered to three sides by attractive post and rail fencing.
Access either side of the property leads through to an extensive, rear sun terrace which extends across the entirety of the house and provides a wonderful space for outdoor dining and enjoying the elevated views across the grounds.
Steps lead down from both ends of the terrace to the main area of garden which is predominantly laid to lawn. Set within the main area of garden is a fantastic Studio with wood burning stove, electric heating and paved surround to one side and a large detached workshop to the other.
From the main garden area, steps lead down into a delightful area of woodland and a lovely second seating area set between the trees and accessed across a small bridge.
The boundaries to the grounds below are defined by a delightful brook that winds its way through the countryside.
The gardens and grounds associated with the property extend to just under an acre.
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.
Looking for Estate Agents in Sway? Spencers are here to help.
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A magnificent five bedroom detached country residence set in a prime forest location. The property offers stunning living spaces with vaulted ceilings and benefits from garaging, parking, outbuildings and grounds extending to almost an acre. EPC: C
Spencers Brockenhurst Office
- 01590 622 551
56 Brookley Road