GROUNDS & GARDENS
To the front aspect, double electric cedar gates set between brick pillars open onto a sweeping driveway flanked by a three tiered planted bank to one side and established hedge borders to the other, with an attractive water feature set in front of the property. The driveway provides off road parking for numerous vehicles and extends to a detached, triple garage with adjoining accommodation comprising two large rooms and a separate shower room. This area offers options for a number of uses, subject to the relevant consents, with front and rear access doors.
Set down the side of the property is a greenhouse and a vegetable area with numerous raised beds formed from Elm wood borders.
This area then continues into an orchard with Apple, Plum and Pear Trees and on through an attractive Arbour to a tiered bank, with herb garden set to the side.
The main area of garden is laid to lawn with central Oak trees providing an attractive focal point.
Beyond this area and set towards the rear of the plot are two natural spring fed wildlife ponds, an area of wild meadow garden and a second, small orchard.
The garden continues round the other side of the house, back towards the front where there is an attractive ornamental garden planted with a looping walk through beautiful acers and other specimen plants.
Adjoining the rear of the property is a staggered terrace, which is ideal for outdoor dining whilst enjoying the delightful southerly aspect.
A private, lower terrace accessed from the lower ground floor rooms provides a wonderful recreational purpose and outdoor dining with a hot tub area and stunning, illuminated waterfall feature set between planted reed beds.
Services: Mains gas, water and electricity – private drainage
By prior appointment only with the vendors sole selling agents Spencers of the New Forest.
A covered entrance porch opens via a solid oak front door into an impressive central hallway which offers a fantastic first impression with full height glazed vaulted ceiling, inset fireplace with glass screen and 10 foot high, full width bi-fold doors looking out and opening onto the rear terrace.
From the central hallway, stairs ascend to the first floor landing, whilst a stylish spiral staircase leads down to the lower ground floor.
The hallway then extends across to an open library/reading area complete with tall bay window, built-in shelving and window seat. Beyond is a coat’s cupboard and cloakroom incorporating a hand wash basin set on a tiled plinth and WC.
Set off one side of the central hallway is the 24 ft. double aspect sitting room benefiting from a feature fireplace with Chesney Limestone surround and hearth and window seats for enjoying the view across the garden.
Adjoining the sitting room is an equally impressive 24 ft. triple aspect dining room which has been designed so the ceiling mirrors the shape of the large dining table. This room is further complimented by a stylish, contemporary fireplace and intelligent lighting.
Set alongside the dining room is a good size double aspect study capable of housing two large desks, overlooking the front aspect.
To the other side of the central hallway is the magnificent 35 ft. x 29 ft. triple aspect kitchen/family/breakfast room which features a bay housing the breakfast table, wood burning stove set into a recess and bi-fold doors opening out onto the rear terrace. The kitchen area has been fitted with a contemporary range of Silverbrow wall units and complimenting island unit with breakfast bar, with Corian worksurfaces throughout. Built in appliances include a full height fridge and separate freezer, two De Detrich ovens, a microwave and steam oven, a Bosch dishwasher and a De Detrich induction hob with matching extractor over. There is also a large walk-in pantry cupboard.
The adjoining utility room is also of a good size with a range of fitted units, space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher and a door opening onto the rear terrace.
At the far end of the hallway are the four en-suite guest bedrooms, all of which enjoy views across different areas of the garden.
The double aspect principle guest bedroom offers a lovely space with double doors opening onto a private area of the rear terrace and a fully tiled en-suite bathroom comprising a bath set in a tiled surround with shower attachment, hand wash basin and WC.
The three remaining bedrooms also benefit from views across different areas of the property, as well as built-in wardrobes and individually designed en-suite shower rooms.
Stairs from the central hallway lead up to a small, first floor galleried landing, which links to the main bedroom. The entire first floor is dedicated to the double aspect principle bedroom, which features a vaulted ceiling, a Juliet balcony overlooking the entrance hall and bi-fold doors opening onto a covered balcony with glass balustrade. Additional features include an ornamental fireplace set on a granite hearth and remote lighting. Set off the bedroom is a dedicated dressing room with skylight and door opening to an extensive area of eaves storage. The luxurious en-suite bathroom with vaulted ceiling comprises a freestanding oval bath with mixer taps and a wet room area divided by a tiled wall with a rainwater and body shower to one side and a bidet and WC to the other.
A spiral staircase with solid walnut steps and chrome bannister leads down from the central hallway to the lower ground floor. This area has been configured for recreational purposes and currently comprises a gym/games room set behind a glass wall, steam room with shower, WC and space for a sauna and a large 25 ft. double aspect cinema room with projector screen and seven speaker system for surround sound. The cinema room is fitted with a range of units including a fridge. Bi-fold doors open from this room and the gym out onto the lower terrace and hot-tub area. The control room for the house is also located to this level.
Below this level and accessed from outside is a log store.
– Designed by Steven Sherlock and built in 2010 by reliable local builder Garry Watt of Castle Lodge Construction (built to 2013 insulation regulations)
– Kitchen designed, supplied and fitted by Silverbrow in Cadnam
– Sanitaryware is mainly Villeroy and Boch and the showers are Hans Grohe, complimented by tiles which are all Tileflair
– Handmade staircases with solid walnut treads
– Oversized 5 panel doors throughout which are made of walnut in public areas and white in private spaces
– Underfloor Heatmiser remote controlled gas central heating throughout, solar powered hot water and a Viessman boiler
– Underfloor heating and Porcelain tiling throughout
– Water softener supply throughout, hard water supply to the kitchen
– Clipsal lighting system
– Cat 5 cable throughout
– Sonos sound system in the kitchen, sitting room, library and bedroom 1
– Entire house ventilation system incorporating heat exchangers fitted by Nuaire
– Garage with separate gas boiler, radiators and hot water
– Zoned alarm system with security cameras, accessed remotely
– Front gates with telephone and keypad entry
The property is quietly situated in a prime New Forest location within a short walk from the village of Sway and the open forest. Sway 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 a popular Tennis Club. There is gated access into the forest across Mead End Road and down Adlams Lane, which is a quiet no-through road that opens up onto the New Forest at its furthest end.
The famed Georgian market town of Lymington, renowned for its river, marinas and yacht clubs offers a diverse range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities, along with a branch line connection to Brockenhurst (approx. 4 miles north east) that again provides a rail connection to London (Waterloo) in approximately 90 minutes.
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 truly unique and magnificent family residence set in private grounds extending to just over two acres, in the popular village of Sway. Designed by Steven Sherlock and built by Gary Watt in 2010, this superb home has been finished to the very highest standards, offering beautifully appointed living accommodation extending to approximately 7,900 square feet. Set across three floors, every facet of this extraordinary property has been carefully considered with meticulous attention to detail throughout. Energy Performance Rating: TBC
Spencers Brockenhurst Office
- 01590 622 551
56 Brookley Road