The property is situated directly opposite to open forest and on the outskirts of Sway village, being just a few minutes from the mainline railway station (London Waterloo approx. 90 minutes), a general convenience store, award winning Butchers, doctors surgery, post office, public house and the highly regarded St Luke’s Primary School.
The Georgian market town of Lymington, famed for its river, marinas, yacht clubs, boutique shops and coastline, is within an easy 4 mile drive over the forest. The neighbouring New Forest village of Brockenhurst, again with a mainline rail connection, offers further leisure, shopping and educational amenities, as well as a popular 18 hole championship golf course.
Access to the property is gained via a brick and timber storm porch, leading into a generous entrance hallway which houses the wood burning stove with back boiler and offers the potential for under stairs storage cupboards.
The hallway leads through to the farmhouse kitchen which incorporates a selection of base and wall units which include an integrated full height fridge, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and Belling range cooker and extractor. The kitchen leads through into a generous utility room with additional base and wall units and space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. An external door leads to the rear brick and timber storm porch and to the rear patio and lawn area beyond.
The sitting/dining room has a triple aspect with views to both the front and rear and benefits from an open fire with a Purbeck stone fireplace and hearth, serving hatch from the kitchen and French doors leading out to the rear patio area, ideal for entertaining.
Also located on the ground floor is the family room/bedroom four which has an aspect overlooking the front of the property, with views out over the open forest.
A staircase rises to the first floor accommodation via the bright and airy landing which houses the airing cupboard with water tank. A window overlooks the front aspect, providing far reaching elevated views of the surrounding Forest landscape.
Bedroom one has an aspect overlooking the rear garden and features ample built in drawer, wardrobe and cupboard space as well as the added benefit of a generous ensuite bathroom made up of a shower cubicle, bath, wash hand basin, bidet and WC.
Bedroom two and three both benefit from a front aspect with scenic views and are serviced by the family bathroom which comprises a bath with shower head over, wash hand basin and WC.
Adjoining the property is a one bedroom annexe which has its own separate access, leading into a galley style kitchen with base and wall units, an integrated fridge and space for an electric cooker.
The kitchen leads into a double aspect living room with access to large downstairs shower room with walk-in shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.
A staircase leads to the large upstairs bedroom which has a Velux window, access to eaves storage.
There is an additional detached outbuilding which could be used as ancillary accommodation or as a home office/studio.
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GROUNDS & GARDENS
The property is approached by a cattle grid leading to an extremely generous block paved driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles and access to the quadruple car garage, providing ample storage and additional parking, with a car inspection pit within and a staircase leading to generous additional storage above.
To the front of the property is a landscaped raised slate garden bordered by post and rail fencing and mature Rhododendron shrubs.
The driveway leads to the bottom of the front garden, and sweeps round to the first of the generous outbuildings and workshop beyond, both of which benefit from power and light supply. Further benefits include a raised vegetable garden and outside power sockets.
The rear garden is set on two levels and is both private and enclosed. The upper level is made up of a Indian Sandstone patio which spans the entire width of the property, providing an ideal space for seating an alfresco dining. Further benefiting from a low maintenance artificial lawn.
The lower level is block paved and provides side access to the garage and workshop.
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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An attractive detached family residence, occupying a much sought-after location with direct forest access and outstanding forest views as far as the eye can see. Constructed 25 years ago, the property also benefits from an attached annexe, further ancillary accommodation, a detached quadruple garage, a large workshop and additional shed as well as extensive off-road parking. Situated on the outskirts of the desirable New Forest village of Sway, with its friendly community and range of amenities.