The Situation:

The property occupies a secluded semi-rural position on the edge of the delightful village of 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 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.

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.

The Property:

The property has been the subject of an extensive programme of extension and refurbishment in recent years and offers versatile accommodation that would fit a number of individual requirements as a whole or for multigenerational living with the potential to derive an income. The accommodation is laid out on a grand scale with large, opulent rooms epitomising the best properties of the era. An entrance lobby leads to an impressive reception hall with stairs rising to the upper floors and French doors open out from here onto the rear terrace which makes an ideal space for entertaining.

Double doors lead into a large and beautifully appointed open plan kitchen/dining and family room spanning the full depth of the property with the benefit of a corner woodburner as a focal point within the family room.

The principal 25’ sitting room benefits from a feature fireplace with newly fitted woodburner, patio doors lead out to the garden and the room enjoys a southerly aspect with views across the gardens. Further rooms to this level include a study, utility room and cloakroom.

To the first floor, an extensive landing area links to all of the bedrooms and access to the lift (currently out of service) and the back staircase. An impressive 17’ double aspect principal bedroom suite with large bay window overlooks the rear gardens and fields beyond. From here there is access to a luxurious en-suite bathroom and into two his and hers fully fitted dressing rooms. This floor offers two further guest bedrooms, both with en suite facilities and a store room.

Both flights of stairs lead up to the top floor which offers four further spacious bedrooms, two of which are en suites and could be used for a number of purposes including as a home office, gym or media room.

Agents Note: Works are currently in progress to refurbish the bathroom, lay new flooring and create a new enclosed entrance porch, the works are forecast to be completed in April.


Adjoining the property there is a spacious self contained one bedroom annexe suitable for a number of uses including for dependent relatives or to generate income as a holiday cottage/rental property (subject to the necessary requirements).

The annexe benefits from its own entrance and is in the process of being renovated to provide a newly fitted kitchen, open plan living room/dining room with patio doors leading out to a rear terrace and garden. The first floor offers a good sized bedroom with stairs coming up from the ground floor and an en suite bathroom.

Grounds & Gardens:

The property is approached by a sweeping driveway leading to a large circular parking area providing access to the property and annexe. The current owners are currently in the process of constructing a wooden car barn with open parking, which will be completed upon sale.

The wonderfully established grounds surround the property and extend in total to approximately 0.8 acre comprising established mature trees including large pine tree and a magnolia. The attractive gardens provide extensive lawns and are defined by fence and hedgerow borders and an informally arranged orchard. A paved sun terrace adjoins and extends across the back of the house.

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: 8
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 6
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 5

A magnificent and elegant country house of great character and charm situated in a secluded semi rural location on the outskirts of the popular New Forest village of Sway with direct forest access along Coombe Lane.

The property offers extensive accommodation set across three floors extending to in excess of 6,600 sqft and additional benefits include an attached one bedroom annexe and planning permission for a detached double garage, which is currently being constructed. The top floor could additionally be used as a self-contained apartment with independent access by way of a second staircase and internal lift (not currently in service).

Spencers Brockenhurst Office

56 Brookley Road
SO42 7RA

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