Originally a large country house built in 1905, Quarr House has been sympathetically converted into seven individual properties set in private grounds in a popular New Forest location. Forming a significant portion of the main house, this magnificent first floor apartment offers well-proportioned accommodation with character features such as original fireplaces, wood flooring, sash windows and high ceilings.

External stairs lead up to the first floor communal entrance with a grand staircase leading up to the private entrance door which in turn leads into the apartment. A welcoming generous reception hallway, which features a large arch and ornate pillars, provide access to the bedrooms at one end and the living accommodation at the other. A large storage cupboard, originally the ‘maids cupboard’ is set at the far end with additional built in shelving area. A cloakroom is set off the hallway and benefits from a further storage area.

A spectacular drawing room (20 x 20) benefitting from wood strip flooring and with sliding doors leading out to a useful roof garden overlooking the rear gardens. A central fireplace with ornate wood mantel and surround with a gas living flame fire set on a marble hearth makes this a real feature of the room.

From the drawing room there is access into an equally sizable dining room with large sash windows overlooking the grounds to the rear and again features a large fireplace with coordinating surround and marble hearth and living flame gas fire.

A recently fitted kitchen is set across the hallway offering ample storage with modern units with coordinating wood block surfaces and tiled splashbacks. Integrated appliances include a built in double oven set at high level, induction hob with extractor hob over and sink unit overlooking the front aspect across the grounds and forest beyond. A useful pantry/utility room is set off the kitchen providing additional useful storage with space and plumbing for appliances. It also houses the boiler which is still under warranty.

The magnificent principal bedroom (24 x 18) is situated on the east side of the building with large splay bay windows overlooking the side gardens. The high ceiling features ornate plasterwork and central rose. There is an extensive run of fitted tall wardrobes providing for good storage and a vanity unit with sink.

There are two additional double bedrooms accessed from an inner hallway off the main hallway which all enjoy views over the gardens and currently interconnect. A large family bathroom which has a 7ft 2 long enamelled roll top bath and separate double shower cubicle completes the accommodation.

The property is accessed via a sweeping driveway through the delightful grounds giving access to parking at the front of the building and a single garage is set to the side. There is an area of woodland to the front offering a mixture of deciduous and evergreen trees, whilst providing a good degree of privacy.

Side access leads to stunning parkland style communal grounds and gardens to the rear which are beautifully maintained under contract and included within the maintenance charge. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with large flower and rose beds.

Quarr House is situated to the immediate north of the village centre, putting the extensive facilities of this popular village within a level walk. The village offers a useful mainline rail connection (London Waterloo approximately 100 minutes) together with a range of shops, a thriving community and popular Tennis Club. Miles of open New Forest commences to the north of the property.

The Georgian market town of Lymington, famed for its river, marinas, yacht clubs 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 golf course.

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: 3
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 1
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 2

A substantial first floor mansion style apartment offering accommodation of approximately 2195 sq ft forming a substantial part of this beautifully converted country house which is set in 2 acres of gardens, within a few yards of the open forest and local amenities including the branch train station. The apartment retains many period features befitting the era and all key rooms are predominantly south facing allowing for plentiful light. Further benefits include a garage.

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56 Brookley Road
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