Positioned on the edge of Buckland Rings Iron Age hill fort, the property is also within the New Forest National Park which extends to 219 square miles and provides countless walks, rides and cycle paths. There are no public rights of way across the property but the protected nature of its immediate surroundings provide an uncommon sense of permanence and protection from the outside world. While occupying a supremely private position and surrounded by unspoilt countryside, the house is remarkably convenient lying only 1.2 miles from the centre of Lymington which offers a range of national and boutique shops as well as excellent bars, cafes and restaurants. The area is renowned for its sailing and there are several marinas as well as popular and active sailing clubs. There is a mainline railway station at Brockenhurst providing direct services to London Waterloo in under two hours.
The house has been extended and updated in various stages over the years culminating in a very nicely arranged and beautifully presented house that extends to over 4,200 square feet. The accommodation flows from a central entrance hall which provides access to the principal reception rooms. Of particular note is the superb open plan kitchen/dining/family room that faces south and offers direct access to the garden via two sets of French windows. There are integrated appliances throughout as well as a separate larder. There is a separate formal dining room that also has French windows onto the garden. The drawing room is a particularly impressive space featuring a large bay window and French windows overlooking the garden. There is also a feature fireplace and door to the spectacular Library which has double height ceilings that are vaulted revealing exquisite joinery in the rafters. Deeply impressive fitted bookshelves complete with sliding ladder run the length of one wall and there is an ornate fire place in the corner of the room. A door leads to a stairwell that provides access to a superb wine cellar. Also on the ground floor is a large Billiard room that has a curved bay window and a door to the outside. There is also a downstairs wc and a large utility room with back door.
An elegant staircase leads to the first floor where a galleried landing provides access to six double bedrooms. Both the master bedroom and guest bedroom have walk-in wardrobes and en-suite shower rooms. There are four further double bedrooms and two further family bathrooms, both of which contain a bath and separate large shower.
Adjacent to the house is a substantial detached garage block that contains garaging for two cars. There is also ancillary accommodation which contains a dining room and shower room on the ground floor with a staircase that leads to a large first floor room incorporating ideal living space that is currently arranged as separate sitting and sleeping areas.
There is also a large separate room that contains a raised swimming pool complete with artificial current that can be swum against. There is also a dining area as well as an additional room that would be ideal as a gym or table tennis room.
The property is reached via double electric wooden gates open to a gravel drive that winds through the grounds arriving at a large turning and parking area adjacent to the house and garage. The formal gardens are level and laid to lawn with a southerly aspect meaning that they are particularly light throughout the day. There is a paved terrace running along the southern side of the house providing the perfect place for outdoor dining with views across the formal gardens which are surrounded by a mixture of deciduous and evergreen woodland. This semi wild area is a haven for wildlife and offers extensive scope for children to explore and build dens. There is a stream that runs through the northern portion of the property and there is a separate access to the woodland through a five bar gate accessed via a private track.
Living in Lymington
This vibrant and picturesque Georgian market town, positioned between the Solent, Lymington River and the New Forest, has been a massive draw for many people over the years.
It has always attracted ‘yachties’ as it’s considered the UK’s sailing capital with its boatyards, marinas and sailing clubs. It is also popular with families and retirees escaping London and the Home Counties in search of a better quality of life, often light-heartedly referred to as ‘Richmond by the Sea’. It’s also the choice for many in the New Forest who are considering downsizing, but want to remain in the area.
Lymington is a lively hub. It has a very distinctive centre with many independents (such as Elliotts of Lymington for designer fashion) as well as a strong smattering of top quality names (including Musto and Waitrose). A tasty range of eateries includes cafes, pubs and restaurants – check out two good tapas bars, Elderflower on Quay Hill (the chef is ex-Chewton Glen) and stylish Stanwells House Hotel. And every Saturday the High Street is taken over by a proper, old-fashioned market with everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers and plants, fashion to fishing equipment, and vintage collectables to artisan food producers.
Property ranges from elegant period townhouses in the town centre to big family homes down leafy lanes ‘South of the High Street’ and new waterside development.
£2,000,000 Offers in Excess of
Sway Road, Lymington
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- 5 Bathrooms:
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This delightful country house occupies an especially secluded position on the fringes of Lymington yet within The New Forest National Park which lends the property a delightful rural and unspoilt atmosphere. Sitting well within its land this beautifully finished six bedroom house has extensive living accommodation on the ground floor as well as a separate ancillary accommodation ideal for guests or extended family. There is also a double garage and separate swimming pool room containing space for gym equipment The formal gardens and wooded grounds extend to approximately nine acres providing complete privacy in this charming yet highly convenient location. EPR: D
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