The property is situated in an idyllic forest location on the edge of the village of Tiptoe, which features two churches, a well-regarded primary school, an associated pre-school and a public house. The location is ideal for those who enjoy walking or equestrian pursuits.
The nearby village of Sway is about three quarters of a mile away and offers a good selection of shops for everyday needs together with a doctors’ surgery, hairdressers, school, church, pubs and restaurants. The village enjoys an active community with many clubs and associations to join. In addition, the mainline railway station makes for easy commuting to the larger towns of Bournemouth, Southampton and London Waterloo.
Brockenhurst is approximately 4 miles away and offers a mainline railway station with direct links to London Waterloo in approximately 90 minutes and a good local community of shops and restaurants.
The attractive Georgian market town of Lymington is only a short distance away offering comprehensive shopping facilities, together with a busy Saturday street market and excellent marinas and sailing facilities.
Broadley Brake is a fine example of a detached family home that has evolved over the years to offer flexible, well-proportioned living accommodation to suit the needs of family life. The property has been intelligently configured throughout and is arranged across two floors, with fine outlooks from all the principle rooms.
To the ground floor, an enclosed entrance porch opens into a galleried entrance hallway, where an impressive stairwell with bespoke one-piece stainless steel handrail ascends to the first floor.
Set off the entrance hallway is a double aspect dining room with French doors opening onto the garden. Also accessed from the hallway is a multi-purpose study room with French doors opening onto a courtyard, a cloakroom and an integral one bedroom annex comprising a double aspect sitting room with French doors opening out onto the front aspect, a double bedroom and accompanying bathroom with bath and separate shower.
The hallway also gives access to the kitchen/breakfast room which is a large family room featuring a modern range of wall and base oak units manufactured by ‘Second Nature’ with integrated fridge and dishwasher, granite work surfaces and a gas fired Aga cooker with a module comprising gas hob and electric double oven. The kitchen then leads into the utility room with an integrated larder fridge/freezer and further oak units with matching granite work surfaces and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a walk in larder off this area. A further cloakroom is accessed from the utility room.
The drawing room is a triple aspect room featuring a glass fronted inset open fireplace, a large window overlooking the grounds, French doors on two aspects with bi-fold doors on the southerly aspect opening onto the rear terrace and gardens.
To the first floor, an ‘L’ shaped galleried landing links to the bedrooms and family bathroom. The magnificent, double aspect master suite features a bank of built-in wardrobes as well as a dedicated dressing room, an en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower and a private balcony offering elevated, southerly views across the grounds and beyond.
There are three further double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes to this level, all of which are served by a modern family bathroom.
The property is approached off the road via a tarmacadam drive leading up to an electric gated entrance. From here, a gravelled driveway leads up to the detached double garage and an area of off road parking for multiple vehicles.
An external staircase to the side of the garage leads up to a separate staff flat above comprising a studio room, kitchen and bathroom.
The gardens associated with the property lie predominantly to the south and west of the property.
In close proximity to the main area of lawn garden, there are areas of formal gardens with sweeping tracks interspersed with a variety of ornamental trees, conifers and mature shrubs. The gardens are bounded by a stunning Victorian walled border providing a high degree of privacy and seclusion.
Adjacent to the property’s southernmost elevation is a good size paved seating terrace with ornamental fishpond providing an ideal place for relaxation, whilst enjoying the delightful views across the surrounding parkland.
The post and rail fenced grazing areas are served my mains fed water and a central field shelter which can be accessed independently from the individual paddocks.
A separate triple stable yard complex is accessed from a secondary driveway leading off from the main driveway for the house. The secondary driveway also provides access to a range of brick built outbuildings including two general stores, a large workshop and a well house with functioning pumped well.
In total, the grounds extend to approximately 4.1 acres, making the property an ideal proposition for a family with an equestrian interest. Within a short hack, there are miles of open forest at Boundway.
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 substantial four bedroom detached equestrian residence with integral one bedroom annexe, separate studio flat and outbuildings set within an attractive Victorian walled garden and south facing grounds extending to approximately 4.1 acres. The property benefits from numerous outbuildings including stabling, workshops and a double garage with guest studio above, with the possibility of renting further land adjoining the plot. EER: C
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