Tiptoe is a small forest village with two churches, a school, an associated pre-school and a pub. The forest is easily accessible and brings you onto Boundway, one of the most attractive areas of the forest with far reaching views and stunning walks.
Some 2 miles west is the village of Sway offering railway links to London and the south coast, in addition to a variety of local amenities. The market town of Lymington, famous for its internationally renowned sailing facilities and marinas along with its Saturday market, is approximately 5 miles south west of Wootton.
The property is conveniently situated within a short drive of the A35 and is within easy reach of motorways and rail links together with both Bournemouth and Southampton International Airports, this making it an ideal location for those with a requirement to commute.
A welcoming reception hallway with exposed beams and ceramic tiled flooring has a turning staircase to the first floor. The farmhouse style kitchen is a generous living space with ample room for dining to one end where french doors lead to the rear garden.
The fitted kitchen of ample wooden cupboards has stone quartz work surfaces, a quarry tiled floor and the Aga cooker provides a lovely focal point. There is an adjacent utility boot room with space for the American style fridge freezer, washing machine, dryer and access to the grounds. There is also a cloakroom situated here.
The delightful sitting room is full of character with the original stone fireplace having a log burning stove and a door to the study. The family snug has a glazed door to the garden and another attractive fireplace alcove.
The first floor accommodation comprises four bedrooms, three with fitted wardrobes and with the principal bedroom having an en suite shower room.
The three further bedrooms are served by the generous family bathroom which has a separate shower and a free standing bathtub. The hot water tank and airing cupboard are located in the bathroom.
The grounds extend to some 2 acres and are ideally suited to those looking for a smallholding with extensive outbuildings for a variety of uses. The owners are keen collectors of classic vehicles and have developed excellent facilities to maintain the vehicles and safe storage.
Double entrance gates lead to ample parking in a gravel courtyard which has an oak framed garage building with open bays and a large store room above. The impressive barn can house many vehicles such as horse boxes, cars, campers etc and has a WC and internal storage area.
There is an open plan one bedroom studio with delightful covered terrace overlooking the paddock tucked away behind the barn. This has potential for an income stream. The paddock has excellent stock, post and rail fencing and the access track is in very good condition.
There is a wooden building with 6 separate bays with secure doors for agricultural storage and ideal for conversion to stables.
The gardens directly surrounding the main residence are beautiful with a weeping willow tree, a variety of cottage planting all around a large lawn and accessed from the rear 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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A characterful forest home and small holding set within approximately 2 acres of stunning gardens and paddock and a range of large outbuildings extending to over 3700 sq. ft. of space to include a large barn (37ft x 34ft), oak framed workshop, garage and six stall stable block.
There is an annexe providing useful additional income and the whole is presented in excellent condition. The main house dates back to 1850 and has been sympathetically modernised by the current owners. The open forest is within an easy walk or ride along quiet nearby lanes.