Occupying a distinctly rural position and approached through its own paddock, this single storey dwelling offers a particularly private position with a delightful outlook over its own land. The unspoilt New Forest National Park lies just half a mile to the north and offers endless walks, rides and cycling. Lymington is renowned as a centre for sailing with several clubs and deep water marinas all offering access to the Solent and beyond. Brockenhurst is just 6 miles away and offers direct main line rail services to London Waterloo.
This extensive single storey property offers generous accommodation extending to nearly 2,500 square feet as well as extensive outbuildings that would suit a variety of purposes. The house itself has an entrance hall with a double sided fireplace that is shared with the sitting room. The kitchen / family room is particularly impressive with a vaulted ceiling and range of fitted cupboards and appliances including a gas fired Aga with separate electric Aga hob and oven. Off the kitchen / family room is a conservatory that opens onto the rear garden and a covered deck area. There is also a large utility room with a fitted sink along with space and plumbing for a washing machine.
The sitting room is extremely well proportioned measuring and has full height windows as well as two sets of French windows that face southwest overlooking the garden & paddock. There is a further south west facing window overlooking the courtyard as well as a feature open fireplace. Beyond the sitting room is an adjoining dining room which has French windows to the outside terrace and beyond the dining room is the bedroom wing. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, French Windows and an en suite bath room with both bath and shower. There are three further double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room, as well as a family bathroom with both bath and shower.
Overall, the house is well maintained but would now benefit from some updating or remodelling to create a superb, spacious family home.
The property is approached through a five bar gate that leads to a curving drive across the paddock and on to a courtyard adjacent to the house and outbuildings. The paddock is level and fenced off from the garden and courtyard that surround the house.
There is ample parking in the courtyard area as well as individual outbuildings catering to a range of purposes. There is a detached red brick building known as The Smithy which has both pedestrian and vehicular doors. Opposite The Smithy is a long run of outbuildings incorporating a garage with two up and over doors as well as a large workshop / hobby room that measures approximately 40′ x 16′ and has a mezzanine loft storage area. Beyond the workshop is a separate kitchen with sink and range of fitted cupboards and shelving.
Taken together, these outbuildings offer significant potential as additional work or recreation space as well as having potential, subject to the necessary planning consents, to be converted to ancillary accommodation.
To the rear of the house is a covered deck that opens onto a large fenced terrace beyond which lies further level gardens that are laid to lawn and planted with mature trees. To the side of the house is a kitchen garden with raised beds and access through to a south west facing brick-paved walled terraced garden, featuring a gazebo, that can also be accessed from the French windows in the sitting room and dining room.
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. Looking for an Estate Agent in Lymington? Spencers are here to help.
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A superb detached single storey dwelling with extensive outbuildings and outstanding potential surrounded by its own gardens and paddock that total approximately 1.35 acres. The house is approached over a winding drive and is less than one and a half miles from Lymington. EPR: C
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