The grounds are a particular feature of the property, offering privacy and seclusion and incredible views from every angle.
The property is approached by a sweeping block paved drive leading to a turning circle providing extensive parking and access to a four car open garage built circa 2000 which has a large loft storage area spanning the width above.
The gardens wrap around Gorseland on all sides, predominantly laid with an impressive lawn which extends down to the rear of the gardens with a small bridge leading across a stream and to the rear boundary which backs onto agricultural fields. The gardens offer a mix of attractive woodland walks and a superb selection of mature trees and shrubs.
Immediately abutting the property there is a pretty side courtyard providing a secluded sheltered seating area and this is turn leads through to a well planted walled kitchen garden set at the back of the garage complex.
Set within the grounds there is a large well utilised tennis court, and an array of outbuildings which can be used for any number of purposes.
The buildings include a pole barn, timber store, number of storage sheds and a wooden chalet with its own self-contained accommodation.
Additionally, there is a large barn approaching 100 ft, with an adjoining 60’ sports barn, with the benefit of its own kitchen facilities, WC, storage rooms and a conservatory. The tennis court is set to the rear of the building. A large workshop completes this arrangement of barns which have the benefit of their own separate access from the lane if required and could be used for any number of commercial purposes (STP).
In all, the grounds extend to about 12 acres.
The title includes ownership of a proportion of the access road leading towards Bashley.
The entrance leads into a large glazed porch which leads in turn into a hallway with extensive coat storage and provides access to a ground floor cloakroom and into a further inner hallway with turning staircase leading up to the first floor accommodation. A large family kitchen/breakfast room is set at the end of the hall which benefits from stunning, far reaching views across the lawns to the rear and paddocks beyond. The kitchen houses extensive storage units with a large AGA cooker, fridge and space for appliances. A door leads from here into a good sized dining room with sliding doors leading out onto the rear garden.
A useful utility room is set off the kitchen providing further kitchen storage and leads through to a generous Boot Room with an array of storage units and a door leading out to the pretty rear courtyard garden and parking areas.
A swimming pool complex is accessed from the utility room which opens into a large vaulted room which houses an inset heated pool approx. 30ft x 15 ft in size with doors leading out to the rear garden making a superb leisure area. Doors lead through into a supporting changing room and conservatory to the rear which provides an ideal entertaining space to enjoy the afternoon sun. A cloakroom completes this area.
From the other side of the hallway, a study is set to the rear with large bay window with open aspects across the rear lawns and benefiting from extensive built in shelving units.
A 25’ dual aspect sitting room is set across the full depth of the property with a central feature fireplace and sliding doors overlooking and leading out to the rear gardens. A WC completes this floor.
The first floor landing provides access to four bedrooms, a large family bathroom and shower room. All of the bedrooms are of good size and are all orientated at the rear of the property to encompass the elevated open views across the gardens and paddocks beyond. Two of the bedrooms further benefit from built in wardrobes.
The staircase leads up to the second floor which provides for a principle suite with incredible views. A landing area links through into a supporting dressing room with extensive storage and which leads on into a generous shower room.
The dual aspect bedroom spans across the property, providing built in clothes storage and a seating area set with picture windows benefiting from uninterrupted views once more.
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 fine example of a country house built circa 1880 and extended substantially in 1985 set within parkland grounds, with far reaching views, totalling approximately 12 acres. The accommodation includes four reception rooms, five bedrooms, indoor swimming pool, with the internal accommodation extending in excess of 5500 sq ft. Externally, the property offers an extensive array of outbuildings in total over 8600 sq ft in their own right and which would suit any number of requirements, an outdoor tennis court, mature gardens and woodlands.
Available for the first time in over 38 years the property offers a wonderful opportunity and a viewing is strongly recommended to fully appreciate this unique situation and all it has to offer.