A spectacular forestside home of infinite character and charm with a fascinating documented provenance dating back to Edwardian origins of circa 1905, restored and refurbished to an exacting specification with particular emphasis throughout to enhance the period features synonymous with the famed movement.
Beaulieu The historic village of Beaulieu forms the heart of the surrounding Estate that in part encompasses the historic maritime hamlet of Bucklers Hard (approximately 2.5 miles south). The village forms the historic seat of the Montagu family who occupy Palace House. The renowned facilities afforded by the Georgian market town of Lymington, famed for its river, marinas and yacht clubs, lies some 5 miles south across the open forest of Beaulieu Heath. The neighbouring forest village of Brockenhurst (approximately 4 miles west) affords a diverse range of shops and educational establishments, together with a useful mainline rail connection to London (Waterloo approximately 90 minutes).
Accommodation in more detail The property was built in the style of a Malaysian Villa in the famed Arts and Crafts era by a Mr and Mrs Clayton for their 6th son, a Reverend Phillip (Tubby) Clayton, an Army Chaplain who was instrumental in the formation of the Toc H group for servicemen. Over the intervening years, the property was acquired by the Duchess of Roxburgh who subdivided it to accommodate the retained members of her household. The accommodation opens off a side lobby and hall which serve a further internal hall with an associated cloakroom. There is a spectacular drawing room, an atmospheric dining hall and cosy, characteristic gardenside sitting room with an impressive live-in kitchen/breakfast room and a sizable utility room to one side. Similarly, at ground floor level are 2 fine bedroom suites and a gardenside study/additional bedroom. Overhead, 2 further bedrooms are served by an independent bathroom. Externally, the property stands in beautifully landscaped mature lawned gardens that incorporate a number of small fenced paddocks with a range of stabling and field shelters which extend in total to an area of just under 2 acres. Within the curtilage of the gardens, situated to the rear of the principal house, is a charming detached guest cottage set in a low-maintenance paved courtyard garden. Accessed off the forest over a gated drive and sizable parking splay to the fore is a 3 car open-bay garage with an additional detached garage/workshop and a former detached cart shed/store.
Covered entrance porch Hardwood panelled glazed door opening through to:
Entrance lobby Exposed wooden floor with ceiling beamwork. Archway through to:
Reception hall A characteristic hall with a feature Arts & Crafts style open fireplace with a wood capped projecting glazed tiled hearth surmounted by a simple rustic beam with display area over. Exposed wooden floor and ceiling beamwork. Picture rail. Access to a deep shelved store cupboard. Part glazed door opening to:
Inner hall Exposed wooden floor with a painted exposed beamwork wood panelled ceiling. Access to Airing Cupboard with pre-lagged hot water cylinder. Niche to side for study purposes with areas of open display shelving. Further doors to:
Cloakroom Suite comprised of a low-level WC together with a wall-mounted wash hand basin. Painted wood panelling to dado height. Painted wood panelled ceiling.
Study/bedroom 6 Situated to the fore with exposed wooden flooring and ceiling beamwork. Discrete door opening to:
Guest suite Comprised of a lobby with exposed wooden floor. Door to:
Bedroom 2 Painted wood panelled ceiling. Fitted with a range of wardrobe store cupboards and part shelved base store drawers to one wall. Painted wooden floor.
En suite bathroom Suite comprised of a panelled bath set in a painted wood surround with low-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Separate tiled enclosed shower cubicle. Electric chromium style ladder towel rail. Painted wood panelling to dado height. Traditional tiled floor.
Bedroom 3 Angled window to side. Exposed painted ceiling beamwork. Fitted with a range of part shelved wardrobe cupboards to one wall incorporating a range of pull out store drawers.
Drawing room A spectacular triple aspect reception room incorporating with a feature Arts & Crafts style semi-circular window to the fore with box window seating that featues concealed storage and exposed brickwork. A room of excellent proportions, being naturally well lit with exposed painted ceiling beamwork. Glazed door to adjacent sun room. Parquet style floor. Feature plate rack with areas of exposed brickwork over. Projecting brick hearth with inset wood burning stove and a carved ornamental stone surround. Discrete downlighting with ceiling spotlights.
Sitting room A characteristic reception room of infinite charm with a feature Arts & Crafts style semi-circular window to the fore with box window seating that features concealed storage and exposed brickwork, the whole set under an extensive wood panelled ceiling with exposed beamwork featuring an inset Velux style light. Feature multi-fuel stove set in a projecting tiled hearth with a carved rustic wood surround having areas of open plan display shelving to side recess. Traditional plate rack feature with areas of exposed mellow brickwork.
Dining hall Again a fabulous atmospheric room with extensive exposed ceiling beamwork and a hardwood parquet style floor. Traditional plate rack with areas of exposed mellow brickwork. Casement windows overlooking the garden approach. Substantial panelled door opening to loggia. Further panelled door to:
Principal suite Comprised of a bedroom fitted with a range of an extensive range of part shelved wardrobe cupboards with pull-out range of store drawers. Recessed ceiling lights. Square archway through to:
Dressing room Fitted with a further extensive range of full-width wardrobe store cupboards to one wall. Painted wooden ceiling. Return door to dining hall. Further door with stained glazed panelling opening to:
En suite wet room Suite comprised of a wet room drencher style shower with glazed side screens. Matching contemporary low-level WC and oblong wash basin with a range of base store cupboards under, with illuminated and mirrored relief. Tiled floor covering. Ladder style chromium towel rail. Contrasting tiling to both floor and walls. Painted wood panelled ceiling with discrete downlighting.
Kitchen/breakfast room A naturally well lit dual aspect room with an exposed terracotta tiled floor. Fitted with a range of matching store cabinets to both base and high level one of which incorporating a full height concealed fridge with surrounding granite worksurfaces having contrasting tiled relief. Inset one and a half bowl single drainer ceramic style sink with monobloc tap, the whole set under a traditional plate rack with various areas of open display shelving. Concealed built-in Bosch domestic dishwasher. Rangemaster Excel cooker with 5-ring induction hob set under a projecting canopy/fan with corresponding base store cabinets with further of display shelving.
Dining area An ample unobstructed area for dining with a panelled door to side courtyard. Discrete stairwell ascending to first floor with access to an understairs store cupboard/shelved pantry. Door to:
Utility room Fitted with a comprehensive range of part shelved utility store cupboards, one of which incorporates a space for a full height fridge/freezer. Ceramic style sink with wood capped work surfaces and monobloc style tap with contrasting tiled relief. Range of store cupboards to both base and high level with areas of open display shelving. Stack style system for washing machine and tumble dryer. Laminate floor. Door to exterior.
On the first floor
landing With open galleried area to side. Access to various areas of open eaves storage. Door to:
Bedroom 4 A characteristic room that afford far reaching views across the grounds out onto the land associated with the Beaulieu Estate. Traditional painted wood panelling which conceals a range of wardrobe store cabinets. Door to:A characteristic room that afford far reaching views across the grounds out onto the land associated with the Beaulieu Estate. Traditional painted wood panelling which conceals a range of wardrobe store cabinets. Door to:
Shower room Suite comprised of an enclosed corner shower cubicle together with a wash hand basin set in a wood capped tiled surround and low-level WC with concealed cistern. Painted wood panelling to dado height. Wall light point. Extractor fan. Heated ladder style towel rail.
Bedroom 5 Double bedroom with Velux window overlooking the grounds.
Outside The property is approached off Hatchet Pond over a substantial gated gravelled driveway which features a cattle grid at its head. The driveway opens to a substantial parking splay on which is situated a 3 bay open barn style garaging complex with a further detached workshop of timber construction set under a mineralised roof. The driveway runs past the property leading to a further garage derived from a former cart shed with an up and over door.
Gardens The gardens associated with the property are laid to sweeping tracts of well-maintained lawn incorporating ornamental beds and borders with specimen shrubs providing seasonal colour and interest with an island bed featuring an ornamental pebble pond with a rockery surround. Banks of mature rhododendrons and azaleas provide spring colour and interest. Gated access off the formal lawns serve a total of 3 fenced paddocks, one of which was formerly a tennis court, with 2 of the paddocks incorporating a further range of outbuildings in the form of open fronted field shelters with 2 stand-alone stables, an implement store and further timber built workshop/store. To the rear of the property a paved courtyard with garden surround serves:
Guest cottage On the boundary wall providing additional accommodation in the form of a bedroom with en suite shower room, a pretty sitting room and kitchen.
Services The services and equipment remaining with the property have not been tested by John D Wood & Co. And we are unable to verify that they are in working order.
Fixtures & fittings All items usually denominated as fixtures and fittings, apart from those mentioned specifically in these particulars, are excluded from the sale.
Directions From Lymington, continue down the High Street, bearing left into Gosport Street. At the mini-roundabout turn right and continue out over the causeway crossing over the Lymington River and proceed east on the B3054 towards Beaulieu. On reaching the junction just past Hatchet Pond, turn right towards Beaulieu and then immediately right around the triangular green where the concealed driveway approach will be found on the left hand side.
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