A fine country house, set in idyllic parkland grounds including approximately 11 acres of landscaped gardens, paddocks and woodland, which has been extensively refurbished creating light and well proportioned, living space throughout. In addition, there is an impressive detached converted school house which provides superb guest accommodation. Energy Efficiency Rating: D
Lower Riversdale and The Studio are located on a quiet country lane in the extremely sought after village of Boldre. The Georgian market town of Lymington, famed for its rivers, marinas and yacht clubs, offers a diverse range of shops, educational and leisure amenities all within approximately 2½ miles of the property. A little over 2 miles due north is the similarly popular New Forest village of Brockenhurst that offers a Tertiary College, excellent shopping, a popular Golf Club and useful mainline rail connection (London/Waterloo journey time approximately 90 minutes). The picturesque and tranquil countryside afforded by the Boldre Valley surrounds the enclave. Fantastic walking and riding is close by in Royden Woods and the New Forest National Park.
The house benefits from an entrance hall with solid oak flooring that extends throughout. There is a stunning dining hall with views over the gardens and double doors that lead out to the landscaped gardens and paddocks beyond.
The impressive drawing room features a superb bay window and has a Clearview woodburner with an oak mantle and slate hearth.
The bespoke Neptune kitchen has granite work surfaces, a central island, Aga and an informal dining area with built-in banquette seating. The utility room has flagstone flooring, a range of bespoke cupboards providing storage for boots and coats and an oak door out to the rear garden.
A wooden staircase leads to the first floor. There are four double bedrooms, two of which have en-suites and the master bedroom also enjoys a dressing room. All bathrooms are fitted with wooden panelling, bespoke Neptune cabinets and Burlington traditional sanitary ware.
The Studio & Outbuildings
Adjacent to Lower Riversdale is The Studio which dates, we understand, from circa 1860s. This converted school house is of brick construction under a slate roof with a superb living area featuring an open trussed vaulted ceiling and feature fireplace with wood burning stove. The Studio also enjoys a fitted kitchen and cloakroom, as well as two bedrooms and a shower room. The Studio also enjoys a fitted kitchen and cloakroom, as well as two bedrooms and a shower room.
Further outbuildings include one with a cinema room and cloakroom, another with a wine store and one that is currently used as a garden store.
The property is approached over a sweeping gravelled driveway, which in turn leads to substantial outbuildings, the formal gardens, paddocks and woodland beyond.The gardens surrounding the property are formal with a substantial York stone style terrace to the south and west which is edged with a Purbeck dry stone wall. Steps lead up to the delightful, formal lawned gardens with a central bed and to the northern side a small orchard with a range of fruit trees and bushes, all sheltered from the driveway by substantial conifer and beech hedging. Access through a five bar wooden gate leads to two paddocks which have field shelter. A further gate in the top paddock leads to a extensive and secluded area of woodland. There is a separate gated vehicular access into the woodland via Rope Hill.Garage ComplexA large oak and larch framed open bay garage has room for either four cars or boat trailers with a loft sail store above and a further lockable garage to the side. This provides potential to be converted into stables. Bedroom
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