This stunning contemporary home occupies a beautiful plot of around 1.5 acres with outstanding views from the two balconies towards the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Completely re-modelled and re-furbished in recent years to a high standard, the property also enjoys a fine array of outbuildings including an artist's studio/guest annexe, sizeable detached summerhouse, workshop and double garage. Epr: D
The property occupies a tranquil position, being within the New Forest National Park and yet being only a six minute drive from the Georgian market town of Lymington with its sought after marinas and yacht clubs and easy access to Brockenhurst mainline railway station with links to London Waterloo. The house is also within the catchment areas for excellent local schools; South Baddesley School and Walhampton School. Beaulieu village and Bucklers Hard are close by with a popular marina at Buckler’s Hard.
The entrance leads into a spacious and well-lit open-plan reception hall with turnaround stairs ascending to first floor with a deep under stairs storage cupboard. An opening leads through to a wonderful, naturally well-lit triple aspect sitting room with an attractive feature central fireplace set on a projecting, raised marble hearth. There are four sets of glazed doors opening to the surrounding Limestone paved seating terrace affording extensive views over the gardens and countryside beyond. The whole of the ground floor has been laid to exposed oak flooring.
The kitchen is well fitted with a range of contemporary soft-close storage cabinets with natural wood work surfaces. Integrated appliances include built-in Bosh dishwasher, Bosh 4 ring halogen hob, 2 Ring lpg gas burner with Miele base oven, the whole surmounted by a contemporary Miele canopy extractor. Completing the appliances are a Miele steam oven and coffee machine and a concealed Liebherr fridge.
The study has a slate floor, glazed double doors opening to the gardens and a door leading to an en-suite ground floor shower room which has been built in the style of a wet room. An obscure glazed door accesses the utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted oil-fired boiler and an open dresser area with base storage.
The first floor landing provides access to all bedrooms and the family bathroom, all which have oak flooring. Bedroom one is vaulted incorporating an unusual mezzanine at first floor level and enjoys a dual aspect, affording distant views over farmland with the backdrop of The Solent and Isle of Wight. A glazed door accesses a balcony. Bedroom two is a charming dual aspect room with glazed double doors opening to a shared coastal view balcony. Bedroom three enjoys a balcony with views across the surrounding farmland and a mezzanine store area. An opening provides access to an en-suite bathroom. The family bathroom is fitted with a contemporary suite comprising a low-level WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin, an oval bath set in a contemporary tiled surround with separate hand-held shower.
The property is approached via a five bar gate to a generous shingle driveway and to the detached garage and outbuildings. The gardens and grounds are an absolute delight, extending to about 1.5 acres, with potential for a paddock and boasting an interesting array of specimen trees, shrubs, and plants. The whole has been landscaped with a stunning limestone sun terrace leading to a wooden deck with pergola. The arrangement of outbuildings comprises a summerhouse of lined timber construction with a multi-fuel stove and exposed oak floor with a wall of glazed doors affording extensive views over the surrounding gardens and paddock. There is a spacious detached studio area featuring a Belfast style sink and Range style cooker, a workshop and a greenhouse. Provenance
The original cottage was part of the Pylwell Park Estate but was sold in 1937 to the Chief Constable of Hampshire who had previously rented it from the Estate from 1912. The original house was replaced with a standard 1960s style Police House and was first occupied by the police in January 1969.
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