An exquisite, thatched family home in an idyllic setting tucked away on the periphery of the ever popular forest village of Sway. The property affords stunning far reaching views out over its own grounds of close on 5.5 acres which incorporates areas of former grazing with extensive tracts of mature garden with an enclosed Tennis Court.
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower room, drawing room, dining room/study, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, gardens and grounds including grazing, tennis court, garage, approx 5.5 acres.
SWAY Situated on the edge of the New Forest is the village of Sway, which sits adjacent to the southern side of the New Forest. From here the open forest offers many miles of unspoilt walking and riding. Sway railway station, which provides a mainline train service to London (Waterloo approximately 105 minutes) is less than a third of a mile away. For the yachtsman, the Georgian market town of Lymington (approximately 4 miles south east) offers a wide range of facilities including two marinas with visitor moorings on the river and at Town Quay. Lymington also offers a wide range of shopping facilities and a Charter Market every Saturday.
DESCRIPTION The accommodation, arranged over 2 floors, extends to an area of approximately 2300 sq. ft. having a fine east, south and west aspect. Opening off a reception hall with its associated cloakroom is an elegant garden side drawing room with an adjacent panelled sitting room/study. On the garden side is a fine dining room that horseshoes to a bespoke Smallbone sizable kitchen/breakfast room. Overhead at first floor level, a total of 4 bedrooms are served by 3 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite).
ACCOMMODATION IN MORE DETAIL Hardwood front door with full height double glazed, frosted glass panels on either side, leading to:
ENTRANCE HALL With a half panelled stairwell. Staircase with light oak posts and handrails, and light oak panelling rising to the first floor. Exposed beams. Large understairs storage cupboard.
DRAWING ROOM A large and well proportioned elegant double aspect room with small pane French doors to the garden, with small pane panels on either side. A further three sets of windows on two sides, giving views both of the gardens and the pond and grazing. Exposed timber beams. Fireplace with oak posts and an oak mantel, brick inserts, a flagstone hearth and wood storage on either side. A fitted unit on one wall gives storage space for a central television, with bookshelves and cupboards around and below. 4 wall light points. Double doors lead to:
STUDY/SITTING ROOM A hand painted, fully panelled room with windows on two sides and double doors to the drawing room. Ceiling cornice. Panelled, encased radiator. 5 wall light points.
DINING ROOM Wood strip floor and french doors to the garden. Timber cased beams. Wood burning stove in corner fireplace, with timber mantel and flagstone hearth. Door to hall. This room is open to the kitchen.
KITCHEN A bespoke fitted Smallbone kitchen comprising a range of hand painted wall and base units, with granite work surfaces, and a further freestanding unit with drawer and shelf storage, with part granite and part wood block wood surfaces. Ceramic double Butlers sink. Combination gas and electric hob with adjacent electric oven. Fitted fridge/freezer, fitted dishwasher, fitted waste compacting unit, fitted drinks fridge with ice maker and a further fitted fridge. Cupboard housing gas boiler. Utility cupboard with space for washing machine and dryer. Coat cupboard. Door to garden. Windows to the front and side, one with a bench seat with storage and encasing a radiator with a grill.
CLOAKROOM High-level WC, washbasin in vanity unit, mirror over and adjacent shaver socket. Lead light windows. Part tiled walls. Hatch to roof void.
On The First Floor
LANDING With eaves features and oak banisters. Lead light windows. Low level cupboards with slatted shelf storage. Further cupboard housing the hot water tank.
BEDROOM 1 Three sets of lead light windows with oak sills on two sides, with views in two directions over gardens and grounds. Wall lights.
BATHROOM 1 Bath with central taps and hand shower, high level WC and shower in a wide cubicle with overhead and side jets. Matching recessed sinks in a vanity unit with marble top and a wide mirror over, cupboards and drawers below. Lead light windows. Heated towel rail. Low voltage spotlights. Tiled walls.
BEDROOM 4/DRESSING ROOM One wall of fitted wardrobes with hanging, drawer and shelf storage. Lead light windows with an oak sill. Hatch to roof void. Wall lights. The flexible accommodation allows for this room to be used as a dressing room to create a suite with the master bedroom and adjoining bathroom.
BEDROOM 2 Wide lead light window with an oak window sill.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Low-level WC. Shower in corner cubicle. Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over. Heated towel rail. Tiled walls and tiled floor. Spotlights and an extractor fan.
BEDROOM 3 Lead light window with an oak sill.
BATHROOM 2 Bath with shower and shower screen, low-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Mirror with adjacent shaver socket. Part tiled walls. Spotlights and an extractor fan. Lead light frosted window. Hatch to roof void.
OUTSIDE The approach to the property is via an electrically operated five bar gate, down a gravel drive, terminating in an expansive area of gravelled hardstanding. To the side of the property is a timber Wood Store and there is a DETACHED GARAGE with a pitched roof approached by a separate driveway from a separate gated entrance.
The gardens and grounds are a major feature of the property, the gardens being mostly laid to lawn with a range of beds and planting, including rhododendron and magnolia, as well as other mature plants shrubs and trees. Within the garden is a covered well and to the side of the house is a raised, paved terrace with features including exterior spotlighting and exterior speakers for a music system.
Beyond the garden is a Hard TENNIS COURT, adjoining which is a SUMMER HOUSE/TENNIS PAVILLION
Sloping away from the house beyond the gardens is an area of GRAZING which is currently unfenced, and between the gardens and grazing is a spring-fed POND with a small central island.
The grounds are extremely private with very mature border screening, and include an area of light woodland to one side of the property.
SERVICES Private drainage. Mains water, gas and electricity connected. 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 London take the M3 south west, and then the M27 west, coming off at Junction 1 of the M27. Turn on to the A337 and follow the road through Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst, towards Lymington. Approximately 1 mile after leaving Brockenhurst, turn right opposite the Filly Inn, over the cattle grid and onto the open forest, and follow this road for just over two miles towards Sway. After crossing another cattle grid, take the second turning on the left into Old Vicarage Lane, and the main entrance to the house will be found along the lane on the left hand side.
VIEWING Strictly By Appointment by John D Wood & Co.