A spectacular waterside colonial style property with stunning far reaching views across the Beaulieu River to the Isle of Wight beyond.
Occupying a fantastic riverside location, Gilbury House comprises a substantial 5 bedroom detached family home with all principle rooms offering delightful river and garden views.
The property is served by multiple garaging, an outdoor heated swimming pool and a variety of outbuildings all set in the most beautifully landscaped mature south facing elevated gardens that gently slope towards the river at Gilbury Hard.
5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite), drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, sun room, study, utility room, garden, triple garage, off-road parking, riverside location with river views.
ACCOMMODATION IN MORE DETAIL The property, which would benefit from a programme of refurbishment has been in the same family for a generation comprises on the ground floor, a welcoming reception hall with spiral staircase rising to the galleried landing. Double doors open into the grand drawing room with an impressive feature fireplace, four sets of French doors opening to the colonnade seating terrace and a garden room to the westerly aspect. To the front of the property is a dual aspect, timber panelled study again with magnificent views, a dining room and a kitchen / breakfast room with a traditional larder and convenient utility room beyond. The ground floor is further served by a cloakroom W/C with walk in shower / bath facility a boiler room, rear stairwell and door into an enclosed rear courtyard.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR The galleried landing opens to the master suite which comprises a bedroom, dressing room, en suite bathroom and an ante room with windows and French doors opening onto an impressive balcony the offers exceptional views across the river. To the southerly aspect are 4 further double bedrooms all with splendid outlooks, served by 2 bathrooms and an airing room.
OUTSIDE The property is accessed from the adopted road Gilbury Lane through a 5 bar gate, along the pea shingled drive way to a wide area of parking and the triple garage. The beautiful woodland garden setting inspired and landscaped by the neighbouring Exbury Gardens has tracts of delightful well maintained lawn interspersed with a wide range of interesting mature ornamental shrubs and trees. There are various other defining areas of the garden including a covered seating terrace under the colonnade, an appealing tiered seating terrace immediately adjacent to the kitchen, an attractive rose and vine clad Pergola, a swimming pool with associated outbuildings all affording an unparalleled sense of privacy, seclusion and tranquillity along the river.
SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired boiler. 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 out over the Lymington River in the direction of Beaulieu on the B3054. Follow the signs to Beaulieu and proceed through the village in the direction of Hythe, still on the B3054. At the top of the hill, by The Royal Oak public house, turn right and immediately right again into Exbury Road. Continue towards the village, on passing Exbury Gardens turn immediately right into Gilbury Lane (not sign posted) and continue down the lane under the bridge, just before your reach the river at Gilbury Hard turn right into Gilbury House.
VIEWING Strictly By Appointment by John D Wood & Co.