A fine family home of character only ever having been occupied by 2 families since its construction back in the late Edwardian era. Situated in the very heart of a famed coastal hamlet the property is within short level walk of the picturesque coastline, the local Yacht Club and The Gun Inn.
5 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast/dining room, utility room, garden, tennis court, garaging, range of outbuildings, plot of a little over 4 acres (promap)
DESCRIPTION CONTINUED Standing in extensive grounds of a little over 4 acres incorporating a fine tennis court with swathes of formal grounds and pasture. The property has been tastefully restored and refurbished to an exacting specification with the works being carried out to enhance the properties period charm and inherent character.
In recent years planning consent was obtained and is still valid to carry out further re-modelling should it be desired. The accommodation of some 3740 sq. ft. extends over 2 extensive floors with a number of the rooms benefitting from fine outlooks. Within the grounds and in close proximity to the property is a fine configuration of garaging and general storage (1185 sq. ft.) that may lend itself to being utilised for a variety of purposes.
ACCOMMODATION An appealing characteristic porch with traditional hardwood door opens through to an atmospheric fine oak panelled reception hall that sets the tone for the property with central stairs incorporating an unusual barrel vaulted ceiling that ascends to first floor. The extensive ground floor comprises an elegant, naturally well-lit formal drawing room with feature fireplace having a projecting octagonal bay to the front of the house and glazed double doors to the rear opening to the paved seating terrace and gardens beyond. Additionally there is a charming sitting room with a further working fireplace and a sizable live-in, well-appointed open-plan kitchen/breakfast room. To the rear is a lobby off which is a useful store room, utility room, ground floor bathroom and cloakroom.
OVERHEAD A total of 5 well-proportioned characteristic bedrooms with an independent bathroom served by twin stairwells. A concealed stairwell off the landing opens to substantial lined roof void that would lend itself to a variety of uses overhead at second floor level.
OUTSIDE The property is approached over a gated gravelled drive that provides unobstructed parking for a number of vehicles with a spur off to one side that serves an attractive substantial brick-built outbuilding, sub-divided to provide an array of secure garaging with workshop/store rooms having an internal cloakroom and a stairwell serving a first floor mezzanine area.
The gardens associated with the property are laid essentially to sweeping tracts of lawn with decorative beds and borders providing seasonal colour and interest, with gated access to informal swathes of light woodland screening. To one side is a fine tennis court in close proximity to the property. Beyond is an area of fenced pasture that abuts the open countryside and picturesque coastal marshes.
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 west on the A337 towards Everton. On reaching Everton turn left in the direction of Milford On Sea, taking the first turning on the left into Lymore Lane. Continue along the length of Lymore Lane, cutting down through the Lymore Valley, that terminates at the coastal village of Keyhaven. At the foot of the lane, on approaching the sharp right hand the property will be seen set back on the left hand side.
VIEWING Strictly By Appointment by John D Wood & Co.