Listed Grade II and reputed to date in part from the early/mid-19th Century. A fine Country House of whitened Stucco elevations clad in part by a mature Wisteria being set under a mainly slate roof. Standing in beautifully stocked tracts of well-maintained mature private gardens that incorporates a fine heated swimming pool set in a paved courtyard the property offers exceptional accommodation with the potential to re-establish an independent 2 storey self-contained annexe.
7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite), 2 cloakrooms, drawing room, family room/study, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, library, utility room, boot room, garden, garage, ample off-road parking
ACCOMMODATION IN MORE DETAIL The accommodation, arranged over 2 floors extends to an area of a little over 4500 sq. ft. with an elegant in-part 2 storey reception hall serving a variety of spacious reception rooms in the form of a splendid drawing room and similarly well-proportioned dining room. To one side is a beautifully panelled traditional library and a sizable live-in kitchen/breakfast room with a separate utility room. To one side and having its own hall is a generous study/family room with its own adjacent cloakroom.
Overhead the principal house provides for a total of 5 generous bedrooms with 3 full bathrooms (all currently en suite), whilst a linking internal door serves 2 additional bedrooms, a bathroom and adjacent cloakroom with this arrangement being accessed off a secondary stairwell and thus making sub-division for those interested in an annexe a clear possibility.
Externally the property, set back from the lane has a gravelled drive with casual areas for unobstructed parking and a sizable detached double garage/workshop. Beyond a secondary drive serves a further stand-alone garage. The gardens associated with the property have, in the main a fine east/south/west orientation and have evolved over the years to provide that all too rare combination of privacy, colour and seasonal interest with clearly defined boundaries. To one side, and accessed off both the drawing room and dining room are further sheltered areas of secret garden which link to a fine courtyard in which is situated a heated swimming pool set in a deep paved surround screened by ornamental walling.
In all a particular fine family home of distinctive appearance that lends itself to being further modernised and enhanced.
COVERED LOGGIA With traditional flagstone style floor. Part glazed hard wood door opens to:
RECEPTION HALL With wood panelled walls and exposed wooden floor. Doors to:
DRAWING ROOM A dual aspect room with traditional doors opening to loggia and gardens beyond. Feature open fireplace with a marbled hearth and contrasting simple classic carved marble surround. Exposed wooden floor. Wall-light points.
LIBRARY A reception room of great character with twin doors opening to the loggia. Semi-circular bay to side approach. Brick hearth with a carved ornate brick surround. Traditional wooden wall panelling. Wall-light points.
INNER HALL A feature 2 storey void with elegant turnaround stars ascending to first floor. Range of storage cupboards. Tiled floor. Opening to:
REAR HALL Tiled floor. Obscure glazed door to rear lobby. Door to:
CLOAKROOM With suite comprising a low-level WC with concealed cistern and pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOM Tiled floor throughout. Belfast style sink set in a carved wooden drainer. Space for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Rang of general store cupboards.
DINING ROOM A characteristic room of grand proportions. Feature fireplace incorporating a wood burning stove set in a projecting blackened marbled hearth. Windows to rear overlooking courtyard style garden and swimming pool. Twin doors to side overlooking the gardens. Exposed wooden floor. Return door to utility room.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted storage cabinets. Wooden worksurfaces. Wood capped tiled recess incorporating a gas fired AGA with larder pantry stores to side. Marble effect worksurfaces incorporating a 4 ring gas hob. Twin bowl sink set in a blackened marble style surround with concealed Neff to side with space for a full-height fridge freezer. Central island with pull-out bin drawers and wicker style baskets. Separate breakfast seating area. Parquet style floor throughout. Return door to:
SIDE HALL Parquet style floor with part glazed door to side. Secondary stairs ascending to first floor with access to deep understairs store cupboards.
STUDY/FAMILY ROOM Dual aspect room with unobstructed study area. Wall- mounted Baxi gas fired boiler. Secondary seating area forming an informal family room overlooking the drive approach. Parquet style floor. Part glazed stable door opening to:
SIDE LOBBY With flagstone floor. Part glazed door to side. Door to:
BOOTROOM Providing an additional area of storage.
On The First Floor
GALLERIED LANDING A split level landing with an exposed wooden floor.
BEDROOM 1 Comprising a substantial bedroom fitted with a range of deep wardrobe store cupboards. Wall-light points. Door to:
EN SUITE BATHROOM Fitted with white suite comprising a low-level WC with concealed cistern and wash hand basin set in marbled surround. Roll-top bath with independent overhead drencher style shower. Tiled walls and floor.
BEDROOM 2 A dual aspect room overlooking the gardens with a range of deep wardrobe storage. Vanity unit incorporating a wash hand basin. Wall-light points. Door to:
EN SUITE BATHROOM Fitted with a suite comprising a low-level WC with concealed cistern and pedestal wash hand basin. Panelled bath with Edwardian style shower mixer. Walk-in tiled shower cubicle. Heated ladder style towel rail.
BEDROOM 3 Wall-light points. Return to secondary landing. Door to:
EN SUITE BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising a low-level WC with concealed cistern and pedestal wash hand basin. Panelled bath with independent overhead shower. Heated ladder style towel rail. Access to overhead roof void.
BEDROOM 4 Dual aspect room with painted wooden floor.
BEDROOM 5 Fitted with a range of storage incorporating an airing cupboard.
SECONDARY LANDING With a range of base store cupboards. Full-height shelved airing cupboard.
SECONDARY ACCOMMODATION 2 Further Bedrooms (6 &7) with exposed, painted wooden floors one having fitted wardrobes.
CLOAKROOM With low-level WC and wall-mounted wash hand basin.
BATHROOM Fitted with white suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with Edwardian style shower mixer and independent shower mixer. Contrasting tiled wall and floor.
OUTSIDE The property is approached over the road via a gated gravelled driveway providing areas of ample unobstructed parking suitable for a number of vehicles. Detached DOUBLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP with up and over door. From the drive is an area of parterre garden with traditional box hedgework. Maintained tracts of lawn are retained by ornamental hedgework with a stone edged, gravelled seating terraces running the full width of the property enjoying a fine outlook over the gardens. The garden features various secret areas retained by evergreen Yew hedging with, to the rear of the property a fine sheltered enclosed paved courtyard incorporating a heated SWIMMING POOL. A secondary drive off Woodcock Lane links to a further GARAGE with gated access through to the principal driveway.
Opposite the property is an area of pasture/grazing that may be made available by separate negotiation on which is situated a poly-tunnel with an array of maintained vegetable beds and various OUTBUILDINGS.
SERVICES All main services are 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 Lymington, proceed in a westerly direction on the A337 signed Christchurch and Bournemouth. After a distance of approximately 3 miles, turn right opposite the farmland into Everton Road. Continue for approximately 2 miles and turn right into Woodcock Lane. Continue along and property will be found on the right hand side.
VIEWING Strictly By Appointment by John D Wood & Co.