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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Undershore Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41

Guide Price £1,000,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully restored and remodelled waterside family home that affords a fine outlook over the upper reach of the Lymington River, having the all too rare benefit of a private dock.


Situation    Warrens Cottage is situated on Undershore Road and enjoys the additional benefit of an area of land across the road from the property which fronts the Lymington River. The property is within close proximity to the Isle of Wight ferry terminal which provides access across The Solent to Yarmouth and a branch line rail connection at the pier head serving the Georgian market town of Lymington. The town affords a diverse range of shops and boutiques including three supermarkets, as well as having the benefit of excellent sailing facilities with two large marinas on the Lymington River, three chandleries, and moorings on the river and at the Town Quay for visiting Yachtsmen. Every Saturday there is a Charter Market which runs the entire length of the High Street.

.    Lymington offers a branch line link to the New Forest village of Brockenhurst (approximately 15 minutes) which is some 5 miles to the north by road, in turn offering a mainline fast link to London/Waterloo (90 minutes approximately). Junction 1 of the M27 lies 12 miles to the north and links in with the M3 for access to London. Miles of open forest suitable for riding and walking can be accessed at Bull Hill, Pilley or the nearby hamlets of Norleywood and East End.

Description    Acquired in 2007 from our former client as a project ripe for restoration, Warrens Cottage has always been regarded as a local landmark, being one of the very few properties actually fronting the Lymington River that has the benefit of a private dock. Reputed to be of 19th Century origins, the property was in the ownership of the former clients family close on 40 years, though came to the market in need of very considerable works. During the intervening period, the current owner set about an extensive programme of restoration, remodelling and enlargement that now sees the property come to the market in a very different format. Indeed, it is testament to the skills of the bespoke specialist refurbishment specialists, Moortown Developments, that in its refurbished format, the renewed property has little in common with its former namesake (save for the fine waterside location).

.    Constructed of whitened rendered brick/block elevations incorporating contrasting painted double glazed casements, the property is surmounted by a mellow pleasing twin gabled clay tiled roof. During the re-build, the property services have all been renewed with the accommodation, that now extends to an area of approximately 2,676 sq.ft., benefiting from energy efficient gas fired heating. Warrens Cottage has a fine contemporary feel and the accommodation is arranged over a total of three floors. Opening off a fine L-shaped reception hall, the ground floor provides for a total of four double bedrooms served by two very contemporary bathrooms and a shower room. Overhead at first floor level, the living accommodation comprises a fine waterside drawing room with an open-plan dining room that links to a bespoke kitchen with access being provided to a waterside balcony/deck.

.    Due to the sloping nature of the site, the first floor accommodation opens directly at the rear to the gardens with a fine full-width paved seating terrace that encompasses a lower courtyard providing natural light to the ground floor inland bedroom. In addition, at first floor level is a separate utility room and cloakroom with a stairwell that ascends to an overhead study/bedroom 5. Naturally well lit, the property offers an incoming purchaser the chance to acquire a spectacular family home. To the rear, the property has a beautifully landscaped garden that affords the occupants a high degree of privacy and seclusion. Over the lane actually on the waterfront, the property owns an area of land incorporating a private dock that provides additional areas of gravelled parking with a range of purpose-built outbuildings.

Accommodation in more detail    Frosted double glazed full panelled door with side panels opening to:

Reception Hall    Open natural wood turnaround stairs with glass panelled balustrade ascending to first floor. A fine L-shaped reception hall with floor to ceiling casement windows to side with a range of recessed downlighting. Wall mounted thermostat control. Doors to:

Tank Room    Pressurised mains water tank. Programme control panels.

Bedroom 1 11'6" x 14'5" (3.5m x 4.4m). A fine riverside room with twin bedhead locations, fitted with a range of contemporary part shelved wardrobe cupboards to one wall. Wall mounted thermostat control. Door to:

En-suite Shower Room    Fitted with a contemporary white suite comprised of a walk-in wet room shower with a drencher style shower facility with separate hand-held shower to side. Sculpted contemporary wash hand basin with pull-out store drawers under and low-level WC. Heated chromium ladder style towel rail. Contrasting tiling to both floors and walls. Extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 14'1" x 7'10" (4.3m x 2.39m). A fine riverside bedroom. Wall mounted thermostat control. Door to:

En-suite Shower Room 2    Fitted with a contemporary suite comprised of a tiled enclosed shower cubicle with drencher style shower and separate hand-held shower attachment, together with a sculpted wash hand basin with pull-out drawer under and low-level WC with concealed cistern. Heated chromium ladder style towel rail. Contrasting tiling to both walls and floors.

Bedroom 3 13'9" x 10'2" (4.2m x 3.1m). A fine room located to the rear of the property with a central bedhead location and glazed casement doors with side panels opening to a paved courtyard with access to side. Wall mounted thermostat control.

Bedroom 4 11'6" x 10'2" (3.5m x 3.1m). A fine room with central bedhead location. Wall mounted thermostat control.

Bathroom    Fitted with a contemporary white suite comprised of a tile clad panelled bath with central mixer facility and separate hand-held shower with contemporary mosaic relief featuring discreet base lighting, together with a sculpted wash hand basin with pull-out drawer facility under and low-level WC with concealed cistern. Contrasting tiling to both walls and floor, with mirrored areas having discreet surface downlighting. Heated chromium ladder style towel rail. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan.

On the First Floor

Reception Area    Exposed natural wood floor covering throughout. The reception area is subdivided, with the area to the fore comprising:

Drawing Room 24'3" x 19' (7.4m x 5.8m). With feature raised contemporary style natural gas fire. Four contemporary wall light points. Wall mounted thermostat control. Surround sound facility. Television aerial point.

Open-Plan Dining Area 17'9" x 13'9" (5.4m x 4.2m). Incorporating bi-folding glazed casement doors opening to a paved seating terrace with steps descending to garden beyond. A fine open aspect vaulted reception area with Velux windows to the rear. Surround sound system. Three contemporary wall light points. Wall mounted thermostat control. Glazed casement doors opening to adjacent area of decking. Open-plan through to:

Kitchen 16'1" x 13'9" (4.9m x 4.2m). Fitted with a contemporary range of easy clean soft close white store cabinets to both base and high level with surrounding polished granite worksurfaces incorporating an integrated one and a half bowl sink with monoblock tap. Range of built-in appliances comprising concealed domestic Neff dishwasher with similar Neff eye level double oven with a warming drawer. Matching island unit with raised glazed servery and inset Neff four ring induction hob. Further extensive range of pull-out pan drawers and store cabinets. Further contrasting range of store cabinets encompassing full height shelved larder store cupboard with built-in concealed Neff fridge and base freezer. LG flatscreen television. Vaulted ceiling with recessed downlighting. Surround sound system. Twin glazed casement doors opening to an area of decking to fore. Wall mounted thermostat control.

Utility Room 10'6" x 7'3" (3.2m x 2.2m). Natural exposed wood floor covering throughout. Fitted with a range of shelved utility store cupboards to full height and full width on one wall, with mottle effect roll topped worksurfaces having matching splashbacks incorporating single bowl single drainer integrated sink. Space and plumbing under for washing machine etc. Wall mounted Gloworm gas fired boiler for heating and hot water requirements throughout the property. Expelair extractor fan. Wall mounted thermostat control. Access to a substantial overhead loft void. Part glazed door to exterior.

Shower Room    Fitted with a contemporary walk-in wet room style shower with mosaic relief to one wall with drencher style shower and separate hand-held shower. Separate sculpted wash hand basin with pull-out drawer facility and low-level WC with concealed cistern. Heated chromium ladder style towel rail. Contrasting tiling to walls and floor with discreet floor lighting. Recessed downlights. Extractor fan.

On the Second Floor

Studio/Attic Room 24'3" x 9'2" (7.4m x 2.8m). Affording spectacular views out across the upper reaches of the Lymington River, having the backdrop of the town, with full standing room to the centre. This room makes an ideal study or alternative reception room with access to various areas of eaves storage.

Outside    The property is approached from Undershore Road over a twin gated block paved driveway that terminates alongside the property with an Integral Garaging Complex, the complex having power, light and water connected. A part glazed door within opens to the lower courtyard at the rear of the property. To the fore is an area of recently planted garden retained by a dwarf brick wall with separate gated pedestrian access. To one side of the property, a series of paved steps featuring a contemporary chrome and glass balustrade ascends to a fine full-width paved seating terrace that incorporates exterior lighting. The terrace abuts (and is accessed from) the open-plan dining room and utility room and overlooks a beautifully stocked recently planted garden that features as one of its boundaries a mellow aged wall.

.    The gardens comprise areas of lawn with a series of raised ornamental beds and decorative borders, being coastal tolerant providing colour and interest, with an additional paved seating terrace that provides a fine view out over the property onto the adjacent river with the backdrop of Lymington town.

.    On the riverside of Undershore Road is an additional area of land accessed via a timber 5-bar gate with a side pedestrian gate. This area of land in the form of a U-shaped promontory encompasses the facility to create a private dock (tidal) with substantial areas of gravelled hardstanding, on which is situated a recently built Summerhouse and secondary outbuilding, again of treated timber construction surmounted by a pitched clay tiled roof that currently houses the plantwork associated with the property's private drainage facility. Beyond the hardstanding, the boundaries abutting the Lymington River have been allowed to naturalise with coastal tolerant vegetation. Exterior light, water and power points connected.

Services    Mains water, electricity and gas connected. Private drainage. 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.

Viewing    STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT through John D Wood & Co. (01590) 677233.

Directions    From Lymington, continue down the High Street bearing left into Gosport Street. At the mini-roundabout, turn right and continue over the causeway at the eastern bank of the Lymington River. Turn right, following the directional signs for the Isle of Wight Ferry Terminal. The property will be seen on left hand side overlooking the Lymington River.

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