6 bedroom detached house for saleSandy Down, Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41
- 4 reception rooms
- 4 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms
- 2 bedroom self-contained Cottage
- Outbuildings and Stables
- Garage with gym/studio above
- Tennis Court
- Gardens and paddocks
- In all about 8.5 Acres
- EPC Rating = E
An impressive country house with separate cottage, fine equestrian facilities, offices and outbuildings set in about 8.5 acres of delightful grounds in a most sought after location on the outskirts of Lymington in the New Forest
Leicester House enjoys a private position within its stunning setting, which includes park-like grounds, attractive woodland areas and attractive post and rail paddocks. This fine house is superbly set up for those with equestrian interests with access to some of the Forest's finest riding country. Set in the sought after hamlet on the fringes of the very well regarded village of Boldre, conveniently positioned for the thriving and vibrant village of Brockenhurst with its main line railway station to London Waterloo and its reputable Sixth Form College, as well as the Georgian market town of Lymington, which is renowned for its sailing facilities, marina and wide range of boutiques and restaurants. This prime position means that Leicester House is perfectly balanced for those demanding lifestyle requirements and enables the ultimate mix of country living with all those amenities and services close to hand. Further afield are the centres of Southampton and Winchester, and Junction 1 of the M27 is approximately 9 miles away, linking in with the M3 and wider motorway network.
Leicester House is an attractive country house set within its attractive grounds of approximately 8.5 acres. Approaching the property through the main gates along the gravelled drive this handsome house makes a real impact with its fine classic proportions and attractive sash windows. This good-looking property is equally attractive on the inside with some delightfully proportioned reception rooms including the principal drawing room, which is light and bright with attractive double aspect and large sash windows. This fine room is ideal for formal occasions, and with a large open arch through to the dining room makes for a really good reception layout. The sitting room is again attractively proportioned with double sash windows overlooking the gardens and grounds to the front. The kitchen/breakfast room works particularly well, laid out with an attractive range of floor and wall mounted units comprising cupboard and drawer sections, work surfaces over and a range of integrated appliances including an Aga. From the breakfast area, a doorway leads through to the family room with its central log burner, an area for everyday living ideal layout for families.
At first floor level the bedroom accommodation is generous, with 4 good bedrooms including a master bedroom with en suite bathroom. The remaining bedrooms are all generously proportioned and the study area on the landing is light and bright.
Across the courtyard from the principal house is the detached cottage which has been renovated by the current owners and now offers some particularly useful secondary accommodation, including 2 bedrooms at first floor level and a bathroom. At ground floor level the cottage offers some really good space including a superb principal reception room with log burner, a good living space. The kitchen area is well arranged with floor and wall mounted units comprising cupboard and drawer sections, and a number of appliances, and opens out onto the dining area, again presented to a good level. This is really good secondary accommodation.
Within the courtyard there are a number of outbuildings providing plenty of room for storage and also 2 single garages / workshops. There is a second garage block across from the stable yard which provides 2 garage bays, and at first floor level there is a large room ideal for use as a gym or studio. Adjoining this garage block is a rather attractive single storey office block with oak uprights and timber cladding. This superb office facility is an ideal space for working from home or running one's own business.
Across the courtyard is the stab le block which provides a number of loose boxes and hard standing area, along with 2 stores. The location of the stable yard is convenient for the paddocks which provide excellent grazing facilities.
The property is approached via the main entrance which opens out onto a gravel drive which meanders through the grounds to the front of the property, providing a large turning area. There is a second access which is to the rear of Leicester House, and this leads into the courtyard area providing parking for numerous vehicles outside the principal house and cottage.
The grounds are attractively arranged with some distinctive areas, including the old walled garden which is now laid to lawn. From here access can be made to the second garage block, offices and stable yard. The principal gardens lie to the side and front of the property and are attractively arranged in what can only be described as a park-like setting. With large areas of lawn interspersed by some attractive mature trees, this property really does offer some exquisite views. As one meanders down through the grounds, to the left-hand side is a tennis court, and from here pathways lead down to a more wooded section which includes a wide variety of trees and shrubs including rhododendron. At the lowest point is a naturally fed lake with a wide variety of diverse wildlife.
The grazing at Leicester House is well arranged with neat post and rail paddocks providing some fabulous turnout facilities for those with equestrian interests.
Square Footage: 7,671 sq ft
Acreage: 8.5 Acres
From Winchester take the M3 heading south and join the M27 westbound, signposted Bournemouth. At Junction 1 exit the M27 and follow signposts for Lyndhurst, A337. Continue along this road, driving through the centre of Lyndhurst and out the other side, remaining on the A337 towards Brockenhurst. On entering the village of Brockenhurst, carry on straight over the railway crossing passing the Setley Vineyard on your left, and shortly after The Folly Inn. Continue along the road and after passing a road on the left called Sandy Down, 200 yards further along are white gates opening onto a gravel drive. Turn left into this entrance and follow the driveway along to the front of Leicester House.
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