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6 bedroom house for sale

New Forest, Hampshire, BH23

Sold STC £2,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • drawing room
  • sitting room
  • dining room
  • conservatory
  • reception hall
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • utility room
  • garages

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

One of the most distinctive of all New Forest properties, Dial House is a magnificent Edwardian Country House, which has been restored to a meticulous specification in recent years and now offers accommodation of infinite charm and character, the whole offered in superlative order.

A substantial panelled oak front door opens to the reception hall, off which is situated a cloaks lobby and cloakroom with a corridor beyond serving a utility room and boot store. To the rear of the property, facing due south, is a linked arrangement of reception rooms comprising a spectacular drawing room of immense character that features a substantial fireplace with a wood burning stove, ornate carved surround and projecting stone hearth. French doors open to the formal lawned gardens beyond. An impressive sitting room with a further log burning stove affords views from a sweeping bay across the gardens. An elegant dining room, again overlooking the gardens with some fine plaster work and trompe-l’oeils features a fireplace with a tiled hearth and carved marble surround. Set under a lantern style roof with an ornate balustrade is a conservatory with 2 sets of French doors opening to the magnificent grounds. Accessed from both the drawing room and adjacent dining room i (truncated)

A grand turning oak staircase rises from the ground floor to a half landing which overlooks the approach to the property. The substantial landing provides for an open study area to the north. The principal landing serves a total of 2 well proportioned, self-contained bedroom suites, the main bedroom benefiting from an attractive southerly aspect and a bespoke independent bathroom with an outlook over the courtyard and gardens. All main bedrooms have attractive working fireplaces.

A further door off the landing leads to a secondary landing with a rising stairwell serving the second floor with a further well-proportioned guest room with a working fireplace and garden views, served by an independent bathroom with adjacent cloakroom.

Extensive additional accommodation is provided in the form of 3 well-proportioned rooms overlooking the gardens, with another independent bathroom.

Externally, the property is approached over a long rhododendron-lined private driveway with substantial remote controlled gates that open to a parking splay that links the formal courtyard approach to a run of garages. The majority of the formal gardens, situated to the rear, are laid to tracts of maintained lawn offset by deep ornamental herbaceous borders, the whole having the backdrop of mature woodland that falls within the curtilage of the property backing onto Sir George Meyrick’s Estate. Beyond the formal lawns, an ornamental wall with wrought iron gates opens to an informal tree lined area featuring a fine SWIMMING POOL with a private aspect that affords forest vistas out over the grounds. In recent years the curtilage has been re-fenced with stock/deer proof fencing. A well maintained, gravelled Italian style courtyard affords total privacy and seclusion with a fine westerly aspect overlooking woodland. In all, the plot extends to an area of approximately 4.3 acr (truncated)

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.

All items usually denominated as fixtures and fittings, apart from those mentioned specifically in these particulars, are excluded from the sale.

From London continue south west on the M3 and M27, continuing after the M27 to cross the forest on the A31 heading in the direction of the market town of Ringwood. On the outskirts of Ringwood at Picket Post turn left following the directional signs for Burley. Continue for a little under 3 miles into the centre of Burley Village, turning right at the War Memorial into Pound Lane, signed Bransgore. Continue out onto the open forest for a further 3 miles. The approach lane that serves Dial House will be seen about 20 yards after the village sign for Bransgore on the left hand side.

Strictly by Appointment via John D Wood & Co.

The property is located within the New Forest National Park on the outskirts of Bransgore, a village of approximately 4,000 inhabitants. Amenities include 3 local public houses, a church, shops, a Post Office, 2 doctors surgeries, Boots The Chemist and 2 hairdressers. The A31 is situated some 6 miles due north offering easy access across the forest to the market town of Ringwood which in turn provides access to the M27 /M3 for London. The property is situated on the western periphery of the New Forest National Park, where there are many acres of unspoilt countryside for riding and walking. The Georgian market town of Lymington and the Priory town of Christchurch are popular sailing centres and are situated to the south east and south west respectively. The principal centres of commerce (Southampton and Bournemouth) both have international Airports and are easily accessible via the A31. The beaches and coastline are approximately 5 miles to the south.

The property was built to a plan produced by one of Sir Edwin Lutyens pupils, for spinster sisters who occupied the property in its entirety. We understand that in the late 1960s, the property was split in two. Dial House in its current format encompassing the major part, including the principal reception rooms and bedrooms, with the former staff accommodation designated separately. Arranged over a total of 3 floors, all the principal reception rooms and bedroom suites have a magnificent southerly gardenside aspect.

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07 March 2016

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