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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Sway, Lymington, Hampshire

Sold STC £1,695,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A magnificent and elegant five bedroom country house of great character and charm situated in a secluded location in the popular New Forest village of Sway. The property offers extensive accommodation extending to 4190 sq. ft. and is set centrally within 13.61 acres of beautiful mature gardens and paddock land. Energy Efficiency Rating: E

The property occupies a secluded semi-rural position on the edge of the delightful village of Sway. Nestling on the Southern edge of the New Forest National Park, Sway is a fine example of a quiet yet thriving village community, renowned for its friendliness. The village offers a useful mainline rail connection (London Waterloo approximately 100 minutes) together with a range of shops, a highly regarded primary school, two public houses and a popular Tennis Club. The Georgian market town of Lymington, famed for its river, marinas, yacht clubs, boutique shops and coastline, is within an easy 4 mile drive over the forest. The neighbouring New Forest village of Brockenhurst, again with a mainline rail connection, offers further leisure, shopping and educational amenities, as well as a popular 18 hole championship golf course.
Believed to have been built in the early part of the last century, Switchells has been in the same family for over 80 years.

The accommodation is laid out on a grand scale with large, opulent rooms epitomising the best properties of the era.

An impressive reception hall features natural pine flooring and a grand sweeping staircase rising to a galleried landing with a decorative chandelier. From the reception hall there is access to the principal living accommodation which includes a superb ‘L’ shaped double aspect drawing room, a formal dining room and a study, all of which benefit from feature fireplaces and enjoy a southerly aspect with views across the gardens. Both the drawing room and adjoining dining room also open out onto the rear terrace and make an ideal space for entertaining.

The large kitchen is formed of two parts comprising the main kitchen/breakfast room featuring a large bay window and Esse oil fired range cooker, a second kitchen area and a walk-in pantry. From the kitchen there is access to a scullery and store. Further rooms to this level include two lobby rooms, two cloakrooms and an additional store room.

To the first floor, an extensive landing area links to the 20’ double aspect master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, guest bedroom with full size dressing room, three further double bedrooms, linen room, family bathroom and additional cloakroom, with a secondary staircase leading back down to the ground floor.

The property retains a wealth of period features and would benefit from some sympathetic modernisation throughout to fully restore this wonderful home to its former glory.
The property is approached via a gravelled track accessed from Birchy Hill. A long driveway leads through the gardens and down the side of the house to an area of parking for multiple vehicles, a double garage, workshop and log store. The wonderfully established grounds surround the property and extend in total to 13.61 acres comprising gardens, paddocks defined by fence and hedgerow borders and an informally arranged orchard. A paved sun terrace adjoins and extends across the front of the house, linking to the beautifully maintained formal gardens enclosed by mature hedges and shrubs. The grounds lend themselves to a family, providing a great space for children and entertaining, as well as a high degree of privacy. Numerous possibilities exist including equestrian usage and the potential for a swimming pool and/or tennis court, subject to the relevant consents being granted.


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