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5 bedroom country house for sale

Milford Road, Lymington, Hampshire

Guide Price £1,575,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Efford Lodge is a rarity, set in its own private, glorious Swallows and Amazons landscape of approximately 20 acres (STMS), including river, woodland, meadow and paddock, with manege and stables, tennis court and swimming pool. It is positioned within the New Forest National Park yet close to just a mile from the sea wall. The house itself is a well-planned ranch-style property with over 3,300 square feet of space and presents an exciting opportunity for reconfiguring and extending. Energy Efficiency Rating: D

Efford Lodge enjoys a secluded setting yet is within easy reach of local shops and amenities. It is conveniently situated a mile and a half east of the coastal village of Milford on Sea and a couple of miles from the Georgian market town of Lymington with its excellent selection of shops, cafes and restaurants and popular Saturday market. For boating enthusiasts there are two marinas with both permanent and visitor moorings in Lymington and a sailing and dinghy club in nearby Keyhaven. A mainline railway station (London Waterloo in 90 minutes) is six miles away in Brockenhurst, and the railway station at Lymington has a branch service to Brockenhurst.
The approach is impressive: passing through electric gates and up a long, long driveway flanked by paddock and woodland to a large circular parking area at the front. The drive continues to the rear of the property to a triple garage and further on to stable yard and outbuildings.

The house itself is well constructed and has been designed around a sheltered courtyard. Use has been made of the gently sloping site to create different levels to define areas. The entrance door opens onto a well-proportioned, split-level reception hall.

To the right the ‘east wing’ includes cosy farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room with Rangemaster cooker, double aspect family room, guest bedroom with ‘secret’ en suite, fourth bedroom or study, cloakroom and utility.

To the left, the ‘west wing’ features raised dining room and formal drawing room with high ceiling, ornate stone fireplace with wood burning stove (using logs from the estate’s woodland) and two sets of french windows opening onto the west-facing conservatory with far-reaching views. All the bedrooms in this ‘west wing’ feature high ceilings and lovely views. The master bedroom also has french windows onto the courtyard garden and a luxurious en suite bathroom.

Outbuildings include an indoor swimming pool complex with gym, steam room and shower. What was a separate home office is currently used as a games room and two additional bedrooms, but could be an annexe. Otherwise outbuildings include garaging, workshop, stores and stabling.

Overall Efford Lodge is a spacious and comfortable family house with flexible accommodation. It is ideal for those who enjoy entertaining, and activities including horse riding and water sports.
The grounds are glorious: 20 acres that could be described as an adventure playground with tennis court, river with fishing rights, and acres of woodland with dappled glades and wildlife.

Equestrian facilities are outstanding: paddocks, full size all weather manège, two stables, tack room, feed store, hay store and stable yard, and meadows producing enough hay most years to feed the owners’ ponies.

The gardens include an elevated west-facing terrace planted with country garden flowers running along one side of the house and enjoying lovely views to Avon Water along the western boundary. The central courtyard garden is a particular feature, a wonderful space for al fresco dining, barbecues and parties as well as relaxing with colourful planting, decked terrace and arbour covered in honeysuckle and wisteria.



Property ref: 121_2276_2660202

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Added on Rightmove:
29 February 2016

Nearest stations

  • Lymington Town (1.8 mi)
  • Lymington Pier (2.0 mi)
  • Sway (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Spencers Of The New Forest, Lymington

74 High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AL

01590 451037 Local call rate

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Spencers Of The New Forest, Lymington

74 High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AL

01590 451037 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Lymington Town (1.8 mi)
  • Lymington Pier (2.0 mi)
  • Sway (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Spencers Of The New Forest, Lymington

74 High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AL

01590 451037 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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