6 bedroom detached house for saleExbury, Hampshire
A magnificent Grade II listed farmhouse set in a private and secluded forest location close to the waters of The Solent and Lepe Beach. The property benefits from extensive outbuildings and is set in glorious gardens and grounds totalling approximately 12 acres.
The property enjoys a private setting on the edge of the popular village of Exbury, which lies on the south-eastern fringes of the New Forest, bordered by the Beaulieu River and Solent shore.
This unique corner of the New Forest National Park is the setting for world famous Exbury Gardens, created in the 1920's by Lionel De Rothschild and Lepe Country Park, an unspoilt popular coastal country park looking directly across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.
The property is within easy reach of the historic village of Beaulieu (4 miles) which features a pretty high street steeped in history, with a range of local amenities and facilities including restaurants, tearooms, a garden centre and a primary school.
The bustling forest village of Brockenhurst (12 miles) offers a mainline station linking to London Waterloo (approximately 90 minutes). Approximately 12 miles to the south is the much famed Georgian market town of Lymington with its extensive yachting facilities, famous Saturday county market and ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
The property has undergone a significant programme of restoration and refurbishment by the current owners resulting in what is now arguably one of the finest dwellings in the area.
Internally, the main house offers a good configuration of flexible, well-appointed accommodation which is further enhanced by a number of converted outbuildings providing in total around 10,000 sq. ft. of exceptional living, working and recreational space.
To the ground floor, the principle living rooms comprise a triple aspect drawing room with feature open fireplace and adjoining snug, a double aspect sitting room with exposed beams and a formal dining room with feature wood burning stove and Oak flooring. Of particular note is the wonderful farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room which very much forms the hub of the home with an impressive Minstrels gallery and open vaulted ceiling above.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke units, an Aga cooker and slate flooring and with the other principle rooms features doors opening onto the rear terrace and garden. Further rooms to this level include a utility room, games room which currently houses a full size snooker table, snug, boot room and wc.
Adjoining the games room is a large workshop which in turn adjoins a fantastic two storey triple aspect annexe with vaulted ceiling and private balcony offering options for a variety of usages (subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).
To the first floor, the Minstrels gallery cleverly incorporates a snug in the front gable window. The charming master bedroom features a designated dressing area, built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom and enjoys delightful views across the grounds. There are a further four bedrooms to this level, all of which have fitted wardrobes two further bathrooms and a good size office with views across the garden.
From the first floor landing a stairwell leads up to the second floor where there is an additional bedroom and bathroom.
The property is approached by a long sweeping driveway leading to an expansive gravel driveway providing parking for multiple vehicles, with further parking available to the side
The property sits centrally in beautiful grounds comprising areas of formal lawn gardens, paddocks and woodland interspersed with a variety of planted borders and mature trees and shrubs providing year-round colour.
A fantastic slate sun terrace adjoins and extends across the rear of the house, overlooking the delightful mature gardens and providing an ideal space for entertaining and outdoor dining. Also set to the rear is a wonderful large and productive walled kitchen garden with raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse. There is also a natural pond set at the bottom of the garden.
To the western elevation there are extensive outbuildings including a large barn, garage, stables and a further small barn.
In total, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 12 acres.
Property ref: 121_666_4036573
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