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4 bedroom country house for sale

Barrows Lane, Sway, Lymington, SO41


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Tenure: Freehold

An incredible opportunity to purchase a truly iconic landmark residence standing 200 ft. high and offering unrivalled panoramic views across the New Forest and Solent. The property offers potential for a number of uses including a boutique hotel or wedding venue, subject to the relevant consents and further benefits from a swimming pool complex, tennis court and extensive outbuildings.

The property occupies an elevated, 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.

Built by renowned High Court Judge, Andrew Thomas Peterson in 1885 as the centre piece of his Arnewood (Drum Duan) estate, this Grade II listed Tower is reputedly the worlds tallest unreinforced concrete structure. The ground floor accommodation comprises a double aspect sitting/reception room with feature fireplace opening into an impressive and opulent drawing room. An adjoining dining room links to the kitchen, which in turn links to a superb triple aspect garden room with full height windows and doors and glazed dome roof. The principle living accommodation features wonderful high ceilings, ornate cornicing, oversized arched doorways and exposed wooden floors. An octagonal tower (campanile) with internal stairwell adjoins the Tower, rising and providing access to 14 floors and an impressive Cupola at the summit. The first four floors feature a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, with the remainder currently unoccupied, but ready for renovation.

NB. Three of the upper floors are currently let to various telecommunications transmitters providing a commercial income of £37,000 per annum.

Double electric gates open onto a long driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles. An extensive range of garaging and store rooms formed from a row of outbuildings offer options for a number of usages, including potential holiday letting (subject to the relevant permissions being granted). The walled gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a paved seating terrace and enjoy a good degree of privacy and seclusion. Set within the grounds alongside the property is a substantial indoor swimming pool complex housing a 58’ pool and changing facilities. Further facilities include a tennis court. The gardens and grounds extend in total to approximately 0.75 acre.

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06 December 2016


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