This substantial five bedroom detached house offers flexible accommodation and is situated in a sought after location with easy access to the open New Forest, standing in grounds of three quarters of an acre with additional outbuildings.
The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall where stairs rise to the first floor with a galleried landing and there is a cloakroom and coats cupboard . The living room has lovely views over the gardens and a fireplace with open fire. There is also a dining room which leads into the conservatory and a further family room. The kitchen/breakfast room also enjoys views over the garden and is well fitted with a range of cabinets and Miele integrated appliances and space for a table. There is a utility room which opens off the kitchen and this has a door which leads through to a side hallway which has independent access to outside, a door to the double garage and a spiral staircase to the first floor. This offers flexibility for the creation of separate, self-contained accommodation.
The spiral staircase leads up to a landing off which is bedroom five, a bathroom and a door to bedroom two which then connects to the main landing. Off the main galleried first floor landing there are four bedrooms, bedroom one has an en suite shower room and there is a further separate shower room serving the other bedrooms.
The grounds are large and quite private incorporating a formal area with lawn and patio. Wallace House is approached over a sweeping brick paved drive through an electric gate with ample parking for several cars. Rarely do properties come to the market that are so well situated for both Lymington town and the forest and afford such privacy and seclusion.
The integral Double Garage has remote controlled up and over doors, power and light and houses the oil fired boiler.
There is a Workshop/Further Garaging to the north west of the property, this has been divided to provide a double garage with power and water. To the rear is a separate WC with wash basin along with access to a workshop and a store. There is also a summer house with hot tub. Beyond this area is a lawned garden.
The property is surrounded by its garden which has a beautifully bright, southerly aspect, screened with high, mature hedging and borders of shrubs and trees. There is, to the west, a wrought iron gate which leads to the rear garden with a path that extends around the house to an extensive patio to the side of the conservatory. There is also an area of meadow adjoining the neighbour’s paddock.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired heating. Solar panels for hot water top up.
The property benefits from Forest rights of pasture and mast.
A hundred years ago, W.H. Hudson described these villages as “a land of secret green, out of the world places”. Surrounded by the New Forest these villages are a short distance from the foreshores of the Solent. They afford beautiful quiet areas with horses and cows roaming freely, lovely country lanes, beautiful churches and traditional inns.