A rare opportunity to acquire a unique three storey cottage very close to the waterfront with views over the upper reaches of the Lymington River and a good size garden. This interesting property dates back to the 1790’s and is Grade II Listed and of local historical significance.
A hardwood front entrance door opens to the Entrance Well with a part glazed door opening to the:-
Kitchen/Breakfast Room which is fitted with hand painted cupboards beneath butcher’s block worktops with integrated appliances including a Neff double oven and gas hob with ceiling extractor. There are also spaces for an under counter fridge and a slimline dishwasher, a breakfast bar with space for stools and a particular feature is the double sided wood burner which also heats the living room.
There is a door which leads to a staircase to the first floor and a door opens to the main Living Room which is a comfortable size with the wood burner to one end and a glazed window and door opening to the Garden Room. This is currently used as a Dining Area with Velux windows, door onto the decking and rear garden and a return door to the:
Utility Room which has two Velux windows allowing plenty of natural light, a sink unit with plumbing for washing machine, space for additional appliances, space for coats and boots, a door in from the driveway and wide board Oak flooring which runs through into the Study/Snug which overlooks the decking and rear garden and a door to the Store which was formerly a garage, this has a folding door to the front and overhead storage, power and light.
The ground floor Shower Room comprises a WC, wash hand basin and shower with glass screen.
The Galleried First Floor Landing has an attractive ornamental fireplace, stairs leading to the second floor, a study area and the gas central heating boiler together with timer and controls. The hot water system is topped up by solar panels.
Bedroom One is a lovely, bright, double room with a wardrobe and southerly aspect overlooking the garden through a double glazed sash window.
The Bathroom has a pleasant view over the railway line, and the upper reaches of Lymington River, comprising a panelled bath, wash hand basin and WC.
The Second Floor Landing gives access to two further bedrooms; Bedroom Two is a double room with sloping ceilings, a double glazed sash window facing south and a large picture window overlooking the Lymington River to the East.
Bedroom Three again has sloping ceilings, a double glazed sash window and space for a double bed.
Outside: To the front of the property a driveway affords parking with a step up to to the front door.
To the rear of the cottage there is a deck with balustrade and steps down onto the lawn with a walled boundary to one side and fencing to the other, which make for a private garden with a southerly aspect. At the far end of the garden there is a Timber Log Cabin constructed of 70 mm planks and measuring 4.3m x 3.4m with electric light and power, ideal as a home office or childrens playroom.
Lymington offers an extensive range of shops from large household names such as M&S Simply Food and WH Smiths to independent boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and tea rooms. There are also a variety of hair salons and beauticians to choose from. Saturdays provide a vibrant atmosphere throughout the town as the market attracts many locals and visitors from throughout the forest and beyond. Lymington is the ideal location for those who enjoy water sports with two marinas and sailing clubs holding access to the Solent and a short drive away from beaches.
Lymington was named by the Daily Telegraph as the eighth best coastal town in Britain 2014. “You’ve got the New Forest, unspoilt coastline, it’s a sailing hub and you can still get to London easily,’’ A pretty Georgian coastal town, Lymington benefits from good schools, boutique shops and Saturday street market.
Being so close to the New Forest it also offers the perfect location for those who enjoy horse riding, walking and cycling. The town offers a nine-hole golf course, rowing club, community centre, library, small cinema, bowls club and tennis club. Lymington Recreation Centre offers an indoor 25m swimming pool and many fitness classes, whilst during the summer months there is an outdoor seawater baths next to the River with a hundred years of heritage. There is also a Cricket Club, Football and Rugby Clubs, Skateboard Park and children’s play areas.
From a more practical view Lymington also offers churches of all faiths, infant, junior and secondary schools all within walking distance of the town.