A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial, five bedroom Victorian house built in 1893, exuding character with high ceilings and decorative fireplaces. The property has the benefit of an annexe and is set in beautiful, extensive grounds, 0.5 of an acre, all within walking distance of highly regarded local schools, the town centre and Waitrose.
A covered entrance with glazed front door opens to the main hallway which has a lovely spacious feel with high ceilings and an original Victorian floor and wide stairs rising to the first floor. The Drawing Room is a lovely size with polished wood floors, a deep bay window looking south and a stone fireplace to one end. To the other side of the hall is the Dining Room again with polished wood floors, a traditional marble fireplace with working fire and long sash windows to the front. The Kitchen/Breakfast room has a mix of tiled and wood floors, traditional cupboards beneath work tops with space for a gas range cooker and an Aga, the gas central heating boiler, space for a fridge/freezer and a useful pantry. From the Kitchen there is a rear passageway with a door to outside and a useful wood store. There is a further Prep or Boot room and a separate Utility Room which has a traditional butler’s sink, tiled floor, a gas boiler providing all central heating, spaces for tumble dryer and washing machine. A turning staircase leads up to the first floor with further storage beneath. Leading off the main hall is a ground floor Cloakroom and a separate Wet Room/shower that would compliment the Annexe Bedroom to the rear on the ground floor, which also has its own Kitchen area and glazed doors leading out onto the rear garden.
On the first floor there are four large double bedrooms and a good size single, each of the bedrooms have wardrobes, decorative fireplaces and wash hand basins and some enjoy views over the well established gardens. There is a laundry area with access to the roof space. The Bathroom has a white suite with co-ordinated tiling, wash hand basin and WC. There is also a Separate Shower room with basin, WC and a useful linen cupboard.
Outside: The front of the property is approached through timber gates to a gravel parking area with space for several vehicles. There is a mature tree line across the fenced front boundary. The garden wraps around the south side of the property with formal lawns and deep, well stocked flower beds. Patio and terraces lead around to secluded seating areas and a Kitchen Garden. There is a timber playhouse and a brick wall boundary to three sides of the garden which adjoins playing fields. There is a verandah which branches off the garage which would make a lovely social barbecue area.
The garage itself measures 21’7 x 15’8 with power and light and a staircase up to the Den on the first floor. To one side is a Carport with hardstanding and a poly tunnel near the far end of the garden. The majority of the garden enjoys plenty of sunlight and is a wonderful place for children to explore and adults to relax extending in total to half an acre.
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.