Unique Country house set in approx. 7 acres and surrounded by the New Forest National Park
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Forest Heath House is an attractive Lutyens-inspired red brick and part timber clad country house build in 1928. It has been sensitively refurbished to combine the amenities of modern life with attractive Arts and Crafts period features and quality fixtures and fittings throughout, including exposed oak flooring. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a single storey wing incorporating a well-proportioned office with bay window and a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling, a range of contemporary solid wood wall and floor units, polished stone worktops and a gas fired AGA. There are also two walk-in pantry cupboards.
French doors lead to the garden terrace and an adjoining utility room with garden access. An inner lobby, accessible from the office, offers a door to the integral garage and back stairs rising to the first floor. On the first floor there is a large triple aspect principal bedroom with built-in storage, feature bay window overlooking the garden and a contemporary En-suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms all with built in storage. There is a family bathroom with double ended bath and a separate family shower room. Stairs rising from the inner lobby leads to bedroom 6, currently used as a store room, and to a spacious eaves room, again used for storage but could be converted to a bathroom.
Adjoining the property is the annexe comprising a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. It has its own private garden and could provide additional income.
To one side of the property are the stables with two good sized loose boxes with original cobbled floor. A laundry facility with shower used by holiday letting guest. The gardens are a real feature with beautiful shrubs including camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons. There is an inset heated pool with terracing creating a marvellous BBQ/entertaining area. The garden also includes an orchard, vegetable garden and a chicken house with run. There are additional outbuildings all with power and water. The paddocks are level with water troughs and well fenced with deer fencing protecting the garden and rear paddocks. In one of the paddocks there are two Shepherds Huts (available by separate negotiation) which are currently used as holiday letting. From the driveway there is a large gravelled parking area leading to the steel framed, timber clad tractor barn suitable for many uses, with power and light.
This property has 7 acres of land.
Forest Heath House is approached through double wooden electric gates over a gravelled driveway with a turning circle and access to the integral double garage. There is also plenty of additional parking space for cars, horse boxes, boats, etc. The gardens are laid mainly to level lawns bordered by well stocked flowerbeds and mature trees, features a heated swimming pool with paved surround and a large York stone paved terrace.
The outbuildings comprise a single storey annexe with living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Another building has a fitted laundry room, shower room, two stables and a log store. There are two adjoining brick built open-sided barns and a huge tractor barn which would happily house a boat or two. With the sailing opportunities in nearby Lymington this house would appeal to not only those enjoying the countryside, wishing to keep horses, cars or housing and maintaining a boat during the winter months.
The property enjoys a very secluded location at the end of a private lane with surrounding open forest which provides good riding and walking to the front and backing onto Royden Woods with acres of beautiful woodland walks.
The village of Brockenhurst has a variety of marvellous individual shops including a butcher, greengrocer, bakery and hardware shop plus two supermarkets. There are good restaurants and for golf lovers the Brockenhurst Golf Club. There are several good primary and secondary state schools in the area together with noted independent schools such as Ballard and Walhampton to name just two. Brockenhurst main railway station is 1 miles away with direct trains to London (90 minutes) The nearby M27 running between Cadnam and Portsmouth links to the M3 for access again to London.
Lymington is only 3 miles away with 2 marinas and a very good hospital. There are numerous shops here plus a large Waitrose. The Saturday market is not to be missed. Again there are many wonderful walks around the sea wall to the bird sanctuary. The ferry operates a service to Yarmouth from Lymington on a regular basis all year.
From Lyndhurst take the A337 to Brockenhurst. Continue in the direction of Lymington and after the level crossing at Brockenhurst continue for 1.25 miles and the lane leading to Forest Heath House will be found on the left (indicated by a green sign marked FOREST HEATH)Read all
- Sitting room and Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Library, Cloakroom, Studio/office, Utility Room
- Principal bedroom and en-suite three double bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Attic room/bedroom 5 and 6
- Annexe with living room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom
- Stables, Laundry room with shower, Double Garage, Large barn, Brick barn, Potting shed
- Pool shed and Heated swimming pool
- Set in approx 7 acres