3 bedroom detached house for sale

Shirley Holms, Sway, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8NL

£1,350,000 via Caldwells Estate Agents, Lymington: 01590 675875

Enjoying a rural position with direct forest access yet being within a short drive from the sailing town of Lymington, this charming detached cottage sits in approximately 1.1 acres and has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and characterful living areas. Outside, there is ample parking with a detached garage and the gardens provide a beautiful and mature setting for the property with the added bonus of a separate pavilion which has a bedroom, living room and kitchen.

The enchanting covered entrance porch and stable front door leads into the reception hall where there is a feature fireplace with beam support fitted with a wood burning stove. There is a staircase giving access to the first floor and having a useful under stairs storage cupboard. A door then opens into the sitting room which overlooks the garden and enjoys an open fireplace with an Adam style surround, exposed beams and a return door to the dining room/bedroom three which can also be accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room and utility room. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of solid oak units with granite work surfaces and a feature island unit surrounding a brick pillar support with exposed beams and sky lights as well as an intriguing crooked window. There is space for a range style cooker with a tiled splashback and extractor above, ceramic one-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer taps, freestanding Miele dishwasher and integrated fridge and freezer. Leading off from here is the utility room which has space/plumbing for a washing machine and there is also a ground floor shower room having a corner shower enclosure, WC and wash basin. This has a return door to the dining room/bedroom three.

From the hall, the staircase leads up to the landing where there is a useful range of cupboards and drawers. The main bedroom enjoys a double aspect and benefits from having built-in cupboards providing hanging and shelved space. There is also an en suite bathroom which comprises a panelled bath with shower screen, vanity unit and WC with concealed cistern. Bedroom two faces east and south. The family bathroom is fitted with a suite comprising a panelled bath, WC and wash basin.

The garden amounts to approximately 1.1 acres and comprises a large area of lawn with two mature apple trees leading to the lower part of the garden where the pavilion (former stable) is situated. This has a kitchen, living room and bedroom. There is ample parking and turning space as well as a single timber built garage with wooden casement doors, power and light, and this opens out onto the lane with a separate gate. Pretty brick pathways lead to the house which in turn leads down to the flagstone area giving access to the front doors. The upper garden enjoys a lovely seating area ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining and a further expanse of lawn leading down through beech hedging to a 'secret garden' with feature separating brick walls and steps leading down to an intriguing seating area with a pond (currently dry) and specimen trees and shrubs. The property has direct forest access and occupies a rural position within the New Forest National Park.

From our office in the High Street proceed up into St Thomas Street joining the one way system in the right hand lane and following the road round past Waitrose. Continue through two sets of traffic lights and over two mini roundabouts. At the third roundabout proceed straight over onto Southampton Road and up the hill. Upon reaching Battramsley, turn left into Shirley Holms Road and continue along for approximately half a mile and after passing under the railway bridge take the first left turning. Proceed along the lane and continue onto the gravel track for approximately 150 metres where the property will be seen on the left hand side.

Mains electricity is connected to the property. The central heating and hot water are oil fired, gas is bottled. Drainage is to a private system.


G (£3,552.48 approx. - 2024/2025)


Agent: Caldwells Estate Agents, Lymington

Caldwells Estate Agents, 69 High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AL

Phone: 01590 675875