8 bedroom farm house for sale

Lymington Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7UF

£1,750,000 via Spencers, Brockenhurst: 01590 631661

A quintessential New Forest farmhouse thought to date back to 1730 with later extensions added circa 1950’s. The property was originally the farmhouse for the Morant Estate and vineyard owned by the late Lord Morant and given to his daughter as a wedding present in the 1920’s. The property has since had two further renowned owners and was separated from the vineyard some years ago. Bought by the current owners approximately 20 years ago, the property has been upgraded in recently times and extended to offer very versatile accommodation. The property is currently used as a successful holiday cottage and offers the potential to derive a substantial income if required whilst making a highly desirable family home.

Set back from the road, the property is tucked away in beautiful grounds approaching 1.7 acres and backing onto Setley Vineyards whilst still within walking distance of The Filly Inn public house and easy access to the mainline train station at Brockenhurst and down to the coast at Lymington. The property provides for glorious walks within Roydon Woods and out to Boldre via a bridle way.

The property enjoys an idyllic location, situated at the end of a private sweeping driveway leading from the road between Brockenhurst and Lymington. The village of Brockenhurst lies approximately 1.5 miles away and benefits from a mainline station with direct access to London Waterloo (approx. 90 minutes) and an extensive range of local shops, restaurants, a primary school, a popular tertiary college and the renowned Brockenhurst Golf Club. The Georgian market town of Lymington is approximately two miles south with its extensive yachting facilities, Saturday market and a ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

The Property

Many of the original features have been retained including beamed high ceilings and quarry tiled floors. The pretty covered porch leads into the reception hallway with original open fireplace and with an inset ‘game smoking’ shelf. The room opens to the snug with Victorian fireplace leading in turn into the study and through to the breakfast area.

The farmhouse style kitchen has a range of wooden storage units, incorporating a double butler sink. There is a built in dresser and a pantry cupboard. The range cooker is inset into an exposed brick surround with mantle. The rear lobby has a door to the garden and to the cloakroom and leads into the inner hall where stairs rise to the first floor.

The spacious sitting room incorporates a dining area and has a wood burning stove with marble fire surround. There is a range of fitted shelving and a glazed door leads to the garden room with views from here across the grounds.

To the first floor there are five bedrooms. The principal bedroom has a Victorian fireplace, a wash hand basin and fitted cupboards with three further double bedrooms and one good sized single room, each enjoy beautiful views over the gardens and are served by the family bathroom with a bath, WC and hand basin. A further w/c completes the first floor.

The Barn Annexe

Currently utilised as ancillary accommodation offering well presented self contained accommodation including a fitted kitchen, with oak stairs leading up to the first floor. The rest of the ground floor offers a central dining room and a generous sitting room to one side with woodburning stove.

There is a shower room to this floor whilst the first floor offers two good sized rooms which are used two bedrooms but could be utilised as a one bedroom suite with dressing room and a supporting bathroom.

The Piggery

A further very useful and stylish self-contained unit used for holiday letting with a kitchen and bedroom/living area.

Grounds & Gardens

The grounds are a delight, extending to approximately 1.7 acres with mature boundaries of mixed indigenous trees and shrubs. Surrounded by vineyards formerly in the ownership of the farmhouse and now part of Setley Ridge Vineyard.

A sweeping gravel drive passes through the gardens mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with fruit trees and mixed beds of perennial flowering planting. The driveway culminates in a large turning and parking courtyard in front of the recently replaced oak framed timber garage building, converted coach house and piggery.


An attractive oak framed building competes this courtyard arrangement of outbuildings and offers garaging for two cars and space for a workshop. Outside there is additional parking for the ancillary accommodation.

Agents Note

The property benefits from some grazing rights including rights of pannage and grazing.

Agent: Spencers, Brockenhurst

Spencers of the New Forest , 56 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RA

Phone: 01590 631661