7 bedroom country house for sale

Sandy Down, Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8PN

£3,650,000 via Caldwells Estate Agents, Lymington: 01590 675875

Comfort in the countryside: Welcome to 'Windmill'.

Built in the 1920s, this substantial Arts and Crafts house is set in beautiful gardens and grounds of approximately 4.3 acres comprising paddocks, useful stables, yard and outbuildings as well as a tennis court. The house itself offers versatile accommodation including seven bedrooms and multiple reception rooms, and is situated just outside the sailing town of Lymington as well as being close to the open forest.

The property is approached by a cattle grid and a sweeping driveway which leads to the main house and is hidden from the road. The front door opens into the hallway with the staircase leading to the first floor. There is a lovely triple aspect drawing room which features an open fireplace and enjoys views across the front, side and rear gardens. Adjacent to this is a cosy sitting room which also has an open fireplace and a square arch leading to a garden room with French doors opening out onto the gardens. There is also a formal dining room and study. The kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units incorporating a gas fired Aga with a utility room/pantry leading off from here. The inner hall then leads to a further range of utility rooms including a further pantry, cloakroom, store and boiler room, with doors giving access to the rear garden, front drive and into the double integral garage.

On the first floor, there are seven bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room. The principle bedroom suite has an en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobes, and enjoys open triple aspect views looking over paddocks to the rear and open woods beyond. Bedroom two has a separate staircase affording the opportunity for separate staff accommodation.

The property is set in four-and-a-half acres of well established gardens stocked with a range of mature ornamental trees and shrubs creating a private setting. To the right of the property there is a five bar gate giving access to the inner courtyard which in turn leads to the stable block, gardens, chicken run and onto the paddocks and schooling round pen. There is an enclosed area of rear mature garden with an adjoining professionally built treehouse, as well as a walled kitchen garden with a small greenhouse and log cabin for individual use which could be a separate annexe with it's own garden (STPP). There is also an enclosed tennis court which was resurfaced in recent years.

The property occupies an extremely private location in the beautiful New Forest National Park, midway between the Georgian town Lymington and the forest village of Brockenhurst. The former is known for its excellent sailing facilities, town market which is held on a Saturday, and a variety of boutique shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Brockenhurst also benefits from some lovely shops and restaurants as well as a highly regarded college, Golf Club and mainline station with direct access to London Waterloo (approx. 90 minutes).

From our office in the High Street proceed up into St Thomas Street joining the one way system in the right hand lane and continuing round past Waitrose. Pass through both sets of traffic lights and straight across the three mini roundabouts. Proceed straight over for approximately 2 miles and after passing the car wash turn right into Sandy Down. After approximately a quarter of a mile, the entrance to the property will be seen on the left hand side.

Mains water, electricity and gas are connected. Drainage is to a private system.



Agent: Caldwells Estate Agents, Lymington

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

Phone: 01590 675875