4 bedroom detached house for sale

Home Farm, Pear Tree Lane, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7FH

£1,650,000 via Keller Williams Plus, Covering South East: 020 3892 9627


New to the market, we are proud to bring you this unique character, Grade II listed New Forest farmhouse cottage, complete with 5 acres of grounds and stabling for 3 horses. Home farm is a true country dwelling. (please view the video under the 'video tour' section to get a real feel for the features of Home Farm).

Located in Pear Tree Lane, Emery Down, this unique farmhouse dates back to 1765, and was extended in the early 1800's. Home Farm retains many original features inside, including an original wooden door from its first build, and a feature wall in the rear hallway dating back to the 19th century.

Nestled within approximately 5 acres of picturesque surroundings, Home Farm is a unique property offering the opportunity to own an historical building within the cattlegrid area of the New Forest National Park, with generous and adaptable living space. The main house has 3/4 bedrooms, whilst a separate garden annex provides additional accommodation.

Home Farm has an interesting historical link:
Home Farm was lived in from 1958 until 1970 by the artist Sven Berlin and his second wife Juanita. Sven Berlin was an English painter, writer and sculptor. They settled into life in Emery Down where they lived alongside the gypsies, and where he famously recorded, in oil paintings and drawings, the last days of the community in Shave Green. This body of work was exhibited in 2003 at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in nearby Lymington.
Sven worked from a studio and workshop at Home Farm, while his wife, an accomplished horsewoman, set up a Stud Farm there. Many of his works were created at Home Farm including paintings, carvings and cast bronze in his own foundry, as well as his 7.5 ton Carrara marble bas-relief, The White Buck (which was saved from demolition in 2015). His work was exhibited in London, and he appeared on television and in newspapers. 'I Am Lazarus' (1961) was written when he lived at Home Farm, and is based on his war experiences.

The heart of Home Farm today is the spacious farmhouse kitchen with its terracotta stone floor, which leads on to the useful and spacious rear hall with a stone floor and feature wall, which was a popular style from the 19th Century. The rear hall boasts the original wooden door from the late 1700's which at one time would have been the back of the main house, but now leads into the utility room. Also from the rear hall, a stone corridor leads to the front door of the cottage, where its frosted, stained glass panels cast a lovely glow, and off here on the right is a bright room with fireplace overlooking the front garden, which is presently arranged as a bedroom (bedroom 4) but could equally be used for anything else. At the end of the rear hallway is the lounge, with its fireplace with log burner.

Stairs rise to the first floor, where there are 3 bedrooms (one has an ensuite) and a family bathroom.

Outside, there is an annex which has a garden room, small kitchen, bathroom and an office/bedroom. Attached to this is a small garage and a log store. There is also a separate large garage/barn.

Outside: the cottage welcomes you over a cattlegrid entrance, and along a driveway which leads to the large garage/barn, where there is ample parking for several cars (by example, six cars, including a large van, were comfortably parked on the day we shot the video and took the photos).

To the left of the cattlegrid entrance is a pedestrian gate which leads to a path that runs alongside the driveway and leans slightly away to some extensive outbuildings for storage, and onto the stabling for 3 horses and a small yard. The yard leads directly into one of the fields. There is also a hay barn opposite the stables, which is an excellent example of a beautiful, old, traditional hay barn resting on stone staddle stones.

Please view the video under the 'video tours' section to get a real feel for the uniqueness of Home Farm.


Gas Fired central heating
Mains water
Private drainage
Council tax band: G

Agent: Keller Williams Plus, Covering South East

Quirk Readings Ltd T/A Keller Williams Plus, Suite 1G, Widford Business Centre, 33 Robjohns Road, Chelmsford, CM1 3AG

Phone: 020 3892 9627