5 bedroom country house for sale

Lower Sandy Down, Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8PP

£4,500,000 via Caldwells Estate Agents, Lymington: 01590 675875

An intriguing, architect designed, split-level country residence, set in stunning park-like grounds of approximately 18 acres including a swimming pool, a stream, two lakes and woodland, and affording unparalleled privacy and tranquillity in the New Forest National Park. The house itself provides east and west wings with five bedrooms and spacious living space including a living/dining room and a fabulous drawing room, and is situated just outside the sailing town of Lymington. The property enjoys a secluded and protected setting with an abundance of wildlife including water fowl, deer and birds.

The double front door opens into the naturally lit lobby with a second pair of double doors opening into the reception hall where there is a useful cloaks cupboard, and two staircases leading to the east and west wings. Directly ahead, a further pair of glazed double doors open into the living and dining room which overlooks the garden and woods beyond and has an open fireplace with brick facings. The kitchen/breakfast room, which can be accessed from both the dining room and the hall, faces south and east and has a glazed door opening out to the patio and garden. The Mark Wilkinson kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted limed oak units incorporating Miele integrated appliances including a double oven, ceramic hob and microwave as well as a ceramic one-and-a-half bowl sink. Adjacent to the kitchen, three steps lead down to the rear porch and further steps lead to the utility area which is fitted with a range of units and has space/plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a cloakroom, and a door which gives access to the double garage. From the utility, steps lead down to the lower basement where the gas fired boiler, which provides domestic hot water and central heating, is situated, as well as the hot water tank/control and irrigation controls for the automatic watering of the garden, and a useful shelved larder/food store.

Back in the reception hall, stairs lead to the east wing where the main and second bedrooms are situated, and on the landing there are a range of cupboards incorporating an airing cupboard. The main bedroom enjoys fabulous views of the woods and has an en suite dressing room including an extensive range of wardrobes and a separate en suite bathroom comprising a bath, shower enclosure, WC and vanity unit. Bedroom two is currently used as a sewing room and has a range of cupboards including a vanity unit, and there is also a separate cloakroom on this floor.

From the reception hall, stairs then lead to the west wing landing where there are three further bedrooms; bedroom three enjoys a dual aspect overlooking the grounds and has an en suite shower room as well as fitted wardrobes. Bedroom four also has a wardrobe and an en suite shower room, and bedroom five is a good sized double. There is a family bathroom, a separate WC and a range of fitted cupboards on the landing.

Further stairs lead from the reception hall down to the large drawing room which has a corner fireplace with a wood burning stove and doors opening out onto the patio and garden. From this room, there is a study/office with further patio doors to the garden, as well as further stairs leading to the lower ground floor.

The gardens and grounds that surround the property are of park-like status with two lakes being stream fed and running through the centre of the land with woodland borders offering complete seclusion and privacy with a footpath meandering through the woods with a pleasant riverside walk. There is a useful double oak-framed garage with a car port. Leading off from the drawing room is a lovely paved terrace with a tiled swimming pool and a summer house. The grounds afford complete privacy, there is outside lighting which illuminates the trees and the driveway.

Directions - 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 past Waitrose. Pass through two sets of traffic lights and straight over the three mini roundabouts, then turn right into Boldre Lane. Continue along to the end, and at the junction adjacent to the Red Lion, turn left and then right into Royden Lane. Proceed along taking the next turning left which is Lower Sandy Down, and the entrance to the property will be seen along on the left hand side.

Mains water, electricity and gas are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private system. Fibre broadband is connected to the property with speeds up to 900mbps.



Agent: Caldwells Estate Agents, Lymington

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

Phone: 01590 675875