4 bedroom detached house for sale

Litchford Road, New Milton BH25 5BQ

£895,000 via Spencers Coastal, Highcliffe: 01425 209275

A beautifully presented Edwardian four-bedroom detached family home, built in 1905 and situated in a quiet residential road on the outskirts of New Milton, has been sympathetically extended, modernized, and upgraded over the years. This wonderful period home is brimming with original features, including high ceilings, fireplaces, and coving. It boasts a large, secluded rear garden that has been beautifully landscaped, along with a garage and off-road parking.

The property is quietly situated in a popular residential road on the edge of New Milton which sits in a prime location with the New Forest to the north and Barton on Sea to the south.

This market town attracts families, drawn by its strong community, range of facilities, mainline station and schooling provision.

There are acclaimed independent schools, including Durlston Court and Ballard School, both rated ‘excellent’, while state schools include New Milton Infants judged ‘outstanding’, New Milton Junior rated ‘good’, and Arnewood Secondary which is ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ 16-19 study programme.

The town centre has a strong selection of shops, among them butcher, bakery, M&S Food and a traditional quality department store. Leisure facilities feature an arts centre with a programme of performances and workshops, health and sports centre with pool, recreation ground and skatepark.

Eating out experiences range from gastropubs to fine dining via The Kitchen, a relaxed restaurant and cookery school at Chewton Glen Country House Hotel overseen by TV Chef James Martin.

New Milton developed after the arrival of the railway in the late 19th century (train services into London take around two hours), therefore property choice comprises some character property, modern family homes on tree-lined avenues, and country houses bordering the New Forest.

An attractive white and black wooden Edwardian glazed porch leads to a stained glass original front door, opening into a welcoming entrance hall with doors radiating to the reception rooms and stairs rising to the first floor.

The ground floor accommodation offers a large sitting room with an open fireplace featuring an attractive mantel and period surround, as well as a large bay window providing lots of natural light.

The front aspect family room enjoys another bay window and a feature Edwardian fireplace. A door leads into the dining room, which features a log burner, opening through to the snug area, with a door leading to a compact utility area and cloakroom.

The impressive hand-painted kitchen/breakfast room boasts a vaulted ceiling, a central island with breakfast bar, ample wooden worktops with a butler sink, extensive storage units and drawers, Falcon range cooker, and a range of integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and wine fridge. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a useful boot room with a large storage cupboard.

Stairs lead to the first floor, with access to three large double bedrooms and a beautifully appointed family bathroom with a roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle, feature washbasin, and WC. All the bedrooms retain some original features, including period fireplaces, with a large bay window in the master bedroom. This room is serviced by a light and spacious en-suite shower room with a double basin vanity unit, large glass shower cubicle, and WC.

From the first-floor landing, stairs lead to the second-floor attic space, which has been converted to provide a fantastic space currently used as a gym. There is also a further bedroom with a Velux window.

The front is approached via a driveway providing ample off-road parking, leading to a detached garage located at the rear of the property.

An undeniable feature of the property is the wonderful, landscaped rear garden, lovingly nurtured, developed, and planted over the years by the current owners. Being an excellent size, the garden is mainly laid to lawn, interspersed and bordered by mature flower and shrub beds. The four different decking areas provide flexible outside sunbathing, seating, and al-fresco dining options to capture the sun at different times of the day.

Agent: Spencers Coastal, Highcliffe

Spencers of the New Forest , 368-370 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, BH23 5EZ

Phone: 01425 209275