5 bedroom detached house for sale

Mill Lane, Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 4HP

£2,250,000 via Fine & Country, Dorset & New Forest: 01202 149437

Fine & Country New Forest are delighted to introduce Lucy Hill House. Coming to the market for the first time in nearly 40 years, the property is nestled in a serene forest setting in the highly sought after New Forest village of Burley.

This exquisite New Forest home has a collection of charming outbuildings surrounded by picturesque south-facing landscaped gardens spanning over an acre.

The property offers 4/5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms and a separate a two-bedroom annex. Additional features include a double garage, swimming pool, and it benefits from forest rights.

Situated opposite miles of open forest, this home presents a rare opportunity to enjoy the tranquil beauty of its surroundings.

Originally constructed as a modest forest cottage in 1891, the property was expanded in 1939 to create a spacious and elegant family home. This captivating home features a distinguished white render and tile hung facade beneath a slate roof.

Approached through electrically operated double wooden gates opening onto a sweeping gravel driveway, the property welcomes you with a majestic Tulip tree. Alongside the driveway stand various outbuildings, including a brick-built loose box comprising two rooms and a second double garage measuring 18’x17’ with a mezzanine floor. The driveway is adorned with a diverse range of flora including camellias and rhododendrons offering a vibrant display of colour.

Upon arrival, a striking double glazed Amdega gable end reception/garden room with slate flooring and underfloor heating creates a memorable first impression.

Enter through the solid oak wood front door into a welcoming entrance hall boasting oak flooring and a staircase leading to the first floor. An additional driveway with an electric gate and pedestrian access, located nearby, provides further off-road parking, and leads to the double garage.

From the hallway, discover a dual-aspect sitting room featuring a HETA woodburning stove, and an adjoining double-aspect dining room with an open fireplace, both offering delightful garden views.

Adjacent to the hallway is a breakfast room adorned with an array of floor-to-ceiling storage cupboards, seamlessly connecting to the kitchen. The kitchen, crafted by renowned local specialists John Willies of Burley, showcases modern units, granite composite work surfaces, and built-in appliances including a NEFF dishwasher, Bosch induction hob and a filtered water tap. Additional highlights include a gasfired Aga cooker, larder cupboard, water softener, and a pantry area with space for a fridge/freezer.

A small lobby off the breakfast room leads to the courtyard, while an inner hallway connects to a utility room/cloakroom with an airing cupboard, WC, and a cosy snug, accessible from the sitting room. The snug opens via sliding doors to a splendid tripleaspect garden room with bi-fold doors offering panoramic views of the terraces and grounds.

Upstairs, a landing area with a skylight and storage cupboards leads to the impressive main bedroom suite, featuring built in wardrobes, a modern fully tiled en-suite with power shower, underfloor heating, and a separate dressing area that can also serve as a fifth bedroom with independent access from the landing.

Outside, the meticulously landscaped grounds offer diverse areas of interest featuring formal gardens to the south and west, a raised vegetable patch, and a day paddock spanning approximately a quarter of an acre. The expansive lawns are bordered by post and rail fencing and hedgerows, adorned with an array of wellstocked beds and shrubs including Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Heathers, Conifers, and flourishing hydrangeas.

An Indian Limestone paved seating terrace, sheltered by an attractive pergola that is covered in a grape vine in the summer, adjoins the side of the property. From here, a path leads to the heated swimming pool (30’ x 15’), surrounded by Travertine paving and nestled within well-maintained hedge boundaries, ensuring privacy and

Adjacent to the swimming pool area is a charming gravel garden with roses and grasses, enclosed by Cornish dry stone walling with double five-bar gates opening into the paddock.

Ancillary Accommodation:
Connected to the main house by a covered walkway, a substantial detached outbuilding houses a double garage and a two-bedroom annexe spread across the
ground and first floor.

The ground floor of the annexe features a small hallway leading to an office room with BT Full Fibre (speeds up to 900mbps), a fully tiled shower room with double
doors opening to a private lawn garden.

A staircase ascends from the sitting room to a small landing, connecting to the main bedroom with an attached large storage area, a second bedroom, and a fully tiled Jack-and-Jill shower room serving both bedrooms. Both bedrooms feature Velux windows offering views of the grounds and providing ample natural light.

In total, the grounds extend just over one acre, with the added benefit of direct access to miles of open forest opposite. Ideally positioned, the property resides in a coveted location just
across from expansive open forest views and approximately a mile from the village centre of Burley. Residents will find convenience in the village’s amenities including a post office, shops, and charming
pubs, as well as a scenic golf course. Nearby Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst offer further conveniences, while the village itself has Burley Primary School. Families seeking excellent education will
appreciate the proximity to esteemed private schools such as Walhampton, Durston Court, and Ballard School near New Milton.

For additional amenities, the market town of Ringwood is a mere 5 miles away, with easy access to the A31 (approximately 3 miles)providing a gateway to the coastal allure of Bournemouth and the M27/M3 motorway network.

All Mains Services
BT Full Fibre (speeds up to 900mbps)

Agent: Fine & Country, Dorset & New Forest

Tailor Made, 16 Banks Road, Poole, BH13 7QB

Phone: 01202 149437