large, spacious, character English country home

large, spacious, character English country home

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Lovely english country home and gardens of great character dated 1928, was remodelled by us with a contemporary twist. A mix of antique and contemporary furniture and decorative items from around the world, including original art. There is an open log fire for snug winters, lovely flower garden, orchard and outdoor swimming pool and pool Shepherd's Hut. Our ponies roam in our front paddocks, whilst deer roam in our back paddocks. Our gardener handyman lives in the adjoining cottage . A car possibly available by arrangement. The house is very private and secluded being surrounded by The New Forest National Park, so lovely walks and cycle paths are right outside the front gates. Ponies and cattle roam free here and there are many old character Pubs and restaurants nearby, as well as several very upmarket hotels and spas. Just 5 minutes drive to the charming historic Georgian sailing town of Lymington, with ferry link to the Isle Of Wight for day trips. The village of Brockenhurst is 1.5 miles with village shops, bank, restaurants and the mainline railway station to London a journey of 1.5 hours so possible for day trips. There are numerous attractions here for visitors, sports, history, culture abound. Additionally we can arrange some fishing, yacht or rib boat (charter or courses with qualifications) riding or foxhunting (drag) or pheasant or clay shooting for you.

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  1. We are a very active, sporty, social family of four.

  2. I (Mel) am an Artist and I run high-end Shepard’s Hut's (glamping) in my paddock. I also love boats and water as well as competing in my classic car. As a family, we adore the sea!

    My grown-up children predominantly live in London and work in gastro-festivals, recruitment and investment banking.

  3. We have all travelled widely…

    Our preferred UK destination would be the South or South West coast. Globally we are keen to explore interesting cities; beaches; islands; safaris and ranches!

    London swap not required as we have a flat in Battersea Park (see listing if you are interested!).

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
The Shipyard fish shop and kitchen. Limewood Hotel, The Pig Brockenhurst, The Haven.
Cool bars
Limewood Hotel. The Pig Brockenhurst. The Haven. The Ship.
Cozy cafés
Maison Blanc, Norwegian Cafe and Deli. Walk to Rosie Lees Kitchen and Tea Rooms. But there are loads!
Retail therapy
Walk to Setley Ridge Vineyard and Farm Shop. Stanwells Boutique, lots of clothes shops too! Willow homewares and tea rooms
Bit of culture
Lord Montagues Motor Museum, Beaulieu. Hurst Castle, Bucklers Hard ancient shipbuilding village and maritime Museum. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory and Marie Rose. Downton Abbey. Montisfont Abbey and National Rose Collection. Goodwood
Walks in the park
from the front gate right out into the open heath and woodlands that is The New Forest National Park. You can walk for miles !ae
Spot of exercise
Cycle, walk, sail ( we can arrange professional RYA courses for you) 5 mins drive away on the famous yacht racing stretch of sea known as The Solent. Horse riding schools 5 mins drive away. Horse racing. Country sports can be arranged for you by us
Day tripping
Local attractions also Isle of Wight by ferry. Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Bath, Stonehenge, Longleat, Beaulieu, London.

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