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Brockenhurst

Situation:

The property enjoys a fantastic position being ideally located within yards of the centre of Brockenhurst Village and a good selection of boutique shops, everyday stores, cafes and restaurants catering for everyday needs.

The mainline railway station is within easy reach offering direct links to Southampton Central, Winchester and London Waterloo. The picturesque village of Beaulieu lies 7 miles to the East with the marina of Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River.

Approximately 4 miles to the South is the Georgian market town of Lymington with its extensive yachting facilities, ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight and its famous Saturday county market. To the North is the village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 motorway which links to the M3 giving access to London.

The Property:

The superb and beautifully light and spacious appointed apartment has been finished to a high standard and offers well-proportioned living space throughout. The property benefits from a share of freehold and low maintenance charges.

Private Covered Entrance Porch – Double glazed front door and side aspect windows. Built-in shoe storage unit and tiled flooring. Inner door opening to stairwell ascending to the first floor landing area.

Landing Area – Providing access to all rooms. Airing cupboard housing a gas boiler.

Sitting/Dining Room – Good size room with front aspect window overlooking the gardens. Recessed fireplace. Engineered oak flooring.

Kitchen – Fitted with a range of contemporary white gloss units, wood laminate surfaces and built-in appliances including an AEG double oven, Neff five ring induction hob with stainless extractor unit over, Zanussi washing machine, Bosch dishwasher and an integrated wine cooler. Space for tall fridge/freezer. Laminate oak flooring and rear aspect window overlooking the grounds.

Principal Bedroom – Newly fitted built-in wardrobes extending the full depth of the room. Front aspect window overlooking the grounds.

Guest Bedroom – Rear aspect window overlooking the grounds. Space for freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside and vanity tables.

Family Bathroom – Modern suite comprising paneled bath with shower attachment and wall mounted mixer taps, wash basin with built-in storage below and low level wc. Fully tiled walls and flooring.

Agents Note:

Not available to holiday let. Pets by prior agreement.

Additional Information:

Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 76 Potential: 79

All mains services connected.

Tenure: Share of freehold

Maintenance Charge: £300.00 quarterly

Grounds & Gardens:

Two sets of double wrought iron gates open onto a gravel driveway to one side and another driveway to the other. Set at the end of the driveway is a block of four garages, one of which, on the far right, comes with the apartment and power and light and is alarmed.

The beautifully manicured front and rear gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with established tree and fence borders and a low rise brick wall to the front aspect.

Planted within the grounds are a number of specimen plants including Monkey Puzzle trees, Arbutus, Cotinus Purple Smoke, Elaeagnus and Copper Beech Trees and bushes.

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Minstead, Lyndhurst

THE SITUATION

Located in Minstead, one of the New Forest National Park’s most sought after villages. Minstead has a vibrant community, a village shop, a village hall, a pub (The Trusty Servant), and a Norman church. There is direct access onto the open forest providing a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding. Lyndhurst is approximately a seven minute drive away and is the largest village within the New Forest. It is a popular tourist location with many independent shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, pubs and hotels. Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which has the popular West Quay shopping centre and many attractions. The surrounding areas of Southampton and Winchester have a wide selection of well-respected private schools along with several others across the Dorset border. Communications are excellent with east and west access to the M27 and M3 within easy reach and Southampton Parkway station giving a link to London Waterloo within an hour and ten minutes. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

The grounds surrounding this stunning former country house are truly worthy of its original status, extending to approximately three acres in total and comprising areas of beautifully manicured lawns and established woodland, with direct forest access to the rear.

This apartment also greatly benefits from its own single garage which is located within a block.

THE PROPERTY

The apartment boasts spacious accommodation with high ceilings and original leaded windows, allowing for ample light to flood the apartment. A hallway, with storeroom provides access into the drawing room, a real feature room of the apartment, giving a feel of grandeur with a bay window looking out to the grounds. An electric fireplace with marble inset & hearth acts a central focal point of the room.

The kitchen has been re-fitted by a local supplier to provide a beautiful contemporary finish, comprising ample base and wall units with work tops over. Integrated eye-level double ovens, induction hob with extractor over, fridge freezer and space for a washer/dryer.

A principal bedroom suite benefiting from an ensuite shower room, built-in wardrobes and a view out onto the grounds. The second bedroom, also a generous double room with walk in wardrobe is facilitated by a bathroom comprising a bath with shower over.

Burton, Christchurch

Outside, the property is accessed via a large sweeping gravel driveway, leading to allocated parking and providing access to the well-maintained communal gardens.

An intercom system grants access to the communal entrance lobby, where stairs rise to the first floor, providing access to No. 3.

A stunning living room showcases four large bay windows and tall ceilings, allowing plenty of natural light and enjoying far-reaching countryside views. There is ample space for living and dining furniture.

A separate kitchen with tiled flooring throughout overlooks the front aspect and surrounding gardens, offering a good range of wall, floor, and drawer units. It houses the boiler (installed in 2021) and incorporates a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and four-ring gas hob with an extractor fan over.

The primary bedroom is generously sized and enjoys a large sunny aspect, benefiting from built-in storage and an en-suite bathroom. The en-suite comprises a panelled bath with a shower attachment, WC, and handwash basin, finished with partly tiled walls and floor.

Bedroom two offers space for a double bed and storage furniture and is serviced by a three-piece family shower room.

Poole

These flats were substantially built in 1968 when the focus was on providing significant grounds and these are wonderful. Lawns the size of a cricket ground and just as manicured, a secret garden, and an open air heated swimming pool.

Lets talk about the swimming pool and grounds. Hidden behind shrubs and a wall is a beautifully maintained open air heated swimming pool and sunbathing area. This is open from May until September (7am-9pm) and has an individual locker for each flat, changing cubicles and a shower. The temperature is maintained at 28.6 degrees. There are toilets as well. Behind the swimming pool is a beautiful secret garden with mature shrubs, pergola, benches. This is ideal for a BBQ and well used by the flat community. There is even a communal herb garden.

The flats can be accessed from Western Road or The Avenue and there are garage blocks and visitor parking. The flat comes with a garage with an up and over door, power and light. Although the location means you will barely need a car: walk to Westbourne, walk to the Chines, walk to the beach, walk to the Railway station, walk to the supermarket.

The caretaker lives in the grounds and is everyone’s sounding board and ‘go to’ if anything needs doing. In fact the whole block is meticulously planned and managed with c.£180,000 in the reserve fund. This is the ideal time to be buying, the block having had a new roof 2 years ago.

The owner has had it for 20 years and it has been a rarely used holiday home. It looks like the oven, grill and dishwasher have never been used.

Many of the apartments have been converted into 3 bedrooms, with the dining room changed to become a 3rd bedroom. This is a simple conversion and will add value to the apartment-please ask us for details. There is also the opportunity for the apartment to be ‘turnkey’ i.e. to include all the furniture. Blinds and curtains in place are already included.

The apartment has everything you need. A fully fitted kitchen with all the integrated appliances, a master bathroom that was new in 2023 plus a separate shower room. 4 additional storage cupboards in the hall. There is a 250 sq ft living room, a 22 ft balcony which is accessed from the living room, the dining room and from the main bedroom. All areas have inset ceiling lights. The apartment is carpeted in the hall and living areas with tiled floors to both bathrooms. 

Greenacres is within a 10 minutes walk of Branksome Chine beach making this location perfect for strolls along the promenade. At Branksome Chine itself is the brand new Rockwater Village, which combines restaurant as well as fitness and wellness. There is a 7 mile stretch of award winning blue flag beaches to be enjoyed there is an array of other places to stop for food, drink or an ice cream. From Branksome Chine it is an easy stroll into Bournemouth Centre or in the opposite direction to Sandbanks which is the entrance to Poole Harbour; the 2nd biggest natural harbour in the world.

There are a number of activities to be enjoyed given the close proximity to the beach and Poole Harbour itself, if it is body boarding, kite surfing or paddle boarding you are into you really would be spoilt for choice as the list goes on. Don’t forget that the block is pet friendly and there is no better place to walk with man’s best friend than the beach. And for energetic people(and dogs) Dorset’s Jurassic coast is a key destination for walkers. This is over the chain ferry at Sandbanks, which is also the gateway to the Purbeck Hills which accommodates the area’s large cycling community. For golfers the area is full of recommended courses the closest being Parkstone which is in the top 100 in the UK. Tennis courts and a green bowls lawn in Leicester Road are a short walk. Or a lazy day on Sandbanks beach is always good.

If you enjoy meeting friends for long lazy lunches or fancy a spot of shopping you have a number of options, especially if you don’t want to take the car, Westbourne and Canford Cliffs village are both within walking distance.

Westbourne is full of an eclectic mix of eateries and coffee shops as is Bournemouth. Locally Westbourne is considered very much a village with lots of independent shops and the UK’s smallest cinema with just 19 seats. The pick of eateries are The Dancing Duck, Indi’s, Renoufs cheese and wine bar, the award winning Chez Fred fish ‘n chips and a real traditional pub-The Porterhouse. And in Canford Cliffs, don’t miss going to The Cliff gastro pub.

There are some real ‘treat’ restaurants locally. On special occasions try out Rick Stein’s that sits on the edge of Poole Harbour and the Pig on the Beach in Studland with the some of the most special views over Poole Harbour and Old Harry Rocks.

For shopping there is an M&S food store in Westbourne and a larger store Tesco or Lidl at Branksome , all walking distance from Greenacres. For ladies the famous HND hairdressing and beauty salon is in the local Canford Cliffs village.

From Greenacres you have easy access(less than 2 minutes) to the Wessex Way which is dual carriageway to the A31, from here you have access to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. Bournemouth International Airport is within 9 miles and Branksome Railway Station is closeby and has direct routes to London(2 hours) and Manchester. And from Poole Harbour there are daily ferries to France and the Channel Isles.

Flat living but with the benefits, and not the hassle, of the grounds and the swimming pool.

Lymington

Completed in 2017, this superb apartment is situated in an exclusive enclave in the prestigious Redrow development and occupies a secure and secluded position accessible via a lift or stairwell to the second floor.  The apartment has been finished to an extremely high specification and there is underfloor heating throughout the property together with a balanced ventilation system with heat recovery to provide a healthy interior climate and optimum comfort level.

The front door opens to a wide entrance hall from which the accommodation flows through to double glazed doors into the contemporary spacious living room.  This sizeable room allows for generous zoned areas the Kitchen with Siemens appliances, dining area and sitting area.  Double doors lead out onto the decked private patio which offers views both across the river, and also across the solent towards the Isle of Wight.

The double bedroom has a wall of fitted wardrobes, ensuite shower room and door to another decked balcony affording a great place to sit and have a morning coffee.  Bedroom two also a good size, having fitted wardrobes as well as views out towards the river.  The bedroom benefits from the jack and jill main bathroom, meaning that it can be another en suite if required.

There are three sizeable storage cupboards, one housing washing machine and utility area.  

The apartment is located close to the waterfront looking over Lymington River and quiet luxury villas. The property is situated within level walking distance of the beautiful market town of Lymington, with its cosmopolitan shopping and picturesque harbour within easy reach. Lymington has a number of independent shops including some designer boutiques and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. To the north is the New Forest village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27, which links to the M3 for access to London. There is also a branch line train link to Brockenhurst railway station (5.5 miles) which offers a half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.

There are twin balconies accessed from both the lounge and master bedroom providing wonderful river view and Isle of Wight glimpses. There is visitor parking to the front of the building with the added benefit of secure, allocated, under ground parking.

Highcliffe, Christchurch

** GUIDE PRICE – £285,000 ** The property is accessible through a communal entrance hallway equipped with a lift to all floors. Upon entry, you’re greeted by a welcoming entrance hallway providing access to all accommodations, along with two storage cupboards. There are two generously sized double bedrooms, each featuring built-in storage and serviced by a three-piece family shower room, complete with a spacious corner shower cubicle

To the rear lies a generously proportioned sitting room with sliding doors that open onto the rear balcony, offering a delightful southerly aspect. Adjacent to the sitting room is a separate kitchen comprising a good range of modern wall, floor, and drawer units with wood effect laminate work surfaces and contemporary tiled splashback. The kitchen comes equipped with appliances including a fitted double oven, five-ring gas hob with an extractor fan overhead, and ample space and plumbing for white goods

Lymington

The townhouse is within an easy short walk of all amenities including Lymington station, doctors surgeries and chemists, library, church and community centre. The beautiful Georgian market town of Lymington, with its cosmopolitan shopping and picturesque harbour has two large deep water marinas and sailing clubs for which the town has gained its status as a world renowned sailing resort, as well as an open-air seawater bath that was built in 1833. Lymington has a number of renowned restaurants and designer boutiques and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. On Saturday, a market is held in the High Street, the origins of which probably date back to the 13th century. To the north are the New Forest villages of Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 which links to the M3 for access to London. There is also a branch line train link to Brockenhurst Railway Station (approx. 5.5 miles) which provides a half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.

The apartment has a small graveled frontage bordered by a low brick wall. With some clever screening it would be possible to create a useable outside space.

A single car parking space is available just off the High Street on St Thomas Park for an additional £15,000 (on a separate Title).

TENURE: Share of Freehold. Forecast annual service charge £725.00 per annum. 

The Furniture Depository is accessed from the door leading off from Emsworth Road. The flat opens into the stunning double aspect open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room. Within the spacious sitting room area there is very stylish exposed brickwork and an Edwardian floor standing radiator. There are two double glazed windows overlooking onto New Street. There is also a double-glazed window overlooking onto Emsworth Road and an Edwardian radiator underneath the window. Within the living area there is access to a utility cupboard and bathroom which comprises of walk in Shower, w/c and wash hand basin.

The Main bedroom is located at the rear of the property. The spacious bedroom incorporates two double glazed windows looking onto New Street and has plenty of space to incorporate additional furniture. 

Lymington

To the rear of the apartment, accessed via electronic gates, is the allocated parking for two large cars. The property’s enviable riverside location is enhanced by substantial and highly impressive balconies on both sides of the property. The twin balconies are an ideal place to relax and entertain whilst enjoying the outstanding views.

The complex overlooks communal lawns with access to the waterfront and the impressive South facing views of Lymington quay and marina with the Isle of Wight beyond.

Finished in early 2017, this apartment is situated in an exclusive enclave in the prestigious Redrow development and occupies a secure and secluded position accessible via a lift to the top floor. The apartment has been finished to an extremely high standard and there is underfloor heating throughout the property together with a balanced ventilation system with heat recovery to provide a healthy interior climate and optimum comfort level.

Since its completion, the penthouse has been comprehensively re-decorated lending the accommodation a subtle yet contemporary style. The front door opens to a wide entrance hall which flows through to the sensational double aspect lounge with two sets of doors opening onto a large decked balcony with river views, which provides a glorious backdrop to this outstanding living area. The living room offers a stylish open plan dining area and luxury kitchen. The kitchen contains a wide range of high quality appliances including two fitted ovens, induction hob, fitted full length twin door fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and an under counter wine fridge. A Quooker tap ensures boiling water on demand.

There is a separate utility room with space for a washing machine. The property also benefits from a guest wc.

The master bedroom has access to the balcony, a range of fitted wardrobes and a large and beautiful en-suite bathroom including a panelled bath, twin wash hand basins, a large walk-in shower and wc. The second double bedroom again has fitted wardrobes, access to the beautiful decked balcony with excellent river views and an en-suite shower room with double width shower cubicle, wash hand basin and wc.

This superb Penthouse apartment occupies an exceptional position on the banks of the Lymington River with spectacular views towards the Solent beyond the river. The penthouse is part of a recently completed gated development by Redrow designed to maximise enjoyment of the outstanding coastal lifestyle that Lymington enjoys. The property is extremely convenient for Lymington’s Georgian High Street which features a range of national shops and independent boutiques as well as excellent cafes, bars and restaurants. The area is renowned for its nautical connections with Lymington Yacht Haven and its Boat Club offering unlimited easy access to a fleet of professionally maintained boats for an annual fee. The Royal Lymington Yacht Club and Lymington Sailing Club are also close by. Lymington Rowing Club has recently relocated its clubhouse to the river and there are moorings available through the harbour master. The New Forest is also on the doorstep with over 219 square miles of wonderful open spaces providing extensive walks and cycle trails. There are superb beaches at Milford on Sea and Highcliffe to the west as well as golf clubs just up the road at Walhampton and further away at Brockenhurst and Barton on Sea. Lymington is equidistant between the larger centres of Bournemouth and Southampton which lie 18 miles to the west and north east respectively. Both have international airports with parking and offer a wider range of shops and entertainments.

Identified by the Sunday Times, Lymington is an ideal location to join the part-time commuter revolution and work from whilst still in easy reach of London. Lymington has a railway station providing services to London Waterloo via Brockenhurst in under two hours. Reading Station is reached by train from Lymington within two hours and offers services westwards down to Cornwall, up to Oxford, Manchester and beyond, as well as Gatwick Airport and London Paddington.

Barton on Sea, New Milton

Stairs rise from the entrance hall to the second floor living accommodation, giving access to;

A bright and airy triple aspect living room with feature vaulted ceilings and a stone fire place creating an attractive focal point

Sliding glazed doors open through from the living room to a 12ft south-facing balcony enjoying delightful, panoramic views

Adjacent kitchen fitted with a good range of floor, wall and drawer units with quality worksurfaces over, incorporating integral

appliances including a four-ring hob with extractor fan over, double oven and fridge/freezer

Additional second floor rooms include a modern three-piece white family bathroom suite, comprising a panel bath with shower attachment

From the living room, there are steps down to two generous double bedrooms, both of which benefit from built in storage

The primary bedroom further benefiting a contemporary three piece en-suite shower room, complete with fully tiled wall and floors, comprising a large walk-in shower cubicle, WC, hand wash basin and backlit mirror

There are two additional bedrooms situated on the third and fourth floor with spectacular 180 degree views across the adjoining Barton on Sea golf club and Hengistbury Head to the west.

Bournemouth

The apartment is accessed via a secure entranceway where the lift or stairs lead up to the entrance of the property. All rooms come off the hallway, which runs the length of the apartment which also includes a separate guest WC and multiple storage cupboards.

The large formal lounge room has direct access to the balcony, where the views are breathtaking. You can see right out to Swanage and The Purbeck. The well-appointed kitchen also has ocean views, so washing up will be a pleasure! The kitchen features recently updated Quartz worktops, an induction hob, double oven, integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. It’s also fitted with lots of cupboard space, so storage will never be a problem. Decorative archways lead out to the formal dining room.

All the bedrooms are south-east facing and are basking in natural light. The king-size primary bedroom comes complete with a built-in wardrobe, resort-style en-suite bathroom, and exclusive balcony with ocean views and overlooking the gardens. The other two bedrooms also have ocean views and are closely located to the family bathroom.

Outside, the communal grounds are immaculately maintained, the large grass area is perfect for picnics and benches dotted about make an ideal spot to read a book. Take in the attractive flowerbeds and charming shrub borders. There is secure underground parking for residents and plenty of outside guest spaces for added convenience. The beach is a short stroll away with parks and playgrounds also located nearby. The location really is perfect.

Sought-after location on the East Cliff just a short stroll from award-winning, blue flag beaches. The location of this apartment is what makes this property a home of distinction, with far reaching sea views encompassing the Purbeck Hills and the Isle of Wight. Bournemouth’s location has made it a popular destination for tourists, attracting over seven million visitors annually with its beaches and popular leisure activities. The town is also a regional centre of business, and a financial sector and is home to the headquarters of JP Morgan, Nationwide and Vitality Health. Bournemouth is also renowned for its free, 4-day Air Festival, the UK’s largest Air Festival with iconic aircrafts such as the RAF Typhoon and the legendary Red Arrows displaying over the sea.