Barton Wood Road, Barton On Sea


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A rare opportunity is offered to acquire this much loved, unique, undeveloped and unaltered large coastal detached period house, which has remained uncompromised through retaining its entire beautiful South-facing landscaped gardens of almost 0.3 acres. On the market for only the second time since 1940, having belonged to the current family since 1967. This handsomely proportioned four bedroom characterful house still has its early 1930s footprint and the interior reflects an appreciation of elegant simplicity of line and form relying on the beauty of high quality materials typical of the period, the resultant detailing of construction techniques, and true craftsmanship. This means that Homewood offers the space, situation, structure, and potential for its next owners to meet the diverse, and ever-evolving expectations for a way of life within sight and sound of the sea.

This truly wonderful substantial early 1930's family home is positioned proportionally on its one third of an acre undeveloped plot, with a south- facing secluded rear garden. The pervading impression and atmosphere is one of light, with elegantly proportioned high-ceiling spacious rooms. The patina of age further increases the sense of place and use by different generations, but does not detract from this much loved home, that has been the 'hub' of family life and gatherings.

On opening the glazed exterior door and stepping on to the quarry tiled floor of the Entrance Porch, one is welcomed by the warm tones of the solid oak main door, revealing when opened a spectacular and well crafted entrance hall, with its oak parquet flooring, door to cloakroom and sweeping wide staircase.

Living Room, with triple aspect Crittall leaded light windows and doors. The room visually and physically leads on to the Loggia with its original Terrazzo flooring, and Garden Room. Light predominates. Truly rooms for all seasons. The resultant panoramic views of the gardens through the hardwood framed windows and doors make this an invaluable and greatly used asset.

Separate spacious and light dining room, with feature walk- in bay window, and of the period fireplace with large oak surround.

Mirrored on the First floor by Bedroom number 2, with its stunning sea/sky and garden views and beautiful colour linked glazed tiles of its open fireplace surround.

Breakfast room. Light infused, painted wooden period detailing, built in cupboards, recess/alcove backing the fireplace of the dining room and a large walk in pantry, with exposed terrazzo flooring.

Door to the kitchen with its similarly themed detailing and views out to the front. Door to vestibule,

laundry room, sliding doors to covered passageway, with exterior doors to front and rear.

First floor Impressive galleried landing, trap to large open and substantially timbered loft space, that lends itself ideally to further extension subject to the necessary permissions.

Master bedroom with triple aspect windows, double opening casement doors on to large sheltered south facing balcony. With superb sea/sky and garden views. Feature tiled open fireplace.

Bedrooms 2 with stunning sky/sea views and feature open fire place.

Bedroom 3 with double aspect, period woodwork moulding accentuating craftsmanship and attention to detail. Walk in bay with sea and garden views, eaves either side.

Bedroom 4 affording views to the front and potential sunrise enriched skies.

Separate Bathroom, views to the front, original period tiling.

Separate WC. The front boundary is defined by low red brick walls and pillars, framing the landscaped borders and lawn to create a stepped back impression, which softens the appearance of the hard standing areas for access and parking.

The South-facing rear gardens are private and well sheltered from the prevailing winds. The rose pergola and rockery provide a visual divide between the relative formality of lawn and original specimen shrub border planting, and the informal diverse habitat of the remainder of the garden with its protected patios. There are designated sections for vegetable, flower, and soft fruit growing. Variety of height and shade are provided by a large original apple tree and an espalier pear tree. Near the rear boundary is a gently elevated area with an original planting of camellias, and curving path leading to a large timber workshed on a concrete base. On the western boundary the path continues, flanked by species shrubs (many varied Azaleas), foliage plants, and a wonderful example of a huge witch hazel whose intensely coloured and scented blooms pervade the scene from late December well into Spring.

Given the long, hot summer days, temperate winters, and low rainfall which are typical of the Barton microclimate, the garden overall offers a genuine 'oasis' of calm and shelter.

Barton on Sea is a suburb of New Milton which occupies an enviable position on a picturesque stretch of the Solent coast with stunning views over Christchurch Bay towards Hengistbury Head and the Purbeck Hills, while in the other direction can be seen the Needles and the Isle of Wight. Barton Wood Road, set one row back from the bustle of the clifftop, is a quiet residential road whose diversity of architectural styles has been protected by the upholding of the local 'Distinctiveness Policy', to the extent that surviving individual trees from the historical coastal planting can still be seen. One magnificent old pine stands opposite Homewood.. Barton Wood Road remains one of the most desired locations

Amenities within 0.1 miles Clifftop and sea Coastal path popular hotel and restaurant The Cliff House' Request bus stops to Lymington and Bournemouth new Co-op supermarket(opening 2021)

Within 0.5 miles Cliff top shops on Marine Drive, including combined PO, newsagents and convenience store, Pebble Beach restaurant Beachcomber Cafe and take away Pizza parlour.

Watersplash Health Club(gym and pool) Durlston Court School(independent)

Within 1 mile Chewton Glen Spa Hotel and restaurant Lidl supermarket Arnewood School (state secondary)

Within easy reach Barton Golf Club 1.5 miles New Milton Rail station (main line to London) 1.7 miles

Milford on Sea attractive coastal village with many amenities 4.4 miles

Keyhaven Yacht club and boat yards sea wall coast path walks/cycle - bird watching on old saltings 4.6 miles

Lymington town - quays, marinas, yacht club, Waitrose, M and S supermarkets 7 miles

Architect designed outbuilding plans for a potential home office/gym/studio set in the rear gardens.

Total footprint 56sqm with certificate of lawful development issued by NFDC on 05/11/2020 (see plan)

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