Pond House, Sowley Lane, East End, Lymington, Hampshire

£1,950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Access to private beach

Views over countryside

3 Reception rooms

Kitchen/dining room

Utility room

5 Bedrooms, 2 with ensuite bathrooms, family bathroom

Studio/barn

Double garage

Gardens

Dating from the late 18th century and formerly a village inn called The Forge Hammer when Sowley was a major ironworks from 1800, Pond House was converted into a family home in the 20th century. The property is now an imposing country house offering well lit flexible accommodation arranged over three floors, sensitively improved to combine a host of modern conveniences with retained character features such as exposed beams and lovely fireplaces.

The ground floor accommodation flows from a spacious reception hall with fireplace and attractive turned staircase. The generous triple aspect drawing room has an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and French doors to the rear terrace. There is also a well proportioned family room with inglenook fireplace and a large kitchen/dining room. The kitchen has a range of fitted units with modern integrated appliances and an Aga while the dining room has a door to the rear terrace. The ground floor has an inner hallway giving access to the cloakroom and to the utility room with door to garden.

The first floor accommodation offers a spacious front aspect master bedroom with en suite bathroom and three further well-proportioned bedrooms, all serviced by a family bathroom. The second floor features another bedroom with A frame exposed beams, built-in storage and an ensuite shower room.

The property is situated within the small, rural New Forest hamlet of Sowley and the beautiful Georgian market town of Lymington is just over 3 miles away. Lymington is renowned for its river, marinas and yacht clubs and offers a good range of shopping and leisure facilities together with a railway station with easy access to London Waterloo. The popular marina at Bucklers Hard, The Beaulieu River Sailing Club and the Royal Southampton Yacht Club are nearby, while more extensive retail and sporting facilities can be found in Southampton. Beaulieu village has a good range of shops and a garden centre. Transportation links are excellent, with the nearby M27 running between Cadnam and Portsmouth linking to the M3. The area has a number of state primary and

secondary schools and there is also a wide range of noteworthy independent schools including Walhampton School which is nearby.

Set within beautiful gardens Pond House is approached via a private gated road on the Sowley Estate. A gravelled side driveway offers turning and parking for multiple vehicles and gives access to the detached double garage and a timber-framed studio with A frame ceiling and tiled floor, suitable for a variety of purposes. The grounds surround the property on three sides and to the front aspect feature a central path bordered on each side by areas of level lawn and mature shrubs and topiary. The enclosed gardens are laid mainly to level lawn interspersed with well-stocked flowerbeds and mature trees with a large rear paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, having lovely country and Solent views.

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