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Bucklers Hard Road, Beaulieu, Hampshire £1,850,000

Set amongst 2.4 acres of gardens, grounds and paddocks lies this Grade II listed period farm house. Built in 1540 with stones from Beaulieu Abbey, the house is steeped in history and enjoys this peaceful location close to Beaulieu village and Bucklers Hard.

  • Entrance hall & cloakroom
  • Drawing room, dining room & conservatory
  • Kitchen/breakfast room & utility room
  • Library, study & basement
  • Seven bedrooms & three bathrooms (one en suite)
  • One bed cottage with sitting room, kitchen & bathroom
  • Extensive outbuildings within a courtyard, including studio, garden stores, stabling, tack room & ga
  • Swimming pool & pool house with shower room
  • Gardens & grounds extending to approx. 2.4 acres with summerhouse
  • Historic Grade II Listed farm house close to Beaulieu village & Bucklers Hard

ACCOMMODATION The property offers just over 5,100 sq ft of accommodation. On entering the property the entrance hall enjoys parquet flooring and a beautiful staircase with spindles and balustrade. The very spacious L-shaped drawing room is to the left hand side and is an open plan double reception room enjoying a grand fireplace and being an excellent size room, ideal for entertaining. This room opens into a conservatory which enjoys views over the garden. On the opposite side of the hall is a light and airy library which leads to a useful study and at the end of the entrance hall is the kitchen/breakfast room which overlooks the courtyard and has a door leading to the courtyard and outbuildings. Adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room is the dining room and to the rear of the hall, on the right hand side, is a lobby which leads to the utility room, a cloakroom and stairs leading down to the useful basement room.

On the first floor, there are four bedrooms with the master bedroom enjoying an en suite bathroom and there is also a separate family bathroom. On the second floor there are three further bedrooms and a bathroom.

OUTBUILDINGS The kitchen/breakfast room links through to an enclosed rear courtyard which gives access to the extensive outbuildings which include a studio/art room, a tack room, stabling and garaging. The outbuildings offer 1349 sq ft of accommodation and could have further potential for inclusion to the main house (subject to the necessary planning consents).

GARDENS & GROUNDS The property is approached via a gravel driveway which leads to a carriage drive to the front of the house. The house is set amongst beautifully enchanting grounds of approximately 2.4 acres and the main garden lies to the rear of the property to the west aspect, laid mainly to lawn and enjoying a mixture of mature shrubs, plants and trees. An old brick wall divides some of the grounds adding extra character and history. Beyond the walls lie the paddocks and to one side of the property is a mature pond with foot bridge over. The swimming pool and pool house lies beyond this and the separate one bedroom cottage is tucked away towards the left hand boundary and provides ideal secondary accommodation including a kitchen, sitting room and bathroom.

HISTORY This property was constructed in 1540 and was built with stones which originally came from Beaulieu Abbey. The property has been in the current owner's family for 47 years and enjoys a wealth of character and is steeped in history. It bore witness to the passing of the Spanish Armada, visible from the Isle of Wight, Shakespeare's world, Cromwell and the Civil War, the construction of Bucklers Hard, the rise and fall of the Empire with its many wars and the whole pageantry of the centuries until now. This is a house which has great atmosphere, and yet a very calm and welcoming feel. Although in need of modernisation and updating the fabric of the house provides the framework to transform it into one of the areas finest homes.

SERVICE Mains water and electricity are connected. Oil fired central heating and private drainage.


Beaulieu

With such an abundance of history and spectacular country and riverside views, this blissful idyll in the New Forest is a popular location for all who are searching for a piece of the country life.

Beaulieu is one of the most exquisite villages in Hampshire, where, over the mill pond, the famous Palace House (home to the Montagu family for over 400 years) can be seen, and guided tours will take you round what was once the gatehouse of the medieval Beaulieu Abbey. The Abbey itself, a conserved ruin, which was destroyed in 1538 by King Henry VIII but carefully preserved by the Montagu family, can also be explored and the vastness wondered at.

The village is also home to the Beaulieu National Motor Museum where the history of the earliest motorcars and motorcycles comes alive with its stunning collection of 285 vehicles on display. The TV show Top Gear also showcases some its finest and unique vehicles here that were used in their TV challenges and which are not to be missed.

If you take a stroll along the pathway that weaves through the trees beside the Mill Pond, you can appreciate the true beauty of the river and the surrounding natural habit. Then if you explore some two miles south of the village further down the path, Buckler’s Hard, an old shipbuilding village can be found. This was once the birthplace of Admiral Nelson’s fleet and was responsible for building many of the famous ships which fought in the Battle of Trafalgar. Today, it is home to a charming row of Georgian cottages which run down to the river, a country pub and hotel and a maritime museum.

Beaulieu High Street itself boasts various boutiques, cafes and independent shops with the ever popular Montagu Arms Hotel, a 17th century country house, nestling around the corner. With all this splendour and history on your door step, it is no wonder that once you live in the area, there is no need to move away.

As one of the New Forest’s smallest villages, Beaulieu is full of red brick houses dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Beaulieu boasts rich heritage and historical properties with very little housing development in the last century, ensuring the village retains its charm. Throughout Beaulieu you will find a selection of waterfront properties, period homes, country estates, Grade II listed properties and thatched cottages.

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