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Emery Down, Lyndhurst, Hampshire £1,500,000

An historic Grade II listed former School House which has been lovingly restored and extended to provide a fascinating five bedroom family home. The property enjoys a wooded backdrop being located on the open forest, together with a double garage, workshop, gated parking and guest accommodation.

  • Entrance hall & cloakroom
  • Kitchen/dining room, wine cellar & pantry
  • Sitting room
  • Family room
  • Five bedrooms
  • Four bath/shower rooms (one en suite)
  • Detached guest studio
  • Double garage, workshop & outbuilding
  • Mature gardens & ample gated parking
  • Wooded backdrop

ACCOMMODATION The double front doors lead into the entrance lobby which has Victorian tiled flooring and doors leading to the ground floor reception rooms. Straight ahead is the family room which enjoys a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and down lighting, together with a traditional raised stove with stone hearth and exposed Herringbone hardwood floor. To the left of the family room is the stunning kitchen/dining room, which enjoys a wonderful open and light space with a vaulted ceiling and oak flooring throughout. The kitchen has been designed and hand built by Dream Design incorporating a contemporary curved island unit, fitted Gaggenau ovens, a steam oven, induction hob and extractor over, a coffee machine and an integrated Miele dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is also a useful pantry and a wine cellar with bespoke oak wine racks. A glazed door gives access to the courtyard and there is a return door to the sitting room. A cloakroom can be accessed from the kitchen/dining room and adjacent to this is the staircase leading to the curved glazed mezzanine which overlooks the kitchen/dining room. Adjacent to the staircase on the ground floor is the triple aspect sitting room, again with vaulted ceiling, and bi-fold doors opening out onto the courtyard and gardens. The sitting room benefits from a raised fire set under the mezzanine. On the open-plan mezzanine floor itself, a glazed study sits overhead the fire in the sitting room below giving views down into the sitting room and village beyond. On the other side of the mezzanine is a snug which overlooks the dining area below with feature exposed beams. Also on the mezzanine level is a shower room with suite comprising a low-level WC, shower and wash hand basin.

From the family room, steps to the right hand side lead to a split-level inner hall giving access to the remaining rooms. A lower stairwell leads down to the lower ground floor where there is the master bedroom suite. This grand room enjoys a triple aspect with sliding doors opening out onto the courtyard, parquet style flooring and a Cathedral style ceiling. The bedroom also benefits from a dressing room which is fitted with a range of bespoke maple fronted cabinets, as well as an en suite bathroom which was hand built and designed by Dream Design, comprising a panelled bath with a tiled and mosaic surround, a low-level WC, a contemporary wash hand basin and a walk-in circular rain shower.

From the inner hall a staircase leads to an upper ground floor level with a separate hall and two further bedrooms. The two bedrooms are served by a walk-in wet room with shower, wash hand basin and low-level WC.

A further staircase from the inner hall leads to another upper ground floor level where there is a utility room with a stable style door giving access outside and is fitted with extensive storage units and space for domestic appliances.

The final staircase from the inner hall leads to the first floor landing with access to the loft with pull down ladder. From the landing there are two further bedrooms and a bathroom. The bathroom comprises a corner bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and low-level WC.

DETACHED GUEST STUDIO Lavender Lodge is a self-contained oak-framed studio which is ideal for guest accommodation. It has been recently built to provide a shower room with walk-in shower, wash hand basin and low-level WC, and overhead is an open mezzanine with sleeping area. Externally, the decked area gives direct access to the open forest.

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a gated gravelled driveway leading to a courtyard area with ample parking and access to the various outbuildings. The property enjoys a detached double garage with a very good size workshop and there is a further brick-built outbuilding comprising a cloakroom and log store. There is an adjacent open-fronted timber barn with steps to one side leading to a decked area and a self-contained studio.

The gardens and grounds are laid to lawn interspersed with flowerbeds and borders, together with brick edged pathways giving access round the house. There is a delightful terraced seating area, ideal for al-fresco entertaining, which can be accessed from the kitchen/dining room and sitting room and enjoys brick edged flower beds and a semi-circular stairwell leading up to the remainder of the garden. There is a cascading water feature to one side, and a very useful vegetable garden made up of six raised beds with interlinking pathways. The property sits on high ground offering views to the rear into ancient beech woods.

SERVICES All mains services are connected to the property.

BACKGROUND The property was a former historic School House and is Grade II Listed. The house has been sympathetically restored and refurbished to retain much of its character and charm with the open plan layout of the kitchen/dining room and sitting room, the many vaulted ceilings and feature beamwork. The charming property, with its beautiful gable ends and sympathetic landscaping, sits around a central sheltered courtyard.

EPC Not required, as Grade II Listed


The village of Lyndhurst has a delightful array of gift shops, restaurants, tea rooms and pubs, with the area around Lyndhurst comprising heath lands and open spaces like Bolton’s Bench, where families can enjoy the sunshine and play games during the summer whilst ponies and donkeys roam free. One cannot leave Lyndhurst without going through the forest, which is what makes this such a popular place for walkers and cyclists to take a break on their journeys through the forest.

The area is home to the New Forest District Council, as well as the Verderers’ Hall, dating back to the 13th Century where the members of the Verderers’ Court still meet. The village also has its own Anglican Church, St Michael and All Angels, which is perched on a mound overlooking the village, and is where Alice Hargreaves, the inspiration for Alice in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is buried.

Lyndhurst is a well-connected town being in a central location for access to Southampton one way via the A35 and Christchurch through to Bournemouth the other way.

Known as the capital of the New Forest, Lyndhurst offers magnificent landscapes and a rich architectural history. Lyndhurst is surrounded by countryside which is reflected in the property heritage throughout the area; cottages, period properties, country homes and Victorian homes are scattered throughout Lyndhurst.

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