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A spectacular, superbly presented town house of period origins situated on the eastern bank of the Lymington River affording views towards the Isle of Wight.
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower/wet room, cloakroom, drawing room, dining room, study area, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, courtyard gardens, garage in block
ACCOMMODATION IN MORE DETAIL Bywater House is constructed of classic whitened rendered elevations with distinctive small pane casements having Gothic tracery, the whole surmounted under a slate roof. The extensive accommodation is arranged over 3 floors opening off a magnificent through reception hall that serves 2 beautifully proportioned naturally well lit reception rooms with fine shuttered casements, both of which open to the south-facing courtyard gardens. Inland is a bespoke kitchen, utility room and traditional cloaks lobby/cloakroom. Overhead, at first floor level is a useful study area off the elegant landing which leads to 3 bedrooms served by 2 bathrooms and an independent wet room. On the second floor is a fine full-width additional bedroom/family room, with all bedrooms affording a fine view out over the Lymington River with its associated marinas and the backdrop of the Isle of Wight. To the seaward side of the property is a picturesque, easily maintained Mediterranean style courtyard garden.
LYMINGTON The Georgian market town of Lymington has a wide range of shops and boutiques, as well as having the benefit of excellent sailing facilities including two large marinas, a number of chandleries and moorings on the river and at the Town Quay for visiting Yachtsmen. Every Saturday there is a Charter Market which runs the entire length of the High Street. Lymington offers a branch line link to the Forest village of Brockenhurst (approximately 15 minutes), which is some 5 miles to the north by road, which in turn offers a mainline fast link to London (Waterloo 90 minutes approximately). Junction 1 of the M27 lies 12 miles to the north, and links with the M3 for access to London. Miles of open forest suitable for riding and walking can be accessed at Bull Hill, Pilley or the nearby hamlets of Norleywood and East End.
RECEPTION HALL A grand through hall of classic proportions with elegant turnaround stairs ascending to the first floor featuring panelling to dado height, as well as intricate cornice and plaster work. Classic Terrazzo black and white tiled floor covering throughout. Wall thermostat control. Panelled door through to:
CLOAKS LOBBY Cloaks hanging area to side. Steps ascending to:
CLOAKROOM Fitted with a traditional white suite comprised of a low-level WC together with a sculpted wash basin set in a carved wood surround with base cupboards under.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Fitted with a bespoke comprehensive range of carved natural wood store cabinets to both base and high level with surrounding Corian style sculpted worksurfaces incorporating a single drainer with a twin bowl sink and monoblock tap. Discrete surface downlighting. Contrasting tiled relief. Inset appliances comprising a Neff electric oven and a Hotpoint dishwasher with similar built-in concealed Neff fridge and base freezer. Pull-out waste drawer facility with range of matching deep pull-out pan drawers. Built-in green enamelled traditional gas fired AGA under a canopy extractor with discrete downlighting. Further range of high-level glazed china display cabinets. Useful larder store cupboard with further space for additional appliances if required. Tiled floor covering throughout. Recessed ceiling lights. Door to:
UTILITY ROOM Stainless steel single drainer sink set in a granite effect roll topped worksurface with contrasting tiled relief and discrete surface downlighting. Matching store cabinets to both base and high level. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Concealed Ideal Classic gas fired boiler for heating and hot water requirements together with a programme control panel. Pre lagged hot water cylinder with fitted immersion heater.
DRAWING ROOM An elegant well-proportioned reception room with fine ornate plaster work and moulded architraves. Fine semi-circular bay to the garden with traditional shutters incorporating three quarter glazed twin casement doors opening to the courtyard gardens. Feature flame effect gas fire with marbled hearth and matching insets with a carved painted classic wood surround.
DINING ROOM A similar room of grand proportions. Three quarter glazed casement doors with traditional shutters opening to the courtyard gardens and decking. Feature open fireplace with projecting marble hearth and a rustic carved wood surround. Ornate ceiling cornice and plaster work.
On The First Floor
LANDING Part panelled to dado height with a classic picture rail and window to the southern elevation. Open archway through to:
STUDY AREA Encompassing the inland semi-circular bay over the reception hall. Feature picture rail.
INNER LANDING Turnaround stairs ascending to second floor. Door to:
BEDROOM 1 Fitted with an extensive range of deep part shelved wardrobe cupboards, an elegant room with a sweeping semi-circular bay with traditional shutters affording a fine outlook towards the Lymington River and Isle of Wight beyond. Picture rail.
BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprised of a Jacuzzi style moulded oval shaped air bath set in a tiled surround with a traditional chromium mixer tap. Matching low-level WC with tiled and mirrored relief and pedestal wash basin. Exposed wood floor throughout. Chromium ladder style towel rail.
INNER LANDING Door to:
BEDROOM 2 Traditional shuttered windows. Walk-in dressing area fitted with a range of open display shelving. Picture rail.
BEDROOM 3 Traditional shuttered windows. Picture rail.
BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprised of a wood clad panelled bath with chromium shower mixer facility set in a tiled surround with matching low-level WC and pedestal wash basin. Picture rail.
SHOWER/WET ROOM A contemporary walk-in wet room style shower with tiled relief and glazed curved side screen, the whole set on a raised tiled plinth. Laminate wood floor covering. Recessed ceiling lights.
On The Second Floor
LANDING Access to a deep walk-in tank room providing excellent storage. Door to:
BEDROOM 4 / FAMILY ROOM Affording a fine outlook across the river and marinas towards the Isle of Wight, a room of excellent proportions with full standing head room to the centre. Access to various areas of eaves storage.
OUTSIDE Bywater House is approached off Undershore Road over a sweeping gravel drive with stone retained ornamental shrub borders, the whole affording privacy and seclusion.
GARAGE Use of a garage situated in a block at the head of the drive.
SERVICES The services and equipment remaining with the property have not been tested by John D Wood & Co. and we are unable to verify that they are in working order.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS All items usually denominated as fixtures and fittings, apart from those mentioned specifically in these particulars, are excluded from the sale.
DIRECTIONS From Lymington, continue down the High Street bearing left into Gosport Street. At the mini-roundabout, turn right and continue over the causeway at the eastern bank of the Lymington River. Turn right, following the directional signs for the Isle of Wight Ferry Terminal. The gravelled approach drive serving Bywater House will be found on the left hand side, opposite the entrance to the Ferry Terminal.
VIEWING Strictly By Appointment through John D Wood & Co.
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