Prop­erty of the month

Hampshire Life - - Property -

This stun­ning water­side prop­erty is an ethe­real re­treat in the New For­est

Spearbed Copse, over­look­ing the Beaulieu River, is an ex­cep­tional coun­try house in one of the finest river­side set­tings in the New For­est.

En­joy­ing out­stand­ing wa­ter views and set in a haven of un­spoilt ground ex­tend­ing to

11.5 acres, the prop­erty has been in the cur­rent fam­ily for 50 years.

Built in the 1930s in the

Tu­dor style and fin­ished with an ex­cep­tional eye for de­tail us­ing high qual­ity ma­te­ri­als, the large well-pro­por­tioned rooms of­fer sweep­ing southerly views across the land­scaped gar­dens to the river and open coun­try­side be­yond.

The prin­ci­pal rooms have panelled walls and large, leaded light win­dows over­look­ing the gar­den, with both the draw­ing room and the sit­ting room hav­ing French win­dows onto the ter­race. Open­ing from the kitchen/break­fast room is a cov­ered court­yard with a ma­ture vine, mak­ing it an ideal area for out­door din­ing.

There is a gen­er­ous re­cep­tion hall, sit­ting room, din­ing room and study on the ground floor along with a large kitchen and break­fast room with an ad­join­ing utility room.

There is also a down­stairs dou­ble bed­room with ad­join­ing bath­room in ad­di­tion to a wc and a range of store rooms.

On the first floor there are five gen­er­ous bed­rooms ac­cessed off a cen­tral land­ing, two of which have en-suite bath­rooms. The prin­ci­pal three bed­rooms all have stun­ning views across the gar­dens to the Beaulieu River be­yond. There is also a fam­ily bath­room and sep­a­rate wc. From the land­ing, stairs lead to the sec­ond floor where there are three at­tic/store rooms.

Ex­ter­nally, there is also a heated swim­ming pool, large boat house and slip­way and a deep wa­ter jetty of­fer­ing su­perb ac­cess to sail­ing on the So­lent.

Spearbed Copse is on the mar­ket for £4,500,000 with Spencers New For­est, Lyming­ton, 01590 674222

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