A charming period house with a contemporary extension occupying an idyllic and secluded setting, within grounds of about 2 acres.
Upper Lee The property benefits from a wonderful rural, south facing setting surrounded by fields and woodland yet Yarmouth, with its range of local shops, restaurants, pubs, sailing facilities and mainland ferry services to Lymington is within 2 miles.
Originally believed to date from the 1700’s, Upper Lee was once a bee keeper’s cottage and is Listed, Grade II. Exuding character, there are exposed beams, some original wooden doors and fine period fireplaces. All of the principal rooms have a southerly aspect and the current owners have created a superb open-plan kitchen/living space to the western end of the house including a largely glazed extension overlooking the gardens and surrounding countryside. Certain rooms within the older parts of the house have low ceilings. There is garaging and various outbuildings, whilst the largely lawned gardens slope down to a stream making for an idyllic setting.
Accommodation An oak front door opens to:
Sitting Room A hugely characterful room with a beamed ceiling and fine period fireplace and bread oven, with space for a wood burning stove.
Kitchen/Living Room An excellent open-plan living space with ample light and fine views. The kitchen area has an extensive range of built-in German built Nolte cupboards with Neff appliances including double oven, steam oven, plate warmer, wine fridge, ceramic hob with extractor fan, an integral fridge, freezer and dishwasher. An island unit provides further cupboards and there are Corian work surfaces.
The good-sized dining area also has southerly views over the gardens whilst the glazed extension, built with hardwood and double glazing has bi-fold doors across the southern elevation as well as a vaulted ceiling providing a superb light living space with wood burning stove. Tinted glass and automatic ceiling vents control the temperature. Oak flooring runs throughout the kitchen/living room and sitting room.
Snug Partially open to the sitting room, there is a large period fireplace along with a low beamed ceiling provide a further reception space with a walk in STORE.
Utility/Boot Room With doors to the driveway and garden together with a hardwood work surface, butler sink, space for a washing machine and an oil fired boiler.
Study Painted wooden panelling throughout and views over the garden.
Landing Airing cupboard.
Main Bedroom Suite A triple aspect room with fine country views. There are a series of open fronted wardrobes, a free standing double ended roll top bath, a contemporary wash basin set on a stand and a heated towel rail. Adjacent WC.
There are 3 further double bedrooms all with good views and with a range of period features.
Bathroom Roll top bath, wash basin, heated towel rail. Adjacent WC.
Outside A long driveway flanked by lawns and mature trees makes for an impressive approach and leads to a gravelled parking area adjacent to the house with a double garage. Adjacent to the kitchen/living room is a south facing stone terrace overlooking the gardens. The principle garden comprises lawns extending down from the house towards a stream forming the southern boundary. There are various well-stocked borders and an array of mature trees making for an idyllic setting. There is a greenhouse as well as a vegetable garden and a soft fruit garden enclosed by hedging.
Access The property has a right of access over the initial section of driveway.
Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Directions When approaching from Wellow, proceed west into Thorley and immediately after the stone barn adjacent to the 30mph/Thorley sign turn right onto the shared private drive. Proceed passed South Lee along the drive and you will arrive at Upper Lee.
Postcode PO41 0SX
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