Ideal for Working from Home. 5+ bedroom detached seaside home with separate wing in large South facing garden.
A large 3000 sq.ft character family home – spacious and of quality build (1969) in Georgian style. Set in over one third of an acre of mature organic garden – 250 yds from the sea.
Milford on Sea village green is a short stroll away. The house has a separate wing - currently used as offices for home-working – and this could easily be re-configured. The size lends itself to use by large / extended families, B&B, Boutique Hotel or a Retreat. Milford has a first rate Junior School and 16+ students are bussed in to Brockenhurst FE College. Milford on Sea is one of the last remaining genuine seaside communities complete with village green. Work from home - and grow organic vegetables!
* 5 Bedrooms
* 4 Bath / Shower Rooms (2 en-suite)
* Sitting Room
* Dining Room / Music Room
* Kitchen / Conservatory
* 2 Offices with separate entrance
* Summer house and small barn
* Integral Garage/workshop
* Exceeds one third acre South facing
* Potting shed & Log Store
* Large parking area (cars, boat, motorhome)
The West Wing of Nightingales is a family home. Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room. Aside from the accommodation downstairs, East Wing has 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room. Individually, these are larger than most houses with similar bed space.
This appealing 5+ bed detached house is situated in the sought after area of West Cliff, Milford on Sea. Architect designed by a local builder for his own use in 1969. It is in character with the other large one-off properties in the Whitby Road / Victoria Road area.
An integral annexe (referred to as ‘East Wing’) was completed in 2001, providing two more bedrooms, plus two more bathrooms upstairs, and an office suite with waiting area downstairs. The summer house has power sockets and lighting, so this could be used as a therapy room / office or simply for relaxing. The house is perfect for those wishing to live and work in the same place, whilst being able to totally separate the two.
Apart from living and working from home, another option is to divide the property into two separate homes for use by an extended family. There are already two staircases and two front doors. No structural change would be necessary. In this case, the offices could be easily adapted into additional accommodation (music room / games room / study / downstairs bedrooms.
The well planned accommodation, with the benefit of ample power points and gas central heating, provides the following:
Panelled wooden front door with canopy porch leads to the:
Hall CH radiator, original solid oak strip floor, telephone point. Smoke detector. Stairs to first floor with understairs cupboard.
Cloakroom WC and wash hand basin - 63” x 40” (1.6m x 1m)
Sitting Room – 17’ 7” x 15’ (5.36m x 4.56m) into deep bay window.
A light and spacious triple aspect room. Fireplace and hearth with Adam style surround, mantel and jambs. 2 CH radiators. South facing patio door to rear garden and West facing bay window. Plus North facing window. A very light and airy room. Gas fire with remote control. TV aerial. Built in bookshelves. Original solid oak strip floor. Smoke detector.
Dining Room – About 13’ 1” into bay x 10’. (3.98m x 3.06m)
South facing with curved bay window. CH radiator. Original solid oak strip floor. Telephone point.
Kitchen South facing. About 11’ 8” x 10’ 2” (3.56m x 3.10m). Good range of floor and wall mounted units together with work surfaces incorporating a Franke rock sink with mixer tap over. Built-in Neff cooker and Neff dual fuel hob. Useful walk-in larder store cupboard and further cloaks cupboard. 2 CH radiators. Electricity meter cupboard. Door to East Wing outer hall. Archway to Conservatory. Pine board floor.
Conservatory / Garden Room (Dining area) - 13’ 6” x 11’ 3” (4.12m x 3.44m)
South and West facing. Double glazed panels on a low brick wall with pvc roof. Fitted blinds. Pine board floor. TV point. Double French doors to garden. 2 CH radiators. Door to East Wing inner hall.
First Floor West Wing
CH radiator. Smoke detectors x 2. Trap to roof space (part boarded). Doors to:
Bedroom 1 (Master) – South and West aspects. 11’9” x 11’ 6” (3.58m x 3.50m)
CH radiator. Built-in wardrobe cupboards. Canadian pine stripped floor boards. Telephone point. Smoke detector.
En Suite Shower Room 11’ 9” into shower x 5’ 10” (3.58m x 1.77m)
Window with blind to North aspect. Three piece suite comprising of a WC, hand basin, Mira electric shower with fitted shower screen, part tiled walls, extractor fan, heated towel radiator.
Bedroom 2 – South aspect. 11’ 9” x 11’ x 7” (3.58m x 3.52m). CH radiator. Canadian pine boards under carpet. Smoke detector.
Bedroom 3 – South aspect. 12’ 3” x 9’ (3.74m x 2.74m). CH radiator. Canadian pine boards under carpet. Built in wardrobe cupboard. Built-in hand basin. Easily accommodates a small double bed.
Family Bathroom – 8’ 9” x 8’ 7” (2.66m x 2.61m).
Obscure window to North aspect. Triangular window to East aspect. Four piece suite comprising of a WC, bidet, hand basin, vintage re-enamelled cast-iron bath with mixer taps and hand held shower attachment, part-tiled walls, radiator, cupboard with worktop and wall unit above. Airing cupboard.
The East Wing annexe includes a self-contained office suite which can be entered independently from the main house. It can be locked and separated from the main house if needed.
Brick porch – 7’ 8” x 3’ 3” (2.34m x 0.99m ) – pine boot cupboard with tiled worktop above. Gas meter cupboard. Outside tap. UPVC part glazed door with windows either side.
Outer Hall / Waiting Room - CH radiator, engineered wood real oak floor, Smoke detector. Stairs to first floor. Doors to kitchen and also to:
Inner Hall – CH radiator, smoke detector, understairs cupboard with shelving, telephone point, CH control panel and thermostat. Control panel for solar powered security alarm. Engineered wood real oak floor.
Doors to Conservatory and:
Integral Garage: 20’ 7” x 8’ 10” (6.27m x 2.69m)
With Hormann sectional garage door, light and power, wall mounted Vaillant boiler (fitted June 2019), cupboard with hot water pump and tank, plumbing for washing machine and outside vent for tumble dryer. Storage shelves at far end. Carbon Monoxide detector. Two obscured UPVC double glazed windows to East aspect, obscure window to Outer Hall.
Office 2 / Study - 12’ 10” x 12’ 9” (3.90m x 3.88m). 2 x CH radiators, telephone point, obscure glass window to corridor, window to Conservatory and window to West aspect.
Cloakroom – WC and wash hand basin, obscure window to East aspect
Corridor – 13’ x 3’ 7” (3.96 x 1.09m) CH radiator, obscure window to East aspect.
Office 1 / Family Room 16’6” x 13’ 1” (5.02m x 3.98m)
2 x CH radiators, 2 x telephone points. Broadband connected. Windows to South and West aspects – overlooking back garden. Ideal as a large office. Alternatively could also be used as a games room, fitness room, or converted into a ground floor bedroom with en-suite.
First Floor East Wing
Landing – CH radiator, Velux window, smoke detector, engineered wood real oak floor. Trap to roof space.
Shower Room – 8’ 6” x 7’ 9 (2.59m x 2.36m). Velux window to South aspect. Three piece suite comprising of WC, hand basin, shower with fitted glass shower screen, part tiled walls, extractor fan, towel radiator. Built in cupboard. Large bespoke shower cubicle.
Bedroom 1 Master – 14’ 8” x 14’ 1” into dormer (4.48m x 4.30m). 2 x CH radiator, dormer window and Velux window take full advantage of the Westerly aspect. Two small doors into eaves storage. Telephone point. Built-in shelves.
Archway through to:
Dressing Room – 11’ 1” x 6’ 4” (3.38m x 1.93m). Fitted wardrobes on either side
Archway through to:
En-suite Bathroom – 13’ 10” x 8’ 2” (4.22m x 2.49m). Window to South and obscure window to West aspect. Four piece suite comprising of WC, hand basin, bidet, bath with mixer taps, part tiled walls, extractor fan, heated towel radiator. Built in cupboards along length of East wall, giving plenty of storage – plus an airing cupboard.
Bedroom 2 - 13’ 5” x 10’ 4” (4.10m x 3.16m). CH radiator, Velux window, built in wardrobe cupboard and shelving. Small door to storage space in eaves.
FRONT GARDEN: A 5 bar gate leads to the front of the property which has a wide border next to the front fence with mature English oak and Holm oak (evergreen) trees. The small copse at the front forms a woodland habitat for primroses and bluebells. A large gravel driveway provides off road parking for several cars / boat / caravan and at the far end is an area of lawn with double gates to the back garden. This area of lawn could easily be turned into gravel parking as well.
Additional secure parking can be used at the rear of the property for boats or motorhomes.
The integral garage opens on to the gravel drive.
REAR GARDEN: The rear garden is a particular feature of the property, faces south towards the sea, and benefits from the sun all day long. On most days the sound of the waves on the beach can be clearly heard. There are sea glimpses from upstairs rooms.
It is enclosed by panelled fencing and mature trees and shrubs, offering a high degree of privacy and seclusion and needing little maintenance. The garden is loved by wildlife, many rare species of birds and trees thrive here. There is also an area of ground used for vegetable and fruit growing (trees/bushes) the land has been organic for 50 + years. Copious Bay trees surround the property.
To the side of the property are double wooden gates with an opening width of 10ft (3.05m). This allows vehicles access to the back lawn and cars and motorhomes can drive right round – due to the well-drained soil providing a firm surface. Sizeable boats can be stored here behind the locked gates over winter.
The other side of the house has a small fence with lockable single door let into it – leading to the front drive.
The rear garden also contains:-
Summer House in pine by Dunster House. 3.7m long x 2.65m wide (12’ x 8’ 8”)
Decorated in the style of a beach hut. Complete with power points and lighting. Full wall insulation means the chalet is usable throughout the year. On a concrete base. Two side windows to North aspect and double opening half glass doors to West aspect. Perfect for another office, sun room, hobby room or treatment room.
Redwood Barn (8ft x 9ft). On a concrete base complete with power point, RCB and light. Windows to South aspect. Wooden ramp allows storage for ride-on mower.
Vintage Potting Shed in Cedar – 3.05m long x 1.83m wide. 10ft x 6ft. On a concrete base and has a built in worktop. Windows to West aspect.
Log Store – 1.65mm wide x1.60m deep x 1.98m high (5ft 5ins wide x 5ft 3ins deep x 6ft 6ins high). On a concrete base and suitable for logs, garden equipment etc. Open front could also be converted into a gazebo by the addition of a half glazed door .
Plot Size: The property has a frontage of approx 95ft (28.96m) and a depth of approx 160ft (48.77m).
All mains services are connected. At present there are three telephone lines serving the property – one of which is active. Broadband is connected.
The house is beautifully situated between the sea and forest. Just over the road, the Dane Stream offers woodland (originally part of the New Forest) walks all the way to the village centre.
Milford on Sea - is one of the last remaining genuine seaside communities with a village school and traditional heart. Activities centre around the village green – there are Carols at Christmas, a Music Festival, dancing round the Maypole on May 1st. The thriving Community Centre (with internet café) caters for all ages and all interests. The coast line is famous for its bathing beaches, coastal walks, fossils and picturesque scenery. We have a dental surgery, two pharmacies and a GP practice. Aside from Mr Pink’s renowned ‘chippy’, we have award winning restaurants and several pubs.
Keyhaven – about 1 mile, with harbour, sailing clubs, SSI nature reserve and river leading to the Solent and Hurst Castle. The small, local ferries to the castle and Yarmouth on the IOW runs from here. No cars, but you can take your bicycle! Keyhaven is a favourite paddle for kayakers / canoeists as you can be down there and be on the water within 10 minutes.