An exceptional country home built to a very high
specification, combining classic Regency appearance with interiors
designed for 21st century luxury living. This property offers
extremely generous accommodation including four bedrooms, five
reception rooms, a spectacular indooroutdoor pool complex and
meticulously maintained gardens and grazing extending to about 1.8
acres. Energy Efficiency Rating: C
Lynes Mead enjoys a peaceful position and yet is only half a mile from the centre of Burley, considered to be one of the most sought-after villages in the New Forest.
Brockenhurst with mainline station to Waterloo (approximately 90 minutes) is eight miles away and access to the road network (A31) at Picket Post is two miles away. The market town of Ringwood is five miles away. The sailing resort of Lymington is 12 miles away. Bournemouth and Southampton, which both have airports, are 16 miles west and 20 miles east respectively.
The first Spencers New Forest office was established here in Burley, a honeypot village that feels untouched by time with its traditional cafes, cider farm, gift shops and tales of old smuggling routes, witches and dragons. This is the New Forest on holiday as imagined by visitors: quaint and old-fashioned with ponies wandering down the high street.
In Burley there’s a perpetual feeling of having escaped, that you are away from it all, especially as it is tucked in the lee of wooded slopes. There’s a lovely sense of community and a range of activities to enjoy locally including cycling, horse riding, coarse fishing and the Burley Golf Club with a nine-hole heathland course.
Lynes Mead has a classic symmetrical Regency-inspired appearance in keeping with its Forest location. Great consideration was given to Lynes Mead’s build quality with top specification block and beam construction used to create a solid house which not only has excellent sound and thermal insulation, enabling underfloor heating on ground and first floors. The use of high quality materials includes stone flooring from Artisans of Devizes, solid oak floorboards, solid oak interior doors and matching wardrobe doors and Canadian slate roof tiles - used on recommendation of the architect for both their colour and durability.
Every feature and detail has been considered. The house has been wired with a Sonos sound system allowing music to be played throughout the house or within specific zones, including outside terraces. The house also features a Lutron lighting system and pressurised hot water system with a significant capacity. Attention to detail includes bespoke contemporary architectural detailing of cornicing and architraves.
The property is approached through electric gates which open onto a wide gravelled driveway and parking area. Formal front gardens of box hedging and roses complement the property’s elegant Regency style with deep sash windows and central arched entrance door. The front door opens onto a hall with double height atrium, galleried landing, bespoke curved solid oak staircase and cloakroom. To one side is the double aspect studysnug and the drawing room with Chesney’s of London stone fireplace. To the other side is a spacious open-plan kitchen-breakfast-sitting room with a suspended and rotating Stuv woodburning stove.
The kitchenbreakfast room features a handcrafted and painted Mark Wilkinson kitchen with a combination of solid oak and “blue eyes” granite worktop and stone floor from Artisans of Devizes. There is a range of Miele and Liebherr appliances including range-style cooker with griddle, coffee maker, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridgefreezer and dual temperature wine chiller, plus a filtered water drinking tap. The kitchenbreakfast room opens onto a conservatory-dining room with garden views and heat-reflecting glass roof. The utility room is fitted with similar Mark Wilkinson units and a Belfast sink. There is a further cloakroom adjacent to the pool terrace. To make the most of the house’s sunny southerly aspect, the accommodation has been arranged so that the principal rooms are at the back of the property and are light-filled with views across the landscaped gardens and the paddock.
The lower-ground floor, includes a cinema room, wine cellarstorage room with stone floor, gym and yoga room. On the first floor, the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and stylish en suite with Artisans of Devizes travertine stone flooring, spacious walk-in rainhead shower complete with frameless floor-to-ceiling glass partition and Philippe Starck fittings including contemporary tub and free-standing tap positioned under the window. The guest room includes an en suite with rainhead shower. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom with whirlpool bath.
Grounds & Gardens
The gardens include a deck level swimming pool with walk-in Roman steps, fully retractable toughened glass enclosure and electronic safety cover. The garage has an adjacent ‘workshop’ housing pool equipment and water softener. Above the garage is a separate officestudio overlooking the garden with newly instated velux windows providing an abundance of natural light. Behind the garage is a log store and lock-up storage. There are a number of external power sockets and hot and cold outside taps.
The landscaped gardens have been designed to make best use of sun and shade, for entertaining, relaxation, privacy and ease of maintenance. They feature terraces, lawns and mature borders incorporating a sensory sunken garden, woodland glade patio with firepit and kitchen garden. The garden has been meticulously created and planted with trees and shrubs for structure and bulbs and perennials for colour, scent and attracting wildlife. The gardens lead onto the paddock with water and power supplies. The garden terraces contain comprehensive LED lighting controlled outside and inside the property.
Lynes Mead enjoys great privacy and is also very secure with a CCTV system which can be accessed remotely. In total the grounds extend to about 1.8 acres with direct forest access.