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    £2,950,000 Offers in Excess of

    • Bedrooms 7
    • Bathrooms 5
    • Receptions 4

    An exceptional country house set in beautiful gardens and grounds of approximately 9.3 acres, in one of the finest locations in the New Forest. The property has been the family home of the former Governor of Bermuda for the past 20 years and offers extensive accommodation extending to approximately 4107 square feet, with the additional benefit of a one bedroom annexe. Black Knoll is one of the finest properties in Brockenhurst, occupying a wonderful position on the western periphery of the village with direct forest access. Energy Performance Rating: C

    The property is approached by a long driveway set off Rhinefield Road, which leads up to Black Knoll and one other substantial property. At the top of the drive, double electric gates open onto a walled courtyard, providing ample parking facilities and access to the garage.

    The beautiful gardens and grounds attributed to the property extend to in almost 6 acres. The grounds are apportioned into different areas of interest, comprising formal gardens, an orchard and paddocks defined by established hedgerow borders, with a majestic backdrop of forest woodland. The grounds enjoy a high degree of privacy and seclusion and offer ample opportunity for the inclusion of a tennis court and swimming pool (SSTP), should either be required. The property also benefits from direct forest access from the rear of the paddock. 

    The ground floor accommodation centres around an impressive reception hall which links to the principal living spaces, including a spectacular, triple aspect drawing room with large bow window and double doors either side opening onto the terracing. Also accessed from the reception hall is a good size study and a double aspect kitchen/dining room with double doors opening onto the terrace. An inner hallway leads to a double aspect, ground floor bedroom and an adjoining bathroom.

    Set off the kitchen/dining room is a boot room, which links to a utility room and a garden room leading through to the adjoining, self-contained, one bedroom annexe.

    To the first floor, there are five generous bedrooms accessed off a central landing area. The magnificent, triple aspect, principal bedroom offers a wonderful space with numerous built-in wardrobes, full en-suite bathroom and stunning, elevated views from the bow window across the grounds. The remaining four bedrooms also offer views across different aspects of the grounds, with three of the bedrooms also offering built-in wardrobes. These four bedrooms are served by two separate family bathrooms.

    NB. The property benefits from a substantial, fully carpeted loft space which offers the potential for the creation of additional bedrooms/bathrooms (Subject to the relevant consents being granted).

    Black Knoll is situated at the western end of Brockenhurst, bordering the open forest and close to the much famed Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. The location is arguably one of the finest in Brockenhurst, with the village offering a mainline railway station with direct links to London Waterloo (approx. 90 minutes), a well-regarded primary school and tertiary college and a good local community of shops and restaurants. The picturesque village of Beaulieu lies 7 miles to the east with the marina of Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River. Approximately 4 miles to the south is the Georgian market town of Lymington with its extensive yachting facilities, its famous Saturday county market and ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. To the north is the village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 motorway which links to the M3 giving access to London.

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    Living in Brockenhurst

    It is Brockenhurst’s mainline station (service into London Waterloo approximately 90 minutes) that turns the dream of a country idyll into reality for those working up in London and makes Brockenhurst village a property hot spot.

    Brockenhurst is the largest village in the New Forest, a thriving and lively mix of community and cachet, quality and quirky with all the necessary essentials of a proper working village - butcher, bakery and greengrocer, full quota of cafes and tea houses, plus services such as doctor, dentist and post office. Work into the equation the unexpected and the glamorous: premier golf course, luxurious spa and top restaurants such as The Pig (the first in the group of hip country house hotels) and Cambium (fine dining at Careys Manor)... It all makes Brockenhurst a gem in the heart of the Forest.

    Property ranges from Edwardian villas to thatched timber-framed cottages, and imaginative new builds to old Forest lodges. Many properties have access or views to open Forest and almost all are within walking distance of the station. Looking for an Estate Agent in Brockenhurst? Spencers are here to help.


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