An attractive and original oak front door leads to the
entrance hall and galleried, glass two storey atrium. The panelling throughout
is a striking feature. There are 5 main reception rooms on the ground floor:
the drawing room, dining room, family sitting room and two further sitting
rooms. There is also a first floor games room and a glass study off the master
The property has four staircases in the different wings of
the house and a lift for easier access to the first floor
The dual aspect dining room is panelled throughout,
incorporating a library and panelled alcoves. The bay window gives views over
the North wing patio to the Lime Trees. There is a working fireplace with
original delft tiles. A glazed door leads out to the arched loggia and gardens.
The drawing room is perfect for grand entertaining. Guests
glimpse The room is viewed from the entrance hall through the folding panelled
doors that lead to this overwhelmingly impressive room. Light streams in
through three sets of double French doors leading onto the formal lawns.
The large kitchen possesses dining and family seating areas,
an AGA, larder, utility room and French doors onto the formal lawns. A secondary
kitchen is located near the sitting room to facilitate entertaining in the
family sitting room in the north wing.
There are 8 large king-size bedrooms (5 en-suite) and 1
The master bedroom is situated at the top of the main
staircase through double mahogany doors. Splendid high ceilings and the
southerly aspect make this a very bright and spacious room. There are full
length fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom. Double French doors lead onto
a private large balcony with views over the formal lawns and further gardens.
There is a glass study off the master bedroom with views
over the front gardens.
Bedrooms 4 & 5 share a south-east facing balcony
overlooking the sunken garden.
The south facing gardens consist of mature herbaceous borders
surrounding the formal lawns and provide a beautiful setting for the house.
Sweeping lower lawns lead down to woodland gardens. The borders have been
professionally designed and well stocked with a large variety of shrubs and
perennials. The lower woodland has special and rare flowering rhododendrons,
azaleas and mature rare trees, under planted with daffodils and bluebells. One
particularly stunning, deep, red, rhododendron has been named after the house.
There are many seating areas on the terraces connecting the paved walks,
swimming pool and elevated wooden deck. There is a par-terre kitchen garden and
greenhouse. The house comes with approx.
6.5 acres but there is the possibility to acquire a further 6 acres.
There is a paddock in the grounds which has outbuildings and
could be converted for equestrian use (subject to planning).
Burley itself is an established centre for walking,
shooting, fishing and riding. It is a lively community with its own golf
course, village pubs and gourmet restaurants. The property is 5 miles of the
market town of Ringwood, which boasts all modern conveniences including a David
Lloyd Sports Club, Waitrose, Sainsbury, Lidl and boutique shops. It is also
just 20 miles from two cosmopolitan sea front cities with a full range of
facilities of city living, including hotels and restaurants, excellent range of
shop, sporting clubs and airports. The area has a wealth of secluded beaches of
outstanding beauty with easy reach. There are several excellent private schools,
both public and prep schools in the
area, including Canford School,
Clayesmore, Castle Court School, Durlston Court, Walhampton, Chafyn Grove,
Godolphin, Moyles Court, and Forres Sandle Manor at Fordingbridge.