EIGHT bedrooms, five bathrooms, seven living rooms, a pool, tennis court and extensive gardens with exceptional views across the Beaulieu River to the Solent beyond could all be yours for £4.25 million.

Little Salterns sits in a wonderful, secluded location at the end of a gated, private lane shared by just a handful of other properties.

It is accessed from the lane via a gated gravel driveway with a turning circle and framed by beautifully clipped hedges.

The house is built as an open crescent, making the most of the exceptional setting and views and has recently been renovated.

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The reception hall enjoys stunning views via south-facing French windows which open out from the adjacent dining room.

The drawing room, also with spectacular views, features an open fireplace with stove and an adjoining bar, ideal for entertaining.

To the left of the front door is a comfortable sitting room, again with an open fireplace and south-facing views over the gardens to the water.

The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room includes a central island with a pearlised marble worktop.

There is a Larcornue range cooker and further built in high-quality appliances. French doors open onto the terrace and there is a large walk-in pantry, larder and a utility room.

Beyond the kitchen, an incredible glazed walkway links the principal house to the annexe and entertaining wing.

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A choice of two staircases lead to the first floor, which is cleverly designed to provide flexible accommodation making the best of the incredible setting.

The master bedroom suite occupies the prime position and has a large en-suite shower room and dressing room. There are four further bedrooms, one of which is currently laid out as a study and two further bath/shower rooms (one en-suite).

The Annexe is linked to thehouse via the glazed walkway and provides a wonderful area for entertaining as well as superb guest accommodation.

On the ground floor there is a media room with an adjoining pantry and wine store and a fantastic 34’6” billiard/games room.

Both the media and billiard room have multiple French windows opening onto the south-facing terrace and the latter has an amazing stone fireplace.

Behind the billiard room is a pantry and cloakroom and a staircase leads to the first floor.

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The first floor provides an entirely self-contained annexe with a spacious sitting room, kitchen, three double bedrooms, two shower rooms and a gym/bedroom four.

To east of the house is a substantial 4-bay garage block with an adjoining workshop, garden store and water store. A gated courtyard gives access to the estate office, boiler room and oil store.

Little Salterns sits in 3.9 acres of exceptional gardens and grounds which are beautifully maintained and offer tremendous privacy.

The gardens are principally laid to lawn with terraces adjacent to the house and a range of mature specimen trees to the perimeter with oak woodland beyond.

Throughout the gardens there are numerous areas of interest including a kitchen garden with a greenhouse, striking clipped box hedges, various mature herbaceous borders and a woodland walk with a charming summer house.

The swimming pool is perfectly located to the south west of the house and there is a pool-house with a kitchenette and shower room.

The tennis court has been recently laid and is discreetly set to the far west of the property.

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The Beaulieu River is one of the world’s few privately owned rivers, being owned by the Montagu family and largely unspoilt.

The nearby village of Beaulieu has a range of specialist shops, a garden centre, Michelin-starred restaurant and a good public house.

Direct rail services to London can be found at Brockenhurst and Southampton Airport is 22 miles away. The M27 for road access to the M3 and London is 12 miles away.

Call Spencers Lymington office on 01590 674 222 or email lymington@spencersnewforest.com.