HYTHE MARINA VILLAGE Built in 1985, the Marina was a pioneer amongst the marina developments along England's South Coast based on a French design. It is a unique development of a 206 berth marina, together with waterside homes, shops, restaurants, bars and boutique hotel.
The Marina has a thriving community, with local events and clubs for you to join. Buying a marina home means you are not just buying a home, nor a location, but a Home, Location and most uniquely a Lifestyle - and Hythe Marina has it all to offer. The Marina is a short walk from the delightful market town of Hythe with all local amenities close by, Waitrose and restaurants and its weekly market.
The New Forest and local beaches at Lepe/Calshot are only a short drive away. There are good transport links with the M27, rail,(Southampton Central to London Waterloo) and Southampton Airport all easily accessible. The historic Hythe Ferry, accessible from the pier, gives alternative travel to Southampton for further shopping.
PROPERTY OVERVIEW A rare opportunity to acquire a stylish and superbly presented waterside home in the sought-after Hythe Marina Village benefitting not only from a setting on the highly regarded Astra Court island, but also a longer than average berth (13m).
The property has been fully reconfigured and renovated with a high degree of consideration to incorporate features of modern interior layout, optimise its flow and maximise its use as a home and a space in which to entertain. The kitchen, dining and living areas are spacious and each of the three double bedrooms has an en suite bathroom. The study is invaluable in these days of working from home, or could be used as a fourth bedroom. In our opinion this is an exceptional example of these highly prized waterside homes, being one of the best presented of its type in Hythe Marina Village. It merits viewing at the earliest opportunity.
Being end of terrace, there is ample parking (for up to five cars), generous side access to the garden and onward to the pontoon and a wider than usual footprint. Uniquely for this style of home, it has a large enclosed entrance porch which serves as a useful arrival point to unload shopping, luggage etc, and as a "boot room".
The inner front door opens into a light, spacious hallway which gives onto the kitchen/dining/living-room. The large, granite-topped kitchen island, with induction hob and extractor incorporates a breakfast bar and is a splendid focal point around which guests can congregate for drinks before dining. In-built ceiling speakers fed from a Sonos music system lend to the ambience when entertaining and are also wired for television input. The room's spaciousness and layout allows for a good size dining table as well as a sofa and / or armchairs. A thoughtful addition to the kitchen is the underfloor heating system, controlled by an independent thermostat.
The appliances include two Neff ovens, one of which is a microwave/combi oven, induction hob, integral fridge/freezer and dishwasher, over-hob extractor and lighting unit, a wine cooler and a one-and-a-half Franke sink with waste disposal unit.
A significant benefit of the ground-floor kitchen (as distinct from many homes on the marina) is the direct garden access, be it for barbeques, dining al fresco or provisioning your boat for those overnight stays and holidays away.
This room benefits from two sets of French doors which afford access to the fully-fenced, mainly single-level terrace and onto the quay wall and 13-metre berth beyond. Located in the main marina fairway the home has water vistas across one of the most open areas of the marina and enjoys the animation of boats passing en route to and from the lock.
A useful utility room, featuring motion activated lighting, and a cloakroom have been incorporated into the ground floor layout. The utility room provides space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer plus a large amount of cupboard storage, work surface area and a full-sized Belfast sink. The garage is accessed via the utility room and is equipped with an up and over door, power and shelving for storage.
The under-stairs cupboard is ample for vacuum cleaner storage and many additional items. The staircase itself comprises beech handrails and cappings with glass panels retained by high-spec chrome fixings, enhancing the modernity and designer feel of the home.
On the first floor a substantial, light filled sitting-room is well proportioned and gives onto the balcony from which you have a panoramic marina view and visibility right out to Southampton Water to enjoy the arrival and departure of cruise ships and other water-based craft. A charming oriel window provides character and additional light. There is wiring for a 5.1 surround sound system, including plentiful electric sockets both for AV equipment and perimeter floor and table lamps.
The bedroom on this floor, with its en suite bathroom benefitting from natural light via a Flemish-glass window, is currently used as a guest suite. In the bedroom itself the Velux windows (replaced in 2019 along with the Velux windows in the rest of the house) benefit from a dual-blind system with opaque and black-out screens. The perfectly sized study also benefits from natural light and communicates well with the rest of the house.
The top floor is flooded with light from the large, roof top Velux window which is remote control electrically operated for opening and closing and also has an automatic closing system in the event it is left open in the rain. The fitted black-out blind is similarly remote controlled. The principal bedroom with a fully fitted dressing area and a large en suite bathroom is on the top floor with views across the marina and out to Southampton Water. The third bedroom, again with en suite bathroom, looks out onto the courtyard side of the home from where the fountain is visible; it is lit at night which presents a joyous sight as blinds are lowered before bedtime! Both rooms benefit from a characterful appearance invoked by the eaves which add cosiness as well as being a feature. The airing cupboard with large hot water tank is also on this floor.
The loft space is fully boarded with a pull-down ladder access and offers a large storage space. The opportunity exists to extend the property into the loft area (STPP), as has been the case in other homes on the marina. The views at this level are spectacular all the way down Southampton Water to the Solent.
MULTIPLE PARKING DRIVEWAY
GARAGE STORAGE SPACE 10' 9" x 8' 6" (3.28m x 2.59m)
ENTRANCE PORCH 8' 0" x 6' 4" (2.44m x 1.93m)
RECEPTION HALLWAY 18' 0" x 6' 0" (5.49m x 1.83m)
UTILITY ROOM 7' 0" x 5' 9" (2.13m x 1.75m)
KITCHEN DINING FAMILY ROOM 17' 6" x 14' 7" (5.33m x 4.44m)
13M MOORING & PONTOON
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
DOUBLE BEDROOM 18' 4" x 10' 7" (5.59m x 3.23m)
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 6' 9" x 6' 7" (2.06m x 2.01m)
LIVING ROOM 18' 0" x 14' 8" (5.49m x 4.47m)
BALCONY 14' 9" x 5' 0" (4.5m x 1.52m)
STUDY / BEDROOM FOUR 7' 6" x 6' 9" (2.29m x 2.06m)
TOP FLOOR LANDING
DOUBLE BEDROOM 14' 9" x 10' 7" (4.5m x 3.23m)
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 7' 9" x 6' 9" (2.36m x 2.06m)
DOUBLE BEDROOM 10' 9" x 10' 7" (3.28m x 3.23m)
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 7' 0" x 6' 9" (2.13m x 2.06m)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION New Forest District Council Tax Band is G. MDL runs the Marina and the annual service charge is circa £2,500. This includes the 24 hour, 7 day a week manned lock and upkeep of the green areas on the Marina and the Bund which is perfect for residents to enjoy.