Uplay cottage is a beautiful ‘Arts and Crafts’ Edwardian estate workers New Forest cottage, set in a delightful village location at the end of a quiet lane within the oldest part of Everton village. It was designed and built under the direction of the office of Edwin Lutyens, the well known Arts and Crafts architect.
The cottage is sited within it’s large, quiet garden, enclosed by high hedges and tall mature trees, and is only two minutes walk from the village pub and excellent restaurant, The Crown, which is run independently by husband and wife team Jannine and Phil and serves quality food and real ales.
The nearby beaches at the next village, Milford on Sea, with views across to the Needles on the Isle of Wight, and the fine Georgian quayside market town of Lymington, are both only a couple of miles away, adding extra interest to this New Forest cottage’s location.
Uplay cottage retains all of it’s original character both inside and out, the outside has it’s original clay peg tiles and mellow red brick, complemented by the original timber windows and doors with the addition of in-keeping double opening french windows, in original window openings, to access the deck from the lounge, and the large garden from the kitchen / dining room.
There are original wooden floorboards and ledge and braced cottage doors throughout, and characterful quarry tiles remain in the lobby and cloakroom, and form the window sills.
The large but cosy lounge has an open fire, perfect for winter breaks, and the original high timber beamed ceiling. It is furnished with 2 settees and 2 period armchairs, making it a comfortable room for up to 8 guests. There’s an original built in dresser which houses books and games, and local information useful during your stay, and a television with DVD player. The room has windows at both ends.
The kitchen/dining room directly adjoins the lounge and also accesses the garden and the deck. It has a large central wooden table with up to 8 chairs, making a com-fortable social space alone or combined with the lounge. There are contemporary, durable stainless steel and beech worksurfaces, stainless steel integrated oven and hob, with a freestanding fridge freezer. There is a dishwasher, washing machine and tumbledryer. The maple kitchen cupboards house a comprehensive range of cooking and dining equipment for use during your stay.
There’s a bathroom upstairs with wc, basin and bath, with a separate thermostatic shower over the bath with glass screen. The cloakroom downstairs has a second wc and basin.
The four bedrooms at Uplay cottage, all with different aspects and character, comprise of two double bedrooms, one on the ground floor with front window to the small front garden and side bay window overlooking the large garden, the other upstairs, again with dual aspect, cosy vaulted ceiling and inkeeping arts and crafts furniture. A further bedroom with a double bed and a single bed has a delightful view over the large cottage garden, and the next bedroom has bunk-beds and a single bed, and has a front aspect with cottage dormer window, and the unusual ‘secret window’, which children and adults alike love!Get the full listing »