Located in Minstead, one of the New Forest National Park’s most sought after villages. Minstead has a vibrant community, a village shop, a village hall, a pub (The Trusty Servant), and a Norman church. There is direct access onto the open forest providing a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding. Lyndhurst is approximately a seven minute drive away and is the largest village within the New Forest. It is a popular tourist location with many independent shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, pubs and hotels. Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which has the popular West Quay shopping centre and many attractions. The surrounding areas of Southampton and Winchester have a wide selection of well-respected private schools along with several others across the Dorset border. Communications are excellent with east and west access to the M27 and M3 within easy reach and Southampton Parkway station giving a link to London Waterloo within an hour and ten minutes. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away.


The grounds surrounding this stunning former country house are truly worthy of its original status, extending to approximately three acres in total and comprising areas of beautifully manicured lawns and established woodland, with direct forest access to the rear.

This apartment also greatly benefits from its own single garage which is located within a block.


The apartment boasts spacious accommodation with high ceilings and original leaded windows, allowing for ample light to flood the apartment. A hallway, with storeroom provides access into the drawing room, a real feature room of the apartment, giving a feel of grandeur with a bay window looking out to the grounds. An electric fireplace with marble inset & hearth acts a central focal point of the room.

The kitchen has been re-fitted by a local supplier to provide a beautiful contemporary finish, comprising ample base and wall units with work tops over. Integrated eye-level double ovens, induction hob with extractor over, fridge freezer and space for a washer/dryer.

A principal bedroom suite benefiting from an ensuite shower room, built-in wardrobes and a view out onto the grounds. The second bedroom, also a generous double room with walk in wardrobe is facilitated by a bathroom comprising a bath with shower over.

Living in Minstead

Minstead is a perfect village in miniature. Tucked down a maze of country lanes and surrounded by woodland, it is tranquil and unspoiled, yet surprisingly and accessibly close to junction one of the M27 at Cadnam.

For a small village it punches well above its size in terms of community and history. Overlooking its delightful green is a popular country inn, The Trusty Servant Inn, and a village shop and cafe tea room that serves as a community hub. There’s also a quirky parish church which is the resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Nearby are what are thought to be two of the oldest oak trees in the Forest as well as the Rufus Stone, marking the spot where King William II was shot by an arrow.

There’s a busy village hall (the largest in the Forest) which hosts regular antiques and collectors’ markets and the Minstead Players. However, what makes Minstead particularly special are its community-minded organisations including Minstead Study Centre with its sustainability focus and Minstead Training Trust which also runs Furzey Gardens - first planted in 1922 they are ablaze with colour in spring and feature an award-wining garden and ‘fairy doors’ among the trees.

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Minstead, Lyndhurst

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 1

A generous and elegant two-bedroom ground floor apartment within this imposing 19th century building, historically a hunting lodge for the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir William Harcourt. The exterior of the property boasts its period features but now offers light and airy accommodation ideal for modern day living. The property is situated just a stone's throw away from the popular village of Minstead, in the heart of the New Forest.

Property Details

  • Tenure: Share of Freehold

Spencers Burley Office

The Cross
BH24 4AB

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