THE PROPERTY

The property is approached by a porch area with a useful outside storage cupboard, leading through to an internal lobby and the main hallway, which provides access to all of the ground floor accommodation. Immediately to the right-hand side is a downstairs WC which extends into the utility room with a single door leading to the outside.

The family room sits to the rear of the property, offering built-in alcove storage units, an exposed brick fireplace with inset log burner and French doors leading directly out to the stunning gardens. The formal dining room offers carpeted flooring, space for a generous dining table, spot lighting and a large bay window which benefits from views across the garden.

To the far end of the property is a large, bright and airy living room which boasts double aspect views, a log burner and French doors leading to a lovely patio area, overlooking the garden. An additional door leads into a large conservatory, which is a particular feature, providing stunning 180-degree views of the gardens, pool area and paddock land. French doors in turn lead you straight down and onto the pool-side terrace area.

The kitchen is the epitome of a country kitchen, with base, wall and drawer units, Butler-style sink, dishwasher and microwave, and a modern electric Aga. There is also a large larder cupboard housing a fridge freezer and wine fridge and there is tiled stone flooring throughout. The breakfast room is positioned at a lower level and benefits from two sets of French doors, which lead to the gardens.

A staircase from the main hallway leads to the first-floor bedroom accommodation. At the far end is the principal bedroom, boasting double aspect views with French doors leading onto a balcony overlooking the paddocks and beyond. This room benefits from bespoke fitted wardrobes providing ample storage space as well as an en suite bathroom with bespoke fitted units and double sinks. The second bedroom benefits from beautiful views over the garden, a walk in wardrobe and an en suite shower room.

Two further double bedrooms, both benefiting from stunning views of the ground; and a family bathroom comprising a three-piece suite, complete the upstairs accommodation. Further benefits include a fully insulated home office/gym which is located in a separate building close to the house with, matching bespoke French doors.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

The property is approached via a gravel track which leads to the property. Immediately to your left-hand side is a triple garage with hay loft above. The property is bordered by a wooden picket fence with pedestrian gates allowing access to the front and rear gardens as well as a 5 bar gate giving vehicular access to the paddocks.

The generous landscaped gardens are mainly laid to lawn and are primarily bordered by hedging, shrubbery and mature trees. The patio area wraps around the property, providing several areas to sit and take in the beautiful surroundings. Adjoining the patio area to the end of the property, is an outdoor swimming pool with seating area and access to the property via the conservatory, making this the ideal space for al-fresco dining and entertaining.

The property boasts two paddocks which sit to the rear of the plot and area ideally accompanied by three stables, a tack room, implement store and yard area with hard-standing.

THE SITUATION

Minstead has a vibrant community, a village hall, pub (The Trusty Servant), botanical gardens, 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 access to the A31 westbound at Malwood, the M27 eastbound at Cadnam, and within easy reach of Southampton Parkway station giving a link to London Waterloo within 1 hour and 10 minutes. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away.

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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£1,675,000

Minstead, Lyndhurst

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 3
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 4

A beautifully presented four-bedroom, three bathroom family home with equestrian facilities which is ideally nestled in the idyllic and highly sought-after village of Minstead. The property is offered to the market with gardens and paddock land approaching two acres and offers direct forest access.


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