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Burley, Ringwood

THE PROPERTY

Entering the property from the side, you are welcomed into a spacious entrance hall that houses the staircase and the downstairs cloakroom. To the left of the entrance hall is the family room, which leads into the light and airy conservatory. This glorious room, filled with an abundance of natural light, offers wonderful views of the rear garden.

To the right lies the study and a large sitting room, featuring double-aspect views and a large bay window that floods the room with natural light. The sitting room also boasts a feature fireplace. Adjacent to this is the dining room, which leads to the fully fitted kitchen. From the kitchen, you can access a useful utility space with plumbing for white goods, a side entrance to the property, and an additional cloakroom.

On the first floor, there are four good-sized bedrooms, all with single-aspect views of the surrounding area and the beautiful rear garden. Three of the bedrooms feature fitted wardrobes. This level also includes two family bathrooms, both fully fitted with a bath, low-level WC, and hand wash basin. One of the bathrooms additionally features a walk-in shower cubicle.

THE SITUATION

Long Close Cottage lies about half a mile from the centre of, arguably, one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest, ideally situated to make full use of all the wonderful facilities the Forest has to offer. Whether it be sailing at nearby Lymington (12 miles) or golf at one of the many courses in the area including Brockenhurst with its mainline railway station (8 miles, Waterloo 90 minutes.) The market town of Ringwood is but a short drive away (5 miles). The larger shopping towns of Southampton (20 miles) to the east and Bournemouth (16 miles) to the west, both with their airports are easily accessible.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

The property features off-street parking on both sides and includes two generously sized garages. Access to the rear garden is available from both sides of the house. The rear garden is a highlight, with mature, beautiful plant beds filled with flowers and shrubs, and the remainder mainly laid to lawn, surrounded by hedging for privacy. Additionally, there is a brick-built outbuilding and a shed, providing convenient storage solutions. The property also benefits from a right of access through neighbouring paddock land that abuts the rear, enhancing the sense of space and tranquility and providing access to the open forest.

SERVICES

Energy Performance Rating: D

Council Tax Band: G

Tenure: Freehold

Brockenhurst

The property is situated close to the conservation area of Waters Green which is in the heart of Brockenhurst and within easy walking distance of the village centre and open forest. The village offers a mainline railway station with direct links to London Waterloo and a good local community of shops and restaurants. The picturesque village of Beaulieu lies 7 miles to the East with the marina of Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River. Approximately 4 miles to the South is the Georgian market town of Lymington with its extensive yachting facilities, ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight and its famous Saturday county market. To the North is the village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 motorway which links to the M3 giving access to London.

The property is situated close to the conservation area of Waters Green which is in the heart of Brockenhurst and within easy walking distance of the village centre and open forest. The village offers a mainline railway station with direct links to London Waterloo and a good local community of shops and restaurants. The picturesque village of Beaulieu lies 7 miles to the East with the marina of Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River. Approximately 4 miles to the South is the Georgian market town of Lymington with its extensive yachting facilities, ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight and its famous Saturday county market. To the North is the village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 motorway which links to the M3 giving access to London.

A covered storm porch is set over the entrance into the property. The hallway provides access to the WC, stairs lead up to the first floor and a door opens into the main reception room which benefits from a large window to the front, attractive oak effect wooden flooring with double doors leading into the kitchen/dining room which is set across the rear of the property.

The generous kitchen benefits from an extensive range of oak fronted, frosted glass and open plate rack units to both base and wall with coordinating granite worksurfaces and tiled splashbacks. Appliances include a gas hob and built in oven and microwave combination oven, dishwasher and space for a tall fridge/freezer with space for a dining table and chairs. The kitchen leads in turn into a good sized conservatory with overlooks the rear garden with French doors leading out to the patio terrace and makes for another lovely sitting room.

The first floor offers four double bedrooms accessed via a split landing, with the principle bedroom benefiting from an ensuite shower room. A family bathroom serves the remaining three bedrooms to the first floor.

A covered storm porch is set over the entrance into the property. The hallway provides access to the WC, stairs lead up to the first floor and a door opens into the main reception room which benefits from a large window to the front, attractive oak effect wooden flooring with double doors leading into the kitchen/dining room which is set across the rear of the property.

The generous kitchen benefits from an extensive range of oak fronted, frosted glass and open plate rack units to both base and wall with coordinating granite worksurfaces and tiled splashbacks. Appliances include a gas hob and built in oven and microwave combination oven, dishwasher and space for a tall fridge/freezer with space for a dining table and chairs. The kitchen leads in turn into a good sized conservatory with overlooks the rear garden with French doors leading out to the patio terrace and makes for another lovely sitting room.

The first floor offers four double bedrooms accessed via a split landing, with the principle bedroom benefiting from an ensuite shower room. A family bathroom serves the remaining three bedrooms to the first floor.

Ancillary Accommodation:

Set within the rear section of garden in this very tranquil spot, is set a delightful Log Cabin which is used for occasional use but offers any number of possibilities (STP). The cabin is arranged currently as a large open plan living space with wooden flooring and two sets of French doors out to the garden which wraps around the property.

There is an array of useful outbuildings incorporating another log cabin which could be used as a hobby room or for additional guest accommodation if required along with a covered pergola providing a lovely space for dining under.

The rear garden is a particular feature of the property offering cottage style planting, a pond area and an eclectic array of planting, shrubs and trees along with a well stock vegetable bed with a number of peaceful seating areas dotted around the garden.

The front of the property is predominantly gravelled providing extensive off street parking accessed by two five bar split gates, with a run of shrubs to a side border providing green foliage. The drive and access runs down the side of the property to the ancillary accommodation and gated access to the rear garden.

The rear garden is enclosed with lap wood fencing providing privacy and seclusion and mainly laid to level lawn with an extensive array of trees and shrubs providing interest and colour to the garden with a large terrace which is a superb area for dining. A further gate leads into the rear ‘secret garden’ and ancillary accommodation.

Additional Information: 

Tenure: Freehold

All mains services connected

Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 78 Potential: 89

Council Tax Band: D

The front of the property is predominantly gravelled providing extensive off street parking accessed by two five bar split gates, with a run of shrubs to a side border providing green foliage. The drive and access runs down the side of the property to the ancillary accommodation and gated access to the rear garden.

The rear garden is enclosed with lap wood fencing providing privacy and seclusion and mainly laid to level lawn with an extensive array of trees and shrubs providing interest and colour to the garden with a large terrace which is a superb area for dining. A further gate leads into the rear ‘secret garden’ and ancillary accommodation.

The front of the property is predominantly gravelled providing extensive off street parking accessed by two five bar split gates, with a run of shrubs to a side border providing green foliage. The drive and access runs down the side of the property to the ancillary accommodation and gated access to the rear garden.

The rear garden is enclosed with lap wood fencing providing privacy and seclusion and mainly laid to level lawn with an extensive array of trees and shrubs providing interest and colour to the garden with a large terrace which is a superb area for dining. A further gate leads into the rear ‘secret garden’ and ancillary accommodation.

Shirley, Bransgore, Christchurch

THE SITUATION

Situated in the hamlet of Shirley, which is near to the village of Bransgore, this attractive family home offers the opportunity to live in the country, yet with the convenience of being so near to a thriving village offering excellent amenities. The local schools are extremely good and the property is also within the catchment for the schools in nearby Ringwood. Keepers Walk is within the New Forest National Park, with its many thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland which is ideal for walking, cycling and riding.

The larger town of Ringwood is only four miles away and is a wonderful market town with a range of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

The A31 gives direct routes to Bournemouth (heading west) and Southampton (heading east). London is only two hours drive via the M3.

THE PROPERTY

An attractive open porch with seating leads to the hall which has a cloakroom with WC and a study/lobby area overlooking the private rear gardens.

The impressive living room has two double opening French doors either side of a brick built chimney breast with a Clearview multifuel wood burning stove. Set off the living room is a multi-purpose dining room/playroom, which in turn leads to the conservatory/garden room, where double doors open out onto the grounds.

The wonderful country style kitchen/breakfast room offers an extensive range of fitted units including a walk in pantry for further storage. The kitchen further comprises a Rangemaster with extractor over, granite work tops, space for fridge/freezer and integrated dishwasher. The granite work tops continue through to the utility which provides access to an airing cupboard, sink as well as space for the washing machine and tumble dryer.

To the first floor, there are five good sized bedrooms, with the principal bedroom benefiting from a range of built in furniture and an en-suite shower room.

There are four additional bedrooms to this level, all of which are served by two further bathrooms. Access to the boarded and lit loft area is gained from the landing.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

The property is approached by a wooden gate which leads to a large gravel driveway offering an extensive parking area. There is a detached, pitched and tiled roofed garage with an up and over door and space for additional storage and workshop at the rear. The garage houses the oil fired boiler which supplies the central heating and domestic hot water.

The attractive rear garden is a particular feature of the property, offering a peaceful and completely private setting, with wonderful views over the adjacent fields.

Adjoining and extending across the back of the property is an extensive area of decking providing an ideal space for outdoor dining and entertaining.

Also set within the garden are a number of outbuildings, including a summer house with power and light, sheds and log store.

SERVICES

Energy Performance Rating: TBC

Council Tax Band: F

Tenure: Freehold

Mains electricity, water – Oil fired central heating – Private drainage

Brockenhurst

The property is situated in the centre of the village of Brockenhurst with the benefit of excellent local shopping facilities (including two small supermarkets, greengrocer, butcher, bakers and chemist etc) and direct rail services to London (Waterloo 90 minutes), Southampton Airport, Poole (for Channel Islands) and Weymouth. The Georgian market town of Lymington with its river, marinas and yacht clubs, lies about 5 miles south. The M27 motorway (Junction 1 at Cadnam) is approximately 7 miles north.

A pleasant communal entrance has a straight staircase (currently fitted with the option of a stair lift) leading to the front door of the apartment. A generous reception hallway has two separate storage cupboards, one housing the boiler as well as attractive glazed double doors to the beautiful open plan living area with feature windows that flood the area with light. The comprehensively fitted kitchen includes ample storage and a range of integral appliances. A large fitted breakfast bar divides the area from the dining room. The sitting area has a feature gas fireplace and the dining area is next to the windows overlooking the village centre.

There are two large double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room and ample fitted mirrored wardrobes. A separate bathroom comprises a low level W.C., hand basin with a vanity unit below and a panel enclosed bath with shower over.

A pleasant communal entrance has a straight staircase (currently fitted with the option of a stair lift) leading to the private front door of the apartment. A generous reception hallway has two separate storage cupboards, one housing the boiler as well as attractive glazed double doors to the beautiful open plan dual aspect living area with feature windows that flood the area with light.

The comprehensively fitted kitchen includes ample storage and a range of integral appliances. A large fitted breakfast bar divides the area from the dining area. The sitting area has a feature gas fireplace and the dining area is next to the windows overlooking the village centre.

There are two large double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room and ample fitted mirrored wardrobes. A separate bathroom comprises a low level W.C., hand basin with a vanity unit below and a panel enclosed bath with shower over.

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This purpose built development in the heart of the village has been designed around an attractive courtyard immediately off the main high street where a cattle grid stops the ponies and donkeys entering! There is a secure entrance system, bin store and allocated parking.

Additional Information:

Tenure: Leasehold

Term: 125 years from 1st November 2006 (108 years remaining)

Service Charge: £678.86 payable six monthly

Ground Rent: Nil

All mains services connected

Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 78 Potential: 79

Council Tax Band: C

The property is situated in the centre of the village of Brockenhurst with the benefit of excellent local shopping facilities (including two small supermarkets, greengrocer, butcher, bakers and chemist etc) and direct rail services to London (Waterloo 90 minutes), Southampton Airport, Poole (for Channel Islands) and Weymouth.

The Georgian market town of Lymington with its river, marinas and yacht clubs, lies about 5 miles south. The M27 motorway (Junction 1 at Cadnam) is approximately 7 miles north.

This purpose built development in the heart of the village has been designed around an attractive courtyard immediately off the main high street where a cattle grid stops the ponies and donkeys entering! There is a secure entrance system, bin store and allocated parking.

Additional Information:

Tenure: Leasehold

Term: 125 years from 1st November 2006 (108 years remaining)

Service Charge: £678.86 payable six monthly

Ground Rent: Nil

All mains services connected

Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 78 Potential: 79

Council Tax Band: C

Boldre, Lymington

Thought to have been built originally in the 1950’s with later extensions and now available for the first time since the completion of extensive works to transform and extend this wonderful family home with generous and light filled accommodation offering circa 3,128 sq ft across two floors.

Set under a tiled roof with a mixture of brick and timber clad elevations, the property has come to the end of a significant programme of refurbishment and is finished to exacting standards and set on a generous secluded plot approaching 0.7 acres.

The main entrance leads into a useful entrance lobby and in turn through to a generous welcoming reception hall with stairs leading up to the first floor and a superb seating area set to one side around a central double-sided fireplace with a beautiful herringbone wood floor and which leads into a triple aspect drawing room set around the feature fireplace with inset attractive beams and French doors leading out to the gardens.

A stunning kitchen/dining room is set across the rear of the property with a large expanse of glazing with outstanding views across the rear gardens and paddocks beyond.

The kitchen offers an extensive range of in-frame cabinetry with complimentary quartz worksurfaces and a large central island with inset sink unit and storage cupboards under.

Well designed to offer a mix of larder storage, bar area, a coffee station area, with a large double range cooker inset with a mirrored splashback and extractor above to the rear flank wall with ample space at one side for dining set under a large roof lantern with full length picture windows to the surround. Large sliding panoramic doors are set to the external wall which open directly out onto the gardens and terrace.

A further door from here leads into a rear lobby with access to the garden which makes a useful boot room area and leads into the utility room with coordinating kitchen units, sink unit and additional work surfaces with space and plumbing for appliances.

A door from the kitchen leads back into the reception hall and accesses a good-sized media room to one side and cloakroom.

The first floor offers four generous bedrooms and a family bathroom accessed along a long hallway with views across the front gardens and drive.

The principal suite is set to one end of the property with a walk through dressing area with built in clothes storage with an ensuite bathroom to one side which offers a walk in shower. The bedroom area offers aspects on three sides across the gardens with full length windows to the rear with elevated views across the paddocks and Roydon Woods beyond.

The guest suite is again a generous room set with aspects across the rear and offers a dressing area and generous ensuite shower room with large walk-in shower.

There are two further double bedrooms arranged on this level which are serviced by the family bathroom which has a centrally set double ended bath at the far end as well as a large walk-in shower.

Specification of Finish

– Full electric re-wire including lighting and sockets renewed including supply moved to garage

– Full plumbing renewal and upgrade – Including new boiler, commercial sized pump, hot water pressurised tank system and Mega Flow. New radiators and underfloor heating system (kitchen/utility/boot room and all bathrooms)

– Chimney lined and upgraded double sided wood burning stove fitted to building regs. DEFRA Approved stove.

– Windows replaced

– New front and back doors

– Sliding panoramic doors to kitchen

– French doors to formal drawing room

– Internal obsolete chimney removed

– Plastering – Whole house stripped back to brick and re-lined and plastered

– All new tiling, plumbing and sanitary ware in bathrooms

– Kitchen/orangery room – New extension with handmade kitchen after Tom Howley

– Bedroom Suite 2 – New extension, dressing area and bespoke ensuite

– Removal of concrete hanging tiles and new Cladding on whole house

– New fascias, soffits and guttering

– Roof repairs

– New carpets and flooring throughout, original parquet renovated ‘by hand’

– Outside kitchen, pizza oven and Beefeater BBQ grill

– New office building, fully insulated to house standards as per building regs’, with underfloor heating French doors and internet.

– Renovation of drainage system

– Redecoration throughout

– Hard Landscaping

– Pathways and extended patio spaces for entertaining created x2

– Garden landscaping – Including substantial tree removal to flood light to house and garden

– Fire pit created

– Greenhouse and shed, with kitchen garden built

– New garage door

– Alarm system professionally installed

The property is situated in a wonderfully private location in the beautiful New Forest and lies approximately halfway between Brockenhurst and Lymington. Boldre is situated within both a conservation area and the New Forest National Park.

The delightful Georgian market town of Lymington, known for its excellent sailing facilities, Saturday market, and range of quality shops and restaurants, is approximately two miles to the south.

The neighbouring New Forest village of Brockenhurst benefits a selection of shops and restaurants, a highly regarded college, 18 hole Championship Golf Club and a mainline station with direct access to London Waterloo (approximately 90 minutes).

The property is approached via a five bar gate which opens onto a sweeping gravel driveway leading up the attached garage and main entrance.

The property is set back from the lane affording a good-sized front garden with potential to erect additional garaging (STP) and extend the parking if required with large shrubs to the boundary providing privacy and screening.

The gardens have been extensively landscaped and has been creatively divided to provide interest with pockets of garden for dining, entertaining spaces with the benefit of a large terrace ideal for alfresco seating, an outside kitchen area with pizza oven and BBQ grill for dining and a social firepit area.

Predominantly laid with new lawn, and terraced with a few steps leading down to the rear of the garden which houses a beautifully built and appointed, highly insulated Home Office which benefits from underfloor heating, internet connection and French doors with wonderful views across the paddocks and woods behind.

The garden plot extends to approx. 0.7 acres wrapping around the property with an array of mature trees including a number of attractive ornamental trees. A small path leads down to a pond area overlooking paddocks and Royden Woods which are set immediately adjacent to the garden.

Additional Information:

Tenure: Freehold

Services: Mains gas, electric and water

Private drainage

Energy Performance Rating: E Current: 45 Potential: 73 (Done prior to refurbishment)

Council Tax Band: G

Burley, Ringwood

GROUNDS & GARDENS

An electric five bar wooden gate and pedestrian gate open onto the attractive grounds and a gravel driveway providing off road parking for up to two vehicles. The grounds sit between the property and the outbuilding and are predominantly laid to level lawn offering a safe and ideal environment for children to play. Planted beds to the side of the lawns add to the visual appeal.

The heated swimming pool set within a fenced surround acts only to enhance the recreational feel of the property, whilst at the other end of the garden and in addition to the driveway, a gate leads straight out onto the open forest forming an amazing extended garden where dens can be built and secret alcoves explored.

In total, the glorious grounds associated with the property extend to approximately one quarter of an acre.

THE PROPERTY

Believed to date back to 1845, Sunnydell Cottage is a lovely forest home that has been sympathetically extended and refurbished. The major portion of the cottage is of a visually appealing cob construction, with a more recent and modern extension to the side.

The property is accessed from an attractive, covered porch with adjoining log store which opens into a useful utility room/boot room ideal for muddy children and dogs alike. Internally, the property offers a lovely, cosy ambience combining all the character and charm of a quintessentially English cottage with the benefits of a superb and sympathetic family space.

The cottage centres around a lovely sitting room with an enticing Inglenook brick fireplace and woodburning stove providing an alluring draw for hunkering down on those long winter nights. The impressive extension to the side of the cottage blends elegantly with the original cottage, offering a wonderful day space where the family can congregate, cook, eat and live together.

The bedroom accommodation is again befitting the warm, homely feel of a country cottage with two inviting bedrooms to the first floor and a superb main bedroom offering all the comforts hoped for, with built-in storage, en-suite facilities and double doors opening out onto the beautiful terrace for breakfast. A ground floor family bathroom serves the remaining first floor bedrooms.

ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION

Offering an incredible benefit to the main cottage is the fantastically appointed additional accom- modation formed from the substantial, detached outbuilding at the front of the plot.

This superb ‘L’ shaped structure has been built to an exacting specification by well-regarded builders, Prime Oak and offers options for a number of uses, including that of ancillary accommodation or office/gym space.

For those looking to escape the rat race, the spaces can easily be utilised as multiple home offices, offering an extremely pleasant environment in which to ‘work from home’. Alternatively, if you need extra space to accommodate guests, then the spaces can be adapted to suit, with the benefit of three existing shower rooms. This could suit those looking for that rare commodity of a beautiful family home with the ability to accommodate visiting family members separately.

Adjoining the far end of the outbuilding is a delightful pool area with heated swimming pool and picket fence surrounds. This area lends itself superbly to the recreational feel of the property, providing a fun and entertaining space for children and guests alike.

Woodlands, Southampton

This beautiful character home has undergone an extensive redesign and finished in a contemporary style which includes powder coated aluminium windows throughout. The majority of the ground floor is now an open plan with a central living area and prominent staircase to the first floor.

The original stripped floors make a striking feature to the ground floor and where the well appointed kitchen has a large island topped with a thick marble work surface. Appliances include a dishwasher, five-ring AEG gas hob with extractor above, two fan ovens, a combination microwave and coffee machine, a mixer tap (100°C boiling, chilled and sparkling and filtered water) and an insinkerator. There is also a unit with space for a large fridge/freezer. The kitchen is open to the delightful dining area where a wide step leads to a ceramic tiled sitting area with underfloor heating, glazed roof and with two sets of bi folding doors leading to the entertaining terrace with far reaching views over the grounds.

There is a side entrance porch with flag stone floor, coat and boot storage and external door to a walled courtyard which leads to the large annexe and the grounds. The spacious living room has three sets of french doors to the garden and an attractive fireplace. There is a utility room with double butler sink, ample storage and plumbing for a washing machine.

The first floor landing leads to four bedrooms with three of them having Juliette balconies and enjoying the stunning views. The principal bedroom is generous with beautiful views over the paddocks and fields and has an en suite cloakroom.

The fourth bedroom is currently used as a dressing room with inset coloured lighting. The family bathroom has a large opaque glazed wall dividing the free standing bath from the rain forest walk in shower and basin on black granite plinth. There is an opening glazed unit next to the shower.

Annexe Suite:

The detached annexe is very spacious and is currently utilised as offices and an editing suite for the owners business needs. Comprising an L-shaped living area with full height glazing enjoying the views, three offices and a studio with en suite shower room.

Steps lead up to another spacious room which has been part renovated with all services connected and has a large cellar below, ideal for use as a media room or gym, for example. This whole area offers great scope to convert to a variety of needs and presents another opportunity to convert to a self-contained annexe (STP).

The large driveway leads to the front of the house and around to the stables and garage.

There is a second driveway further along the lane leading to the hay barn and newly part-constructed timber studio (4m x 5m). This presents an ideal set up for further ancillary accommodation or to generate income, (subject to the necessary consents).

The beautiful gardens have been designed to enjoy the views and entertain with a plunge pool of approximately 7m x 5m.

The grounds extend to circa 2.1 acres with the option to purchase another plot circa 0.84 acre to the side. In addition there is a chicken coop and mature fenced vegetable garden. For equestrian enthusiasts, there are two stables and an area of concrete hard standing.

The whole setting is idyllic with undulating fields and gardens enjoying complete privacy.

Additional Information: 

Mains gas, electric and water

Sewage treatment plant

Tenure: Freehold

Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 78 Potential: 85

Council Tax Band: E