- PLEASE CONTACT HEARNES ESTATE AGENTS FOR DETAILS
- NEW FOREST COTTAGE DATING BACK TO EARLY 1600'S
- OVER 2 ACRES OF PADDOCKS WITH EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
- VIEWS OVER NEIGHBOURING BLASHFORD LAKE
- OPEN FOREST AND COUNTRY PUBS ON DOORSTEP
- HYBRID SMART HEATING SYSTEM AND PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR SYSTEM
- FIVE BEDROOMS WITH EN SUITE TO MASTER
- ELECTRIC GATES AND TRIPLE OAK FRAMED GARAGE
- ANNEXE POTENTIAL
- SOLE AGENTS - NO ONWARD CHAIN
Tenure: FreeholdA magnificent five bedroom thatched New Forest Cottage set within a sizable plot of approximately 3.25 acres of paddocks and formal gardens. The cottage has been sympathetically refurbished and extended over the years retaining many characterful features blended with modern day living with the original cottage believed to be dated circa 1600s. Situated in an idyllic location being on the edge of the New Forest National Park with far reaching views over open farmland to the front and delightful views of neighbouring lake to the rear.
The beautifully presented accommodation is portrayed over three floors with the ground floor comprising of an enclosed entrance porch opening into a dual aspect sitting room with oak stripped wooden flooring and a feature inglenook fireplace with a raised hearth. An inner hallway has a staircase rising to the first floor, wood effect flooring and provides access to the remaining principal rooms. A light and airy kitchen/breakfast room has a wonderful outlook over the rear gardens and Blashford Lake and has a comprehensive range of bespoke custom made floor and wall mounted units, beech worksurfaces over, double bowl single drainer sink unit, Zanussi and Bosch appliances to include a halogen hob with extractor over, eye level double oven, integrated dishwasher, space for an American style fridge freezer, central island with polished granite worksurface, storage below and half-moon breakfast bar, a matching bench seat and desk unit and an external door opening onto the rear gardens. A separate utility room provides further matching kitchen units again with polished granite worksurface, Belfast sink, broom and storage cupboards. The inner hallway provides access to the boot room, WC and a further access door to the side. The dining room can be accessed from either the hallway or kitchen and benefits from wood effect flooring, French doors opening on the rear garden and an exceptionally rare doorway through to the garden room via the former inglenook fireplace with the chimney having been left open and illuminated; a very special and unique feature. The garden room is stunning with vaulted ceiling, shaped timber framing, and glazed window panels to either side, French doors opening onto the paved terrace and a doorway leading through to the office which benefits from its own kitchenette and WC, under stairs storage cupboard and stair way rising to the dual aspect studio/bedroom 5.
The first floor partially galleried landing provides access to three bedrooms with the master benefitting from a generous en-suite with a traditional white suite comprising of a corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and a free standing bath set upon raised flooring. The remaining bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom which again has a traditional suite with corner shower cubicle, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, WC. The galleried second floor landing provides access to a further double bedroom.
The front of the property is approached via double wooden remote controlled electric gates with an intercom system opening onto a sweeping driveway and providing ample off road parking and access to the detached three bay (one bay is enclosed and lockable) oak framed garage. The cottage is well positioned within the formal gardens of approximately one acre and is mainly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and shrub. The front boundary is retained by brick walling and clipped evergreen hedging providing a good degree of privacy and seclusion. The rear gardens are equally private and have the benefit of the wonderful views across Blashford Lake with a wooden gate giving right of access to them.
To the side of the property there is an orchard with a ground mounted 4kWp solar PV system which generates an income from the Government Feed in Tariff scheme of approximately £1,600 RPI linked income for 18 years and which also provides free electricity. There is also a paddock with stabling, field shelter and separate water supply totaling approximately 2.25 acres.
The cottage also benefits from exposed timbering and beams, ADT externally connected alarm system, Bose lifestyle internal and external sound system, oil and air source hybrid smart heating system.
Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the amazing location and characteristics of this most charming property.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: G
ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING: C