This impeccably presented New Forest property has an attractive front door opening into a generous-sized entrance hall, which has access to all principal rooms. The sitting room is charming, light and spacious with double aspect overlooking the front and rear gardens and is centred upon a marble fireplace with granite hearth and has engineered oak flooring which runs through into the dining room and hallway. Double doors from the sitting room lead to the rear garden and a further glazed door leads through to the breakfast/garden room. An opening from the sitting room also leads through to a delightful dining room, with a window overlooking the rear garden. The adjacent kitchen has a full range of built-in high and low level units incorporating a dishwasher, built-in fridge and freezer, stainless steel sink unit, induction hob with extraction over and a built-in double oven and grill. The kitchen opens into a beautiful, oak-framed breakfast/garden room which is a stunning addition to the property. This room is glazed on three sides and enjoys views over the garden and neighbouring countryside with a stable style door leading out onto the rear terrace and garden beyond. The property benefits from excellent storage, with a utility room, a cloaks cupboard and airing cupboard. The attractive master bedroom looks out over the rear gardens and has built-in wardrobes. A door leads to the en-suite shower room with a window to the rear, large shower cubicle, basin in vanity unit and a low level WC. Bedroom two also has a built-in wardrobe and windows to both front and rear with bedroom three having a window to the side and a bay window to the front. There is also a good-sized family bathroom with a window to the front of the property.

The property is approached via a cattlegrid leading to a large area of gravel driveway bordered by mature shrub and plant borders. The driveway in turn leads to the single garage with workshop. To the rear the garden has been beautifully landscaped to provide great colour and interest all year round and includes an area of patio immediately to the rear of the property. This leads onto a further area of lawn which is interspersed with mature plant and shrub borders and a low hedgerow. There is a concealed area of working garden and a further patio ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining. The garden enjoys a delightful southerly aspect and views over neighbouring countryside.

Minstead is one of the New Forest National Park's most sought after villages, with its vibrant community, a church, village hall, a pub (The Trusty Servant Inn) and a village shop and tea room. Lyndhurst is within 3 miles 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. For those with a keen eye on sailing Lymington is within 10 miles with its attractive local architecture and popular marina. 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. Communications are excellent with east and west access to the M27 and M3 within easy reach. This provides access to London and the south coast. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also a short drive away.

From the centre of Burley proceed north to the A31 turning east towards Southampton. Exit at Junction 1 of the M27 taking the third exit towards Cadnam. Take the third exit at the next roundabout towards Lyndhurst and then after about 1 mile, turn right, signposted Minstead. After a further mile the property will be found directly ahead. Energy Performance Rating: D Current 55 Potential 64 Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.

Living in New Forest

It feels a privilege to live in the New Forest. This is a stunning, semi-wild landscape of more than 220 square miles of heathland and woodland where deer, ponies, donkeys and cattle wander freely.

It is scattered with picture postcard perfect villages such as Beaulieu, thriving communities such as Brockenhurst and Woodgreen, vibrant market towns like Ringwood and Lymington, and hidden hamlets. The variety of properties ranges from old hunting lodges and thatched cottages to equestrian estates and contemporary coastal homes with sea views.

In terms of lifestyle, the New Forest provides a natural playground for walkers, runners, cyclists, riders and watersports enthusiasts. It has miles of footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways, and its coastline includes Lymington, the sailing ‘capital’ of the UK with marinas and sailing clubs. There are also opportunities to go kayaking, wreck diving and sea fishing – or simply crabbing from the quayside with the children.

For families, educational facilities in the Forest range from small day nurseries and ‘proper’ village schools to sixth form provision rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted .There is also a selection of acclaimed independent schools – and all make the most of their New Forest grounds and environment to give children a country childhood.


Minstead, Lyndhurst

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 2

A quite beautifully presented, quintessential New Forest cottage situated on the fringe of this delightful village, in the heart of the National Park. The property benefits from three bedrooms and two reception rooms, delightful cottage gardens and views over open countryside to the rear and forest to the front. Energy Efficiency Rating: D

Property Features

  • Direct Forest Access
  • Village
  • Period features

Points of interest

New Forest Golf Club
1.8 miles
1.8 miles
2 miles
2.9 miles
Ashurst New Forest Train Station
3 miles
Brockenhurst Sixth Form
5.2 miles
Careys Manor
5.3 miles
Brockenhurst Train Station
5.5 miles
The Pig
5.6 miles
Brockenhurst Golf Club
6 miles

Spencers Burley

The Cross
BH24 4AB

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