This most attractive and peacefully situated family home was built in 1921 and is constructed with brick elevations beneath a French terracotta tiled roof, with a mature wisteria along the front and southern elevation. Sitting centrally in its plot and enjoying direct forest access, the property offers extremely well proportioned accommodation throughout, as well as being in excellent decorative order. Within the last five years the house has been the subject of extensive refurbishment and improvements, including a new roof, re-pointing to the external brickwork, an extensive bespoke range of handmade kitchen and utility room units with stone work surfaces incorporating an Aga, and most attractive Travertine tiled flooring to the kitchen/breakfast room, reception hall, utility and rear hall. Of note is the use of natural stone throughout including a beautiful marble vanity unit in the family bathroom. All bathroom suites have been renewed and the property has also been re-wired and re-plumbed throughout. The ground floor also benefits from a spacious reception hall, giving access to the two well proportioned reception rooms, both with open fireplaces and delightful views over the gardens. A particular feature of the property is that the vast majority of rooms enjoy double aspect views over the gardens and paddocks beyond. It should be noted that there is a two bedroom, detached cottage in the grounds which the vendors would consider selling by separate negotiation. Further details available upon request.

Tom’s Lane Corner occupies a central position within its own garden and grounds and consequently enjoys total seclusion and direct forest access. On the south side of the house is a terrace beyond which there are areas of lawn and for the most part the garden provides vibrant colour with its numerous azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons, interspersed with footpaths. There are a number of unusual plants and trees including a mature witch hazel, and a small area of woodland which is home to a carpet of bluebells in springtime. From the garden there are quite outstanding distant views over the forest. In all the grounds extend to in excess of 3.8 acres including two paddocks. NOTE: It is understood that Forest Rights run with the house and cottage. It should be noted that there is a two bedroom, detached cottage in the grounds which the vendors would consider selling by separate negotiation. Further details available upon request.

Tom’s Lane Corner is situated on the south west outskirts of the extremely popular and largely unspoilt village of Minstead, which in turn lies within the heart of the New Forest National Park. Within the village there is a small and vibrant community, mainly centred around the village green with its tearoom and pub (The Trusty Servant). There is the delightful All Saints’ Church, dating back to the 13th Century, village hall, local farmshop and a cricket club and pitch. Tom’s Lane Corner has direct access onto the open Forest via five separate gates, where there are numerous walks and rides. The larger local centres include Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Lymington, and Winchester, where most everyday requirements are readily available, together with a good selection of schools for all ages; access onto the A31 and the M27 coastal motorway are both within a short drive, providing first class communications to all parts of the country, including London via the M3 motorway and the South Coast, with its excellent aquatic pursuits and Channel ports, whilst Southampton and Bournemouth are home to international airports.

Travelling westbound on the M27 coastal motorway, continue from Junction 1 at Cadnam on the A31 for just over 2 miles. Turn left signposted Emery Down, over the cattlegrid and continue for just under one mile. At the post box turn left into the communal gravel drive which continues onto tarmac. Follow it round right handed, over the next cattlegrid into the garden and grounds of Tom’s Lane Corner. Toms Lane Corner Energy Efficiency Rating: F Current: 33 Potential: 78 Services: Mains water and electricity are connected, private drainage system, oil fired central heating.

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: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 3
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 2

A beautifully renovated and well proportioned, detached country house, situated in a delightful and private location, surrounded by open forest in the heart of the National Park with gardens and paddock land extending to 3.8 acres. Energy Efficiency Rating: F

Property Features

  • Paddock-Grazing Land
  • Direct Forest Access
  • Equestrian

Points of interest

2.6 miles
2.8 miles
New Forest Golf Club
2.8 miles
3.8 miles
Ashurst New Forest Train Station
4.3 miles
Brockenhurst Sixth Form
5.5 miles
Careys Manor
5.5 miles
Burley Golf Club
5.6 miles
Brockenhurst Train Station
5.7 miles
Brockenhurst Golf Club
6.1 miles

Spencers Burley

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BH24 4AB

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