The entrance porch with tiled floor leads to the main entrance hall which has a useful cloaks cupboard and airing cupboard and a ground floor shower room with three piece suite. The living room benefits from an open fireplace and has an impressive double aspect with stunning views over the paddocks and forest beyond. Access from this room leads to the adjacent sun lounge which has a pleasant aspect over the side and rear garden and has an attractively tiled floor. The extended kitchen benefits from the lovely aspect over the paddocks and gardens and has a separate dining area with French doors which lead to the side terrace and garden. The kitchen area offers an excellent range of Shaker style base, wall and drawer units with concealed under lighting to all the oak worktops, a butlers sink with chrome mixer tap. The built in appliances include an electric hob with cooker hood over, a double oven and grill plus an integrated dishwasher. There is a very useful larder cupboard and the floors are attractively tiled through to the dining area. There are three bedrooms over two floors, with the third bedroom on the ground floor, which could easily be used alternatively as a study. The two first floor bedrooms both have built in wardrobes and there is a generous family bathroom with a three piece suite. There is also potential to extend, subject to planning.
The property is approached through a five bar gate onto a gravelled driveway, which leads to the detached single garage. The gardens are a lovely feature of this desirable home and comprise of an elevated lawn adjacent to the rear of the property. The side garden has a number of mature shrubs and there is a raised terrace next to the kitchen/ dining area. There are two access gates which both lead from the gardens to the paddocks, which are separated into three with connecting gate and second gate leading onto the adjacent forest track. There is water supply to the paddock and a stable and tack room. There is excellent riding out from here all through open forest and few roads.
Located in a picturesque and peaceful hamlet within the New Forest National Park, this charming home offers excellent access to nearby Gorley Common, a perfect spot for outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling and horse riding. Within walking distance are the local farm shop, Hockey’s Farm, and the popular Royal Oak Public House. The surrounding new forest offers thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland, an outstanding natural beauty spot where new forest ponies, donkeys and cattle roam free.
The popular market town of Ringwood is approximately 2 miles away, providing an excellent range of high street and independent shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants as well as supermarkets, two leisure centres and excellent state and private schooling. The easily accessible A31 offers routes to the large coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approximately 12 miles south via the A338), and Southampton (approximately 18 miles east via the M27). London is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours drive via the M3 heading north east.
Living in Fordingbridge
Fordingbridge, with its distinctive seven arch bridge spanning the River Avon, rewards discovery. This former market town enjoys an idyllic location between the heath and woodland of the New Forest and rolling chalk downlands of Cranborne Chase. The Avon Valley long-distance footpath from Salisbury to Christchurch runs through the town, meandering beside the Avon. Round and about are some of the loveliest villages, including Rockbourne with the remains of a Roman villa and good, popular pub, the Rose & Thistle, and delightful Breamore with its picturesque Marsh (surviving manorial green) and Elizabethan manor house.
Fordingbridge itself has a high street of interesting independents including an art gallery, architectural salvage yard (a great resource with treasures such as Victorian fireplaces), bookshop and boutiques, and essentials such as butchers and bakers. There’s also a great selection of pubs and restaurants in the area, such as The George in Fordingbridge, The Three Lions at Stuckton and The Foresters at Frogham.
Property in Fordingbridge and surrounding area represents good value for the New Forest and includes character cottages and modern family homes. Families are also attracted by the well-regarded independent schools of Forres Sandle Manor and Moyles Court.
Fordingbridge is positioned just off the main Salisbury to Christchurch Road, so there’s reasonable access to the road networks - including A31 at Ringwood.
North Gorley, Fordingbridge, Hampshire
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A beautifully positioned three bedroom chalet home set in over two acres of mainly paddocks overlooking the surrounding forest. Originally built in the 1970’s, this recently extended home also benefits from garaging, paddocks and a stable, and there is easy access from the house and field into the nearby open forest. Energy Performance Rating: ESave Property
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street