The Cottage lies about 1 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 mins.) 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, with their airports are both easily accessible.
A covered entrance porch and solid timber front door lead to the entrance hall with a turning staircase to the first floor, stripped timber flooring and a large understairs storage cupboard. A door leads to the cloakroom with an attractive stained glass internal window, low level WC and wash hand basin. The entrance hall gives access to all the principal ground floor rooms including the snug with an attractive brick built fireplace housing log burning stove with timber mantel over and windows to both the front and side. The main sitting room has stripped timber flooring, bay window to the front elevation, brick built fireplace with log burner and timber mantel, windows to the side elevation, arched display niche and double doors leading to the rear decking and garden beyond. The kitchen/dining room has an exposed brick wall in the dining area with a brick fireplace surround and wood over mantle. This leads through to the kitchen area with a full range of built-in high and low level units in cream with worktops over, incorporating an oil fired Aga, stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for dishwasher and a window to the rear. A door leads through to the utility/boot room which has space and plumbing for domestic appliances including a fridge and freezer with a door leading to the rear deck and garden beyond. Access is also gained from the dining room to the study with windows to both the front and rear and a range of built-in bookshelves.
The first floor landing has a window to the front elevation, a trap to the roof space and a large walk-in storage cupboard. The master bedroom has an engineered wooden floor, windows to the rear elevation and a built-in wardrobe. A door leads through to a dressing area and in turn to the en suite shower room with a window to the side, shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal wash basin. Adjacent to this is bedroom two which has windows to both the rear and side and a trap to the roof space. Bedrooms three and four both overlook the front elevation and have built-in wardrobes and windows to each side. The family bathroom has a window to the side, bath with a shower fitment over and screen and low level WC.
The property is approached via an electric five bar gate opening onto a long gravel drive, lit by automatic sensor coach lights and in turn to a large turning circle with an extensive parking area. Well stocked formal gardens surround the property with a path leading to a newly built raised wooden decked sun terrace with outside lighting, concealed 2500 litre oil tank and a detached timber workshop with light and power. A gravel pathway leads to a five bar gate opening on to paddock one (0.48 acre) with a large grazing area. From this paddock a further five bar gate opens on to paddock two (1.49 acre) where there is a fully refurbished detached barn, large newly constructed shiplap stable block, field shelter and a large hardstanding for horse box and trailer. Each paddock has cold running water and power and is surrounded by post and rail fencing. Although the paddocks are accessed from the main house, there is also a private access via a five bar gate in Forest Road.
24′ x 23′ 6″ Fully refurbished concrete barn with two 12′ x 12′ stables, storage, light and power.
42′ x 12′ Newly constructed Shiplap stable block with a 5′ x 6″ overhanging canopy. Two 12′ x 12′ stables, one 17′ 8″ x 12′ foal stable, light and power.
24′ x 12′ Detached wooden field shelter and hay store.
Bespoke Detached Garage
32′ 10″ x 19′ 8″ (10.00m x 6.00m) Newly constructed Cedar clad 4 car garage with remote folding doors. Internal cloakroom and external steel staircase to large full height ancillary space above (ideal office or studio). Light, power, electric heating and Velux windows to the front and rear aspects.
Living in Burley
The first Spencers New Forest office was established here in Burley, a honeypot village that feels untouched by time with its traditional cafes, cider farm, gift shops and tales of old smuggling routes, witches and dragons.
This is the New Forest on holiday as imagined by visitors: quaint and old-fashioned with ponies wandering down the high street. In Burley there’s a perpetual feeling of having escaped, that you are away from it all, especially as it is tucked in the lee of wooded slopes.
In fact Burley has easy access to the A31 (across heathland with spectacular views) and routes west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton, while the mainline station at Brockenhurst is only a short drive away across the Forest.
There’s a lovely sense of community in Burley and it is noticeable that once people move here many are reluctant to move out of the area. A range of activities to enjoy locally includes cycling, horse riding, coarse fishing and Burley Golf Club with a nine-hole heathland course.
The property market is dominated by picturesque thatched cottages and large country homes that feel discreetly hidden away, many with access to open Forest.
Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 2 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
A quite beautifully modernised and presented four bedroom, two reception room family home occupying a secluded plot and benefitting from equestrian facilities including barn, stabling and paddocks extending to about two acres. Energy Efficiency Rating: ESave Property
Spencers Burley Office
- 01425 404 088