The property is situated in the picturesque New Forest village of Woodgreen, located within the idyllic and unspoilt North Westerly corner of the New Forest National Park. Woodgreen is a delightful thriving village providing a local pub, post office/village store, village hall, church and village green, yet is just a short drive away from the small town of Fordingbridge, comprising a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and amenities as well as good schooling. The surrounding New Forest offers thousands of acres of heath and woodland ideal for a variety of outdoor pursuits, particularly bike and horse riding. The easily accessible A338 gives access to the cathedral city of Salisbury, with mainline railway station (approximately 8 miles north), and the bustling coastal towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Pool (approximately 18 miles south). Southampton is approximately 20 miles east (via the M27), and London approximately a two hour drive (via the M27/M3/M25).
The entrance porch with tiled floor leads to a solid oak front door which leads in turn to the entrance hall with a built-in cloaks and airing cupboard. The separate dining room has a pleasant aspect to the front and side elevations with a door leading into the kitchen, which has lovely views over the extensive rear gardens. The kitchen has an excellent range of antique style pine base, wall and drawer units, complimented by attractive granite worktops with an inset double bowl, single drainer sink unit, range-style cooker with a cooker hood above, space and plumbing for a dish washer and space for a fridge freezer. The back door leads to the rear lobby with French doors opening into the patio and gardens. The rear aspect lounge features a stunning inglenook fireplace with canopy for an open fire and large brick hearth, and double glazed French doors which lead out onto the patio and gardens. The hall has useful built in cupboards under the stairs and a double glazed door leading to the side aspect. Bedrooms three and four (four is currently being used as a study) have built in wardrobes. Just off the hall is an airing cupboard and the family bathroom, which comprises a three piece suite and a shower over the bath. Upstairs, the first floor landing is currently used as a sitting area and could easily be used as a study area and has good lighting created by the Velux roof windows. The master bedroom has an aspect to the front and rear elevations, with three Velux windows and quality built in bedroom furniture. The en-suite bathroom comprises a three piece suite, tiled splash backs and a ceramic tiled floor. Bedroom two has built in bedroom furniture, two Velux windows, and the en-suite bathroom comprises a three piece suite, fully tiled walls and a ceramic tiled floor.
The property is approached through a five bar gate to a particularly large drive and parking area which continues around the house, to a large detached double garage with electric roller doors, WC, double glazed windows to the rear and personal door, power supply and lighting and also houses the oil fired central heating boiler. The gardens are a particularly delightful feature comprising of sweeping lawns with a variety of specimen trees along both boundaries. A small brook runs through the length of the garden with several bridges crossing over. There is a separate stable yard with four loose boxes with an allweather turnout yard, and a cedar built workshop with power and light. There is also a timber summer house and greenhouse.
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.
Fordingbridge, Woodgreen, Hampshire
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
Spencers of the New Forest are pleased to offer this desirable detached chalet style home situated in gardens and paddocks approaching 3/4 of an acre. Located near the village centre of Woodgreen, this charming home offers comfortable living and is very well maintained. Outside there is a large drive with plenty of parking and access to numerous outbuildings, including four stables and a very large detached double garage and has forest rights of grazing. Energy Performance Rating: DSave Property
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street