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.

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.

Tom’s Lane Corner occupies a central position within its own garden and grounds and consequently enjoys a good deal of seclusion and privacy. 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.The house also has the benefit of two paddocks and planning permission has been granted to provide a separate stable and garage complex incorporating three stables, store and a double garage as well as re-routing the driveway. Further information can be found at: www.newforestnpa.gov.uk ref. no. 16/00161. In all the grounds extend to in excess of 3.8 acres. NOTE: It is understood that Forest Rights run with the house and cottage. Agents Note: There is a separate, detached two bedroom cottage adjacent to the property which could be purchased by separate negotiation. Further details are available on request.

Living in Minstead

Minstead is a perfect village in miniature. Tucked down a maze of country lanes and surrounded by woodland, it is tranquil and unspoiled, yet surprisingly and accessibly close to junction one of the M27 at Cadnam.

For a small village it punches well above its size in terms of community and history. Overlooking its delightful green is a popular country inn, The Trusty Servant Inn, and a village shop and cafe tea room that serves as a community hub. There’s also a quirky parish church which is the resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Nearby are what are thought to be two of the oldest oak trees in the Forest as well as the Rufus Stone, marking the spot where King William II was shot by an arrow.

There’s a busy village hall (the largest in the Forest) which hosts regular antiques and collectors’ markets and the Minstead Players. However, what makes Minstead particularly special are its community-minded organisations including Minstead Study Centre with its sustainability focus and Minstead Training Trust which also runs Furzey Gardens - first planted in 1922 they are ablaze with colour in spring and feature an award-wining garden and ‘fairy doors’ among the trees.

£1,350,000

Lyndhurst, Hampshire

  • 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. The property is surrounded by open forest in the heart of the National Park with gardens and paddock land extending to about 3.8 acres. Energy Efficiency Rating: House: F

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