On entering the property, a welcoming hallway leads through to a large kitchen/dining room with French doors opening out on to a patio area. Designed around a large island unit with underfloor heated stone floors, the kitchen is well-equipped with an electric AGA, American-style fridge and dishwasher, with
ample surfaces and storage space built either side of the AGA and plenty of space provided for a large dining table. There is a separate utility/laundry room which houses a washing machine, tumble dryer and a further dishwasher as well as a large pantry cupboard, providing extra storage space.
The beautiful drawing room centres upon an open fireplace, complimented by solid wooden floors with underfloor heating. A large south facing Vale conservatory adjoins the drawing room, allowing plenty of light to flood in and providing additional space for entertaining. There is a revolving bookshelf which opens into a cosy TV room/snug. Opposite, there is a study with hand-built oak cabinets and a log burner, a downstairs cloakroom and coat cupboard. This credible property is offered with a fully equipped gym with separate treatment/yoga room.
Upstairs, the master bedroom benefits from a large en-suite bathroom and a dressing room; whilst the two further bedrooms both incorporate en-suite bathrooms.
The guest bedroom has its own private staircase, which is located alongside the kitchen, and an adjoining bathroom with both a shower and bath.
Gardens and Grounds
To the rear of the property is a south-facing walled garden with a patio area
on tiered levels which lead to the stables. The generously sized gardens are mainly laid to lawn and are bordered by a selection of mature trees and shrubs. Alongside the gardens is a fully sized hard tennis court.
The property comes with a separate well-presented one-bedroom cottage
with its own private garden.
Adjoining the property is an original Victorian brick-built barn containing two stables (opening on both sides) with an adjoining stable yard. The yard consists of five stables, a tack room and a machine store. There are a further two stables to the front of the house, as well as a cart barn and a hay barn which are currently being used as storage. The grazing land is located to the north of the property and is divided into six large paddocks which are all complete with stock-proof fencing, field shelters and a water supply. The property also further benefits from a useful 42ft x 31ft hay barn as well as a spacious all-weather sand ménage.
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.
Looking for an Estate Agent in Fordingbridge? Spencers are here to help.
Furze Hill, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 6 Living Rooms:
This stunning New Forest farmhouse has recently been refurbished and renovated to an extremely high standard. The property is ideally situated on a quiet country lane between the villages of North Gorley and South Gorley and is surrounded by the open forest. The property is set within extensive grounds, comprising 13 acres of gardens and paddock land, with a gravelled courtyard area to the north of the property providing parking for numerous vehicles.
- Large Country Farmhouse
- Set in 13 Acres
- Stables and Paddocks
- Seperate One Bed Cottage
- Stunning Countryside Views
- Direct Forest Access
- Finsihed To tThe Highest Quality
- Pets Welcome
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