THE PROPERTY

The property is accessed by a wooden front entrance door which opens into a large, welcoming entrance hall with double aspect front bay, built in storage cupboard, oak floorboards and turning stairwell ascending to the first floor.

The double aspect sitting room features an original open fireplace with tiled surround and a large bay window overlooking the front aspect.

Set the other side of the hallway is a magnificent double aspect kitchen/dining room fitted with a range of modern wall and base units, wood block work surfaces, a range oven and built in appliances. The dining area links via sliding doors to the decked terrace and garden to create a real fusion of outdoor/indoor living, as well as an ideal place for entertaining.

Adjacent to the kitchen/dining room is an excellent multi-purpose family room which can be used for a number of purposes, including a ground floor bedroom. This useful room also features French doors which open onto a paved terrace to the rear.

Utility room fitted with a range of base units and an additional wall unit and shelving. There is also a shower room with a shower cubicle, hand wash basin and WC.

To the first floor, a landing area links to all the five bedrooms and the family bathroom.

The master bedroom benefits from a modern en-suite shower room, walk-in wardrobe and rear aspect window overlooking the garden.

Bedroom two is a good size room with a large bay window offering elevated views across the driveway and open farmland on the other side of the road.

There are three further bedrooms to this level, all of which are served by a modern family bathroom comprising a bath, corner shower cubicle, hand wash basin and WC.

SITUATION

The property is located in a central, easily accessible location, in the heart of the popular New Forest village of Ashurst.

This desirable residential area is located on the north eastern edge of the New Forest National Park. The village benefits from shopping facilities, public houses and a mainline railway station with direct links to London Waterloo.

LOCAL AREA

The New Forest offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits and places of interest with the open forest easily accessible for walking and riding. The city of Southampton to the East provides a comprehensive range of retail and leisure facilities.

The property is extremely well placed for commuters with Junction 2 of the M27 motorway easily accessed at Ower within approximately three miles. Ashurst mainline railway station with direct links to Waterloo is located close by along with the convenient bus routes into Southampton and Lyndhurst.

Plenty of schools are available in the surrounding area with the closest being the popular Foxhills Infant and Junior Schools as well as Hounsdown Secondary School.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

To the front aspect, a driveway leads from the road to a large gravelled parking area providing off road parking for multiple vehicles. The driveway is flanked by a low rise brick wall to the front with established planting and timber fence boundaries to the side.

The impressive rear garden is a particular feature of the property, extending to approximately 80 feet in length. The rear garden is predominantly laid to level lawn with a paved pathway leading to the gateway at the back of the plot.

Also located at the back of the plot is a large, detached double garage which is accessed via Cecil Avenue.

Also located within the garden is a delightful Summer house with built in barbeque chimney, power and folding doors opening out onto the garden.

The garden area is flanked by established planted beds to the sides and bounded by timber fence borders.

NB. The property benefits from a right of way to the rear of the property, which is accessed from Cecil Avenue and provides access to the garage and the rear garden

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.

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£695,000

Ashurst, Southampton

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 3
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 3

A superb recently extended family home situated close to the open forest in the heart of the village of Ashurst. The impressive rear garden is a particular feature of the property extending to approximately 80' in length. Energy Performance Rating: C


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