Woodlands Road is a particularly desirable residential area located on the north eastern edge of the New Forest National Park. The village of Ashurst is host to several pubs, shops, businesses, and restaurants with a wider range of amenities including a doctor’s surgery, sports clubs and further restaurants available in nearby Lyndhurst.
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 well located for road and rail. Junction 2 of the M27 motorway links up with the M3 motorway for the M25 and London and the nearby villages of Ashurst and Totton offer direct rail links to London Waterloo.
Double electric gates open onto a gravel driveway with a planted turning circle. The driveway is flanked by attractive rhododendron borders creating privacy and seclusion. The front driveway houses a timber framed outbuilding housing a double car port, music studio with high specification sound proofing. There is also an upstairs office. The garage block is connected with electrics, water and main drainage.
The property sits on a plot just under 0.7 acres, with the main garden being laid to lawn with a terraced patio area surrounding the house. The property also benefits from a heated swimming pool (10m x 5m) with ranges in depth from 3ft to 6ft. Adjacent to the swimming pool is a hot tub and a pool house which houses a sauna and the filter pump boiler system for the pool.
Within the grounds there is also a log store, bike shed and tool shed.
Kingswood is located on the original site of Busketts Fletchwood, an imposing Victorian Country Manor House built by Lawson Tait, a pioneering surgeon. The vendors purchased Kingswood, which occupies 2 plots of land sold off in 1936 and completed the construction of the current property in 1993.
Entrance Hall – A solid oak front door with hand made stained glass inserts opens into an inviting entrance hall with an impressive L-Shaped wooden staircase, carpet runner with brass stair rods and oak flooring leading to all principle living areas.
Sitting Room – Large triple aspect room, double doors allowing direct access to the side garden and an impressive inglenook fireplace with deep ash pit and recessed log storage to each side. Oak framed glass panelled double doors opening into …
Garden Room – A stunning light and spacious modern extension to the formal living area comprising a glass roof lantern ceiling light, exposed brickwork and arched oak timber frames with glass panels. A limestone-marble floor is laid throughout and access to the garden is available through three different doors creating a perfect flow from the house to the garden.
Family Room – Double aspect room with a large bay window overlooking the secluded driveway with glimpses of the open forest beyond the electric gates.
Kitchen – A beautiful character filled kitchen with handmade Cuisine Roux French cabinets, oak worktop with granite surrounding a white butler sink. Exposed brickwork arch is home to the impressive range cooker and beautiful timber framed windows allow views over the garden.
Dining Room – Spacious area for large dining room table, terracotta floor, exposed brickwork and wine storage area under brick archway with cupboards either side.
Utility – Terracotta flooring flowing from kitchen/dining area, floor and wall mounted oak shaker style cabinets, space for second fridge, oak work top, gas boiler and walkway through to laundry room.
Laundry Room – Added in 2000, porcelain tiled flooring with LED floor up-lighting, velux windows, space for white goods, hanging laundry rail and back door with steps down to the garden.
Cloakroom – Small storage area with hanging rail, separate door to WC and wash hand basin.
Study – Double aspect room with built in oak shelving.
Landing – Light and spacious galleried landing leading to all principle bedrooms and bathrooms with views over the front of the property.
Airing Cupboard – Large space with built in shelving.
Master Bedroom – Double aspect with Velux windows overlooking the garden and side aspect benefiting from a spacious walk in wardrobe with shelving.
En-Suite – Wood effect Amtico flooring, shower, WC and wash hand basin, under floor heating with window overlooking the front aspect.
Guest Bedroom – Window with garden view, built in wardrobe, en-suite with toilet, shower rail, shower, wash hand basin and under floor heating.
Bedroom 3 – Built in wardrobes, double aspect with views overlooking the front of the property and open forest.
Bedroom 4 – Built in wardrobes with window overlooking rear garden.
Family Bathroom – Modern Victorian effect five-piece suite with rainwater shower, roll top bath, WC, bidet, wash hand basin, towel rail, under floor heating and views over garden.
Dressing room area / study space with turning staircase leading upstairs to Bedroom 5. A double bedroom with Velux windows and two built in wardrobes. At present, the other half of this second storey loft conversion is used as a lounge with a beautiful feature pointed glass oak framed window. However, there is the possibility of creating a partition wall between the lounge and en-suite, thus creating a sixth bedroom.
En-suite – Modern bathroom with tiled central pillar, shower, WC and wash hand basin and access to eaves storage.
Living in Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst is nicknamed the capital of the New Forest. This is partly because it is centrally located within the Forest, and partly because it is home to the district council, the Forestry Commission’s district office for South England and the Verderers’ Court (Verderers are the guardians of the Forest’s commoning rights and therefore protectors of the Forest landscape). It is also home to the New Forest Centre with Forest-themed museum, library and gallery.
Its High Street is a busy thoroughfare with numerous tea shops and coffee houses. As a shopping experience it runs the gamut from old-fashioned sweet shop and an award-winning butcher’s, through art gallery and eclectic vintage interiors shop to the Ferrari and Maserati showroom.
Eateries range from popular country inns, such as The Royal Oak at Bank (a hamlet within the parish boundary) and Lime Wood, a hip country house hotel with Good Food Guide recommended restaurant and luxurious spa.
Property is equally varied: from traditional terraced cottages to big country houses. Lyndhurst also appeals to commuters as there are links to major road networks at Ashurst and Cadnam as well as mainline stations at Ashurst and Brockenhurst.
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A rare opportunity to acquire a detached architecturally designed residence set in an attractive plot over two thirds of an acre, located directly opposite the open forest and moments from Ashurst New Forest Railway Station. The property offers generous living spaces, excellent attention to detail throughout and beautiful landscaped gardens with outbuildings and a swimming pool.