An entrance porch opens into an impressive entrance hall providing access to the ground floor accommodation and integral annexed accommodation.

A particularly generous living room offers dual aspects across the gardens with an attractive central fireplace with wood burner and double doors leading through to the dining room which opens out in turn into a conservatory with views across the rear garden and French doors leading out to the terrace.

A good size kitchen/breakfast room is accessed from here and offers extensive kitchen units with peninsula island and coordinating worksurfaces with some integrated appliances and lovely views again across the gardens.

To the rear of the hallway there is access to the cloak room and a useful utility room, which offers space for laundry facilities.

The versatile annexe is accessed from the hallway and offers self contained accommodation to suit dependent relatives or to derive an income potentially. The annexe offers an open plan kitchen/reception room overlooking the front gardens and an ensuite bedroom. There may be scope to provide separate access directly into the annexe if required.

Stairs lead from the ground floor up to the first floor landing which provides access to six good sized bedrooms, five of which are doubles and one of which offer ensuite bathroom facilities.

The principle generous bedroom is set at the rear of the property with far reaching views across the garden and paddocks beyond and offers built in wardrobes. Two family bathrooms completes the first floor accommodation.

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 or Romsey.

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.

● Southampton Airport – 20 minutes by car/train

● Bournemouth Airport – 30 minutes by car

● Heathrow Airport – 75 minutes by car

An electric five bar gate leads onto a gravel drive leading up to the garaging and parking areas set in front of the property.

The property is set centrally within its plot with stunning landscaped mature and private gardens.

The front garden is arranged around an expanse of lawn with well planted mature shrubs and perennial flowers to the borders and a selection of ornamental trees. In the far corner there is a woodland area with informal seating set around a fire pit.

Immediately abutting the property there is a small terrace benefiting from southerly aspects and a covered portico makes a further covered area for seating.

There is a double oak framed open car port to the side of the property with electric car charge point and a side access gate leads to the stunning rear garden. A large terrace is set across the rear of the property providing for entertaining and alfresco dining with access from the kitchen and conservatory.

The garden is predominantly laid to level lawn with an enclosed attractive ornamental pond set to the rear and an array of well stocked flower beds, mature shrubs and trees.

The large work shop/outbuilding is set towards the rear of the garden with a further area to the rear housing a chicken run and composting area.

In all the plot offers just over 0.8 acres.

Agents Note: 

We understand that the current owners rent a two acre grazing paddock to the side and rear of the property by separate agreement which has direct access currently at two points and which buyers may wish to investigate further.


The property benefits from a large outbuilding, approx. 60ft in length which currently offers a large storage area currently utilised for storage of the sit on lawn mowers. Two further rooms are used as a workshop and a home office but could be utilised in any number of ways to suit specific requirements and potentially as further ancillary accommodation (STP).

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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Ashurst, Southampton

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 4
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 4

This well presented character property has been well maintained and extended over recent years to offer a spacious family home with integral annexe and is set in a prime position with lovely views across the open forest to the front and farmland to the rear. The property further benefits from a stunning open, sunny and private landscaped garden, just over 0.8 acres, with a versatile 60’ outbuilding, garaging and plentiful off road parking.

This highly desirable road is set within easy access of the motorway network and close proximity of local amenities and the train station in Ashurst with superb connections into London Waterloo. The forest nearby provides an array of superb cycle and walking routes.

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