This pretty country cottage is set in the idyllic and highly sought after hamlet of Bank which has a popular local pub and a friendly community. Bank is 1.5 miles south west of the village of Lyndhurst, the renowned as the capital of the New Forest. Situated on the open forest, the hamlet boasts a number of attractive dwellings, both large and small, many affording fine open views over the surrounding farmland and forest. The highly regarded Oak Inn pub is a short walk away and the nearby village of Brockenhurst (approximately 5 miles south) has a mainline rail connection to London Waterloo (journey time approximately 90 minutes). The Georgian market town of Lymington, renowned for its Saturday “Charter Market”, river, marinas and yacht clubs is situated approximately 9 miles to the south. The M27 (4 miles) to the north of the hamlet provides easy access across the forest to serve Bournemouth, Southampton and the M3 motorway network to London.
To the ground floor, a front door opens into a small entrance lobby from where doors open either side into the main living spaces and a stairwell ascends to the first floor.
The sitting room is located to the front of the house and benefits from a wood burning stove set into a chimney recess and a front aspect window looking out to the open forest.
The stunning, double aspect kitchen/dining room is formed from part of the original house and a further extension to the rear and offers a fantastic open plan space in keeping with a modern day lifestyle. The Howden’s designed kitchen is fitted with a modern range of fitted units, worksurfaces and built-in appliances including a Bosch oven and dishwasher and a gas hob with Neff extractor unit over. Set off the kitchen/dining room is a useful utility room with space and plumbing for appliances.
A modern cloakroom with wash basin and WC completes the ground floor layout.
To the first floor, a landing area links to the main bedroom to the front which benefits from a built-in wardrobe and elevated views across the open forest.
The guest bedroom is located to the rear of the cottage and enjoys elevated views across the garden.
Both bedrooms are served by a stylish, fully tiled family bathroom with underfloor heating comprising a panelled bath, wash basin and WC.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
Located to the rear of the cottage is a delightful, low maintenance paved garden, ideal for alfresco dining.
The garden is predominantly paved with inset planted beds and borders. The boundaries of the garden are defined by brick wall and fence panel boundaries.
The garden also enjoys a lovely southerly aspect and a high degree of privacy. Set at the end of the garden is a large, useful timber shed.
Energy Performance Rating: C
Services: Mains electric and water – Air source heating – Private drainage
Please note: The photographs pre-date the current tenants.
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.
Looking for Estate Agents in Lyndhurst? Spencers are here to help.
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No Forward Chain - A stunning, two bedroom, semi-detached period cottage situated along a no through lane, in an idyllic and sought after hamlet, with direct forest access. The property has been extended and completely renovated in recent years to create a wonderfully modern yet characterful home and further benefits from a sunny private garden. Energy Performance Rating: C
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