The property benefits from many quality fitments including beautiful reclaimed Georgian wide floorboards, conservation grade timber sash windows to the front elevations with bespoke Crittal galvanised steel windows and French doors to the rear elevations and Victorian cast iron style radiators in keeping with the character.
Set along a quiet country lane in this sought after hamlet within moments of the open forest and walking distance of the highly regarded Oak Inn, the property is accessed via a picket fence gate into the front garden.
The main entrance is set under a covered storm porch which leads into a welcoming hallway with stairs leading up to the first and second floor accommodation. This in turn leads through into a generous 22’ Sitting Room with large Crittal French doors leading out to the rear garden, bespoke cabinetry offers extensive shelving and storage, and a feature Stovax Woodburner is inset into the wall.
The extended kitchen/dining room is set to the rear of the property with partly vaulted ceilings with Velux windows providing lots of natural lighting. Crittal windows provide open south facing aspects across the rear garden with coordinating French doors. Featuring a range of wooden units with coordinating quartz stone worksurfaces with an inset range cooker and extractor over, central kitchen island and space for further appliances. A real feature of the room is a large bespoke fitted solid pine cabinetry providing a range of cupboards, wine storage, spice drawers and ornamental panelled shelving.
A utility room leads off the kitchen and into a ground floor shower room which completes the ground floor.
The first floor landing leads to three light and charming bedrooms with stripped floorboards. The two rear bedrooms enjoy elevated open aspects across the garden.
The family bathroom incorporates a modern white suite with tongue and groove panelling, a large walk in shower, Villeroy and Boch double ended bath, WC and vanity sink unit.
A staircase provides access to the second floor which opens into a large attic room which is currently used as a fourth bedroom with an en suite wet room. Large Velux windows inset into the vaulted roofline, provide lots of light.
Planning permission has been granted for a replacement larger barn style garage. We also understand that the property benefits from Forest Rights of Common of Pasture and Mast. Local children in Bank have also previously benefited from free school transport.
The front garden is enclosed with a picket fence and predominantly laid to lawn with side access to the oil tank to one side and a path leading to the rear garden on the far side.
The pretty low maintenance rear garden is enclosed with an array of privet hedging and features five 50 year old ornamental olive trees.
A detached garage is set at the rear of the garden with access off Pinkney Lane across a cattlegrid leading to off street parking for a couple of cars.
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 stunning detached three/four bedroom forest cottage having benefited from an extensive program of renovation to high specifications in recent years by the current vendors and now available in excellent order throughout with no onward chain. The property offers elegant proportions with light and airy accommodation in excess of 1800 sqft and arranged across three floors with traditional elevations set under a Welsh slate tiled roof.