The Property 

The cottage offers an elegant façade of white rendered elevations and sash windows set under a tile hung roof.  Internally, the well-appointed living accommodation combines modern fixtures and fittings with period features to create a relaxed country ambience and a lovely homely feel.

Ground Floor 

Entrance hallway – Built-in storage units and shelving. Under stairs cupboards and tiled flooring. Stairwell ascending to the first floor.

Sitting Room – Impressive double aspect room with feature fireplace and log burning stove, sash windows, feature shutters and pink elm flooring.

Kitchen/Dining Room – Fitted with a range of stylish contemporary wall and base units with Corian worksurfaces and built-in appliances. Tiled flooring and window to side aspect.

First Floor

Landing Area – Linking to all first floor rooms. Loft access.

Bedroom 1 – Side aspect sash window overlooking the grounds. Built-in open shelves.

Bedroom 2 – Side aspect sash window overlooking the grounds.

Bedroom 3 – Front aspect sash window overlooking the grounds.

Family Bathroom – Modern suite comprising a panelled bath, wash basin and low level wc. Airing cupboard with hot water tank.

The Situation

Bartley is a traditional New Forest village situated between the National Park capital Lyndhurst and Cadnam. The village benefits from a junior school and post office with a well stocked store. 

There are a number of fine restaurants and pubs within striking distance and still a real sense of forest community. The larger commercial centres of Southampton, Bournemouth and London are all easily accessible from the M27 which is within a five minute drive of Bartley.

Grounds & Gardens

The pretty and private garden is set to the front of the cottage and features an area of lawn flanked by established plant beds, an old brick laid terrace area and a small raised lily pond with surround seating. 

Set within the garden is a wisteria clad pergola, a useful timber shed and a covered parking area accessed via a five bar gate.

Accessed from the hallway is a private courtyard/drying area.

The property also enjoys the use of the larger communal grounds of Beechwood House which are surrounded by fields, farmland and the open forest. 

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.


Bartley, Southampton

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 1
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 1

A beautiful 19th century Grade II listed character cottage forming part of a small terrace of cottages set in a delightfully tucked away, yet easily accessible location, in the grounds of Beechwood House. The property has been refurbished to a high standard and further benefits from a private garden and parking as well as use of the communal grounds. EPR: N/A

Spencers Brockenhurst Office

56 Brookley Road
SO42 7RA

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