Bickton is a hamlet nestled on the edge of the New Forest, one mile south of Fordingbridge and five miles north of Ringwood on the A338. The New Forest offers thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland, ideal for a range of outdoor pursuits, particularly walking, cycling and horse riding. Fordingbridge is a former market town enjoying an idyllic location between the heath and woodland of the New Forest and rolling chalk downlands of Cranborne Chase. The town has a high street of interesting independent shops, including an art gallery, bookshop, boutiques, and a great selection of pubs and restaurants. There are excellent local state schools in Fordingbridge which are in catchment. Also, within 3 miles are two preparatory schools – Moyles Court and Forres Sandle Manor, plus the following public schools are less than an hour away: Bryanston, Canford, Clayesmore, Goldolphin and Winchester. Salisbury, Southampton and Bournemouth are all less than half an hour away. Southampton Airport is a 30 minute drive across the Forest with twice hourly trains to London Waterloo, taking about 70 minutes. Alternatively, London is approximately a two hour drive – via the M27 & M3.
Exit Ringwood along the A338 Ringwood to Fordingbridge road. After about three miles you will see a sign on your left signposted Bickton opposite Heron Road. Turn left here into Bickton and you will come to the property on your right signified by our For sale board.
Living in Fordingbridge
Fordingbridge, with its distinctive seven arch bridge spanning the River Avon, rewards discovery. This former market town enjoys an idyllic location between the heath and woodland of the New Forest and rolling chalk downlands of Cranborne Chase. The Avon Valley long-distance footpath from Salisbury to Christchurch runs through the town, meandering beside the Avon. Round and about are some of the loveliest villages, including Rockbourne with the remains of a Roman villa and good, popular pub, the Rose & Thistle, and delightful Breamore with its picturesque Marsh (surviving manorial green) and Elizabethan manor house.
Fordingbridge itself has a high street of interesting independents including an art gallery, architectural salvage yard (a great resource with treasures such as Victorian fireplaces), bookshop and boutiques, and essentials such as butchers and bakers. There’s also a great selection of pubs and restaurants in the area, such as The George in Fordingbridge, The Three Lions at Stuckton and The Foresters at Frogham.
Property in Fordingbridge and surrounding area represents good value for the New Forest and includes character cottages and modern family homes. Families are also attracted by the well-regarded independent schools of Forres Sandle Manor and Moyles Court.
Fordingbridge is positioned just off the main Salisbury to Christchurch Road, so there’s reasonable access to the road networks - including A31 at Ringwood.
Looking for an Estate Agent in Fordingbridge? Spencers are here to help.
£900,000 Offers in Excess Of
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 2 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
A stunning four-bedroom period home which is located in the desirable and beautiful rural location of Bickton.
Built originally mid-19th century, this immaculate house has undergone substantial renovation which also included an extension, whilst keeping its original character.
This property is nicely positioned within generous gardens of approx one third of an acre backing onto fields. EPR: D