This desirable home is located in the beautiful hamlet of Blissford, just 1.3 miles from the quaint town of Fordingbridge, within the parish of Hyde, comprising a village hall, primary school, church and excellent local pub The Forrester’s Arms. The market town of Ringwood is a short drive away, offering a superb range of shops, boutiques cafes and restaurants as well as good access via the A31 to both Bournemouth and Southampton.
The village of Frogham forms part of the New Forest National Park, which offers 140,000 acres of open heath and woodland; perfect for outdoor pursuits including walking, riding. The larger city of Salisbury is approximately 8 miles away, offering a mainline railway station running to London Waterloo in just under 90 minutes. There are excellent schools, both state and private, in the area. The nearest airports are Hurn (Bournemouth) and Eastleigh (Southampton).
The property is approached through an electric five bar gate to a gravel parking area and double garage – with adjoining workshop and covered area. A five-bar gate gives access to the stable yard which comprises: a barn with stairs to a second floor; three loose boxes and a large tack room, with power supply, water and covered area; and a useful tractor shed for the storage of garden machinery.
The landscaped rear gardens are beautifully arranged and planted with an abundance of specimen plants, trees and shrubs which include Liquid Amber, Azalia Wisteria, Silver Birch and a large pond featuring a waterfall. Immediately adjacent to the house is a raised terrace with access to a detached, centrally-heated garden room/studio with roof lantern. A separate Knot garden and entertaining area includes an outdoor heated pool and summerhouse/changing rooms. Furthermore, there is a productive vegetable garden and greenhouses.
The remainder of the land is separated into three paddocks; the first an ideal turnout paddock with a gate to the larger two paddocks, in turn providing access onto the road and open forest
– Superb reception hall with oak floors and a hand-crafted oak staircase
– Elegant living room with a central fireplace housing a wood-burning stove
– Magnificent library/study featuring an impressive vaulted ceiling
– Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with lovely views across the private gardens
– Fitted kitchen with Corian work-tops, comprising an Induction hob, two electric ovens, dishwasher, wine fridge and American style Fridge/Freezer
– Cloakroom and separate utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer
– Impressive snooker/games room including a full sized snooker table
– Four first floor bedrooms, three with built in wardrobes
– A generous master suite comprising a walk-in dressing room adjoining a spacious en-suite bathroom, with panelled bath, large shower cubicle, twin wash basins, close-coupled WC and bidet
– The family bathroom comprises a modern bath with shower over and shower screen, twin wash basins and a close coupled WC
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.
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A stunning New Forest location for this four bedroom equestrian retreat, which is set in approximately 13 acres of paddocks and landscaped gardens with direct forest access. Situated in the New Forest Hamlet of Blissford, this desirable home of late nineteenth century origins has been significantly extended to provide comfortable living accommodation. Further comprising private gardens, swimming pool, stable stable yard and numerous outbuildings, including a large two storey barn.
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