Melbury Cottage is ideally situated in a desirable position on the edge of Bransgore village, close to the boundary of the New Forest National Park, making it ideally situated to make full use of all the wonderful facilities the Forest has to offer. Whether it be sailing at nearby Christchurch or Lymington or golf at one of the many courses in the area including Brockenhurst with its mainline railway station (9 miles, Waterloo 90 minutes). The delightful New Forest village of Burley is about 3 miles distant and the market towns of Ringwood and Christchurch are but a short drive away (5 miles). The larger shopping towns of Southampton (20 miles) to the east and Bournemouth (16 miles) to the west, both with their airports are easily accessible.
A solid timber front door with stained glass side panels opens into the entrance lobby, where a stairwell ascends to the first floor landing. Doors either side of the entrance lobby lead to the sitting room to one side and the dining room to the other. The sitting room is a spectacular room featuring a central, double sided, brick built fireplace with inset wood burning stove. This lovely room opens into the triple aspect conservatory/garden room with vented roof and attractive bay with French doors opening out onto the terrace and garden beyond. To the other side of the entrance lobby is the dining room which features a built-in combi oven, fireplace, large, understairs storage cupboard and engineered oak flooring. Both the sitting room and dining room benefit from attractive front aspect bay windows overlooking the pretty, front garden.
Set to the rear of the cottage and open to the dining room is the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen area is fitted with a full range of low-level units incorporating an enamel sink unit, built-in dishwasher, upright fridge/freezer and built-in Rangemaster cooker. From the kitchen, double doors open out onto the rear terrace and garden beyond. Accessed from both the sitting room and kitchen, is a separate utility room which offers space and plumbing for domestic appliances. A door from here opens into a ground floor bathroom with full suite comprising a panelled bath, large, corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and WC. An additional door to the rear of the utility room opens out onto the terrace.
The first floor landing provides access to all bedroom and bathroom accommodation. To the front of the cottage are two good size bedrooms, with two more bedrooms located to the rear of the property. Two of the four bedrooms further benefit from built-in storage facilities. The first floor shower room has a window to the front and a suite comprising a shower cubicle, wash basin in vanity unit and WC.
The property can be approached either via double gates leading to an area of gravel parking for several cars, or via a pedestrian gate leading to a gravel pathway and the front door. The garden is apportioned into three different areas of interest, with the front garden enjoying areas of mature plant and shrub borders and the rear, providing a terraced area with surrounding areas of raised planting. The main area of garden lies to the side of the property, being predominantly laid to level lawn, whilst enjoying a delightful southerly aspect and a good degree of privacy and seclusion. Set within the main garden is a small pond bordered and interspersed with mature plant and shrub borders. There is also a small, area of terrace to the side of the conservatory.
Living in Bransgore
Bransgore is a bit of a secret. This village in the south-western corner of the New Forest has a good selection of facilities, strong community, and easy access to Dorset’s sandy beaches.
The parish also encompasses the adjacent village of Thorney Hill and a few charming, peaceful rural hamlets of country houses and thatched cottages, including Neacroft, Godwinscroft and Waterditch. In the centre of Bransgore is a convenient parade of useful shops (such as a bakery, cafe and Co-op) as well as a medical centre. There’s a well-used village hall with a sizeable recreation ground, supporting a number of clubs and activities, and a clutch of popular local dining inns including The Carpenter Arms, The Three Tuns and The Crown.
For families schooling is impressive with Bransgore Primary School rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and two well-regarded secondary schools at Ringwood (‘good overall and outstanding in its sixth form provision’) and Highcliffe (rated ‘good’). Property includes modern family homes on leafy roads, thatched cottages and Victorian and Edwardian country houses. As for travelling - there’s a mainline station a mile or so away at Hinton Admiral plus access to the A31 at Picket Post.
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A beautifully modernised and extended four bedroom detached, Victorian cottage situated in this most sought after location, within only a short walk of all village amenities. The property also benefits from enclosed, landscaped front and rear gardens and a garden studio and workshop. EPC: D
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