This fine house is situated in Bransgore on the southern edge of the New Forest National Park, with delightful access to the National Park, yet within 10 minutes of the beaches at Christchurch, Highcliffe and Barton-On-Sea. The area, known for its country pursuits and sailing on the South Coast, offers a huge range of recreational activities. The award winning Chewton Glen Country Club is only a few minutes drive away with extensive facilities including gym, tennis, golf, spa and leisure. The sailing centres of Lymington and Christchurch are both nearby with Lymington also offering a ferry service to the Isle Of Wight. The larger coastal cities of Bournemouth and Southampton are both easily accessible, as is the Cathedral City of Winchester. Bournemouth boasts an international airport with an increasing number of national and international destinations, as does Southampton, each within very easy reach. Condor Ferries to the Channel Islands are situated in nearby Poole. The A31 provides access to the M27 and the motorway network. There are railway services from nearby Hinton Admiral (approximately 3 miles), which provides a service through to London Waterloo (1 hour 54 minutes) or from Brockenhurst (1 hour 34 minutes).
Upon entering the property through the Entrance Lobby one is struck by the spectacular, open plan principal reception area with feature fireplace, turning ash staircase and spacious sitting area with bi-fold doors leading to the private gardens. The adjoining family room/snug has windows to both front and rear and access to the rear garden, with a welcoming log burner at its centre. The sunken dining room exudes a feeling of cosiness with its large fireplace and views over the front and rear courtyard. An inner hall gives access to the study and to the first of two possible annexes, with a ground floor sitting room enjoying windows and a door to the rear courtyard. Stairs rise to the en suite bedroom on the first floor. From the dining room access is gained to the rear lobby, secondary staircase and cloakroom. The modern kitchen has an extensive range of bespoke beech wood units with granite worktops over and inset Franke double sink, an island unit with solid beech block wood top and attached breakfast table, also solid wood block. There is space for an American style fridge/freezer and Aga (not included). Also incorporated is a stainless steel range and space for a dishwasher. Windows overlook the rear courtyard, a further door leads back to the principal reception room and another to the spacious utility room and boot room, which opens to the rear gardens. From here access is gained to the second of the two annexes, once again with a ground floor sitting room and a staircase leading to an en suite bedroom. On the first floor of the main house are three bedrooms, the master suite with ample built in furniture and an en suite bathroom, bedroom two overlooks the front aspect and the third overlooks the rear courtyard. Both of these are served by a fully fitted family bathroom. Adjoining the house is a former stable, converted into a bar complete with all you would hope your local pub could offer, with original stable bricket flooring, full air conditioning/climate control, built in bar with shelving and mirror behind, sink and space for dishwasher, microwave and two fridges. There is a dartboard area, a remote control drop down cinema screen, wiring cupboard for games machines/DVD/freeview and sockets with satellite cabling.
Outside there is security lighting all around the house. The shingle driveway with a double timber car port, leads across the front of the house to a fenced courtyard area to the side and rear and to a closed triple garage with a further open garage used as a wood store. A gate leads to separate area ideal for a vegetable plot housing a metal tractor shed and a large wooden storage shed. On the end of the main house is the gardeners’ cloakroom.
The rear garden is laid almost entirely to lawn and is surrounded and interspersed with a mixture of mature trees, shrubs and plant borders. Further up the garden is an octagonal summer house with power and decking in front. The garden is securely fenced with animal fencing. The lawn blends in to an extensive area of woodland, this in turn has further gated access to the lane.
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 quite outstanding and spacious former coach house, situated in a secluded location on the outskirts of the village of Bransgore. Set in a quiet, no-through lane this versatile five bedroom, six reception room home is positioned inside the boundary of the New Forest National Park and has been beautifully and lovingly restored. In total the grounds extend to over three acres. Energy Efficiency Rating: D
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