A covered entrance porch and front door lead to the reception hall with internal doors giving access to the study, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. Stairs lead to the first floor accommodation. Immediately to right is the study, affording a dual aspect with double glazed window to front elevation, a lantern style roof and double opening doors to the side providing direct garden access. The kitchen/breakfast room enjoys an enviable position at the rear of the property and is comprehensively fitted in a range of floor and wall mounted storage units with work tops over. Integrated domestic kitchen appliances and an oil-fired Aga. Dual aspect with windows to the side and rear elevations and double doors to the side terrace and garden beyond. Access is also gained to the utility/boot room with built in units, oil-fired boiler and door to rear garden.

The dining room has windows to both front and rear and central fireplace housing a log burner. The adjacent dual aspect lounge/playroom has a fireplace and double doors to the rear terrace and garden beyond. An inner hall gives access to a W.C. and large storage cupboard and then leads into the spectacular sitting room which enjoys a triple aspect with windows to the front, rear and side elevations with oak flooring and a wood burner set into an inglenook style fireplace. Double doors provide direct access and views of the rear gardens. Stairs from the reception hall lead to the first floor landing and accommodation.

To the far end of the house lies the master bedroom, a stunning principal bedroom with open vaulted ceiling creating an open, light and airy retreat. Fitted wardrobes to either side of the double bed recess and dual aspect windows to both front and rear elevations; the latter with wonderful views of the rear gardens and beyond. The master bedroom is serviced by a contemporary shower room en suite. Bedroom two enjoys a dual aspect with windows to the rear and side elevations. Immediately adjacent is a bathroom with bath, basin, airing cupboard and adjacent W.C. Bedrooms three, four and five are all comfortable double bedrooms with the latter two having built in wardrobes. The family bathroom comprises panelled bath, wash basin and W.C. with a window to the rear.

The property is located in a most desirable location in the semi-rural hamlet of Godwinscroft in the New Forest National Park. The nearby village of Bransgore offers a range of amenities including a post office, supermarket, and a number of local shops, including a bakery and butcher. The local primary school is very well regarded. The wider area has much to offer the modern family. The New Forest National Park is just a short drive away, with the stunning Dorset and Hampshire coastline approximately five miles south. Places of interest include Christchurch Harbour, Highcliffe Castle and Mudeford Quay. There are opportunities for watersports and equestrian activities, and a variety of golf courses in stunning coastal and rural settings. The area offers a range of family attractions for days out. The nearest train station is Hinton Admiral (approximately 1.5 miles away), which runs to Waterloo in approximately two hours. There are airports at Bournemouth and Southampton, offering both domestic and international flights.

The property is approached via double electric gates, which lead to driveway and parking for numerous vehicles, whilst also providing access to the detached double garage with twin up and over doors, one being automated, further up and over door on the rear side enabling the storage of garden machinery. In addition there is a carport attached to the side and a garden Store to the rear divided into two, comprising log store and garden store. The front garden has areas of lawn with a pedestrian gate and path leading to the porch. The majority of the gardens are situated on the south side of the house and comprise lawns with herbaceous shrub borders and a paved terrace adjoining the property. In addition there is a vegetable garden and children’s play area including climbing frame. In all the property amounts to almost two thirds of an acre.

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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Bransgore, Christchurch

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 3
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 4

A quintessentially English 19th century former farmhouse, sympathetically modernised and nestling in almost two thirds of an acre of private gardens. This charming home retains much original character and offers five bedrooms, three bathrooms, four reception rooms and large double garage. EPR: D

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