The property is located close to the village centre which offers a variety of shops including a post office and large convenience store. The wider area has much to offer to 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 historic Christchurch Priory and ruins. Highcliffe beach is only a short drive or cycle ride away to the south. There are opportunities for water sports and equestrian activities, and a variety of golf courses in stunning coastal and forest settings. The area offers a range of family attractions for days out. The nearest mainline train station is Christchurch (approximately 4.8 miles away), which runs to Waterloo in approximately two hours. There are airports at Bournemouth and Southampton, offering both domestic and international flights.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
Outside, the property is surrounded by the most delightfully maintained communal gardens with a plethora of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and specimen plants and trees. The gardens offer many opportunities for privacy, there is also ample parking space for residents and visitors alike.
In the basement of the communal hallway there is a large lockable storage area that is available for communal use. To the rear of the house is a further parking area and garage area where the detached garage belonging to Flat 7 is located. We understand the grounds extend to approximately 6.5 acres.
Access is provided via a communal entrance hall which houses a staircase, leading to the first-floor landing and in turn, Apartment 7.
The front door gives access to an entrance hall and all of the adjoining living accommodation. The living room benefits from windows to the side elevation and an operational Adam style fireplace to the far end, with an adjoining study, featuring a porthole style window to the rear.
A door from the living room leads into the kitchen which overlooks the front and side elevations and has range of built in base and wall level units incorporating a Ceramic sink unit with Quooker tap, electric oven and induction hob; as well as an integrated slimline dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. The kitchen centres upon a large recess, looking through into the living room, which is ideal for entertaining.
The spacious bedroom has a window which overlooks the rear formal gardens and incorporates a large built-in storage cupboard. There is also ample space for additional freestanding wardrobes.
The bathroom has a window to the front aspect and incorporates a claw footed bath with shower over, WC and stone wash basin mounted on a solid oak unit.
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 wonderful bright and airy, first floor mansion house apartment forming part of an exclusive development of just nine apartments created from a magnificent former country house. This highly sought after building benefits from just over six acres of delightful communal grounds and lies within walking distance of the village centre.