The White Cottage is centrally located in, arguably, one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest, ideally situated to make full use of all the wonderful facilities the Forest has to offer. Whether it be sailing at nearby Lymington (12 miles) or golf at one of the many courses in the area including Brockenhurst with its mainline railway station (8 miles, Waterloo 90 minutes.) The market town of Ringwood is 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 covered entrance porch and solid timber front door lead through to the entrance hall with a turning staircase to the first floor, understairs study area, windows to the rear elevation and doors to all principal rooms. The sitting room is a lovely bright room with a triple aspect, windows to the front and rear, a fireplace with electric fire and a built in bookcase. Double French style doors lead through to the conservatory, which is glazed on three sides and is constructed with a pitched, glazed roof, with double doors leading out to the front terrace and garden beyond. The dining room is another generous size reception room, with a bay window to the front elevation, a stone fireplace housing a log burning stove and an obscure glazed door leading through to the kitchen. From the entrance hall access is also gained to the utility room/ground floor shower room, which has a range of built in units with space and plumbing for washing machine, a sink unit, a corner shower cubicle, low level WC and obscure glazed windows to the rear. The kitchen has windows overlooking the delightful rear gardens, a full range of high and low level units in white and incorporates a small breakfast bar area, gas hob, eye level oven, grill and combi oven, space for dishwasher, stainless steel sink unit, and a built in fridge and freezer. A door from here gives access to the study, which has a window to the front elevation and a fireplace surround. From the kitchen access is gained to a rear lobby housing the gas fired boiler and a large utility cupboard. A further door leads through to the rear porch of UPVC construction with space for domestic appliances.
A turning staircase leads to the first floor landing with Velux window to the rear and a large airing cupboard. Bedroom one is situated in the centre of the house and has a range of built in wardrobes, a basin in vanity unit and a delightful bay window affording views over the front gardens. Bedroom two has a corner pedestal wash hand basin, a range of built in wardrobes, a box bay window to the side and a further window to the front. Bedroom three has a pedestal wash hand basin, built in wardrobes and windows to both the front and rear elevations. The family bathroom has windows to the rear, a modern suite in white comprising a panelled bath with shower and screen over, wash hand basin in vanity unit and a low level WC with concealed cistern.
The property is approached via a gravel driveway leading to an extensive area of parking and to the garages. Immediately to the front of the property is a large area of patio leading onto swathes of lawn, interspersed and surrounded by mature plant and shrub borders and boasting many varieties of shrubs and mature trees affording a good deal of privacy and seclusion. The patio continues around to the rear of the property where there is a further area of lawn, once again beautifully surrounded and enclosed by mature plants, shrubs and trees. The garaging comprises one large double garage with up and over door, power and light and a further single garage with twin timber doors and a personal door to the rear. To the rear of the garages is an area of compost and working garden and a timber garden shed.
Living in Burley
The first Spencers New Forest office was established here in Burley, a honeypot village that feels untouched by time with its traditional cafes, cider farm, gift shops and tales of old smuggling routes, witches and dragons.
This is the New Forest on holiday as imagined by visitors: quaint and old-fashioned with ponies wandering down the high street. In Burley there’s a perpetual feeling of having escaped, that you are away from it all, especially as it is tucked in the lee of wooded slopes.
In fact Burley has easy access to the A31 (across heathland with spectacular views) and routes west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton, while the mainline station at Brockenhurst is only a short drive away across the Forest.
There’s a lovely sense of community in Burley and it is noticeable that once people move here many are reluctant to move out of the area. A range of activities to enjoy locally includes cycling, horse riding, coarse fishing and Burley Golf Club with a nine-hole heathland course.
The property market is dominated by picturesque thatched cottages and large country homes that feel discreetly hidden away, many with access to open Forest.
Looking for an Estate Agent in Burley? Spencers are here to help.
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A wonderful opportunity to acquire this character detached three bedroom, three reception house situated in this sought after location in the centre of the village. It is our understanding that the property offers great potential for further extension (STPP) and enjoys delightful, secluded gardens and extensive garaging. This delightful home would also benefit from some modernisation. Energy Efficiency Rating: D
Spencers Burley Office
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