The solid timber front door leads to the entrance hall which opens through to an inner hall and in turn through to the kitchen, which has a range of modern built in high and low level units in cream incorporating a stainless steel sink sink unit, low level oven and grill with hob and extraction over, built in dishwasher, separate larder cupboard and airing cupboard, windows to rear and side and a stable style door leading out to the rear porch and garden beyond. A door from here leads to the sitting room, a lovely size room with a triple aspect and at its centre a brick built open fireplace and exposed ceiling timbers. The family bathroom has a full suite comprising panelled bath with shower fitments over and splash screen, a pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC with a window to the rear. Adjacent to this is bedroom three, once again with a window to the rear. To the far end of the property are bedrooms one and two, both being double aspect double bedrooms.
NOTE: The property has Planning Permission set in perpetuity as works have been started and recorded to increase the square footage to provide two bedroom suites, a fourth bedroom and a large extension to the kitchen area. Plans can be found on the New Forest NPA website under Planning Reference: 08/93515
A five bar gate with pedestrian side gate and cattlegrid lead to a tarmac drive and in turn to the garage, with pathways leading to both the front and back doors and offering a generous area of off road car parking. The gardens lie to both sides of the driveway laid predominantly to lawn and surrounded by mature shrubs, trees and hedgerow. Beyond the main area of lawned garden is an area of paddock with a separate gated access at the far end to the forest. The garage has a single up and over door, power and light. Attached to which is a utility room with a stable style door, gas fired boiler, a range of built in units with space and plumbing for domestic appliances and windows to both the front and rear. It should be noted that this is immediately adjacent to the back door to the property and has a covered link. In total the grounds extend to about 0.6 of an acre.
AGENTS NOTE: Planning Permission has also been granted for a detached stable building, the foundation for which is already in place.
Chestnut Cottage is centrally located in arguably, one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest and within the National Park. Burley has a local primary school, good local amenities, pubs, restaurants, a Church, village hall and golf course. The property is less than a ten minute walk from both the village centre and the open forest and is 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 both easily accessible.
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.
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Situated betwixt the village centre and open forest is this delightful single storey character property. Chestnut Cottage has further permission to extend and there is tremendous scope to improve on which is already a charming country retreat. In addition there is a detached garage, spacious gardens and an adjoining paddock with access to the forest. Energy Efficiency Rating: E
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