The enclosed storm porch leads to the dining room with a bay window to the front, exposed timber flooring, built in bookcases, stairs to first floor and a door to the sitting room which has a large brick-built fireplace at it’s heart housing a logburner, a bay window to the front aspect and French style doors to the side.
Also accessed from the dining room is the study, utility room (with a door to the outside) and cloakroom with W.C. The kitchen/breakfast room has windows to the side and rear elevations and a range of modern base and eye-level units, with granite worktops, four ring Neff gas hob oven, built-in Rayburn with two hot plates and two ovens and a central breakfast bar.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, with bedrooms one and two overlooking the front and having built in wardobes and cupboards. Bedroom three overlooks the side of the property and bedroom four the rear. The family bathroom has a panelled bath with shower over and screen, wash hand basin and W.C.
Castle Top Cottage lies about a mile and a half from the centre of, 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 nearby Burley and 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.
Castle Top Cottage is accessed over a cattle grid, through a five bar gateway leading along a private driveway. The property sits at the end of its plot, with views over its grounds which incorporate areas of lawn, paddock and woodland amounting to almost four acres.
Within the grounds sits a large double barn and workshop. There is also parking for numerous vehicles.
Adjacent to the house is a detached office building with small mezzanine area and a covered storage area to the rear.
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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Castle Top Cottage benefits from a picturesque setting on the edge of the open Forest with some of the New Forest's loveliest heathland views on your doorstep and sits on an idyllic private plot of almost four acres. Sited on an iron age hill fort, the property has direct Forest access and enjoys commoners grazing rights, a detached office and has exceptional views over its own land. EPR: E
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