The property is conveniently located in an extremely private yet easily accessible position in the heart of one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest. A gate at the back of the garden leads out onto the open forest and down into the village centre. Burley remains one of the few villages which allows the ponies and cattle to roam freely, which adds to its charm. Today English Nature work together with the Forestry Commission to manage this newly designated National Park which is an area of outstanding beauty. Located within Burley are a number of useful amenities and facilities, including a post office, shops, a number of pubs, a picturesque golf course and a well-regarded primary school. The area is also well served by excellent private schools which include Walhampton, Durlston Court and Ballard School near New Milton. The market town of Ringwood is approximately 5 miles away and the A31 (approximately 3 miles) provides easy access across the forest for the coastal resort of Bournemouth and the M27/M3 motorway network. The village also enjoys easy access to the Georgian market town of Lymington (12 miles) which is a haven for the yachting fraternity and Brockenhurst (7 miles) with its mainline railway station (London Waterloo 90 minutes.) 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.
The property is to be conveyed as a whole and offers numerous opportunities for holiday let and commercial income. The property is made up of three distinct parts. We have described these as lots 1, 2 and 3 for simplicity purposes.
A one off opportunity to purchase a pretty 17th century thatched cottage set back from the road, in the very heart of the village of Burley. The cottage is one of the most photographed homes in the New Forest and has been the subject of some recent refurbishment by the current owner.
An imposing, glass fronted, timber framed, detached showroom building operated formerly as a car showroom, gift shop/art gallery in the very heart of Burley village, now in need of renovation.
A unique combination of retail premises with storage facilities and a detached former fire station formed from two substantial timber formed outbuildings in the heart of the village of Burley.
A pretty 17th century chocolate box thatched cottage set back from the road, in the very heart of the village of Burley. The cottage is one of the most photographed homes in the New Forest and has been the subject of some recent refurbishment by the current owner. The cottage comprises a sitting room with large Inglenook fireplace and a small adjoining dining room/study, with both rooms enjoying views over the front garden. Set behind the sitting room is a galley kitchen opening out onto and overlooking the rear garden. A family bathroom completes the ground floor layout. To the first floor, there are two good size bedrooms overlooking the front aspect, as well as a small third bedroom/storage room.
An imposing, glass fronted, timber framed, detached outbuilding operated formerly as a gift shop/art gallery in the very heart of Burley village. The property is accessed directly from the main thoroughfare and further benefits from a large glass frontage ideal for retail/commercial purposes or the storage of classic motor vehicles. The building measures 29′ x 19’4” and offers potential for a number of uses, all of which would be subject to the necessary planning consent being granted.
A unique combination of retail premises with storage facilities and a detached former fire station formed from two substantial timber formed outbuildings in the heart of the village of Burley. Set in a prime position with frontage directly onto the main thoroughfare, the property comprises a double fronted shop premises operated formerly as a gift shop with excellent storage facilities. At the back of the building is a large additional space which again, is currently used for storage purposes but has potential for conversion to an additional retail unit/s (STPP). Set behind the shop building is the former fire station to the village formed from a large, detached, timber framed outbuilding. This building offers excellent storage for large vehicles or a boat, or conversion subject to planning. The fire station building is accessed off the Burley High Street via a large metal gate opening onto a wide hard standing driveway providing off road parking and access to the fire station and additional yard area. NOTE: In our opinion, the combined properties offer significant potential for the creation of additional retail/commercial premises (subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).
To the front of the property, a wrought iron pedestrian gate set between attractive picket fencing opens into the garden, where a pathway leads to the front entrance. The garden is laid to level lawn with some planted borders and shrubs. The rear garden comprises an area of hard standing abutting the cottage and a small area of lawn with a garden shed and right of way to public car park at rear (annual passes available).
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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An incredibly rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful chocolate box cottage, retail premises and an old fire station set in a prime location in the very heart of Burley village. The properties are available as individual lots or as a whole and offer numerous opportunities for holiday let and commercial income (subject to the necessary permissions being granted). Energy Efficiency Rating: F