Woodview lies about a quarter of a mile from the centre of arguably one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest.
The village of Burley itself offers a number of useful amenities and facilities, including a post office, shops and a number of pubs as well as a picturesque golf course, with further facilities at Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst. The village has a primary school and the area is well served by excellent private schools which include Walhampton, Durston Court and Ballard School near New Milton.
The market town of Ringwood is approximately 5 miles away and the A31 (approx 3 miles) provides easy access across the forest for the coastal resort of Bournemouth and the M27/M3 motorway network.
Situated on a forest track in an extremely peaceful and private setting, this charming character cottage offers lovely period features such as Sash windows, picture rails and a wooden front door reputed to originate from the old village school.
A brick porch with large apex window opens into the main sitting room featuring an inset woodburning stove and doors opening into an adjoining family room. Both rooms benefit from exposed wood flooring and Sash windows overlooking the forest to the front. Set off the family room is a small cloakroom with wash basin and wc.
The sitting room looks through the whole house to the rear garden and links via glass doors to the impressive kitchen/dining room, which extends the full width of the property. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with space and plumbing for an integral washing machine and dishwasher and space for a freestanding American style fridge/freezer. At the end of the kitchen is a Range cooker with built-in extractor unit above. A small, separate cupboard area provides an ideal space for a tumble dryer. The dining area offers a good size space which can accommodate a large dining table, ideal for entertaining.
From the dining area, French doors with windows either side open into a superb triple aspect Orangery complete with stylish lantern roof with beaded lighting, tiled underfloor heating and a door opening onto the rear terrace. The Orangery enjoys lovely views across the rear garden.
To the first floor, there are two front aspect, double bedrooms with Sash windows offering elevated views across the open forest and a single, third bedroom.
The bedrooms are served by a large family bathroom comprising a panelled bath, shower cubicle, wash basin with storage underneath, wc and heated towel rail. A small airing cupboard also houses a modern boiler unit.
Grounds and Gardens
The property is bounded to the front by a pretty picket fence border, with a pedestrian gate opening onto a small area of low maintenance garden.
Side access either side of the property leads to the rear, where a paved sun terrace extends across the back and away from the house.
The rear garden is apportioned into three separate areas of lawn, interspersed by a gravel pathway leading through to the parking area.
A secondary paved terrace provides an ideal space for enjoying the evening sun.
The gravel driveway is set to the back of the plot and is accessed via a track running behind the property. A five bar gate opens onto the driveway which provides off road parking facilities and access to a detached single garage.
An additional brick built detached outbuilding (in need of repair) offers options for several uses (subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).
The rear garden is bounded by established hedge and timber fence borders. Both the front and rear gardens feature Magnolia trees.
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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A delightful former Woodcutters cottage enjoying a tucked away location close to the heart of Burley village. The property overlooks the open forest and enjoys a good size garden as well as off road parking and a single garage. EPR: D
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