This charming thatched cottage of part cob, part brick construction is believed to date back to circa 1700 and lies within 1/2 a mile of the centre of the village of Burley. The property offers an attractive, whitewashed façade set under a thatched roof with symmetrical casement windows formed around a central, thatched entrance porch.
The entrance porch opens via a solid wood front door into a magnificent family/dining room with exposed ceiling beams and feature Inglenook fireplace and stone hearth. There are windows overlooking the front garden and a stairwell ascending to the first floor. Set off the main family room is a good size dining room with a window also overlooking the front aspect. This room was to be used as a ground floor bedroom and has recently had a shower, basin and W.C. installed. However, these can easily be removed if desired.
Set to the other side of the cottage is a lovely double aspect sitting room with a window to the front and a feature bay window overlooking the side terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room extends across the back of the cottage with windows offering views out to the rear garden and a door opening out onto the terrace. The kitchen area has been fitted with a modern range of units, with an Aga cooker set at the far end of the room. Further rooms to the ground floor include a cloakroom, boiler cupboard and a useful utility room with built-in larder cupboard, sink and worksurface with space and plumbing for appliances under.
To the first floor, there are three bedrooms and a separate dressing room, all of which benefit from windows to the front aspect and offer elevated views across to fields and paddock land. The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room comprising shower cubicle, wash hand basin and W.C. Bedroom two enjoys a pleasant double aspect and has built in wardrobes, whilst bedroom three also features an airing cupboard. The two guest bedrooms are served by a separate family bathroom fitted with a panelled bath (with shower over), wash hand basin and W.C.
Yew Tree Cottage lies about 1/2 mile 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 Brockenhurst with its mainline railway station (8 miles, Waterloo 90 mins.) 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.
The property is approached via a five bar gate with cattle grid and separate pedestrian gate, which open onto a driveway providing off road parking and access to the double garage.
The front garden comprises a small area of lawn bordered, by hedges, mature shrubs and flower borders. There is a stone paved path leading to the front door.
To the rear of the property is a large open area of level lawn, bordered mainly by mature shrubs and established hedging. There is an extensive area of brick terracing that adjoins and extends along the rear and to the eastern side of the property. There is a also a timber garden shed and a gate leading to front garden.
In total, the gardens and grounds associated with the property extend to approximately a quarter of an acre.
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 beautiful three bedroom, three reception room, detached period property set in prime position on the edge of the village of Burley and moments from the open forest. The property is set in stunning grounds of about 1/4 of an acre and further benefits from a detached double garage, off road parking and elevated views to the front aspect. EPR: D
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