A covered entrance porch and front door lead to the entrance lobby and cloakroom comprising a WC and wash basin. This in turn leads through to the sitting room, which benefits from a feature brick built fireplace with oak mantel and inset wood burning stove and double French style doors opening onto the rear terrace and garden beyond. From the sitting room, a turning staircase ascends to the first floor. To one side of the sitting room, a door links to the study, which offers a box bay window to the side, a bow window to the rear and an elegant open fireplace. To the other end of the sitting room, a door opens into a spacious dining room, from where a door opens into the kitchen/dining room and patio doors open onto the garden. The double aspect kitchen/breakfast room features exposed ceiling timbers and a fully fitted kitchen in cream with granite worktops over, a central island unit, space for an American style fridge/freezer, a range style gas cooker with extractor unit over and a large walk-in utility.
The turning staircase leads to the first floor landing with large hatch to roof space (newly boarded providing excellent storage),windows to the front and an airing cupboard. The main bedroom suite comprises a part open gabled ceiling, Velux windows with electric blinds and a window to the rear. There is also a full range of built-in wardrobes and a door leading through to the en suite bathroom with panelled bath, bidet, wash basin and WC. Bedroom two has a window to the rear with a full range of built-in wardrobes and a door leading through to the en suite bathroom with bath and shower fittings over, twin wash basins set in a vanity unit, bidet, WC and window to the rear. Bedrooms three and four both also have built-in wardrobes and a window to the rear. The first floor layout is completed by the family bathroom, comprising a panelled bath, wash basin, WC and window to the front.NB: We are given to understand that the property could still be extended (STPP) however we would advise interested parties to make their own enquiries.
The property is approached via an electrically operated five bar gate and cattlegrid leading to a large expanse of gravel driveway, offering off road parking facilities for multiple vehicles. The driveway is surrounded by mature planted flower borders, with a double garage and a separate single garage set to the far end of the driveway. NB. The potential exists for these two buildings to be replaced with a new outbuilding providing additional garaging or ancillary accommodation (Subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).
Access from both sides of the property leads to the delightful rear garden, which offers a large area of terrace immediately to the rear and side for outdoor dining and entertaining. The main area of garden is predominantly laid to level lawn and interspersed with mature shrubs, flower borders and specimen trees including Wisteria, Yakushima, Azaleas, Acers, Maple, Oaks and wonderful Copper Beech and Tulip trees. The grounds extend in total to approximately 0.3 of an acre and provide a natural haven for wildlife, with an ornamental pond forming an attractive focal point. Birds, owls and the occasional bat can all be seen, whilst the stars in the evening have been known to light up the sky
The property is centrally located in, 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 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. Burley itself has a wonderful village shop and butcher, Church, school and a wonderful vibrant village community.
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 character family home set in a prime position, close to the centre of the village and open forest. The property offers well-proportioned accommodation throughout and further benefits from beautiful grounds extending to almost half an acre. A delightful, secluded sylvan setting with the rear garden enjoying areas of lawn interspersed with mature flowering shrubs, trees and borders. Nature at its best. EPR: D
Spencers Burley Office
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