September Cottage lies about a 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 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 both easily accessible.
Large covered porch leads to a solid timber front door and in turn to the reception hall, with exposed timber floor, stairs to first floor, large cloaks storage cupboard, understairs storage cupboard and a window to the front. The cloakroom has low level WC, wash hand basin, window to the side and built-in storage cupboards.
A small pane glazed door leads through to the sitting room, a split-level room with exposed timber beams, attractive Inglenook style fireplace housing log burner with timber beam over and flagstone hearth. There is a projecting bay window to the rear, double doors leading through to the conservatory and a door leading through to the playroom with exposed timber floor, ample range of storage cupboards, a window to the side and double doors leading through to the study, with a stable style door to the rear terrace and garden, a door to the side and a full range of built-in storage cupboards.
From the sitting room glazed double doors lead through to the kitchen, with a full range of low and high level units in a mixture of cream and natural oak, with granite and timber work surfaces over, double Belfast style sink, space for range cooker with extractor over, built-in fridge and freezer, built-in dishwasher and built-in microwave. A projecting box bay overlooks the rear patio and garden and there is a window to the front elevation, tiled floor and a step down into the spectacular conservatory, which is glazed on two sides with a pitched and glazed roof and double doors leading to the rear terrace and garden beyond. Underfloor heating extends through the kitchen and the conservatory and a small pane glazed door from the kitchen leads through to the dining room with exposed timber floor and windows overlooking the front and rear gardens.
The first floor landing has a window to the front elevation, giving views of the open forest and a trap to the roof space. Bedroom one has a built-in wardrobe, double doors leading out onto the balcony giving views over the rear garden and a doorway leading through to the en-suite shower room with a modern fitted suite incorporating large corner shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, a range of built-in storage cupboards and windows to the side and rear.
Bedroom two is a triple aspect room with windows to the front, side and overlooking the rear garden, a range of built-in wardrobes and bedroom three once again has a range of built-in bedroom furniture and a window overlooking the rear terrace and garden. The family bathroom has a claw footed bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, a window to the front and side, a built-in storage cupboard and underfloor heating.
Please be aware the internal photos were taken before the current tenancy agreement. Some room colours / carpets will have changed.
The property is approached via a five bar gate leading to a large area of gravel driveway with ample space for parking and turning and in turn to the detached double garage. Access can be gained around both sides of the property and the driveway is bordered by mature plant and shrub borders.
To the rear of the property are the most delightful landscaped gardens, with a large area of flagstone patio in semi-circular shape immediately to the rear of the property leading onto a large swathe of lawn, which is bordered by mature shrub and plant borders. Other features include a raised garden pond, a delightful timber built summerhouse with pitched roof and double doors which enjoys views over the gardens and makes for an excellent entertaining space, Wisteria covered pergola and Rose covered pagoda.
The garden is surrounded by fencing and mature well maintained hedgerow affording a good deal of privacy and the garden contains many specimen plants, to the corner of which is an area of screened working garden with timber built garden store (measuring 2.7m x 2.7m with power and light), workshop (measuring 4.3m x 2.7m with power and light), greenhouse and composting area.
The patio then gives access to the side door of the garages, which has two sets of timber doors and is divided in the centre both with power and light. To the rear of the garage is a large utility area with built-in units comprising sink unit, space under for domestic appliances, a window to the rear and tiled floor.
To the rear of the garage block is an external staircase which leads to the studio above the garage, which is a large room with a window to the front enjoying views over the open forest, ample eaves storage space and a door leading through to the shower room with low level WC, basin mounted on vanity unit and double glass door shower cubicle. (This is an ideal addition to the accommodation offered in the main house and makes perfect ancillary accommodation).
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 quite beautifully presented family home overlooking the open forest on Mill Lane one of the most sought after roads in the New Forest.The property further benefits from a studio over the garage ideal for ancillary accommodation. EPC: D
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