THE SITUATION

Birch Wood House is situated in the New Forest National Park, on the edge of the village of Cadnam, which lies just off Junction 1 of the M27.

The village of Cadnam provides day to day amenities including a post office/village store, garden centre, plus a variety of public house/eateries. Its location within the New Forest National Park allows immediate access for those who enjoy walking or have a love of the great outdoors.

Adjoining Cadnam is the traditional New Forest village of Bartley, which benefits from a junior school and a post office with a well-stocked store.

The historic market town of Romsey (approx. 15 minutes by car) provides an excellent range of everyday amenities including individual shops, doctors and dentists surgeries, schools, a leisure centre and a Waitrose supermarket

For commuters there is easy access onto the M27/A31 and M3, as well as main line rail links at Romsey, Ashurst, Brockenhurst and Southampton Parkway, and international airports at both Southampton and Bournemouth.

THE PROPERTY

Originally forming part of the historic Bartley Lodge Estate, and set alongside a renowned boutique hotel, this superb home offers a blank canvas and a flexible configuration to appeal to a wide variety of suitors.

The property has evolved over the years, with the current owner having worked tirelessly to improve the property from when she originally purchased it in 1980. It is now in need of modernisation but offers a prospective purchaser the rare opportunity to create a unique and bespoke property in line with their own requirements.

The ground floor accommodation forms an ‘L’ shaped footprint and features a magnificent, triple aspect drawing room (formed from the original Carriage House). This superb space benefits from a vaulted cathedral style ceiling with exposed ceiling beam work, a raised multi fuel stove, projecting bay window to the side and double doors opening into a Garden Room.

Adjoining the drawing room is a kitchen offering a range of fitted units, with complimenting island unit and access to a breakfast room. Both the kitchen and breakfast room feature doors opening out onto the terrace.

The remainder of the ground floor centres around the entrance/dining hall, which extends either side to link to a study, utility and two en-suite bedrooms.

From the dining hall, a turning stairwell ascends to the first floor landing, which in turn leads to a substantial principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room and a guest suite with a further en-suite bathroom.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

The property is approached over a gated gravelled driveway with brick piers onto a substantial parking area for numerous vehicles.

The gardens form an undoubted feature of the property and are laid essentially to sweeping areas of lawn with the backdrop of walling in part, housing a variety of ornamental trees, shrubs linked by low-maintenance island beds.

Located within the curtilage of the part walled gardens are a number of outbuildings, including a detached double garage, log store and a triple aspect, detached studio/annex offering options for a multitude of uses, including that of a home office.

In total, the grounds attributed to the property extend to approximately 1.65 acres.

SERVICES

Energy Performance Rating: F

Tenure: Freehold

Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage – Oil fired heating

Living in Minstead

Minstead is a perfect village in miniature. Tucked down a maze of country lanes and surrounded by woodland, it is tranquil and unspoiled, yet surprisingly and accessibly close to junction one of the M27 at Cadnam.

For a small village it punches well above its size in terms of community and history. Overlooking its delightful green is a popular country inn, The Trusty Servant Inn, and a village shop and cafe tea room that serves as a community hub. There’s also a quirky parish church which is the resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Nearby are what are thought to be two of the oldest oak trees in the Forest as well as the Rufus Stone, marking the spot where King William II was shot by an arrow.

There’s a busy village hall (the largest in the Forest) which hosts regular antiques and collectors’ markets and the Minstead Players. However, what makes Minstead particularly special are its community-minded organisations including Minstead Study Centre with its sustainability focus and Minstead Training Trust which also runs Furzey Gardens - first planted in 1922 they are ablaze with colour in spring and feature an award-wining garden and ‘fairy doors’ among the trees.

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Cadnam, Southampton

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 3
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 5

No Forward Chain - A substantial detached family residence, now in need of modernisation, offering almost 3000 square feet of accommodation, together with numerous outbuildings and grounds extending to 1.65 acres. Energy Performance Rating: F


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