A stable door opens to a slate-tiled entrance porch with tiled flooring and an internal door opening to the dual aspect sitting room. This characterful reception room centres upon a large inglenook with heavy oak beam over and exposed ceiling beams, with rural views to the front aspect. Adjacent to this is the dual aspect kitchen/dining room which features exposed brick walls, ceiling beams and tiled flooring. There is an attractive range of oak cabinets under a complimentary blend of solid oak and granite working surfaces which incorporate a Butler sink and (LPG) range cooker, whilst plenty of space is provided for a sizeable dining table. A lever latch door opens to the L-shaped lean-to utility room which has built-in storage cupboards and space for several appliances. From the sitting room, stairs rise to the first-floor landing which provides access to two double bedrooms and the family bathroom which is fully tiled and comprises a bath with shower over, period style taps, WC, wash-hand basin on a vanity unit and extractor. The master bedroom has a semi-vaulted ceiling with built-in storage incorporating shelving and hanging space, whilst bedroom two is also semi-vaulted with an alcove wardrobe space and a cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, this room also enjoys lovely rural views.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
An attractive ranch-style fence surrounds pretty cottage gardens to the front aspect and also has a paved terrace from which to enjoy the views, whilst a gated pathway leads to the cottage. Vehicular access to the cottage is via a private lane which leads to a parking area for several vehicles. Adjacent to this is a deceptively spacious utility/storage room with a sink, plumbing for a washing machine and a separate WC, this useful area could serve a variety of purposes such as a home office or music room. There is pedestrian access provided to the rear garden with decked steps to a raised seating area and lawn. There is a useful timber outbuilding/store with power and light. A sweeping gravel path rises to an area of lawn with a paved terraced in front of a substantial L-shaped timber summerhouse/ studio which provides very useful ancillary accommodation as either a spare bedroom and bathroom or office. It has double glazed windows, water and power supply and is divided into two large rooms and a bathroom. A pair of sliding patio doors open onto the terrace. There is also covered barbeque/bar area which is perfectly suited to al-fresco entertaining.
Mains electricity and water – oil-fired central heating (external boiler), LPG gas for cooking, shared private drainage and Grade II Listed
Council Tax Band: E
This stunning home is ideally situated in the desirable location of Frogham which is on the north westerly edge of the New Forest National Park which is wellknown for outdoor pursuits such as walking, riding, and mountain biking. Within a short distance is the village centre which has an excellent local public house known as “The Foresters” and there is also the village hall and cricket green. The adjacent village of Hyde has a highly reputable primary school and a popular Garden Centre with tea rooms. Fordingbridge is a short drive away which is a small market town and has many amenities which include a post office, gourmet grocers, butchers, Italian restaurant, Cinema (The Regal) doctors, dentists, cottage hospital and a range of other shops.
Living in Fordingbridge
Fordingbridge, with its distinctive seven arch bridge spanning the River Avon, rewards discovery. This former market town enjoys an idyllic location between the heath and woodland of the New Forest and rolling chalk downlands of Cranborne Chase. The Avon Valley long-distance footpath from Salisbury to Christchurch runs through the town, meandering beside the Avon. Round and about are some of the loveliest villages, including Rockbourne with the remains of a Roman villa and good, popular pub, the Rose & Thistle, and delightful Breamore with its picturesque Marsh (surviving manorial green) and Elizabethan manor house.
Fordingbridge itself has a high street of interesting independents including an art gallery, architectural salvage yard (a great resource with treasures such as Victorian fireplaces), bookshop and boutiques, and essentials such as butchers and bakers. There’s also a great selection of pubs and restaurants in the area, such as The George in Fordingbridge, The Three Lions at Stuckton and The Foresters at Frogham.
Property in Fordingbridge and surrounding area represents good value for the New Forest and includes character cottages and modern family homes. Families are also attracted by the well-regarded independent schools of Forres Sandle Manor and Moyles Court.
Fordingbridge is positioned just off the main Salisbury to Christchurch Road, so there’s reasonable access to the road networks - including A31 at Ringwood.
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GRADE II LISTED WITH FAR REACHING VIEWS - A picturesque Grade II Listed cob cottage occupying a tranquil position on a private lane in the sought-after cattle grid area of the New Forest National Park. The cottage not only boasts a wealth of original period features including; a cosy inglenook, exposed beams and lever latch doors, but also enjoys far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The cottage has undergone a programme of improvements including a complete re-thatch in 2019, plus rewiring and windows being overhauled last year. This charming country residence also has the benefit of several sizable outbuildings and has great opportunity as a holiday let or Air BnB. This desirable character cottage is offered For Sale with No Forward Chain.
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