The entrance hall features an attractive oak and glass panelled staircase with a storage cupboard. Access is provided to the light and airy sitting room, which has a brick fireplace with multi-fuel stove and uninterrupted views. The adjacent family room also enjoys lovely views, has built-in cupboards and could be used as a reception room, formal dining room or 5th bedroom as there is a separate shower room opposite. At the heart of this family home is the spacious kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a range of pine cabinets with 1½ bowl granite sink, integrated Siemens oven and hob, with plumbing for a dish washer and space for a dining table. Sliding doors open to a UPVC conservatory with a glass roof and French doors that open to the garden. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the dual aspect guest bedroom with built-in wardrobes, and a fully tiled en-suite bathroom comprising bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC. Upstairs, the landing is extremely spacious, boasting far reaching views, there are 3 sizeable double bedrooms, bedroom 2 has built-in wardrobes and boasts lovely views whilst the dual aspect master bedroom benefits from front and rear views, built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom comprising bath with integrated shower cubicle, wash hand basin on a vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail. In addition, there is a family shower room which comprises a corner shower, wash hand basin on a vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail.
Mains water and electricity
Oil fired central heating, private drainage (septic tank)
Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 69 Potential: 76
Council Tax Band: E
Outside, the property is approached via the open forest along a quiet no-through lane to the detached double garage with electric up and over door and a utility room with a circular sink, plumbing for 2 washing machines and space for an additional appliance. Accessed via a paddle staircase in the garage is a first floor studio and shower room, which would be ideal as a home office or for storage. A five-bar gate leads to a southerly facing terrace which has an ornamental pond. The garden has been laid to lawn with rockery borders and shrubs beds, all of which are enclosed by mature hedgerows. The property backs onto ancient woodlands to the rear and boasts superb, far reaching views over fields and forest to the front and enjoys direct forest access.
Situated within the beautiful New Forest National Park village of Godshill, comprising a popular local pub, with local primary schools at nearby Breamore and Hyde, and secondary school at Burgate. Sandy Balls Leisure Centre is just half a mile away offering a swimming pool and gym. The town of Fordingbridge is approximately two miles distant, with a range of shopping facilities, restaurants and cafes, with a wider range of facilities at the historic city of Salisbury approximately 10 miles north via A338. The surrounding New Forest is a beautiful and consists of approximately 140,000 acres ideal for walking, cycling and riding.
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.
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
NO FORWARD CHAIN - Occupying an elevated position within the sought after New Forest National Park, this modern chalet-style residence was built by the current owners in 2006. This detached 4/5 bedroom family home provides a flexible range of living accommodation, designed to ensure all rooms capture views over the surrounding New Forest. Energy Performance Rating: C
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street