The entrance hall features a useful range of fitted cupboards and has a guest cloakroom, spacious utility room and a dual aspect study, which could be utilised as a fourth bedroom if required. Stairs lead down to the dual aspect sitting room which is naturally bright and centres upon a log burning stove flanked by built-in wooden cupboards, whilst sliding patio doors open to a covered terrace which provides access to and views over the garden. From the entrance hall access is provided through the formal dining hall to the recently refitted dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room which features a range of cream units under woodblock surfaces with integrated stainless-steel sink and Bosch oven, with spaces for several appliances including fridge, freezer and dishwasher. From the dining hall access is also provided to the spacious master bedroom which has an entire wall of sliding wardrobes, with an external door leading to the rear terrace, whilst an internal door provides access to an en-suite shower room with WC, bidet and wash hand basin. A staircase leads to the first-floor accommodation which comprises two spacious double bedrooms and the family bathroom, with bedroom two providing access to a vast loft which provides a useful storage space.
Outside, a tarmac driveway and a detached garage provides parking for several vehicles, whilst steps lead down to a beautiful garden which has been mainly laid to lawn and is enclosed by mature hedgerows. The garden has been attractively planted with an array of mature flower and shrub beds, whilst a Trumpet Vine covered terrace provides lovely views over rolling fields beyond. The garden also benefits from a greenhouse and a useful garden shed.
Mains water, electricity and telephone. Oil fired central heating and private drainage (klargester).
Energy Performance Rating: E Current: 46 Potential: 70
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, offering a range of shopping facilities, restaurants and cafes, with a wider range of facilities at the historic city of Salisbury, which is approximately 10 miles north via the easily accessible A338. The surrounding New Forest is a beautiful, renowned National Park consisting of approximately 140,000 aces of natural heath and woodland ideal for walking, cycling and particularly riding for the equestrian enthusiast. London is approximately two hours distant by car along the M27 and M3, with a mainline railway station conveniently at nearby Salisbury.
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.
£650,000 Offers In Excess Of
- 3 Bedrooms:
- 2 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
SALE AGREED BY SPENCERS ESTATE AGENTS, RINGWOOD - Occupying a quiet location in the heart of the cattle-grid area of the New Forest National Park, this attractive three/four-bedroom period cottage boasts far reaching, elevated views over the surrounding countryside. Originally of cob construction with more recent extensions, the cottage now provides a flexible range of split-level living accommodation extending to over 2400sqft. Energy Performance Rating: E
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street