Access to the property is via a covered veranda and through an original leaded glass door to the main hallway, which provides access to the extensive dual aspect sitting/dining room. This is a bright and airy reception area centering on a stone open fireplace which is flanked by built-in shelving. There is also a dining area with serving hatch to the kitchen and a wide archway leading to the conservatory-style garden room with French doors opening to the garden. Adjacent to the dining area is the cosy kitchen which has been fitted with a range of oak cabinets incorporating a dresser unit, with integrated appliances including a Bosch oven/grill, microwave, ceramic hob with extractor canopy over, plus a stainless steel sink. There is an electrically operated Velux-style roof window and a step down to the utility room which houses an oil fired boiler and has plumbing for a washing machine with space for an additional appliance. Doors lead to an enclosed courtyard and to the guest cloakroom which has been fitted with a white suite comprising low-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, with a cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. There are Jack and Jill style doors leading to both bedroom 4 and to the master bedroom. The master bedroom has been extended by the current owners to create a spacious room with built-in wardrobe cupboards and French doors leading to an enclosed garden with a circular terrace, which is also accessed from bedroom 4. Both bedrooms 2 and 3 benefit from a dual aspect providing lovely views over the gardens. In addition, there is a family bathroom which has been fitted with a white suite comprising a bath, separate shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, with a heated towel rail and an electrically operated Velux-style roof light.
Outside, the property is accessed from a single track lane via arch wrought iron gates which open to a concrete parking area. A pedestrian gate leads to the paddock (shared with the adjacent neighbour) which wraps around three sides of the cottage. A detached double garage/workshop (with power and light) provides additional parking and storage facilities, whilst a further detached brick-built outbuilding (with water, power and light) would provide an ideal studio/home office. In addition, there is a large timber summerhouse (with power and light) which has a lovely decked terrace, plus a garden shed and greenhouse. A pretty wrought iron gate leads from the lane to a paved pathway, through lawned gardens to the front door of the cottage. The garden is enclosed by mature hedgerow and has been mainly laid to lawn, featuring well-stocked flower/shrub beds, interspersed with a variety of Fir and Beech trees. A pretty archway leads through to a circular terrace which is enclosed by hedging and has a pedestrian gate leading to the rear paddock. There is grapevine laden pergola covering a paved terrace, which features a built-in barbeque area and provides a perfect area for al-fresco dining.
Landford is a traditional forest village located on the eastern boundary of the New Forest National Park, conveniently positioned for ease of access onto the A36, A31 and M27 road links to the commercial centres of Salisbury, Southampton and Bournemouth. The village provides day-to-day amenities including Post Office/village store, the Landford Poacher public house, village hall and New Forest Primary School, which is conveniently located within the catchment area for the renowned Salisbury Grammar Schools. The neighbouring village of Nomansland boasts direct access onto the open forest, plus The Lamb Public House and Les Mirabelles French restaurant.
Living in Bramshaw
This is surely New Forest life at its most accessible. Turn off the M27 at junction one and you are immediately plunged into the quiet backwaters of the Forest, gently weaving past donkeys and ponies grazing in front of Hanzel and Gretel-style woodland cottages. This is Bramshaw, an attractive and peaceful parish that encompasses the hamlets of Brook and Fritham. Bramshaw is strung out. Its handful of amenities include Bramshaw Golf Club (with two courses, including Hampshire’s oldest course), village hall, rustic garage and Bentley showroom. There’s also a selection of good inns including The Bell Inn and Green Dragon at Brook and the Royal Oak at Fritham (a Forest institution and part of a working farm). Local groups range from Bramshaw Bunnies for pre-school toddlers to the local cricket club. Back roads through the Forest lead to Romsey, a thriving market town with numerous facilities (including Waitrose). Property comprises big, individual houses, farms and small-holdings, and cottages tucked down country lanes, scattered around glades and greens. The National Trust owns tracts of land here including Bramshaw Commons, thousands of acres of some of the best surviving examples of lowland heath in Europe.
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POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE & NO FORWARD CHAIN - With origins dating back to 1874 this attractive Victorian cottage boasts a characterful range of single storey accommodation, which would equally be suited to family living or provide an ideal rural retreat. This delightful country residence has been in the ownership of the same family for almost 40 years and has evolved over time to create a lovely family home, which could still provide potential for further development, subject to any necessary planning consents. The property is enviably positioned within a private plot of approximately 3/4 of an acre, including an adjacent paddock and is located along a quiet single track lane on the eastern boundary of the New Forest National Park. Energy Performance Rating: F
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