Believed to have been built in 1908 as the bootmaker’s cottage, this charming home offers an elegant double fronted brick and white render façade with symmetrical windows formed around a central entrance porch.
The main entrance to the property lies to the side of the cottage, where a wooden front door with glazed insert opens into the main entrance hall.
Set off the entrance hall are the principle ground floor living spaces, as well as a useful utility cupboard housing the boiler and washing machine. A recess area has also been cleverly utilised to provide shelving and storage.
The sitting room is set to the front of the cottage and features a window with attractive plantation blinds, exposed wooden flooring and a wood burning stove set into a brick recess with wooden surround and tiled hearth. An occasional door which would have been the original entrance to the cottage opens out to the front, under the covered porch.
Entered via the hallway is a separate dining room, which again features a window with attractive plantation blinds.
The kitchen/family/breakfast room is set to the rear of the cottage and has been extended to feature skylight windows, part tiled flooring and French doors opening out onto the rear terrace and garden. Set to one side of the breakfast room is a bank of fitted base units with roll top work surfaces and another seating area with a large sofa. The breakfast area is located at the far end of the room.
The ground floor layout is completed by a family bathroom fitted with a white suite comprising a panelled bath, shower cubicle, hand wash basin and WC.
To the first floor, a landing area links to two double bedrooms and an additional single bedroom, with two of the bedrooms featuring ornate fireplaces and one also offering built-in wardrobes. All the bedrooms enjoy elevated views across the gardens.
As well as the ground floor bathroom, the bedrooms are also served by a first floor shower room comprising a shower cubicle, hand wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. A utility/airing cupboard within the room house a tumble dryer.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
A Hatchet gate set between a picket fence opens to a couple of steps leading up to a steppingstone path set between gravel, with established planted beds and timber fence borders either side.
A gated side access pathway leads to the main entrance to the cottage and beyond another gate opening to the rear garden.
Adjoining the rear of the property is a narrow paved and gravel lower terrace leads up to a stone paved circular seating area. From here, gravel pathways wrap around a planted area before meeting at a picket gate set under an attractive arbour, which opens into a secondary seating area and additional dining terrace.
The pathways leading through both the front and rear gardens are flanked by extensive and wonderfully planted flower beds giving the feel of a real cottage garden.
Set at the back of the plot is a useful utility shed.
Energy Performance Rating: D
Services: All mains services
The property is set along a pedestrian only lane, which connects Pikes Hill with Westwood Road. The open forest can be found at the end of Westwood Road, as well as the source for the much famed Beaulieu River.
Lyndhurst, situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park, provides an excellent range of amenities and facilities including a range of boutique shops and everyday stores, public houses, restaurants, hotels and a well-regarded primary school.
Southampton, by road, is about 8 1/2 miles distant and there are mainline rail services available at Brockenhurst and Ashurst, both approximately 4 miles away, with Brockenhurst also offering an excellent sixth form college.
The M27 at Cadnam is within approximately 4 miles, giving access to Portsmouth and Bournemouth via the M27 and Winchester and London via the M3.
Living in Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst is nicknamed the capital of the New Forest. This is partly because it is centrally located within the Forest, and partly because it is home to the district council, the Forestry Commission’s district office for South England and the Verderers’ Court (Verderers are the guardians of the Forest’s commoning rights and therefore protectors of the Forest landscape). It is also home to the New Forest Centre with Forest-themed museum, library and gallery.
Its High Street is a busy thoroughfare with numerous tea shops and coffee houses. As a shopping experience it runs the gamut from old-fashioned sweet shop and an award-winning butcher’s, through art gallery and eclectic vintage interiors shop to the Ferrari and Maserati showroom.
Eateries range from popular country inns, such as The Royal Oak at Bank (a hamlet within the parish boundary) and Lime Wood, a hip country house hotel with Good Food Guide recommended restaurant and luxurious spa.
Property is equally varied: from traditional terraced cottages to big country houses. Lyndhurst also appeals to commuters as there are links to major road networks at Ashurst and Cadnam as well as mainline stations at Ashurst and Brockenhurst.
Looking for Estate Agents in Lyndhurst? Spencers are here to help.
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A beautiful three bedroom, double fronted, semi-detached period cottage set along a charming and private pedestrian only lane, within a short walk of the open forest. The property offers well-appointed accommodation throughout and further benefits from delightful cottage gardens. Energy Performance Rating: D
Spencers Brockenhurst Office
- 01590 622 551
56 Brookley Road