Located in Minstead, one of the New Forest National Park’s most sought after villages. Minstead has a vibrant community, a village shop, a village hall, a pub (The Trusty Servant), and a Norman church. There is direct access onto the open forest providing a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding. Lyndhurst is a short drive away and is the largest village within the New Forest.

Woodside House is within the catchment area of Bartley Primary School and Hounsdown School. The surrounding areas of Southampton and Winchester have a wide selection of well-respected private schools. Communications are excellent with east and west access to the M27 and M3 within easy reach. This provides access to London and the south coast. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away.

Originally constructed in the 1930’s, Woodside House has been significantly extended, reconfigured and completely refurbished by the current owners to an exacting specification to provide a wonderful family home offering luxuriously appointed, well-proportioned living spaces akin to a modern day lifestyle.

A bespoke walnut front door opens into a welcoming atrium with full height windows and galleried landing above.

Set to one side is an impressive, triple aspect cinema/games room with double doors opening onto a terraced area and to the other, an inner hallway linking to the principal ground floor living spaces.

The triple aspect 33 ft. kitchen/family/dining room is the showpiece room for the property providing a wonderful space for everyday living. The luxury Mereway kitchen is fitted with a range of modern units and a large island unit/breakfast bar, all with Corian work surfaces. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of Miele appliances, including two pyrolitic single ovens and additional steam and microwave oven, induction hob with retractable extractor unit, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also a wine cooler within the island unit as well as an instant boiling hot water tap and filtered cold water tap.

Set at the far end of the room is a feature slate chimney wall with inset log burner. Double doors to either side open out onto terraced seating areas. At the end of the hallway is a double aspect office/snug overlooking the pool area and benefiting from double doors opening out onto the terrace. Further rooms to this level include a home office and a large utility area leading through to a cloakroom.

To the first floor, a galleried landing area links to the triple aspect main bedroom suite which features a vaulted ceiling and double doors with windows either side opening onto a Juliet balcony. The beautifully appointed en-suite area comprises a freestanding stone bath, wet room shower, double wash basins and a separate WC.

There are four additional bedrooms to this level, three of which enjoy a double aspect, en-suite facilities and separate dressing areas. The remaining bedroom is served by a modern family bathroom.

The Cottage – 1,260 sq.ft.

The impressive two bedroom detached cottage sits alongside the main residence and benefits from an entrance hall, sitting/dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, two bedrooms and a bathroom with Roca sanitary ware.

The cottage offers various options and could be used as staff or ancillary accommodation, an office or a holiday let for income purposes.

Property Specification


Inbuilt ceiling speakers

Villeroy & Boch bathroom fittings

Engineered oak flooring

Mereway kitchen and appliances by Miele, corian worktop including inset hob,pop-up extractor, sink and power, 2x ovens, microwave, steam oven, fridge freezer, boiling water tap and wine cooler

Under-floor heating

Computer network Cat 6 wiring through-out connected to a fibre-to-the-premises ultra fast broadband

Control4 home automation system controls lights, media and audio through keypads, mobile apps and voice activation

3 metre screen ultra HD 4K home cinema setup with Dolby Atmos sound

Interior design by Walk Id


Klargester purification system

Security System

Functional and Ambient exterior lighting

Powered electric gate

Landscaped gardens including wild flower meadow

Outdoor heated pool with electric safety cover and Endless Pools “fast lane” swim machine

6.5Kw Solar Panel array discreetly installed on garage supplying house, swimming pool and the 7Kw electric car charger with cheap electric

Grounds and Gardens

The property is approached via a long driveway leading up to a large parking area providing off road parking for multiple vehicles and access to a fully serviced triple car port and workshop.

Adjoining the property are several seating terraces, one of which enjoys an outdoor heated pool and hot tub.

The gardens surrounding the property which are predominantly laid to lawn are bounded by borders of wild flower meadow and interspersed with attractive planted borders. To the front is a fenced pony paddock and to the rear, a separate children’s play area.

The grounds are bounded by established tree and hedge borders and extend in total to approximately 2.4 acres.

Living in Minstead

Minstead is a perfect village in miniature. Tucked down a maze of country lanes and surrounded by woodland, it is tranquil and unspoiled, yet surprisingly and accessibly close to junction one of the M27 at Cadnam.

For a small village it punches well above its size in terms of community and history. Overlooking its delightful green is a popular country inn, The Trusty Servant Inn, and a village shop and cafe tea room that serves as a community hub. There’s also a quirky parish church which is the resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Nearby are what are thought to be two of the oldest oak trees in the Forest as well as the Rufus Stone, marking the spot where King William II was shot by an arrow.

There’s a busy village hall (the largest in the Forest) which hosts regular antiques and collectors’ markets and the Minstead Players. However, what makes Minstead particularly special are its community-minded organisations including Minstead Study Centre with its sustainability focus and Minstead Training Trust which also runs Furzey Gardens - first planted in 1922 they are ablaze with colour in spring and feature an award-wining garden and ‘fairy doors’ among the trees.

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  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 7
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 6

A magnificent five bedroom detached country house, with separate two bedroom detached cottage set in a secluded plot extending to 2.4 acres. The property offers beautifully appointed accommodation extending to approximately 5,765 sq. ft. and further benefits from a paddock, swimming pool, hot tub and triple carport. EPR:D

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