A Jack Brunsdon front door opens into an entrance hall with sliding glazed doors that provide an unobstructed view of the raised terrace and adjoining fields across the kitchen. The modern German kitchen features porcelain ceramic floor tiling throughout, as well as a modern range of units and central island unit incorporating a Gorenje induction hob, Elicia remote control cooker hood/extractor fan, Miele appliances, hot water boiler and water softener. The right-hand side of the kitchen opens through to a breakfast bar and dining room with double doors then opening out onto the terrace. The magnificent, open plan family room features a lantern style roof allowing for lots of natural light and full width bi-folding doors with electric blinds opening onto the raised terrace and garden.

To the left of the family room sits a set of solid oak double-glazed doors that open through to the double aspect sitting room featuring engineered wood flooring, an exposed brick fireplace with inset log burning stove and an oak mantle beam. To the left of the entrance hall sits a cloakroom/utility room, featuring a range of built-in fitted units with space and plumbing for domestic appliances, sink, WC and window to the side aspect. To the front of the property, is a multi-purpose room providing an ideal space for an office or downstairs bedroom. From the hallway, a solid oak staircase with glass balustrade ascends to the first floor. The dual aspect principal bedroom enjoys elevated views across the front and rear of the property, with specular views across the gardens and neighboring fields. This bedroom further benefits from an extensive range of built-in wardrobes extending the full length of the room. Adjoining this bedroom is a modern, fully tiled bathroom featuring a built-in bath, concealed system with vanity basin and WC.

There are three further bedrooms to this level, with the triple aspect principal guest bedroom also featuring stunning elevated views across the gardens and surrounding fields beyond. The remaining two bedrooms enjoy views across the front and rear aspects respectively, with one of the bedrooms also benefitting from a full bank of built-in wardrobes. These bedrooms are served by an additional family bathroom featuring a modern suite comprising a shower cubicle, vanity unit and WC.

Additional Features:

– Dual temperature zone central heating

– Mega flow hot water system (Unlimited hot water)

– Duravit sanitary ware

– Heating system & electrical insulation, 5 years old

– New Celotex cavity wall insulation to external walls

– Intruder alarm & fitted cameras

– Kingspan bio-disc sewage treatment plant

– Underground LPG Tank with sensors

– New foul and storm water drainage

Minstead has a vibrant community, a village hall, pub (The Trusty Servant), botanical gardens, 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 approximately a seven-minute drive away and is the largest village within the New Forest. It is a popular tourist location with many independent shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, pubs and hotels. Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which has the popular West Quay shopping centre and many attractions. The surrounding areas of Southampton and Winchester have a wide selection of well-respected private schools along with several others across the Dorset border. Communications are excellent with access to the A31 westbound at Malwood, the M27 eastbound at Cadnam, and within easy reach of Southampton Parkway station giving a link to London Waterloo within 1 hour and 10 minutes. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away.

To the front of the property, electric double gates open out onto the generous driveway providing off road parking and access to a detached oak framed double garage and car port. The garden extends down the side of the property to the rear, which is predominantly laid to lawn and slopes gently away to the fields adjoining the far boundary. Set within the rear garden is a fully insulated outbuilding that benefits from double glazed windows and new electric heaters, offering annex or office potential. The outbuilding also benefits from a separate workshop and a log store. Adjoining and extending across the rear of the property is an impressive raised paved terrace enjoying spectacular views across the garden to the fields beyond. In total, the grounds attributed to the property extend to just under half an acre.

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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£1,425,000

Minstead, Lyndhurst

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 3

A superb four bedroom detached family residence, set in attractive grounds approaching half an acre, in the ever-popular village of Minstead. The property has been both extended and completely modernised to a high specification throughout by the current owners and further benefits from a separate home office, detached double garage with carport and stunning elevated views across adjoining fields to the rear. EPR:D


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