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 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 east and west access to the M27 and M3 within easy reach and Southampton Parkway station giving a link to London Waterloo within an hour and ten minutes. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away.
A covered entrance porch leads to a UPVC front door and in turn to the reception hall with windows to both the front and side. A door leads through to the utility/boot room with a range of built-in units, stainless steel sink, space for domestic appliances and a door to the rear. The reception hall leads through to an inner hall with a turning staircase to the first floor, large under stairs storage cupboard and a door leading to the ground floor bathroom with a window to the rear, panelled bath with shower fitments and screen, low level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin. The sitting room has windows overlooking the rear and side with a brick built fireplace housing a log burning stove. The adjacent kitchen/dining room has a full range of timber kitchen units, space for electric cooker, stainless steel sink unit, space for dishwasher and space for upright fridge/freezer. In the dining area there is an exposed brick wall with a central log burning stove and tiled hearth. An opening leads through to the conservatory which is glazed on three sides with two sets of double doors leading out to the rear terrace, decking and gardens beyond.
The first floor landing has a window to the rear, a large storage cupboard and airing cupboard. Bedroom one has windows to both front and sides enjoying delightful views over the paddocks and a range of built-in wardrobes surrounding the bed. Bedroom two has windows to both the rear and side, a built-in wardrobe and shelving. Bedroom three has a window to the side, a range of built-in wardrobes and a hatch to the loft space. The family bathroom has a window to the side, hatch to loft, panelled bath, low level WC and wash hand basin.
The annexe has been carefully re-modelled to create ancillary accommodation to the main house and comprises a large open plan living/dining/kitchen area. The dining area has a lovely extending box bay window overlooking the private annexe garden and this follows through to the sitting room with a Velux window above and double doors leading out to the conservatory which is glazed on three sides enjoying delightful views over the garden and land beyond with a door out to the garden. The bedroom has a window overlooking the gravelled courtyard and the bathroom has a panelled bath, basin in vanity unit and low level WC. Underfloor heating runs throughout this area and there is also a large storage cupboard.
Planning Application Number 19/00911
Beautifully set back through a woodland clearing, a sweeping driveway leads you towards Peters Hold Farm. Through recently erected electric gates and over a cattle grid, the driveway continues up to the property with paddocks either side. A gravel area to the side provides parking for numerous vehicles outside the property.
The driveway continues on beyond the cottage and annexe to the large stable complex which incorporates a concrete yard with tack room, covered barns, wash down, three loose boxes, turnout paddock and gates leading out onto the main extent of the paddock land. There is a further large covered barn of block construction with a pitched roof affording ample storage for machinery and farm vehicles and in the largest field, a newly constructed cattle shelter. Three further loose boxes complete the outbuildings of the property.
Immediately to the rear of the cottage is a large area of raised decking which affords delightful views over the surrounding paddock land and leads down to lawned gardens interspersed with plant and shrub borders. The property enjoys an enormous amount of privacy surrounded by mature woodland.
In total the grounds extend to almost exactly ten acres and are divided currently into five distinct areas of paddock.
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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A rare opportunity to purchase a forest residence with granted planning permission for a replacement dwelling. Situated amongst 10 acres of land, the property enjoys a secluded and tranquil location further benefiting from numerous outbuildings including stabling and barns. EPC:D
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