Believed to date back to around 1850 Woodman Cottage has been sympathetically extended and restored to provide a quite delightful retreat in the heart of the New Forest National Park. The ground floor has been cleverly configured in order to offer the utmost flexibility whilst maintaining the cosiness one would associate with a property of this type. Many character features have been retained and added including many exposed beams, stripped timber flooring and original fireplaces.

On the ground floor there is a lovely sitting room which extends to the full depth of the property and with half of the room being used as a dining room, enjoying views over the front and rear gardens. This room also enjoys a brick built fireplace housing a log burning stove. The adjacent kitchen has a full range of built-in handmade units with granite worktops over and an oil-fired Aga at its centre. A stable door gives access to the rear terrace and garden beyond. Adjacent is the snug, a lovely space to curl up in front of the log burning stove. From the kitchen a door leads through to the utility room, cloakroom and study, which has an extensive range of bespoke built-in office furniture. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the delightful oak garden room which affords wonderful views over the gardens and access via two sets of double doors and downstairs bedroom four which overlooks the front and side with open gabled ceiling and a modern en suite wet room.

The first floor accommodation is configured with three double bedrooms, two of which overlook the orchard to the front and the master bedroom the extensive gardens to the rear. All have wardrobe and storage space and are served by a charming family bathroom which has a full suite including a freestanding claw footed bath at its centre.

The property is approached along a private track with a turning and parking area opposite the house, adjacent to which is a delightful lawned orchard. The cottage can be accessed either via a pedestrian gate leading to the front door or an electrically operated five bar gate leading to the gravel driveway and in turn to the oak open fronted, double garage which has plumbing and space for further domestic appliances. To the side an access door leads to a staircase and the first floor ancillary studio which enjoys an en suite shower room.

The lawned gardens wrap around the entirety of the cottage and are interspersed by mature trees and plant and shrub borders. There is a large terrace to the rear of the property, providing the prefect place to dine alfresco and enjoy the tranquillity of the fountain to the side. The garden also benefits from a large stable style building to the rear of the garage, offering three loose boxes and machine store. To the left of the property lies an additional paddock of approximately 1 acre which has a separate access and stable.

Minstead is one of the New Forest National Park’s most sought after villages, with its vibrant community, a church, village hall, a pub (The Trusty Servant Inn) and a village shop and tea room. Lyndhurst is within 3 miles 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. For those with a keen eye on sailing Lymington is within 10 miles with its attractive local architecture and popular marina. 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. 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 a short drive away.

The property is approached along a private track with a turning and parking area opposite the house, adjacent to which is a delightful lawned orchard. The cottage can be accessed either via a pedestrian gate leading the front door or an electrically operated five bar gate leading to the gravel driveway and in turn to the oak open fronted, double garage which has plumbing and space for further domestic appliances. To the side an access door leads to a staircase and the first floor ancillary studio which enjoys an en suite shower room. The lawned gardens wrap around the entirety of the cottage and are interspersed by mature trees and plant and shrub borders There is a large area of patio to the rear of the property and a large stable style building to the rear of the garage offering three loose boxes and machine store. In all the glorious gardens extend to almost exactly one acre.

The property is approached along a private track with a turning and parking area opposite the house, adjacent to which is a delightful lawned orchard. The cottage can be accessed either via a pedestrian gate leading the front door or an electrically operated five bar gate leading to the gravel driveway and in turn to the oak open fronted, double garage which has plumbing and space for further domestic appliances. To the side an access door leads to a staircase and the first floor ancillary studio which enjoys an en suite shower room. The lawned gardens wrap around the entirety of the cottage and are interspersed by mature trees and plant and shrub borders There is a large area of patio to the rear of the property and a large stable style building to the rear of the garage offering three loose boxes and machine store. In all the glorious gardens extend to almost exactly one acre.

Believed to date back to around 1850 Woodman Cottage has been sympathetically extended and restored to provide a quite delightful retreat in the heart of the New Forest National Park. The ground floor has been cleverly configured in order to offer the utmost flexibility whilst maintaining the cosiness one would associate with a property of this type. Many character features have been retained and added including many exposed beams, stripped timber flooring and original fireplaces.

On the ground floor there is a lovely sitting room which extends to the full depth of the property and with half of the room being used as a dining room, enjoying views over the front and rear gardens. This room also enjoys a brick built fireplace housing a log burning stove. The adjacent kitchen has a full range of built-in handmade units with granite worktops over and an oil-fired Aga at its centre. A stable door gives access to the rear terrace and garden beyond. Adjacent is the snug, a lovely space to curl up in front of the log burning stove. From the kitchen a door leads through to the utility room, cloakroom and study, which has an extensive range of bespoke built-in office furniture. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the delightful oak garden room which affords wonderful views over the gardens and access via two sets of double doors and downstairs bedroom four which overlooks the front and side with open gabled ceiling and a modern en suite wet room.

The first floor accommodation is configured with three double bedrooms, two of which overlook the orchard to the front and the master bedroom the extensive gardens to the rear. All have wardrobe and storage space and are served by a charming family bathroom which has a full suite including a freestanding claw footed bath at its centre.

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.

Believed to date back to around 1850 Woodman Cottage has been sympathetically extended and restored to provide a quite delightful retreat in the heart of the New Forest National Park. The ground floor has been cleverly configured in order to offer the utmost flexibility whilst maintaining the cosiness one would associate with a property of this type. Many character features have been retained and added including many exposed beams, stripped timber flooring and original fireplaces.

On the ground floor there is a lovely sitting room which extends to the full depth of the property and with half of the room being used as a dining room, enjoying views over the front and rear gardens. This room also enjoys a brick built fireplace housing a log burning stove. The adjacent kitchen has a full range of built-in handmade units with granite worktops over and an oil-fired Aga at its centre. A stable door gives access to the rear terrace and garden beyond. Adjacent is the snug, a lovely space to curl up in front of the log burning stove. From the kitchen a door leads through to the utility room, cloakroom and study, which has an extensive range of bespoke built-in office furniture. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the delightful oak garden room which affords wonderful views over the gardens and access via two sets of double doors and downstairs bedroom four which overlooks the front and side with open gabled ceiling and a modern en suite wet room.

The first floor accommodation is configured with three double bedrooms, two of which overlook the orchard to the front and the master bedroom the extensive gardens to the rear. All have wardrobe and storage space and are served by a charming family bathroom which has a full suite including a freestanding claw footed bath at its centre.

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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.

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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£1,750,000

Minstead, Lyndhurst

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 3
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 4

A rare opportunity to purchase this delightful New Forest home which offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms and four reception rooms in addition to which there is an ancillary studio with shower room above the oak garage. Situated in a beautifully secluded and tranquil location, Woodman Cottage offers exquisite charm coupled with extremely flexible accommodation and further benefits from approximately 2.5 acres of gardens and paddock land. Energy Efficiency Rating: E


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