An attractive front garden bordered by picket fencing with mature shrubs and planting gives access to the front wooden framed storm porch and front door entering into the dining area. The open plan kitchen diner is laid with part wooden flooring and part tiled flooring, with a door out to the rear patio garden. A bespoke shaker style kitchen comprises a range of base and wall units with solid wood work surfaces over, a Leisure Roma range cooker, butler sink, integrated dishwasher and space for a freestanding fridge freezer.

The lounge, part of the original cottage with feature inset woodburning stove, provides a cosy and welcoming room which then in turn opens into a further reception room, currently utilized as a study/reading space and the staircase leads from here to the first floor landing. Internal glazed doors allow plentiful light into this area from the garden room, ideally suited to a dining area in the summer months.

The first floor boasts three good sized double bedrooms and a family bathroom which has been renovated in recent years, featuring a free standing roll-top bath and double sized waterfall shower. The principal bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room and built in cupboard, as well as a vaulted ceiling with feature wooden beams. Bedrooms two and three both comfortably fit double beds and have a rear aspect over the courtyard garden.


The rear private courtyard garden provides a low-maintenance area ideal for entertaining and alfresco dining, with access along the side to the front of the property. Attractive planters border the fence and a useful shed is situated to one corner.


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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Minstead, Lyndhurst

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

Agisters Cottage is a beautifully presented example of a detached New Forest cottage in the heart of Minstead village, conveniently located only a short walk from the community shop, local pub and the surrounding open forest. Upgraded and renovated to provide a comfortable and well proportioned home, this 3 bedroom detached cottage still boasts original charm and character throughout. The property benefits from a low maintenance courtyard garden.

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