This most attractive and peacefully situated family home was built in 1921 and is constructed with brick elevations beneath a French terracotta tiled roof, with mature wisteria along the front and southern elevation. Sitting centrally in its plot and enjoying direct forest access, the property offers extremely well-proportioned accommodation throughout, as well as being in excellent decorative order.
The ground floor boasts a host of versatile living accommodation with lovely views over the garden. As you enter the property from the main front door via a covered porch you enter immediately into a useful lobby which in turn gives further access into a large kitchen/breakfast room with travertine tiled flooring, ample low level and eye level units, AGA and stone worksurface. The bespoke handmade kitchen provides access to both the main reception hall which sits central to the house and the ‘living room/Dining room’ which sits at the end of the house with its double aspect views over the garden and boasts a lovely feature fireplace.
Another good-sized sitting room sits at the opposite end of the house across the main reception hall, with further double aspect views over the garden and feature fireplace. The downstairs accommodation is completed with a useful utility room which is set just from the kitchen offering further storage units, wash basin and further access out to the gardens.
A further downstairs W/C also sits from the kitchen. Stairs from the main Reception Hall lead to the first floor where all bedroom accommodation can be found. The principal bedroom offers double aspect views, ensuite accommodation and walk in wardrobe with bedroom two also offering well-proportioned bedroom accommodation and en-suite shower room. Two further bedrooms are offered on this floor both served by a four piece family bathroom.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
The property occupies a central position within its own garden and grounds and consequently enjoy total seclusion and privacy.
On the south side of the house is a terrace, beyond which there is approximately an acre and a half of formal gardens which provide vibrant colour in the form of numerous azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons, accompanied by intertwining footpaths.
There are a number of unusual plants and trees including a mature witch hazel, and a small area of woodland which is home to a carpet of bluebells in springtime.
From the garden there are quite outstanding distant views over the forest.
The house also has the benefit of two paddocks, although planning permission has previously been granted in 2016 to provide a separate stable and garage complex incorporating three stables, store and a double garage as well as re-routing the driveway.
Further information about the planning can be found on the New Forest National Park planning portal, reference: 16/00161
In all, the grounds extend to approximately 4.2 acres.
Agents Note: It is understood that the property benefits from Forest Rights.
The property is situated on the south west outskirts of the extremely popular and largely unspoilt village of Minstead, which in turn lies within the heart of the New Forest National Park.
The property also has direct access onto the open Forest via five separate gates, where there are numerous walks and rides. The larger local centres include Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Lymington, and Winchester, where most everyday requirements are readily available, together with a good selection of schools for all ages; access onto the A31 and the M27 coastal motorway are both within a short drive, providing first class communications to all parts of the country, including London via the M3 motorway and the South Coast, with its excellent aquatic pursuits and Channel ports, whilst Southampton and Bournemouth are home to international airports.
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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An attractive detached country house, dating back to 1921, which has been beautifully renovated and offers well proportioned living accommodation throughout. Ideally situated within a peaceful forest location, set amongst a generous plot approaching 4.2 acres.
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