Neacroft is a charming and sought after country hamlet on the fringe of the New Forest National Park. The nearby village of Bransgore (1 mile) is within easy reach and boasts an excellent range of amenities and facilities, including two doctors surgeries, a post office, a highly regarded primary school, three public houses and a parade of shops catering for everyday needs.
The picturesque village of Burley (3.5 miles) boasts a further range of boutique shops and restaurants, as well as a dispensing GP surgery, cricket club and a popular 9 hole golf course. For more widespread amenities the market town of Ringwood is within a short drive as is the lovely riverside town of Christchurch whilst the A31 provides easy access onto the M27 and M3. The commercial centres of Bournemouth and Southampton both with their regional airports, and cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are all within a comfortable drive making this an ideal location for the commuter. The nearby Hinton Admiral Station (2 miles) also provides a direct rail link into London Waterloo. For those with a love of the great outdoors the National Park and the stunning beaches and coastline of the south are also only a short drive away.
The property is believed to have been built approximately 350 years ago as two workman’s cottages, which were later reconfigured to create one, substantial family home. In recent times, the property has been extended to create large, open living spaces befitting a modern day lifestyle, whilst retaining all the original character and charm of the original home.
A thatch covered entrance porch opens via a solid wood door into a delightful snug room which features exposed timbers and a stunning Inglenook fireplace with original bread oven, cast iron canopy and Bessemer beam over. From here, a door opens into the superb and recently extended sitting/dining room, which is completely glazed to the rear elevation, opening onto and overlooking the rear garden.
The magnificent, triple aspect, open plan kitchen/breakfast room is a real feature of the property and has been finished to a high standard complete with modern fitted units, wooden worksurfaces and built-in appliances, including a John Lewis double oven, Beko dishwasher and AEG gas hob. An island unit features a built-in wine storage unit. From here, a stable door opens to the side garden and double doors onto the rear terrace. Both the sitting/dining room and the kitchen/breakfast room feature attractive limestone flooring and underfloor heating.
Further rooms to the ground floor include a study with open fireplace and raised brick hearth, a snug with open fireplace and cast iron surround and a fully tiled bathroom comprising a panelled bath, wash basin and wc. There are two staircases for the property, the main one being set just off the front entrance and the second, accessed from the study.
The main staircase provides access to two good size bedrooms set either side of the stairwell and then continues up to the main landing area.The landing area links to two addition double bedrooms and a fully tiled bathroom with suite comprising a bath with mixer taps, shower cubicle, bidet, wc and heated towel rail. The bedrooms are served by the ground floor shower room for bedroom four and the first floor bathroom for the remaining bedrooms.
To the front aspect, a gravel driveway flanked by a low brick wall offers off road parking facilities for multiple vehicles and access to the detached single outbuilding, which has been converted into two separate storage areas, with power and access to both the front and rear. The outbuilding could easily be converted back into a garage if required or a home office (subject to the relevant consents being granted).
The main garden wraps around the far side and rear of the property. The garden is predominantly laid to level lawn and cleverly apportioned into different areas of interest with meandering pathways and attractive planted borders, featuring a number of specimen plants.Set within the garden is an impressive Breeze house, which is an ideal space for outdoor dining, with a pitched roof and open sides for enjoying the views of the garden.
Additional features include two seating terraces, a feature pond with surrounding rockery garden, a pretty pergola dividing the areas of lawn, a summer house and two timber sheds. Set towards the rear of the plot is a useful compost area as well.
The grounds provide an ideal space for family recreation and enjoy a good degree of privacy and seclusion, with established tree, hedge and fence borders.
Living in Bransgore
Bransgore is a bit of a secret. This village in the south-western corner of the New Forest has a good selection of facilities, strong community, and easy access to Dorset’s sandy beaches.
The parish also encompasses the adjacent village of Thorney Hill and a few charming, peaceful rural hamlets of country houses and thatched cottages, including Neacroft, Godwinscroft and Waterditch. In the centre of Bransgore is a convenient parade of useful shops (such as a bakery, cafe and Co-op) as well as a medical centre. There’s a well-used village hall with a sizeable recreation ground, supporting a number of clubs and activities, and a clutch of popular local dining inns including The Carpenter Arms, The Three Tuns and The Crown.
For families schooling is impressive with Bransgore Primary School rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and two well-regarded secondary schools at Ringwood (‘good overall and outstanding in its sixth form provision’) and Highcliffe (rated ‘good’). Property includes modern family homes on leafy roads, thatched cottages and Victorian and Edwardian country houses. As for travelling - there’s a mainline station a mile or so away at Hinton Admiral plus access to the A31 at Picket Post.
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A beautiful, five bedroom detached character cottage set in a charming hamlet on the edge of the New Forest National Park. The cottage has been both enlarged and modernised with stunning feature rooms, as well as off road parking and a large garden. EPR: D
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