This pretty detached cottage lies in a quiet close just off an un-adopted gravel track on the edge of the village of Ashley. New Milton and Barton on Sea lie to the west and Hordle/Downton to the east with the coast within a mile. New Milton is a lively country town of great charm and character set among tranquil country lanes on the edge of the New Forest with a wide selection of shops, restaurants and public houses. Walking over the golf course to the sea is the seaside town of Barton on Sea famous for its scenic stretch of coastline with safe swimming and from the golf course are views from Milford on Sea to Hurst Castle and the Isle of Wight’s famous Needles. There are excellent independent schools within easy reach including Ballard School and Durlston Court School. Nearby there is an eventing and livery yard with excellent riding, walking and cycling in the area and throughout the Forest. There are railway stations at New Milton, Sway and Hinton Admiral and locally some of the finest sailing around the Isle of Wight and the Solent.

The property is approached via a picket gate opening into the large pretty south facing garden. From here a glazed front door leads into a welcoming hallway with working wood burner, wood block flooring and doors to all main rooms. An attractive wooden internal door leads into the kitchen/breakfast room comprising a fitted kitchen with country style units, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher, range cooker and space and plumbing for washing machine. There is a separate utility area with basin and wc and door to rear garden. There is a delightful large sitting room with a brick fire place surround and gas fire providing the focal point. There is a second sitting room with working wood burner and dining area with doors to rear garden.

Stairs lead to the first floor which features four well proportioned bedrooms. There are two light and airy double bedrooms at the front of the property with a further spacious master bedroom suite with shower and separate wc and basin. Another double bedroom and family bathroom complete the first floor accommodation.

A gravel track leads to double wooden carport with additional parking. The large front garden is particularly secluded with mature hedging at its borders extending to the south of the house and is mostly laid to lawn with mature hedging at the borders. Winding pathways, wisteria and rambling roses add glorious colour throughout the spring and summer and complete the chocolate box feel to the property. To the rear of the property there is a netted pond, a useful shed and further storage space in a lean-to to the side of the house. 

Living in New Milton

New Milton is in a prime location between the New Forest and the coast and home to award-winning Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, the luxurious country house hotel.

This bustling market town attracts families, drawn by its strong community, range of facilities and excellent schooling provision. There are acclaimed independents, including Durlston Court and Ballard School, while the state school offering is also strong: New Milton Junior is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted and New Milton Infants and The Arnewood School (11-19 Academy) are both rated ‘outstanding’.

Facilities include a town centre with weekly market, a selection of brands, from Boots to Costas, and good independents, such as Smith Bradbeers department store. There’s also the Forest Arts Centre, a venue with a lively mixed programme that includes established and emerging comedy acts, theatre, music, from folk to jazz, and workshops for children and adults. The health and leisure centre has a swimming pool, gym, badminton and squash courts, and a timetable of exercise classes. In addition there is a range of activities and clubs on offer in the area from angling to tai chi, as well as bowling, football and tennis clubs and more.

Property comprises mostly detached houses on tree-lined avenues with parks and recreation grounds including a skatepark– overall a pleasant and comfortable environment for families.

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£549,950

New Milton

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 3

A charming and very attractive period cottage steeped in character dating back to the 18th Century that has been carefully extended and boasts a wonderfully pretty and private garden.  EPR: F


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