The Oaks is situated in a beautiful, quiet rural location approximately 1 mile inland from the coastline of Christchurch Bay with its bathing beaches and cliff top golf course. The village of Milford on Sea lies approximately 3 miles south east, whilst the A337 connects to the town of New Milton, being approximately 2 miles west, where there is a mainline rail connection to London/Waterloo. The Georgian market town of Lymington, famed for its river, marinas and yacht clubs, is approximately 5 miles to the east. There is a popular and testing cliff top Golf Course within minutes drive down a country lane off the Estate, being situated at nearby Barton on Sea. There are many walks from the property across Barton Common, open fields or through the golf course to the cliff top.
Quietly situated in a superb semi-rural setting accessed through private Estate farmland, the cottage is one of six properties derived from a range of restored and refurbished Estate farm buildings. Reputedly built in the 1850’s, the complex served as the Home Farm buildings to support the Ashley Clinton Manor Estate that to this day remains in private ownership. The buildings were subsequently acquired and refurbished to provide for a delightful complex of linked cottages. Approached via a pretty, communal courtyard, this beautifully presented character cottage provides accommodation arranged over a single storey, being well planned to take maximum advantage of the outlook over surrounding farmland.
A pathway leads to a secure composite stable style front door which opens up to the spacious reception hall with attractive timber effect heated ceramic tiled flooring. There is a built-in airing cupboard and an adjacent cloaks/storage space. The main sitting room is an impressively large and naturally well lit room featuring exposed ceiling beam work, hardwood parquet block floor and a feature brick fireplace with inset wood burning stove. The front aspect windows enjoy views over paddock and the rear windows overlook the courtyard. The kitchen/breakfast room has been refitted to a high standard by the present owners and is comprehensively fitted with a range of storage and drawer units, attractive granite work surfaces and timber effect ceramic tiled heated floor. There is a Rangemaster 5 burner gas cooker with extractor fan above, integrated washing machine and dishwasher, walk-in larder/utility cupboard currently housing fridge and freezer and double casement doors leading to the delightful rear garden. There is a separate dining room featuring double doors which open onto the landscaped garden and could also be used as an extra bedroom or study It too features the wood effect tiles with underfloor heating.
The master bedroom with a front aspect window overlooking the adjacent fields has a good sized walk-in wardrobe and a well-appointed en-suite shower room. It is fully tiled with fitted chrome towel radiator and underfloor heating. Bedroom two is an excellent size with wall to wall range of built-in wardrobes and double aspect windows to the front and rear providing pleasant views over the courtyard and the rear garden. Completing the accommodation is the stunning family bathroom which is light and spacious with a roll edge bath, separate shower cubical, wash hand basin, wc and heated towel rail/radiator. The wood effect heated tiled floor continues to this room.
The property is approached via a pretty communal courtyard with mature flower and shrub borders creating a unique and pleasant outlook. A gate leads to the side of the property and to the rear garden which is an excellent size and beautifully landscaped with a central circular area of lawn edged by pea shingle with a paved sun terrace abutting the rear of the property. There is a large raised water feature with plants and shrubs. The secluded garden is well screened by mature hedging, a brick wall and fenced border. There is an open timber log store as well as a timber storage shed with paved patio areas.
Adjacent to the property there is a covered carport and an additional parking space as well as a single garage with an electric up and over door, power and lighting. There is also a stable with an electricity supply and generous storage space, which is ideally suited as a workshop.
Living in Barton on Sea
Barton on Sea enjoys a stunning coastal location with views stretching from Hurst Castle to Hengistbury Head. In addition it benefits from all of the facilities of neighbouring New Milton, such as mainline station, arts centre, weekly market and range of shops.
Although Barton on Sea has a history dating back to Anglo Saxon times it developed relatively recently and comprises mostly avenues and closes of mid-century and later detached family homes, plus a row of old coastguard cottages, substantial properties in big plots with even bigger views on Barton Common Road and some imaginative new builds including town houses.
Traditionally it has been a popular area for those considering retiring, but it also offers a great deal for families with parks and excellent state and independent schooling. New Milton Junior School is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, while both New Milton Infant School and The Arnewood School (11-19 Academy), are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. And Durlston Court Preparatory is ranked an impressive number 46 in The Times list of the top 100 independent prep schools. Local facilities include clifftop cafes, a deli and Pebble Beach restaurant which is a Good Food Guide stalwart, plus there’s a 27-hole clifftop golf course with impressive views.
Looking for an Estate Agent in Barton on Sea? Spencers are here to help.
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Re-available, quietly situated in a lovely semi rural position this spacious and very attractive three double bedroom single storey cottage is offered for sale in excellent condition throughout and features a private and beautifully landscaped rear garden and both a carport and a garage. Whilst the property is tucked away in the countryside it benefits from having easy access to the beaches at Milford-on-Sea(3 miles), the mainline train station at New Milton(2 miles) and the Georgian market town of Lymington(5 miles). EPR: E
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