It is extremely rare for a property of this variety and scale to become available with direct access onto the New Forest National Park. Positioned between the highly desirable villages of Beaulieu and Exbury the house and its associated cottages enjoy a peaceful and idyllic outlook across 10 acres of gently undulating pasture with the stunning backdrop of the New Forest.
There is excellent walking and riding out from gates on the land leading directly onto the open spaces of Beaulieu Heath which forms part of the wide ranging National Park that extends to nearly 220 square miles of heath, coast and forest.
The attractions of this quintessential rural outlook which takes in one’s own land and livestock are enhanced by the excellent road links which offer easy access to the motorway network via Totton and the M271 which lies 10 miles to the north over straight, swift roads.
Day to day needs are catered for by the nearby villages of Beaulieu and Holbury with a Waitrose in nearby Hythe. Southampton is also nearby with a wide range of shops and services including a main line railway station to London Waterloo with direct services taking approximately 1h 10m (Southampton Airport Parkway – 16.5 miles). There is also excellent sailing nearby with well established clubs at both Bucklers Hard and Lymington providing access to the Solent.
The property is approached over a gravel track across which this property has sole vehicular access. To the rear of the house lies an extremely spacious turning and parking area which provides access to the house, cottages, lorry barn and yard as well as several paddocks.
The main farm house sits centrally and is surrounded by the three detached cottages, each being within easy reach of one another yet enjoying a significant degree of privacy and separation.
Adjoining The Hayloft are two large storage units which were formerly individual stables. Across the drive and adjacent to the stable yard is a large barn ideal for hay storage which has been designed to also accommodate a large horse lorry.
The drive continues to a very neat and gated yard surrounded by a total of 8 loose boxes, a highly secure tack room and separate rug room as well as a useful holding paddock. Beyond the yard and adjoining the majority of the land are two Shetland loose boxes and a separate detached tractor shed.
The paddocks stretch in a southerly direction from the house and buildings and form an extremely attractive area currently divided into 10 paddocks all of which have access to water troughs. There is also an extremely attractive pond in the lowest portion of the land although all paddocks are very well drained and provide excellent grazing throughout the year. There are field shelters in each of the larger paddocks as well as a 20m x 40m sand school on the north eastern corner of the property where there are also further field shelters.
The scope available at Ipers Bridge Farm cannot be understated. The sheer range of accommodation available makes a wide variety of uses possible from a family home with extensive ancillary cottages for staff or multi-generational living to the makings of an extremely attractive holiday cottage business which is already well established.
Add to this the adjoining 10 acres of paddocks and equestrian facilities with direct access to the New Forest and the possibilities are endless.
Farm House – The main house is approached via a large covered porch and front door opening to a vaulted staircase hall which provides access to the principal reception rooms. On the right are doors to both the dining room and sitting room which adjoin one another and enjoy views across the garden to the land beyond. The sitting room has a feature fireplace complete with log burning stove. Also on the ground floor is a study and a charming farmhouse kitchen / breakfast room both of which have far reaching views across the southern paddocks. The practicalities are catered for by a superb boot room and laundry with back door to the garden and a downstairs wc completes the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms arranged off a central landing. The master bedroom has built in wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom as well as superb views across the gardens and paddocks. There are two further double bedrooms, a generous single bedroom and family bathroom.
Danny’s Cottage – Perfectly positioned to enjoy the farm’s most pleasing outlook, this exquisitely presented one bedroom detached cottage showcases the properties undeniable allure as a holiday destination. Danny’s cottage demonstrates its exceptional appeal as a sought-after holiday retreat and has consistently achieved a remarkable £950 per week during the vibrant summer season. The interior boasts a delightful sitting and dining room, enhanced by the warm ambiance of a wood burning stove. French windows gracefully lead out to a south-facing deck, unveiling breathtaking vistas of the unspoilt beauty that stretches across the farmland and extends to the enchanting Forest beyond. Additionally, a well-equipped kitchen provides a separate cooking space, while the double bedroom offers ample storage with its extensive wardrobe facilities. Completing this idyllic cottage is a luxurious bathroom featuring both a rejuvenating bath and a separate shower.
The Hayloft – Spanning two levels, this captivating property offers a thoughtfully arranged layout. The ground floor encompasses a well-appointed kitchen, accompanied by a separate breakfast room and a welcoming hallway leading to the upper floor. Ascending the stairs, you’ll discover a spacious sitting room adorned with glazed doors that gracefully open up to a charming Juliet balcony, granting an abundance of natural light. Adjacent to the sitting room lies an inviting dining area, creating an ideal space for entertaining. A generously proportioned bathroom and a sizeable double bedroom equipped with built-in wardrobes provide both comfort and convenience. Completing the allure of this residence is a large raised deck, perfect for relishing delightful al fresco dining experiences.
William’s Lodge – Presenting an abundance of space, this remarkable cottage offers a truly expansive layout. The ground floor boasts an impressively large kitchen/breakfast room, providing ample space for culinary delights. In addition, there is a separate sitting and dining room, allowing for distinct areas of relaxation and entertaining. Completing the ground floor is a well-appointed bathroom, catering to the convenience of permanent residents and guests alike. Ascending to the upper level, you’ll find a generously sized bedroom, accompanied by a separate sitting area that offers the potential for division, creating two double bedrooms if desired. Emphasising the appeal of this enchanting abode, the cottage encompasses its very own private garden area, providing a serene outdoor oasis with ample room for a table and a barbecue, perfect for embracing the joys of outdoor living.
Living in Beaulieu
Beaulieu, as its name suggests, is beautiful. This village is a jewel of the New Forest, sitting prettily beside the River Beaulieu with Palace House, the seat of the Montagu family, as backdrop. This is an estate village which has been in the keeping of the Montagu family for 477 years. Today Beaulieu is familiar worldwide for the National Motor Museum, but the village attracts visitors, too. It has a quaint High Street of smart independents in pretty brick and timber-framed period properties, including art gallery, chocolate studio, floral designer, plus gift shops, tea room, village stores, garden centre, community garden and the village school (rated ‘good’ by Ofsted).
Beaulieu is also home to Beaulieu Garage (specialising in classic and vintage cars) and Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms, the only restaurant in the New Forest to hold a Michelin Star. Along the road towards picturesque Hatchet Pond is Beaulieu Organic Farm Shop.
As for property, there are some good-sized period country houses, while Dock Lane, which runs alongside the river, is considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the Forest with a selection of stunning architect-designed modern builds.
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An exceptional residential or lifestyle-business opportunity with extensive equestrian facilities in a highly convenient location with direct access onto the New Forest National Park. This rare property comprises a detached four bedroom farm house with three further detached 1 bedroom cottages ideal for holiday letting, guests or extended family with the added benefit of an adjoining 10 acres of south facing pasture, extensive stabling and sand school. The property also benefits from commoners grazing rights.
The house and cottages enjoy staggering southerly views across their own land towards the open spaces of the New Forest National Park. The property is exceptionally private and peaceful while enjoying excellent transport links to the wider world.
The land provides excellent, well-drained grazing all year round and is divided by well maintained post and rail fencing into half a dozen paddocks serviced by an efficiently arranged yard complete with a wide and varied range of stabling and store rooms. EPR - D