The property is situated in the beautiful village of Sandleheath, between the New Forest and Cranborne Chase, benefiting from its own village shop and post office and only a short journey from the town of Fordingbridge; offering a comprehensive range of shops, cafes and restaurants. The beautiful New Forest is a short distance away, offering thousands of acres of heath and woodlands for a variety of outdoor pursuits. For commuters, the easily accessible A338 provides links to Salisbury (approximately 12 miles North), and the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approximately 16 miles South), with National Express coaches travelling to Victoria from the bustling market town of Ringwood (approximately 7 miles away). Southampton is approximately 20 miles distant across the forest and via the M27, and London is approximately a two hour drive via the M3 and M25.
The property is accessed by a pair of wooden five bar gates to a gravelled courtyard providing parking for several vehicles and to the detached garage. There is access at either side of the property to the private and enclosed rear garden , which features a patio adjacent to the dining room and an attractive covered decking area offering an additional outside sitting area.
A spacious entrance hall is finished with appealing oak engineered floors, which continues through to the living room, with stairs rising to the first floor accommodation. The bright and spacious double aspect living room features a recessed wood burning stove with a door giving access to the adjacent dining room with an attractive vaulted ceiling and double French doors opening onto the gardens. The modern kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of base, wall and drawer units with granite work tops over and laid with slate tiled flooring. Integrated appliances include a double oven, five ring hob and dishwasher, with space and plumbing for a washing machine. Also on the ground floor are two of the four bedrooms, served by a separate shower room.
The part-galleried landing leads to two further bedrooms; the master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with a beam and a Juliet balcony with aspect to the side elevation. The high specification en-suite bathroom is finished with high quality Travertine tiles, and the family bathroom comprises a four piece suite which includes a walk in shower, also with Travertine tiles.
Living in Fordingbridge
Fordingbridge, with its distinctive seven arch bridge spanning the River Avon, rewards discovery. This former market town enjoys an idyllic location between the heath and woodland of the New Forest and rolling chalk downlands of Cranborne Chase. The Avon Valley long-distance footpath from Salisbury to Christchurch runs through the town, meandering beside the Avon. Round and about are some of the loveliest villages, including Rockbourne with the remains of a Roman villa and good, popular pub, the Rose & Thistle, and delightful Breamore with its picturesque Marsh (surviving manorial green) and Elizabethan manor house.
Fordingbridge itself has a high street of interesting independents including an art gallery, architectural salvage yard (a great resource with treasures such as Victorian fireplaces), bookshop and boutiques, and essentials such as butchers and bakers. There’s also a great selection of pubs and restaurants in the area, such as The George in Fordingbridge, The Three Lions at Stuckton and The Foresters at Frogham.
Property in Fordingbridge and surrounding area represents good value for the New Forest and includes character cottages and modern family homes. Families are also attracted by the well-regarded independent schools of Forres Sandle Manor and Moyles Court.
Fordingbridge is positioned just off the main Salisbury to Christchurch Road, so there’s reasonable access to the road networks - including A31 at Ringwood.
£450,000 Offers In Excess Of
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
A bright and spacious four bedroom detached chalet located in the quiet village of Sandleheath. In recent years this modern home has been refurbished to a high standard and offers versatile accommodation, comprising; a spacious hallway, a double aspect lounge with engineered oak floors, a separate dining room with attractive vaulted ceiling, a modern and stylish kitchen with granite worktops, two ground floor bedrooms, two first floor bedrooms and three bathrooms. Outside the property provides off road parking, garaging and private gardens. NO FORWARD CHAIN. Energy Performance Rating: C
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street