The property is situated in the beautiful village of Sandleheath, between the New Forest and Cranborne Chase, benefitting 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 and a local hospital. 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 heading south along the A338, Ringwood is approximately 8 miles away and Bournemouth approximately 16 miles, and heading North on the A338 Salisbury is approximately 12 miles.
Leave Ringwood onto the A338 Ringwood to Fordingbridge Road. Drive through Fordingbridge taking the Sandleheath Road. As you drive along Station Road turn right immediately after passing Normandy Way into Marl Lane (unmade road). This lane is quite long so after a while you will come to the property on your right.
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.
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£1,965,000 Guide Price
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 5 Bathrooms:
- 5 Living Rooms:
A magnificent country home situated in parkland grounds of 4.5 acres and is ideally located in a stunning rural back drop on the fringes of the New Forest town of Fordingbridge.
This well-appointed home dates from 1900 and it formed part of the Sandle Manor Estate of which the main house is now an independent school.
The house had later extensions carried out and now offers a substantial home of 5400 sqft featuring tall, elegant reception rooms with far reaching views across its own private grounds. EPR: C