GROUNDS & GARDENS
The entire plot is enclosed by fencing with a brick wall to the front garden, which features attractive planting and a rockery. A brick paved driveway leads through twin wrought iron gates to the detached double garage. There is a large brick paved terrace to the rear of the property with a circular patio beneath a pretty pergola, with a pathway leading to a large area of lawn featuring a timber summerhouse, bordered by well stocked shrub beds. There is also a vegetable plot, greenhouse, timber shed and concealed compost area.
Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 77 Potential: 82
Council Tax Band: E
Mains electricity, water and drainage
Solar panels for electric (installed in 2012)
Oil-fired central heating
The charming village of Sopley is situated on the edge of the Avon Valley and New Forest, between the popular coastal town of Christchurch, and the historic market town of Ringwood. There is a village hall, excellent primary school, and quality pubs nearby. Christchurch is situated approximately 2.5 miles south, offering an extensive range of independent and high street shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, hotels, and the beautiful natural harbour which is home to two sailing clubs, a rowing club and plenty of water based activities. The market town of Ringwood is approximately 6 miles north offering further shopping, leisure facilities and a good range of pubs cafes and restaurants. The larger coastal town of Bournemouth with its famous beaches is also close by as are major transport links; the A31 and the M27; leading east to Southampton, the M3 and London beyond. Christchurch has a main line train station as does Bournemouth and Southampton plus the latter benefitting from having international airports.
THE LOCAL AREA
Christchurch is a delight; a harbour side town of character and charm located where the Avon and Stour rivers flow into Christchurch Harbour. Positioned between Bournemouth and the New Forest, Christchurch is a lively town with mainline station and a good variety of independents and national brands (from Boots to Waitrose). It has become something of a foodie destination: chock-a-block with cafes, pubs, and restaurants, such as The Jetty on Mudeford Quay. It is also the venue for a popular food and wine festival that attracts some high profile chefs. Other attractions include the priory, castle ruins, nature reserves, nearby beaches and Mudeford Quay with ferry service to Mudeford Spit (with iconic beach huts) and Hengistbury Head. A wide range of activities are available such as cricket, golf and watersports. Another benefit for families are the schools – rated at least ‘good’ by Ofsted, while Christchurch Infant School, Mudeford Infant and Junior Schools and Twynham comprehensive are all graded ‘outstanding’. An attractive range of property includes architect-designed new builds, fine Georgian houses and modern townhouses, some in waterside locations and with views across Christchurch Harbour.
– UPVC wood-effect double glazing
– Pine panelled doors, architrave and skirting boards throughout
– Dual aspect sitting/dining room with French doors opening to the garden and Colonial style shutters to front aspect
– Ground floor shower room with WC, wash hand basin and under stairs storage cupboard
– Useful study with Colonial style shutters
– Dual aspect kitchen fitted with electric double oven, hob with extractor over, 1½ bowl sink and built-in dish washer, enjoying views over the rear garden
– Utility room fitted with water softener and plumbing for washing machine, with access to the driveway
– Galleried landing with storage cupboard and access hatch to loft space
– Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, both fitted with Colonial style shutters and enjoying lovely views over the Avon Valley to the front
– Three further bedrooms
– Family bathroom comprising a white suite of bath with shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin
– Detached double garage with inspection pit and a boarded storage facility above
– Extensive brick paved driveway
Living in Bransgore
Bransgore is a bit of a secret. This village in the south-western corner of the New Forest has a good selection of facilities, strong community, and easy access to Dorset’s sandy beaches.
The parish also encompasses the adjacent village of Thorney Hill and a few charming, peaceful rural hamlets of country houses and thatched cottages, including Neacroft, Godwinscroft and Waterditch. In the centre of Bransgore is a convenient parade of useful shops (such as a bakery, cafe and Co-op) as well as a medical centre. There’s a well-used village hall with a sizeable recreation ground, supporting a number of clubs and activities, and a clutch of popular local dining inns including The Carpenter Arms, The Three Tuns and The Crown.
For families schooling is impressive with Bransgore Primary School rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and two well-regarded secondary schools at Ringwood (‘good overall and outstanding in its sixth form provision’) and Highcliffe (rated ‘good’). Property includes modern family homes on leafy roads, thatched cottages and Victorian and Edwardian country houses. As for travelling - there’s a mainline station a mile or so away at Hinton Admiral plus access to the A31 at Picket Post.
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FAR REACHING VIEWS - Built in 2001 by the current owners, this detached family home provides four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms, with a sizeable detached double garage, whilst a paved driveway provides parking for numerous vehicles. The property is positioned within a generous plot which extends to approximately 0.25 acre and boasts far reaching views over the Avon Valley to the front and borders open fields to the rear. It is worth noting that the vendors installed their own solar panels in 2012 which not only provide household electricity but also a useful income stream. Energy Performance Rating: C