Sopley is situated within a conservation area 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 and a quality dining pub within easy walking distance and Sopley Primary School is just a short distance away, as well as other local private and state secondary schools. 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 gives access to Southampton, the M3 and London beyond. Christchurch has a main line train station as does Bournemouth and Southampton plus the latter benefiting from having international airports.
Leave Ringwood along the Christchurch road and head to Sopley. Go through the village on the one way and turn left into Derritt Lane and then as you go along this road you will see the entrance on your right to the 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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£2,500,000 Guide Price
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The Clock House is a beautiful example of a conversion of former stables and coach house, and is always instantly recognised by its signature clock tower. The stunning accommodation is elegantly presented retaining much of the original period features including impressive tall ceilings in most of the reception rooms. Outside the property is approached along a sweeping drive and the whole site amounts to about eighteen acres of paddocks and gardens. EPR: E