The property is situated in the village of Whitsbury which is north west of Fordingbridge town and forms part of the group of villages on the edge of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The stunning New Forest National Park offers 140,000 acres of natural heath and woodland, ideal for a range of outdoor pursuits, particularly walking, cycling and horse riding. The easily accessible A338 takes you to the cathedral city of Salisbury, with mainline railway station (approximately 10 miles north), and the bustling coastal towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (approximately 18 miles south). Southampton is approx 20 miles east (via the A31/M27) and London is approximately a two hour drive (via the M27/M3/M25).
The spacious entrance hall leads through an archway to an inner hall which provides access to the kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom, whilst multi-paned glass doors provide access to the generously proportioned dining room and triple aspect sitting room. This naturally bright reception room centres upon an inglenook fireplace with an oak beam above housing a log burning stove, whilst a bay window to the rear elevation has French doors opening onto the rear terrace and garden. From the inner hall there is access to a large under-stairs storage cupboard and to the cloakroom, which features a modern white suite comprising a wall-mounted WC and wash hand basin within a vanity unit, with fitted storage cupboards and a vertical radiator. The kitchen/breakfast room comprises a range of fitted wooden cabinets under granite work-surfaces and incorporates a 1½ bowl sink and breakfast bar with built-in wine rack. There is a fitted water softener and a range of integrated Miele appliances including a 5-ring gas hob with extractor over, a combination microwave oven and a separate oven, with further space for a fridge/freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher, whilst a double pantry cupboard provides useful additional storage facilities. A door leads through to the utility room with a further range of cabinets incorporating a 1½ bowl sink, plus a freestanding oil-fired boiler and plumbing for a washing machine, with space for several appliances. From the utility room there are two doors, one leading onto the rear terrace whilst another leads to the study/bedroom 5. This versatile dual aspect room has built-in bookshelves and French doors leading to a side terrace, which could provide an ideal ground floor guest bedroom with its own private courtyard garden. Stairs rise to the galleried landing which has access to the loft space and a large airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. There are four generous double bedrooms on the first floor, three of which benefit from en-suite facilities; the master bedroom is a naturally light and airy room with French doors opening to a private balcony with decked flooring and glass panels which provides beautiful views over the rolling fields beyond. This spacious room benefits not only from built-in wardrobes, but also has a separate fully-fitted dressing room and a large en-suite bathroom with a white suite comprising a Showerlux whirlpool bath, Showerlux massage shower with 5 shower jets plus a hand-held shower, wall-mounted WC, wash hand basin within a vanity unit and ladder style heated towel rail. Bedroom four has French doors that open onto a decked balcony which provides far reaching rural views to the rear. There is also a family bathroom which features a white suite comprising a bath with shower over, low level WC, wash hand basin within a vanity unit with ladder style radiator. The property comprises UPVC windows and also UPVC/aluminium windows.
Outside, a sweeping tarmac driveway leads to two separate garages, and is abutted by an area of lawn enclosed by mature laurel hedging. From the lawn, access is provided through a pretty Honeysuckle and Rose covered pergola to a paved terrace with natural stone table, which creates an ideal area for entertaining and al-fresco dining. The paved terrace continues around the rear of the property where two sets of steps provide access to the rear lawn, both of which are flanked by attractively planted shrub beds, a rockery and water feature. This elevated lawn is the perfect area to relax and unwind whilst admiring the stunning surrounding rural views. From the driveway a pedestrian gate leads to a further paved terrace, with steps rising to a vegetable garden which has a fruit cage, timber shed and greenhouse. The gardens contain a variety of fruit trees includng peach, Victoria and Czar plum, Conference and Comice pear, James Grieve apple and Damson. There is also a concealed area housing the oil tank behind the garage.
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.
Looking for an Estate Agent in Fordingbridge? Spencers are here to help.
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OFFERED WITH VACANT POSSESSION - An attractive neo-Georgian country residence, positioned within a private enclave tucked away from the main thoroughfare, in this pretty Hampshire village. The property provides a generously proportioned, light and airy range of family living accommodation extending to approximately 2,000 sq ft and enjoys an elevated position boasting far reaching views over open fields to the rear. Energy Performance Rating: D
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