Located within the New Forest National Park, The Old Post Office occupies a semi-rural plot with stunning views over open fields to the rear. The village of Winsor is ideally placed for the commuter providing easy access to the M27/M3 motorways, several mainline train stations and international airports at Bournemouth and Southampton.
General day to day amenities can be found within a short drive in the neighbouring village of Cadnam, whilst the village of Winsor provides a highly regarded public house and a farm shop.
A large in and out gravelled driveway provides ample parking space and access to the property and detached garage/workshop.
The gardens are a real feature of the property offering a pretty secluded space, enclosed by fencing with open views across fields to the rear. Predominantly laid to lawn, with well planted flower beds and mature trees and shrubs, the garden is complimented by a superb terrace with raised dining area set under an attractive pergola with wisteria climber over and views across the fields. There is access round to the rear of the property and to the garage/workshop and a further useful shed.
The entrance leads into a light reception hallway with immediate far reaching views out to the rear aspect and across fields. From the hallway, access leads into a cloakroom and useful study area which leads in turn through into a spacious triple aspect vaulted media room which benefits from a central wood burner, storage cupboards to the far corner and double doors at the rear provide access to the garden with open views across fields. This area could very easily be used as separate accommodation if required for dependent relatives or to derive an income if desired.
From the other side of the reception hall double doors lead into a 28’ sitting room with feature fireplace. The room is divided naturally into a reading area and a seating area set around the wood burner with large splay bay windows with front aspects and painted panelling to some of the walls and ceiling. Double doors lead into a further hallway with stairs leading up to the first floor and access to a good size office at the front of the property and access to both a sunny garden room with garden views and double doors leading into the rear garden and a door takes you back through to the kitchen.
The attractive kitchen/breakfast room is also accessed from the reception hallway. The kitchen has been extended to provide excellent space for modern day living and entertaining. The kitchen benefits from superb views across the garden and fields to the rear and is fitted with a range of modern units to both base and wall level with complimentary granite worksurfaces and upstands and integrated appliances.
A large kitchen island provides further storage and a breakfast bar area and is complimented by wood block work surfaces. Set under a vaulted ceiling, with velux windows set in the ceilings allowing for lots of light, there is space for a large table and chairs and double doors lead from here onto an attractive rear terrace ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining.
A useful utility is set off the kitchen with additional storage and plumbing for appliances.
To the first floor, an L shape landing area links four good sized double bedrooms, one with ensuite facilities and a large family bathroom with bath and shower completes the first floor accommodation.
Living in Minstead
Minstead is a perfect village in miniature. Tucked down a maze of country lanes and surrounded by woodland, it is tranquil and unspoiled, yet surprisingly and accessibly close to junction one of the M27 at Cadnam.
For a small village it punches well above its size in terms of community and history. Overlooking its delightful green is a popular country inn, The Trusty Servant Inn, and a village shop and cafe tea room that serves as a community hub. There’s also a quirky parish church which is the resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Nearby are what are thought to be two of the oldest oak trees in the Forest as well as the Rufus Stone, marking the spot where King William II was shot by an arrow.
There’s a busy village hall (the largest in the Forest) which hosts regular antiques and collectors’ markets and the Minstead Players. However, what makes Minstead particularly special are its community-minded organisations including Minstead Study Centre with its sustainability focus and Minstead Training Trust which also runs Furzey Gardens - first planted in 1922 they are ablaze with colour in spring and feature an award-wining garden and ‘fairy doors’ among the trees.
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A particularly well presented and proportioned period property set in an idyllic position backing onto fields with open views. The accommodation offers in excess of 2800 sqft with four good sized bedrooms and a larger ground floor footprint to offer spacious living rooms. The property could also be reconfigured to offer an attached annexe if required.
The property has been sympathetically extended and refurbished to a high specification by the current owners yet still retains many original period features.
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