Woodlands is a particularly desirable residential area located on the north eastern edge of the New Forest National Park. Within Woodlands there is a public house, village hall and a popular cafe & deli called Spot In The Woods as well as a wider range of amenities including shops, schools, public houses and restaurants available in the nearby villages of Ashurst and Lyndhurst. 

The New Forest offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits and places of interest with the open forest easily accessible for walking and riding. The city of Southampton to the east provides a comprehensive range of retail and leisure facilities. The property is well located for road and rail. Junction 2 of the M27 motorway links up with the M3 motorway for the M25 and London and the nearby villages of Ashurst and Totton offer direct rail links to London Waterloo.

The Property 

This beautiful residence is made available for the first time in over forty years and would now benefit from a program of modernisation and refurbishment. Internally, the property offers a number of statement rooms befitting the period as well as numerous character features such as high ceilings, ornate cornicing, feature fireplaces and exposed wood floors.

Ground Floor 

● Entrance Porch – tile hung pitched roof with solid wood columns, low rise brick wall to either side and tiled flooring. Solid wood front door.

● Entrance Hall – Steps down to boiler room with side aspect window. Stairwell ascending to the first floor.

● Study/Piano Room – Side aspect window overlooking the grounds.

● Morning Room – Feature bay window overlooking the grounds. Open fireplace with wood surround, brick inset and stone hearth.

● Drawing Room – Stunning double aspect room with door opening onto a covered seating terrace. Recessed fireplace with wood burning stove and exposed wooden flooring.

● Dining Room – Double aspect room with views and sliding doors opening onto the rear garden and grounds.

● Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Double aspect room fitted with a range of base units with inset Butler sink, Aga cooker and spiral staircase ascending to the first floor.

● Utility Room – Double aspect room with part vaulted ceiling, tiled flooring and sliding doors opening onto the garden.

● Rear Lobby/Boot Room – Space and plumbing for utilities. Solid wood door opening onto the garden and grounds.

● Garden Room – Lovely Triple aspect room with glazed pitch roof and apex window. Tiled flooring and French doors opening onto the garden.

First Floor

● Landing area – Leading to all principle rooms and bathroom areas. Door opening at end of landing to a book storage area and spiral staircase leading back down into the kitchen.

● Master Bedroom – Double aspect room offering elevated views to the south and west aspects across the grounds. Built-in wardrobe storage.

● En-Suite Bathroom – Suite comprising panelled bath with glass screen and mixer taps with shower attachment, wash basin and wc. Side aspect window. Fully tiled walls.

● Guest Bedroom – Part vaulted ceiling and side aspect window overlooking the grounds to the southerly aspect.

● En-Suite Bathroom – Suite comprising panelled bath with glass screen and mixer taps with shower attachment, wash basin and wc. Side aspect window. Fully tiled walls.

● Bedroom 3 – Double aspect room with views to the front aspect.

● Bedroom 4 – Side aspect window offering elevated vies across the grounds. Built-in wardrobes.

● Bedroom 5 – Side aspect window offering elevated vies across the grounds. Built-in wardrobes.

● Bedroom 6 – Side aspect window offering elevated vies across the grounds. Built-in wardrobes.

● Family Bathroom – Suite comprising panelled bath, wash basin and wc. Side aspect window.

Grounds & Gardens

A private track leads from the road to a five bar opening across a cattle grid onto a gravel driveway leading down to the front of the house. The driveway provides secure off road parking for multiple vehicles as well as access to a detached double garage with large separate workshop area and lean to and an additional single garage. Set alongside the garages is a large detached storage unit and a greenhouse.

The stunning grounds are apportioned into different areas of interest comprising recreational areas of open lawn and formal planted areas. The garden features a number of specimen trees and plants including oak, beech, walnut and apple trees, as well as numerous acers, rhododendrons and azaleas.

Set to the rear of the plot is a gate providing direct access onto the open forest, with numerous paddocks and fields surrounding.

The gardens and grounds extend in total to approximately two acres.

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.

£1,300,000

Woodlands, Southampton

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 3
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 5

A classic six bedroom detached country house set in stunning grounds of approximately two acres, with direct forest access to the rear. Built in 1910, the property boasts an elegant façade and offers well-proportioned accommodation as well as a range of outbuildings/garaging facilities. EPR:E


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56 Brookley Road
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SO42 7RA

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