Woodlands Road 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 the highly regarded Hotel Terra Vina with 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.
To the front of the property, a five bar gate opens onto a block paved drive offering off street parking for a couple of cars.
The main area of garden is set at the front, enclosed by a mix of picket and lapwood fencing with shrubs and flower borders whilst predominantly laid to level lawn. Access leads to the entrance and garage from here.
At the rear of the property there is a westerly facing courtyard area set across the rear of the property providing a further area for seating if required. The property backs onto the local village hall recreation area providing a lovely back drop as a semi rural property.
Believed to date back to circa 1921, this delightful forest cottage has been refurbished in recent times including replacement windows and retains all the charm you would expect of a period cottage.
The entrance leads into a useful porch area for boot and coat storage and which in turn leads into a cosy, beautifully appointed sitting room with a feature fireplace housing a wood burning stove set on a flagstone hearth.
A door leads into a generous farmhouse style kitchen/dining room with character hand painted kitchen with an extensive range of units set alongside complimentary quartz worksurfaces. There is a central gas fired red Aga offering two ovens and plumbing for a dishwasher. There is ample room for a dining table and chairs. Open tread stairs lead up to the first floor accommodation and a side door leads into the utility room offering additional kitchen cupboards. From here a door leads out to the rear terrace and also into the garage at the other side which offers good storage and plumbing for appliances.
The first floor accommodation leads to a landing area, currently used as an office area with landing window and built in storage. From here there is access to the two double bedrooms and family bathroom
Both bedrooms are good sized rooms with the main bedroom at the front benefiting from a built in double wardrobe and ornamental fire surround. A loft hatch from here accesses the loft void which is part boarded for further storage. The second bedroom is set to the rear of the cottage with open views across the playing fields to the rear and houses a deep built in storage cupboard.
A modern tiled family bathroom offers a bath with shower set over, WC and vanity wash basin. The gas boiler is housed in a corner cupboard. The bathroom 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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*** PRICED TO SELL, SELLER SUITED **** A quintessential two bedroom forest cottage set in a popular semi rural enclave on the eastern fringes of the New Forest within easy reach of the open forest and local amenities of Lyndhurst. The cottage offers well appointed accommodation throughout with the benefit of a woodburning stove within the sitting room and generous kitchen/dining room with Aga. The cottage is well presented having recently benefitted from a programme of refurbishment and benefits from a pretty enclosed front garden and off road parking.
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