GROUNDS & GARDENS
A private shared track leads to the gravel driveway, allowing for ample off-road parking and potential to build a carport/garage (STPP).
A handmade chestnut picket fence borders the front garden, with a paved pathway leading to the front door, which benefits from two gravel seating areas, perfect for enjoying the peaceful surroundings.
The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and enjoys a southerly aspect, interspersed with mature plants and shrubs, including a Japanese Cherry tree. Tucked away in the corner is a shed which is generous in size and is ideally suited for the storage of tools and garden furniture.
To the side of the property, there is a further patio area and an additional meadow area which is bordered by mature hedging and trees.
Access is provided via a solid timber door, leading to a cosy entrance hallway with cloaks cupboard and access into the sitting room, which features a bay window enjoying delightful views of the front aspect.
To the other side of the hallway, lies the kitchen/dining room which has been updated and reconfigured over recent years, providing a cottage style kitchen with wooden worktops over, integrated under counter separate fridge and freezer, an electric AGA with a ceramic hob, large butler sink and full height larger cupboard as well as ample space for a dining table and chairs. Additional cupboard space houses the Heatrae Sadia boiler, hot water tank and washing machine. There is a further storage cupboard situated at the bottom of the staircase which houses the tumble dryer.
A door leads from the kitchen to the extension which was completed 4 years ago by the current owners, consisting of a garden room with French doors leading to the meadow, a generous wet room and a large study which has previously been utilised as a ground floor bedroom, also benefiting from French doors out to a side courtyard.
A staircase rises to the first floor, which has a spacious landing that leads to the two bedrooms and family bathroom.
Both of the bedrooms are comfortable double rooms which benefit from pretty front aspect views. Bedroom one has two fitted wardrobes which span the whole length of the wall, providing ample storage. Bedroom two also benefits from two deep built-in cupboards which offer ample storage.
The family bathroom comprises a basin with vanity unit, WC and a freestanding bath with shower over.
Minstead has a vibrant community, a village hall, pub (The Trusty Servant), botanical gardens, and a Norman church. There is direct access onto the open forest providing a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding. Lyndhurst is approximately a seven minute drive away and is the largest village within the New Forest. It is a popular tourist location with many independent shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, pubs and hotels. Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which has the popular West Quay shopping centre and many attractions.
The surrounding areas of Southampton and Winchester have a wide selection of well respected private schools along with several others across the Dorset border. Communications are excellent with access to the A31 westbound at Malwood, the M27 eastbound at Cadnam, and within easy reach of Southampton Parkway station giving a link to London Waterloo within 1 hour and 10 minutes. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away.