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South Gorley, Fordingbridge

Situation:

The quiet hamlet of South Gorley and situated in an enviable position within the magnificent New Forest National Park. Offering excellent access to great dog walking, cycling and horse riding on the nearby Gorley Common, a perfect spot for outdoor pursuits, set in a peaceful community. Nearby is a local farm shop, and the popular Royal Oak Public House. The market town of Ringwood is approximately 4 miles away comprising a wide variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, leisure facilities and excellent schooling. The quaint town of Fordingbridge is approximately 2 miles away also offering superb facilities, and the historic city of Salisbury approximately 10 miles north. For commuters, the easily accessed A338 provides links to the larger towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch and the A31 links to the M27 to Southampton.

Direction:

From Ringwood, take the A338 towards Fordingbridge. Directly before the Old Beams pub, turn right into Mockbeggar Lane signposted Mockbeggar. Follow the road and at the end turn left into Ringwood Road, continue along for approximately a mile and the property can be found on your right hand side.

Beaulieu, Brockenhurst

The property sits on a generous plot in one of the area’s most sought after addresses where spacious waterside homes are spread along the shoreline. The setting is particularly unspoilt and peaceful as the access road attracts very little traffic while the open spaces of The Forest, as well as a beach and paddle board launching point are also nearby. All manner of outdoor activities are close at hand with walking, riding and cycling across miles of unspoilt tracks in the Forest or sailing at either Lymington or Bucklers Hard. There is a popular local pub at East End and direct rail services to London Waterloo depart regularly from Brockenhurst and take approximately 2 hours.

The bungalow overlooks its gardens which extend to approximately a quarter of an acre and contain areas of level lawn and some mature trees along with hedges at the boundary. There is an outside bath with hot and cold taps and a superb covered garden kitchen ideal for outdoor entertaining complete with barbecue. There is ample parking for several cars adjacent to the house and the gardens have a southerly aspect as well as a peaceful atmosphere well suited to this charming location.

This charming timber framed bungalow is the ideal holiday retreat or rental investment. The property has been extended to its full potential and offers contemporary, spacious accommodation set within a quarter acre of national park. The property is accessed through a five bar gate leading to a gravel drive which leads to a turning and parking area adjacent to the house. The home is currently a successful holiday let and is spectacularly well presented with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, an open fireplace and full length windows. An oak porch opens on to the formal lounge with open fireplace, wood panelled walls and a rear aspect window. Double sliding doors open in to the main kitchen/family room with wonderful floor to ceiling windows and bi-fold doors over looking the landscaped gardens. The high end kitchen is the heart of the house with a range of fitted cupboards and work surfaces, breakfast bar and integrated white goods. There are three bedrooms, all interior designed, a family bathroom with butler sink, bath and shower and an en suite bathroom.

Burley, Ringwood

THE PROPERTY

The property is entered through a covered porch through the main door where you immediately walk into the cosy main living room with log burner and built in storage units. Leading from this room you enter the dining room also offering feature fireplace and double aspects views with further access from here to the conservatory at the back of the property. Both the main living room and dinning room sit at the front at the property and enjoy stunning views into the Forest.

At the rear of the property and accessed both via the conservatory and main living room, is the kitchen with an array of low-lying storage units, butler style double sink. A door from the kitchen leads you to a good-sized pantry room with ample storage and window.

Stairs from the front of the house lead you up to the first-floor landing where you two double bedrooms sit at each side of the house. The principal bedrooms enjoys double aspect views with feature fireplace and the second bedroom enjoys views to the front over looking the Forest and boats in built cupboards. A good sized third bedroom sits at the rear of the property with view over the lovely garden. Upstairs is completed by the three-piece family bathroom.

The garage is lined with tiled flooring and houses the utilities for the house with further plans to incorporate this into the main house through the pantry.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

At the front of the property you are greeted with wooden fencing and double gates that allow for access onto the front for off street parking and further singular pedestrian gate access. The front of the property is laid with shingle and boast an array of lovely flower beds with large hedging flanking the property giving it is peace and seclusion.

Access to the rear garden is to the right-hand side of the property where there is a large, grassed garden with a wrap around patio area. The rear garden is bordered by further large hedging and fencing allowing for ample privacy. Further benefits include gated access at the back from the lane. An outside W/C, tool shed and storage shed complete the outside buildings.

SITUATION

The property is centrally located in, arguably, one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest, ideally situated to make full use of all the wonderful facilities the Forest has to offer. Whether it be sailing at nearby Lymington (12 miles) or golf at one of the many courses in the area including Brockenhurst with its mainline railway station (8 miles, Waterloo 90 mins.) The market town of Ringwood is but a short drive away (5 miles). The larger shopping towns of Southampton (20 miles) to the east and Bournemouth (16 miles) to the west, both with their airports, are easily accessible.

SITUATION

The property is centrally located in, arguably, one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest, ideally situated to make full use of all the wonderful facilities the Forest has to offer. Whether it be sailing at nearby Lymington (12 miles) or golf at one of the many courses in the area including Brockenhurst with its mainline railway station (8 miles, Waterloo 90 mins.) The market town of Ringwood is but a short drive away (5 miles). The larger shopping towns of Southampton (20 miles) to the east and Bournemouth (16 miles) to the west, both with their airports, are easily accessible.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

At the front of the property you are greeted with wooden fencing and double gates that allow for access onto the front for off street parking and further singular pedestrian gate access. The front of the property is laid with shingle and boast an array of lovely flower beds with large hedging flanking the property giving it is peace and seclusion.

Access to the rear garden is to the right-hand side of the property where there is a large, grassed garden with a wrap around patio area. The rear garden is bordered by further large hedging and fencing allowing for ample privacy. Further benefits include gated access at the back from the lane. An outside W/C, tool shed and storage shed complete the outside buildings.

THE PROPERTY

The property is entered through a covered porch through the main door where you immediately walk into the cosy main living room with log burner and built in storage units. Leading from this room you enter the dining room also offering feature fireplace and double aspects views with further access from here to the conservatory at the back of the property. Both the main living room and dinning room sit at the front at the property and enjoy stunning views into the Forest.

At the rear of the property and accessed both via the conservatory and main living room, is the kitchen with an array of low-lying storage units, butler style double sink. A door from the kitchen leads you to a good-sized pantry room with ample storage and window.

Stairs from the front of the house lead you up to the first-floor landing where you two double bedrooms sit at each side of the house. The principal bedrooms enjoys double aspect views with feature fireplace and the second bedroom enjoys views to the front over looking the Forest and boats in built cupboards. A good sized third bedroom sits at the rear of the property with view over the lovely garden. Upstairs is completed by the three-piece family bathroom.

The garage is lined with tiled flooring and houses the utilities for the house with further plans to incorporate this into the main house through the pantry.

Burley, Ringwood

The property is conveniently located in an extremely private yet easily accessible position in the heart of one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest. A gate at the back of the garden leads out onto the open forest and down into the village centre. Burley remains one of the few villages which allows the ponies and cattle to roam freely, which adds to its charm. Today English Nature work together with the Forestry Commission to manage this newly designated National Park which is an area of outstanding beauty. Located within Burley are a number of useful amenities and facilities, including a post office, shops, a number of pubs, a picturesque golf course and a well-regarded primary school. The area is also well served by excellent private schools which include Walhampton, Durlston Court and Ballard School near New Milton. The market town of Ringwood is approximately 5 miles away and the A31 (approximately 3 miles) provides easy access across the forest for the coastal resort of Bournemouth and the M27/M3 motorway network. The village also enjoys easy access to the Georgian market town of Lymington (12 miles) which is a haven for the yachting fraternity and Brockenhurst (7 miles) with its mainline railway station (London Waterloo 90 minutes.) The larger shopping towns of Southampton (20 miles) to the east and Bournemouth (16 miles) to the west, both with their airports are both easily accessible.

The property is to be conveyed as a whole and offers numerous opportunities for holiday let and commercial income. The property is made up of three distinct parts. We have described these as lots 1, 2 and 3 for simplicity purposes.

Lot 1

A one off opportunity to purchase a pretty 17th century thatched cottage set back from the road, in the very heart of the village of Burley. The cottage is one of the most photographed homes in the New Forest and has been the subject of some recent refurbishment by the current owner.

Lot 2

An imposing, glass fronted, timber framed, detached showroom building operated formerly as a car showroom, gift shop/art gallery in the very heart of Burley village, now in need of renovation.

Lot 3

A unique combination of retail premises with storage facilities and a detached former fire station formed from two substantial timber formed outbuildings in the heart of the village of Burley.

A pretty 17th century chocolate box thatched cottage set back from the road, in the very heart of the village of Burley. The cottage is one of the most photographed homes in the New Forest and has been the subject of some recent refurbishment by the current owner. The cottage comprises a sitting room with large Inglenook fireplace and a small adjoining dining room/study, with both rooms enjoying views over the front garden. Set behind the sitting room is a galley kitchen opening out onto and overlooking the rear garden. A family bathroom completes the ground floor layout. To the first floor, there are two good size bedrooms overlooking the front aspect, as well as a small third bedroom/storage room.

An imposing, glass fronted, timber framed, detached outbuilding operated formerly as a gift shop/art gallery in the very heart of Burley village. The property is accessed directly from the main thoroughfare and further benefits from a large glass frontage ideal for retail/commercial purposes or the storage of classic motor vehicles. The building measures 29′ x 19’4” and offers potential for a number of uses, all of which would be subject to the necessary planning consent being granted.

A unique combination of retail premises with storage facilities and a detached former fire station formed from two substantial timber formed outbuildings in the heart of the village of Burley. Set in a prime position with frontage directly onto the main thoroughfare, the property comprises a double fronted shop premises operated formerly as a gift shop with excellent storage facilities. At the back of the building is a large additional space which again, is currently used for storage purposes but has potential for conversion to an additional retail unit/s (STPP). Set behind the shop building is the former fire station to the village formed from a large, detached, timber framed outbuilding. This building offers excellent storage for large vehicles or a boat, or conversion subject to planning. The fire station building is accessed off the Burley High Street via a large metal gate opening onto a wide hard standing driveway providing off road parking and access to the fire station and additional yard area. NOTE: In our opinion, the combined properties offer significant potential for the creation of additional retail/commercial premises (subject to the necessary planning consents being granted).

To the front of the property, a wrought iron pedestrian gate set between attractive picket fencing opens into the garden, where a pathway leads to the front entrance. The garden is laid to level lawn with some planted borders and shrubs. The rear garden comprises an area of hard standing abutting the cottage and a small area of lawn with a garden shed and right of way to public car park at rear (annual passes available).

Beaulieu, Brockenhurst

Gorse Cottage is situated opposite the open forest close to Hatchet Pond and within close proximity of Beaulieu village centre and Bucklers Hard. The Georgian market town of Lymington lies to the west with its marinas and yacht clubs. There is also a popular marina at nearby Buckler’s Hard. The Beaulieu River Sailing Club is within one mile and offers opportunities for sailing enthusiasts, as well as the Royal Southampton Yacht Club in nearby St Leonard’s.

The property is accessed via a five-bar wooden gate with cattle grid entrance which leads you onto the front gravel driveway allowing for parking for three or four cars. The gravel driveway is encased by lovely hedgerow and mature trees that borders the property with a pedestrian access gate leading you straight over to the open forest.

Side access through the large garage leads you onto the rear garden that is also accessed via the family/garden room of the main house. Stretching over 150 ft of garden that is mostly laid to lawn with a lovely easterly approach allowing for ample daylight by its pure size.

A patio area also sits just off the doors from the house allowing for al fresco dining and sitting area giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy all the garden has to offer.

The main front door immediately walks into the lobby area with doors that filter into both the sitting room and dining room, both offering spacious accommodation.

The double aspect dining room sits at the front of the property which houses the stairs up to the first floor and also gives you access to a useful utility room and downstairs w/c.

The sitting room also sits at the front of the property with double aspect views toward the open forest and has the benefit of a feature fireplace.

Double doors at the rear then lead you into a further family room and garden room which gives you access to the lovely patio and garden, making this the ideal entertaining and family room with its capability of being fully open or divided off into different rooms.

A large kitchen/breakfast room offering ample storage sits at the rear of the property providing stunning views over the lengthy rear garden through the large window that sits just above the double sink unit.

Side access from the kitchen leads you outside where you are immediately met with your access into a large garage measuring over 30 ft in length.

Carpeted stairs from the dining room lead you to the first floor where all the bedroom accommodation can be found.

Two double bedrooms sit at the front of the property both offering lovely views over the open forest.

A four-piece family bathroom sits just beyond this where you can also find ample hallway storage cupboards.

Bedroom four also provides ample space to allow for a double bed with further built in storage cupboards and views over the garden.

The principal bedroom sits at the rear of the property with built in storage units and a three-piece en suite shower room.

Brockenhurst

The entrance leads you into a hallway from where the majority of the ground floor accommodation can be accessed including a ground floor shower room. Further along the hall a door leads into a large living/dining room with double aspect views and feature fireplace.

At the rear of the property a fitted kitchen with large window allows for ample natural light. A lobby sits beyond the kitchen with access to the gardens and into a W/C and utility room beyond.

Stairs from the main hallway lead to the first floor landing where there are three double bedrooms. The principle bedroom offers double aspect views across the garden and open forest beyond and offers a good size built in wardrobe and vanity unit. The two further bedrooms provide bright and airy accommodation with bedroom three offering further built in wardrobes.

Aldridge Hill is situated at the western end of Brockenhurst between Rhinefield and Black Knoll, directly opposite the open forest and close to the much famed Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. The location is arguably one of the finest in Brockenhurst, with the village offering a mainline railway station with direct links to London Waterloo (approx. 90 minutes), a well-regarded primary school and tertiary college and a good local community of shops and restaurants.

The picturesque village of Beaulieu lies 7 miles to the east with the marina of Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River. Approximately 4 miles to the south is the Georgian market town of Lymington with its extensive yachting facilities, its famous Saturday county market and ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. To the north is the village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 motorway which links to the M3 giving access to London.

A small gravel track off the forest lane leads to the entrance of the property which sits centrally in just under a third of an acre plot. The garden is mostly laid to lawn and is entered via a gated entrance with detached garage at the front. A separate pedestrian gate allows for access straight onto the open heathland at Aldridge Hill.

The boundary of the property is mostly flanked by hedgerow and picket fencing with an array of hedging and shrubs nestled through the garden allowing for a very tranquil and private setting.

Lymington

Situated on the south side of the high street moments from the famous “cobbles” in Lymington and is a short walk from the Station, Town Quay, deep water Marinas and Yacht Clubs. Lymington is famed for being a world renowned sailing location being situated on the river leading to The Solent and Isle of Wight. The Georgian market town is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. To the north, are the New Forest villages of Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27, which links to the M3 giving access to London. There is a rail branch line link to Brockenhurst main line Station (approx. 5.5 miles) which gives direct access (half hourly) to London Waterloo in 90 minutes.

This charming property, draped with beautiful Wisteria is approached via a paved pathway leading to the front entrance. The kitchen has been beautifully handcrafted out of English Oak and features a three-oven Aga with hot plates, Belfast sink and window over looking the rear garden. This rustic kitchen includes ample storage cupboards and drawers. Adjacent to the kitchen is the spacious dining room with an attractive bay window looking out to the front aspect and access through to the beautiful vaulted sitting room. This room acts as the heart of the home and benefits from a wood burning stove, offering a cosy and inviting atmosphere throughout the winter months.

Ascending to the first floor, you’ll find a well-appointed landing that leads through to the two double bedrooms and family bathroom. A part exposed brick wall on the landing adds to the rustic charm of the cottage. 

The principal bedroom with dual aspect is a tranquil retreat tucked at the rear of the property. The south facing window invites natural light to cascade into the room while offering a peaceful view of the rear garden. Bedroom two is an inviting space with an exposed brick feature wall and a vaulted ceiling.  The charming bathroom, with patterned wall tiles and roll top bath provides a touch of elegance along with functionality. 

The lower level of the property serves as a cinema room providing entertainment options and further fitted storage space.  

The property boasts a south-facing garden, with private areas for relaxing and entertaining throughout the day. The presence of a summer house in the garden is an added bonus. This space can be used for various purposes, such as a home office or a place to unwind during the summer months.

Energy Performance Rating: n/a as Grade II Listed

Council Tax Band: D

All mains services connected

East Boldre, Brockenhurst

The property has a wonderful forest location in the pretty village of East Boldre with a thriving pub, village hall, post office, village store and garage all within easy walking distance. There is also a popular marina at nearby Bucklers Hard and the Beaulieu River Sailing Club offers opportunities for sailing enthusiasts.The attractive town of Lymington has a number of supermarkets and independent shops including some designer boutiques and restaurants and is surrounded by the New Forest National Park.Brockenhurst Railway Station (approximately 5.5 miles) provides a half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes, and the motorway networks surrounding Southampton are also within direct travelling distance. There are many well regarded private and state schools in the surrounding area, with South Baddesley (Primary) providing a mini bus service.

The front door opens to an entrance porch that in turn opens to the inner hall with a window to the attractive front garden. The hall has doors to the kitchen, WC, and dining room. The kitchen has space for a breakfast table and has a double aspect to both the rear garden and side. The spacious dining room has a open feature fireplace, a view to the front garden, and double doors to the sitting room. The sizable sitting room has a garden view, feature fireplace and door to the garden terrace. From the dining room a door leads to a hallway with window to the front, staircase to first floor accommodation, and door to the modern shower room. The first floor has two double bedrooms with the master bedroom overlooking the lawned garden.

Chapel Cottage is perfectly situated within the village of East Boldre moments from the open Forest. The property has a gated frontage with a well stocked mature front garden, ample parking, garage with garden store behind, and working well. Positioned on a large plot with an attractive and private low maintenance rear lawned garden and patio terrace. The property would benefit from some updating and has potential for extension (STPP).

Services

Energy Performance Rating: E Current: 53 Potential: 75

Council Tax Band: E

All mains services connected

Burton

Nestled behind sliding gates, this remarkable property boasts a spacious driveway and detached double garage, ensuring ample off-road parking and easy access. The standout feature is the extensive and delightful gardens, enveloped by well-established hedges and embellished with pear and apple trees, creating complete privacy. An expansive wrap-around patio offers abundant space for outdoor entertainment, while additional outbuildings, including a garden storage and a sizable cabin with power and lighting, provide flexibility for ancillary accommodation, subject to planning conditions.

Storm porch leads through to the welcoming dining hall providing access to all ground floor accommodation

Delightful living room with a double aspect allowing for plenty natural light, with French doors opening onto the patio and gardens, featuring beams and a stone plinth with an electric style log burner creating an attractive focal point

Inner hallway providing access to a useful utility room, WC and side door leading to the gardens

Fitted kitchen with a good range of wall, floor and drawer units with quality wooden worksurfaces over, incorporating an inset Butler sink with a double aspect overlooking the front

Ample space and plumbing for all white goods.

From the dining hall, stairs rise to the first-floor landing, giving access to three double bedrooms all of which benefit from ample space for storage. 

Serviced by a white three-piece family bathroom comprising a p-shaped bath with shower attachment over, complete with fully tiled walls.

In addition to the first-floor rooms, there is a convenient office space that offers the added advantage of plumbing for a shower room.

Woodlands, Southampton

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.