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Bickton Ash is a sizeable 'chocolate box' thatched cottage situated in a highly desirable picturesque hamlet, a short distance from the glorious New Forest National Park.
This enchanting Grade II Listed property is spacious beyond expectation, full of character and has been redecorated and re-thatched to create a comfortable country retreat set in generous gardens with stunning farmland views. This beautifully presented cottage is truly the epitome of a lifestyle home.
The heart of Bickton Ash is believed to date back to the 17th Century, although various additions have transformed the cottage into the substantial home you find today, providing ample space for modern flexible family life. The current owners have sympathetically yet stylishly updated the house, adding modern convenience whilst retaining the heritage of the original cottage as seen by the exposed original beams and open fireplace. The accommodation is both ample and versatile with the ground floor comprising of a sitting room, snug/ dining room, kitchen, utility room, conservatory and cloakroom. On the first floor there are three excellently sized double bedrooms serviced by a modern family bathroom.
This glorious cottage must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Lying to the South of the popular rural market town of Fordingbridge on the periphery of the New Forest National Park is the quintessential rural hamlet of Bickton.
The Avonside town of Fordingbridge is approximately just 1.5 miles away offering a superb range facilities, including local shops, excellent primary and secondary schooling, doctor and dentist surgeries and sports facilities. In addition the nearby New Forest villages of Hyde and Stuckton offer highly regarded schooling, Farm shop and tea rooms, and an array of excellent local pubs and restaurants, including the renowned Three Lions Restaurant and popular Foresters public house.
For commuters, the easily accessed A338 provides a useful link to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approx. 12 miles south) and the A31 links to the M27 to Southampton (approx. 20 miles east). There are international airports and mainline train stations at Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton, and regular National Express coaches leave from Ringwood to Victoria.
The New Forest National Park is a short distance from the property and provides a stunning and enviable back drop to this sought after location. There is endless riding, walking and cycling over the glorious undulating heathland and woodland and excellent fishing available on the nearby River Avon.
The cottage is well positioned to the front of its gardens with a gated driveway providing access to the versatile double garage and workshop and ample further parking for multiple vehicles.
The gardens, in the majority, are to the rear and side of the property and have been brilliantly landscaped into several usable distinct 'garden rooms', ideal for families and avid gardeners alike. A large lawn, bordered by a rockery, specimen trees and herbaceous borders can be found to the right hand side of the gardens. Beyond this there is a productive fruit and vegetable garden complete with discreetly positioned fruit cage and green house. This in turn leads to a decked area specifically designed for outdoor entertaining and al-fresco dining. This secluded corner of the garden houses the very useful home office, an ideal studio, home office or ancillary accommodation. There is also a Jacuzzi, (available by separate negotiation) with changing area. The remaining rear gardens are a lovely formal hedged lawn with colourful floral borders.
The stunning gardens are approximately a third of an acre in size and offer a wealth of privacy and seclusion.
There is planning permission in place to erect a garden room, at the rear of the gardens, on the site of the current garden shed for recreational or ancillary use only. Application number 14/10299, granted April 2014.
Two reception rooms
Kitchen with AGA
Inglenook fireplace with log burner
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate