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A fine Victorian residence of great charm and versatility perfectly suited for rural family life and in an idyllic location between the New Forest National Park and city of Salisbury in the Avon Valley.
Crossing Cottage is a superb detached home boasting an abundance of character with many hallmarks of the homes original features still evident including open fireplaces, sash windows, exposed floor boards and cornicing. The arrangement and flow of the accommodation is light and airy throughout with the majority of rooms enjoying uninterrupted views across the glorious farmland that surrounds the home.
The spacious well balanced accommodation comprises a welcoming entrance hall that in turn leads through to all the principal reception rooms. To the left there is a formal sitting room that links through to the useful playroom or study. Beyond the study is the wonderful working Victorian conservatory, currently used as a utility room/boot room but would make a wonderful dining room or summer entertaining space. The room of particular note is the open plan 'L shaped' kitchen/dining room/family room. This superb 'heart of the home' space has been created by the vendors to suit a busy, sociable family life. The kitchen is well appointed and has an AGA, there is also ample space for a large dining table with the informal dining room/playroom beyond, also featuring a lovely original working fireplace. Also found on the ground floor is a cloakroom. Upstairs there are 4 sizeable bedrooms, 2 of which have modern en-suites and all of which have stunning rural views. In addition there is a family bathroom.
This glorious home is presented to a high standard throughout, but still offers the next owners flexibility for further development or extension, subject to usual consents.
We thoroughly recommend an internal inspection at your earliest opportunity.
North Charford is within the parish of Breamore, perfectly positioned on the borders of the New Forest National Park near the Cathedral city of Salisbury in the Avon Valley.
Breamore is a particularly pretty village composed mainly of traditional period properties including Breamore House, an Elizabethan Manor House which is open to the public and is noted for its fine collection of paintings and furniture. The village has a highly regarded village primary school, public house, church and village hall. Breamore is within walking distance of the New Forest National Park where in neighbouring Woodgreen there is an excellent village store. The local towns of Fordingbridge and Downton are five minutes by car each with a good range of local amenities. The Cathedral city of Salisbury, which is approximately 8.5 miles to the north, offers excellent shopping, educational and recreational facilities.
Just to the north Downton has a number of useful amenities including a range of shops, doctors surgery, pubs as well as the Ofsted 'Outstanding' rated Downton Primary School and the Trafalgar School, whilst to the north Salisbury city Centre offers amenities including a Waitrose and everything the city has to offer including shopping and leisure facilities, cinema, theatre, numerous parks, restaurants and a lively twice weekly market.
Communications are excellent with mainline rail services to London Waterloo from Salisbury (85 minutes) or Southampton Parkway (from 66 minutes). Access to the motorway link via the A31 at Ringwood, is from junction 1 of the M27, linking with the M3 to London. Southampton and Bournemouth airports are both within easy driving distance. The New Forest provides wonderful opportunities for a variety of recreational activities, especially walking, sailing and riding. A whole host of other leisure activities are available along the south coast at various centres including Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton, Christchurch and Lymington.
The property is in a great position to reach Bishops & South Wilts Grammar Schools, as well as Salisbury Cathedral School, Leaden Hall, Chafyn Grove, Leehurst Swan, Godolphin School and Preparatory School.
Crossing Cottage is situated down a private gravelled road and is set amongst farm and pasture land so enjoys complete privacy. To the front of the home there is ample parking for several cars, with access to the double garage. The garage has currently been converted to a useful office space with double glazed French doors. The garden is predominantly to the rear of the plot and laid to mature lawn with hedged boundaries, established colourful floral borders and an array of specimen fruit trees. There is a paved terrace that provides the perfect area for alfresco dining/entertaining and admiring the countryside vista beyond.
There is also a useful brick built outbuilding and shed.
Working Victorian Conservatory
Two Bedrooms with En-suites
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