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A rare opportunity to purchase this glorious, deceptively spacious, semi-detached home in a quiet rural position. Surrounded by open pastureland this Arts and Crafts style cottage offers easy access to nearby villages and the popular New Forest market town of Fordingbridge.
This attractive home is well presented throughout, retaining many of its original features including open fireplaces and exposed floorboards.
The accommodation is arranged over three floors: on the ground floor a wonderful vaulted sitting room with an open fireplace and flagstone flooring. The kitchen is well appointed and is open to the dining room, ideally suited to family living and perfect for entertaining. The drawing room is found beyond with a focal point fireplace - both the sitting room and drawing room have French doors that open out to the rear garden. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a useful cloakroom.
On the first floor there are three well balanced bedrooms, two of which are generous doubles serviced by a family bathroom and the mezzanine study. The fourth bedroom is found on the second floor, offering wonderful elevated views across the neighbouring countryside. The bedroom has ample built in storage and benefits from an en-suite shower room.
The cottage is situated in a beautiful and peaceful rural position at the far end of a unmade private road that accesses Fordingbridge and Whitsbury and leads to Salisbury. The home is perfectly positioned between open farm and grazing land with Forres Sandle Manor School on the other side.
Nearby Sandleheath is a popular village that boasts a post office and village store, scout hut, tennis club and church, and the thriving downland villages of Rockbourne and Damerham are a short drive away – and just a short walk across the fields. Fordingbridge is a small market town which has a post office, library, vibrant community, good medical centre and a variety of useful shops. It has a park, restaurants and a cinema. Shopping centres and a wider range of amenities are available a short drive away in the Cathedral City of Salisbury to the north and Ringwood and Bournemouth to the south. As well as the leisure opportunities in the New Forest, the property benefits from easy access to Poole, Christchurch and the Solent ports for sailing and water sports.
There are numerous good schools nearby including the prep school Forres Sandle Manor and Moyles Court, the highly regarded infant and junior state provision in Fordingbridge and local villages, later years in Burgate and a huge choice in Salisbury and Ringwood offering excellent comprehensive, grammar and independent education.
The area is very well placed for commuting to business centres in Salisbury, Bournemouth, Southampton and further west in Dorset. All with good train services to London Waterloo, Bath, Bristol etc.
To the front of the home there is ample parking for several vehicles on a private driveway, that in turn provides access to the detached double brick garage with water, electricity and ample storage.
This wonderful cottage exudes kerb appeal and the pretty front porch is flanked by abundant, colourful cottage borders behind a low picket fence.
The majority of the garden is to the rear. There is a raised terrace to one side of the home that flows round to the extensive rear garden. The garden boasts a high degree of privacy, backing onto adjoining farm and pastureland and has been thoughtfully landscaped with mature lawn interspersed with contoured floral and herbaceous beds and borders and a small wildlife pond.
To the side there is a productive kitchen garden with numerous raised vegetable beds as well as apple, quince and medlar trees.
There is a useful summer house with a shed behind and a well organised compost area.
There is a field of 3.42 acres with water on the junction between Marl Lane/Puddleslosh available for rent by negotiation.
Master Bedroom with En-suite
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