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Hidden Oak in Godshill represents a wonderful opportunity to purchase a recently built, bespoke oak-framed home with fabulous views over the New Forest heath land and forest to Hampton Ridge. As the name suggests the house is located in a position that is secluded and private, but one that remains extremely accessible to the near-by forest and village facilities, as well as those available in the surrounding area. The design and finish of the house has incorporated a high quality specification throughout with all rooms featuring oak in some form – another nod to the house name – which in turn creates an atmosphere that exudes immediate warmth with a contemporary flavour. The majority of the ground floor is open plan, in part with vaulted ceilings allowing a feeling of light and space, yet has a natural flow allowing personal areas to be created, and at the same time facilitating a wonderful area for entertaining that would spill onto the south facing terrace. Technological and eco-friendly credentials are present with an under floor heating system generated by an air source heat pump and features of the finish include solid oak internal doors, double glazing, oak flooring, bespoke bath and shower rooms, wood burning stove, balconies from each south facing bedroom, and a wonderful hand built kitchen with integrated appliances and an electric Aga.
Not only has the house been carefully crafted and designed, but the attention to detail has also encompassed the gardens, with the plot totalling approximately 0.92 acre. The gardens have been landscaped professionally, and planted with a considerable number of mature trees and shrubs for instant effect and all year round interest, enclosed by the essential deer fencing! The principal section of garden is located to the rear of the house and benefits from a southerly orientation and an outstanding forest outlook to Hampton Ridge. The landscaping has carefully utilised the natural contours of the plot, with extensive paved split level terracing linked by steps with brick retaining walls softened with flower and shrub beds stocked with a range of mature plants for all season colour. Within the garden is a heated swimming pool surrounded by flagged terraces at varying levels, again an ideal vantage point from which to soak up any British Summertime rays or to drink in the glorious views, and there is also an attractive wildlife pool in a far corner. Completing the picture are a number of ancillary outbuildings including a laundry/utility room with an integral pool room/WC/changing room, an office building and BBQ hut.
Godshill is situated on the Western boundary of the New Forest National Park and provides excellent access to the open heath land stretching up to Hampton Ridge, where there is glorious walking, riding and cycling countryside. Hampton Ridge itself provides an excellent link to the picturesque village of Fritham, home to the popular Royal Oak public house, as well as Abbotswell at Frogham, where another welcoming public house, The Forester’s Arms, is located. Godshill has a number of amenities supported by its close links to Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, where there is a leisure complex, restaurant and shop, and a village hall and public house. The Avonside town of Fordingbridge (approximately 1.5 miles) provides the surrounding communities with a further day to day range of health, recreational and educational facilities including reputable Infants, Junior and Secondary schools, whilst there is an excellent local road network ensuring convenient access to Bournemouth, Southampton and the Cathedral City of Salisbury. The lane upon which the property is situated becomes a footpath immediately outside the property and leads into the neighbouring fields and heath land beyond.
For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact the Fordingbridge Office on 01425 655900.
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