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Sold Abbotswell Road

Frogham

Price Guide: £800,000 Fordingbridge

An impressive house of about 2800 sq ft with adaptable family accommodation with potential annexe or B&B rooms enjoying a private, elevated position on the edge of the village with marvellous Forest views across the neighbouring valley.

Description

Amberwood is an attractive and well presented house with six bedrooms that offers either a large comfortable family house or possibilities for a self contained annexe or for three bed and breakfast rooms in a separate wing to the family rooms. The principal rooms enjoy a superb outlook over the gardens and valley to the heath land beyond. The house windows are double glazed and there is oil fired central heating.

Situation

Amberwood sits at the far end of a private road located towards the upper end of Abbotswell Road, an elevated position that allows for lovely views over the valley towards Chilly Hill, Blissford and the open forest. Frogham has a popular country pub and village hall, whilst neighbouring Hyde has a reputable primary school, church, garden centre with tea rooms and cricket pitch. The Avonside town of Fordingbridge (approximately 2 miles) has facilities for most everyday needs, including local shops, a health centre and a choice of state and private sector schooling. The local road network draws the Cathedral City of Salisbury, the market town of Ringwood and the regional centres of Bournemouth and Southampton within commuting distance. The latter two both have airports and there are mainline rail links at Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton. Frogham is an ideal stepping stone for further exploration of the New Forest and thousands of acres of moor and heath land are literally on the door step at Abbotswell.

Porch

Tiled floor. Hard wood front door.

Hall

4.19m (13ft 9in) x 2.74m (9ft 0in) + 3.2m (10ft 6in) x 2.13m (7ft 6in). Hard wood floor.

Sitting Room

7.24m (23ft 9in) x 3.96m (13ft 6in). Triple aspect with lovely views. Rustic oak floors. Two french doors. Fireplace with woodburner. Please note the carved wooden fire surround shown is not inculded.

Dining Room

4.27m (14ft 0in) x 3.96m (13ft 6in). Pine block floor. Dual aspect. Dado rail.

Kitchen/Family Room

5.49m (18ft 0in) x 3.05m (10ft 6in) + 4.42m (14ft 6in) x 3.05m (10ft 3in). A very pleasant room in two areas, kitchen and family or breakfast area. Hand made tiled floor. Dual aspect. French doors to conservatory. Oil-fired Aga in a tiled recess. A good range of painted units with cupboards and drawers, granite work surfaces. Belfast sink with mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer, wine rack. Doors to the conservatory.

Conservatory

3.35m (11ft 0in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in). Double glazed with French doors to the terrace and tiled floor.

Study

3.05m (10ft 0in) x 2.74m (9ft 0in). Pine block floor.

Shower Room

Tiled floor. Walk-in glass shower. Basin in vanity unit with a range of cupboards and drawers. W.C. Towel rail.

Utility Room

4.19m (13ft 9in) x 2.44m (8ft 6in). Tiled floor. Storage cupboards. Belfast sink with mixer tap. Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Oil-fired boiler. Stable door to outside.

Bathroom

Tiled floor and part tiled walls. Corner bath with shower over. W.C. Bidet and basin.

Bedroom 4

5.11m (16ft 9in) x 2.44m (8ft 9in).

Bedroom 5

3.89m (12ft 9in) x 2.74m (9ft 9in). French doors.

Bedroom 6

7.85m (25ft 9in) x 3.05m (10ft 6in). Dual aspect. Skilling ceiling. Approached via stairs from the utility room.

Landing

Vaulted and beamed ceiling with gable end roof light. Wardrobe.

Bedroom 1

4.72m (15ft 6in) x 3.66m (12ft 3in). Superb view over the valley. White painted beams. Built-in wardrobes and cupboards.

En-suite

Tiled floor. Glazed shower cubicle. W.C. Basin with cupboards under.

Bedroom 2

4.5m (14ft 9in) x 2.67m (8ft 9in) plus recesses. Dual aspect.

Bedroom 3

3.58m (11ft 9in) x 2.67m (8ft 9in) plus recesses. Dual aspect.

Outside

Amberwood is approached via a set of 5 bar wooden gates that open to a generous gravelled parking area to the front and side of the house that provides parking and turning space for several vehicles. Beyond is a timber framed double Car Port 5.71m (18ft 9in) x 5.18m (17ft 3in) under a pitched tiled roof. The front and rear gardens can be accessed from the driveway, with a pathway leading from the garage to the Stable Block and garden beyond. Behind the stables is a shed and log store.

Stables

10.06m (33ft 0in) x 3.35m (11ft 9in). Two loose boxes and feed room. Canopy.

Gardens

The front garden is laid to lawn and bordered by an elevated shrub and flower bed, all of which is enclosed by a combination of close board and hurdle fencing. In the far corner there is a gate providing access to the side of the house. An undoubted highlight of the property is the landscaped rear garden. A paved terrace adjoins the house and stables and is an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy the marvellous views of the adjoining paddock and New Forest heathland. Beyond an area of formal lawn the garden slopes down with a stone pathway leading to shrub beds, further lawns, a greenhouse, gravelled seating area, several mature trees, and a delightful little pond.

Services

Oil-fired central heating. Mains water, electricity, private drainage.

Council Tax

New Forest District Council. Tax Band G.

Directions

Leave Fordingbridge and turn right at the garage towards the A338. Turn immediately left sign posted to Stuckton and Frogham. Proceed past The Three Lions restaurant at Stuckton towards Frogham, entering the Forest over the cattle grid. Continue up Frogham Hill to the crossroads at the top of the hill. Proceed straight ahead past the Foresters Arms. After about 300 yards turn left over a cattle grid into a private driveway. Amberwood will be found towards the far end of the road on the left hand side. Amberwood is the penultimate property located towards the far end of the driveway.

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Property Features

  • Impressive detached house extending to approx. 2800 sq. ft.
  • Fantastic New Forest location with wonderful outlook
  • Scope for annexe or B' n B' rooms
  • 2 reception rooms plus study
  • 6 bedrooms (master en suite)
  • Lovely kitchen/breakfast room
  • Timber framed double car port and stables
  • Large landscaped rear gardens