A privately situated home with an abundance of character and a range of period outbuildings in gardens and grounds extending to 1.9 acres.
Flaxfield House is a wonderful, privately situated, unspoilt detached period home originally built in 1840 with a later imposing frontage addition constructed in 1914. A family home, first time on the market in 40 years. The excellent living and entertaining space with high ceilings, large conservatory flowing into the walled garden offers considerable flexibility. Throughout there is scope for some modernisation and if the existing property is not large enough, subject to planning permission, there would be extension possibilities within the plot and large loft space and existing outbuildings. Period features include high skirtings, deep architraves and cornices, fireplaces, sash windows and panelled internal doors. All principal rooms enjoy a south facing aspect over adjoining farmland. Outside, there are a number of substantial ancillary period outbuildings including the Dairy Cottage, which has been used for holiday lettings but could be used for staff/separate accommodation. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 1.9 acres and have been traditionally planned to incorporate a walled kitchen garden, formal lawns and a tree-lined drive to the front door.
Entrance Porch Original tiled floor, half glazed door and side panels.
Reception Hall Tiled floor as porch, leading to central staircase.
Side Porch Timber floor to staircase to first floor. Door to rear porch with original tiled floors.
Drawing Room Full height sash windows. Open fire place with mantle and surround with inset tiling.
Dining Room Open fireplace with mantle and inset tiling.
Morning Room Open fireplace with mantle and surround with adjacent alcoves and arched glazed door leading directly into:
Conservatory Tiled floor. A pair of doors into walled garden with lead light detail. Gemini oil-fired central heating boiler. (Rain harvesting tanks and associated infrastructures below).
Breakfast Room Exposed floorboards. Open plan with twin aspect sash windows and shared central chimney breast to:
Kitchen Twinned bowled Butler sink with mixer taps. Adjacent marble worktops with shelving and drawers. Feature lead light window. Rangemaster gas cooker. Large pine dresser. Exposed floorboards.
Shower/Cloakroom WC, shower cubicle, basin, quarry tiled floor.
Utility /Lobby Quarry tiled floor. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for freezer. Two walk-in larders. External door leading to Dairy Cottage and conservatory.
Landing Loft access to significant sized roof spaces.
Bedroom 1 Exposed floor boards. Original fireplace. Display alcove and built-in wardrobe. Interconnecting door into Bedroom 6.
Bedroom 2 Original fireplace. Display alcove and built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 Exposed floor boards. Original fireplace with pine surround.
Bedroom 4 Exposed floor boards.
Bedroom 5 Built-in cupboards.
Bedroom 6 Interconnecting door into Bedroom 1.
Bathroom Basin, WC, panelled bath, airing cupboard. Feature circular stained glass window.
Dairy Cottage A detached character, period building over two floors, having had various uses over the years, and in more recent years has been a holiday rental but now in need of complete refurbishment. Period features; Bread oven, wood fire/stove with back boiler feeding radiators, brick floors. The ground floor is divided into two areas: Sitting Room, 4.95m (16ft.3ins.) x 4.62m (15ft.2ins) plus Kitchen/Dining Room 4.32m (14ft.2ins) x 3.61m (11ft. 10ins) with a shower room/WC off. The Sitting Room has French Doors leading directly into the Walled Garden. A first floor mezzanine 7.92m (15ft.6ins) x 2.92m (7ft.6ins). Adjoining is the former Coach House now used as a 3 bay garage/workshop 7.92m (26ft) x 4.98m (16ft.4ins) having tall doors.
Ancillary Buildings 1. A triple bay car port. 8.31m (27ft 3ins) x 4.57m (15ft).
2. Detached barn/stable with hayloft above. 7.24m (23ft 9 ins) x 4.88m (16ft) with roof lights.
3. Garden shed and workshop.
Stuckton is one of a cluster of peaceful villages and hamlets in the north-west of the New Forest that share facilities extending to a primary school, public houses, a restaurant, village hall, shop with plant nursery and Hyde tea rooms. Fordingbridge is a short distance away and offers a range of educational, recreational and health facilities, including reputable schools, local shops and excellent health centre. The local road network also provides access to regional employment and commercial and railway links at the towns of Salisbury, Bournemouth, Southampton and Poole. The close proximity of The New Forest makes it an ideal setting for outdoor pursuits such as walking, riding and cycling.
A tree lined drive opens onto the front garden, a wide expanse of lawn with a variety of mature and specimen trees interspersed with spring bulbs all enclosed by brick walling and fencing. To the side of the house a gated access leads into a walled kitchen and formal garden divided by a rose clad pergola, with a variety of fruit tress, fruit cage and chicken run. At the rear of the property there is a gated courtyard with established shrub border, ornamental pond and brick paved seating area. The courtyard gives access to the house rear lobby.
New Forest District Council. Tax Band H. Amount payable 2017/18 £3224.44.
Mains water and electricity. Bio-digester treatment plant drainage (sized for expansion), solar and PV panels. Substantial below ground rain harvesting tanks with associated infrastructure across the property, allowing future service enhancement as required.
From Fordingbridge pass over the River Avon, continue under the flyover and turn right opposite Southampton road garage. Take the immediate left hand turning signposted Stuckton/Frogham. Continue into Stuckton over the stream and cattle grid, take the first right into Hyde Lane then after a short distance the cattle grid entrance to the house will be on the right, adjacent to Flaxfield Lodge. Approach the house down the long tree lined driveway.