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  • Grade II listed detached cottage
  • Central location in sought after Downland village
  • Detached 1 bedroom annexe
  • Generous garden of approx. 0.68 acres
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Detached garage and parking
  • Scope for modernisation
  • No onward chain

Property Description

A detached Grade II listed 4 bedroom cottage with a detached thatched 1 bedroom annexe in gardens extending to 0.68 acres now requiring some modernisation and improvement. No forward chain.

Old Timbers comprises a Grade II listed brick and timber, thatched detached 4 bedroom cottage in a plot extending to 0.68 acres. Adjacent to the cottage there is a detached 1 bedroom annexe known as The Smithy also of brick and thatch construction which could offer additional living accommodation, home office, studio/workshop or ancillary accommodation for a family. Throughout there is an abundance of character features including two inglenook fireplaces, planked internal doors with suffolk latches and ceiling and wall beams. For a property of this period the ceiling heights are considered to be generally good. A purchaser will inevitably draw up a programme of modernisation and improvement works to incorporate their own style.

Porch    Door into:

Entrance Hall    Wooden floor. Study recess. Wall light.

Cloakroom    WC. Pedestal basin with splashback and mirror.

Kitchen    Range of base units incorporating double drainer, enamel sink, wall shelving. Electric cooker point. Larder cupboard.

Utility/Store    Space for freezers. Door into garden. Storage cupboard.

Dining Room    Under stairs storage cupboard. Brick fireplace with copper canopy and bressumer beam.

Inner hall    Stairs to first floor. Wooden flooring.

Sitting Room    A light, bright double aspect room. Pair of casement doors into the rear garden. Wooden flooring. Brick fireplace with copper canopy and bressumer beam, fitted with a multi fuel stove. 5 wall lights.

Landing    Access to loft. Airing cupboard. Wall light.

Bedroom 1    Double aspect room.

Bedroom 4/Study    View to front and glimpsed farmland views. 2 wall lights.

Bedroom 3    Views to front and glimpsed farmland views.

Bedroom 2    Exposed wooden flooring.

Bathroom    Basin with splashback and mirror. WC. Panelled bath. Cork tiled floor. Shaver light.

THE SMITHY    A detached brick and thatch annexe offering the potential for separate living accommodation, home office, studio or workshop.

Entrance Hall    Wood block flooring. Fitted coathooks. Loft access.

Shower Room    Mira shower. WC. Pedestal basin with mirror.

Bedroom    Wall light. Double aspect room.

Sitting Room    A triple aspect room with vaulted ceiling having exposed structural timbers Pair of doors into the garden. Brick fireplace and chimney breast with fitted Parkray with back boiler. Deep cupboard housing small sink with mixer tap and adjoining worktop. Plumbing for washing machine. Wall shelving.

The sought after village of Rockbourne sits amidst lovely rolling Downland countryside and much of the village is a designated Conservation Area. The thriving community benefits from a reputable primary school, a village hall, a church, popular public house and cricket field. The Avonside town of Fordingbridge (4 miles) provides a comprehensive range of day to day services, including schooling, a medical/health centre, a good range of local shops, banks and a library. The excellent communications network allows ready access to the regional centres of Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton; all have mainline rail links to London Waterloo and there are airports at the latter two. A myriad of footpaths and bridleways exist in the surrounding area and there is magnificent out-riding to be had on Whitsbury Downs; the contrasting moor, heath and woodland of the New Forest is approximately 5 miles to the East.

A concrete drive provides parking for several vehicles and gives access to a single DETACHED GARAGE with up and over door and power connected along with an integral WORKSHOP.

GARDENS: These are predominantly to the side and rear of the property but there is a small front garden with a path to the entrance porch flanked by lawns with flower/shrub borders and hedged boundary to the road frontage. To the rear the garden enjoys a south west aspect and comprises expansive lawn with established fruit trees and flower/shrub beds along with what would have once been a very productive vegetable plot. In total the plot extends to 0.68 acres and is private by virtue of the established hedged and fenced boundaries.

New Forest District Council.
Old Timbers Tax band: G. Amount payable 2018/19: £2,832.73.
The Smithy Tax band C. Amount payable 2018/19: £1474.38

Mains water and electricity. Partial night storage heating to Old Timbers and a solid fuel Parkray with a back boiler provides heating to The Smithy.

Leave Fordingbridge High Street travelling West on the B3078 (sign posted Sandleheath). Enter Sandleheath and pass the village Post Office/Shop. Turn right at the crossroads (sign posted Rockbourne). Continue for approximately 1 1/2 miles and shortly after passing the Roman Villa continue into the centre of the village and the cottage will be seen on the left hand side.






Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6

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