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Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6

££549,950 Guide

3 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

A beautifully presented 2/3 bedroom Grade II listed cottage featuring a superb sitting room, standing in a pretty, landscaped garden.

A beautifully presented Grade II listed cottage of red brick and timber-frame elevation under a thatched roof believed to originally date from the 17th Century. The heritage of the cottage can be traced in an abundance of period features including an impressive Inglenook fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and wall timbers, and the original cruck frame. The present owners have sensitively modernised aspects of the cottage, including the installation of a lovely hand-made kitchen, bespoke hard-wood windows throughout, replacement high quality bathroom fittings and tasteful re-decoration. The accommodation is versatile and well proportioned, especially the generous sitting/dining room, whilst a ground floor study could also serve as a bedroom if required. Externally there is a pretty rear garden that enjoys a south-westerly aspect and ample off-road parking.

Entrance Hall    Stable style front door. Terracotta tiled floor. Exposed timbers.

Cloakroom    WC. Wash hand basin. Thermecon oil-fired boiler.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room    Range of bespoke solid wood units comprising cupboards and drawers with granite work surfaces. Double ceramic sink with mixer tap. Miele 3 ring gas-fired hob (Calor). Oil fired Aga. Breakfast bar. Stable style external door.

Sitting Room/Dining Room    Magnificent Inglenook fireplace with brass fire hood and brick hearth. Wealth of exposed ceiling timbers. Terracotta tiled floor. Space for dining table. Stairs to first floor.

Utility    Base and eye level cupboards and pantry-style cupboard. Single bowl ceramic butler sink. Granite work surface. Roof hatch with access to storage. Slate floor. Under floor heating.

Study/Bedroom 3    Rear aspect. Under floor heating.

Landing    Exposed timbers and floorboards.

Bedroom 1    Front aspect. Exposed timbers and cruck frames. Large walk-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2    Exposed floor boards. Rear aspect with garden views. Exposed timbers.

Bathroom    Free standing roll top bath. Large shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. WC. Chrome heated towel rail.

The sought after Downland village of Rockbourne sits amidst lovely rolling countryside, much of which is a designated Conservation Area. Rockbourne is home to a thriving community that benefits from a reputable primary school - which is within walking distance - a village hall, a church and popular public house. 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, a building society and a library. The local road 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 outriding to be had on Whitsbury Downs; the contrasting moor, heath and woodland of the New Forest is approximately four miles to the East.

A track running to the side of the cottage provides access to a parking space for a single vehicle alongside the cottage. The track continues parallel to the garden and opens to a large gravelled parking and turning area (potentially suitable for a garage/car port, subject to planning consents). From the parking area there is access to a Greenhouse and Shed.

Adjoining and accessed from the kitchen is a small paved yard with pedestrian gate to the village road and a brick path leads along the side of the cottage to the rear, where the principal section of garden is found. The garden has been beautifully landscaped and benefits from a south-westerly orientation. A large terrace immediately adjoins the cottage, with steps leading to a central lawn flanked by well-stocked, colourful flower and shrub beds and a pergola. A picket fence divides the garden from the parking area.

New Forest District Council. Tax Band: E. Amount payable 2019/20: £2,144.85

Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage system. Mains water and electricity.

Leave Fordingbridge towards Sandleheath and Damerham on the B3078. On reaching Sandleheath, turn right at the crossroads sign posted to Rockbourne and proceed into the village. Cruck Cottage will be found on the left just before the Rose and Thistle public house on the left. Turn into the track and the parking area for the cottage will be found towards the top end on the right hand side.




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